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Cosmetic surgeries

Necklift

Necklift

A neck lift, also known as a platysmaplasty, is a surgery performed on the muscles along the front of the neck. This procedure tightens the muscles and skin, lifting the neck and improving its elasticity. A neck lift also enhances the jawline via the reduction of excess fat and loose skin. Similar to a facelift, a neck lift tightens the underlying muscles for a more youthful appearance, while being less invasive. A neck lift and a facelift can be performed at the same time.

Neck lift surgery will be done under general anesthesia and is often combined with a facelift to address the entire face, giving a more harmonious result.  Excess fat deposits are removed from the neck and, if needed, the underlying muscles are restructured. Neck lift surgery generally takes 2 to 3 hours.

The neck is one of the first places to show signs of aging. Ideal candidates for a neck lift are over 40, are in good overall health and are seeking a corrective measure for a more youthful appearance or they may have experienced extreme weight loss. The best results come from patients seeking to improve loose skin and excess fat, skin or leftover from weight loss, sun or wind damaged neck skin, double chin, jowl fat.

Post surgery patients can expect swelling, numbness and some bruising after neck lift surgery. Bandages are applied during the recovery period and in some cases, drainage tubes may be used to gather excess fluids for the first-day post-surgery. Most patients require one week at home to heal, typically with the assistance of a family member. Cold compresses can be used to reduce minor swelling and, in some cases, pain medication can be prescribed. Most patients may return to work two weeks after surgery but must refrain from strenuous activities leading up to that time.

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