Neck Lift

A youthful neck is firm & smooth with well defined jaw line. Due to aging neck loses its youthful contours and becomes sagging & wrinkled. Smoking, gravity & sun damage also speed up & aggravate these changes. Neck lift enhances the appearance of the neck by tightening the skin and underlying muscles and improving the contour of the jawline. It can be done alone or combined with face lift surgery for rejuvenation of overall face & neck.

Candidates For Neck Contouring Surgery

The option of neck contouring is considered when-

  • You have loose, sagging neck that gives ´Turky Wattle` or ´Turky Neck` appearance.
  • You have wrinkled neck skin with vertical bands.
  • Ability to wear tight clothing
  • You have excessively fatty neck & double chin.
  • You want a distinct & well defined jaw line.
  • You have excess skin over neck following substantial weight loss.

Candidates For Neck Contouring Surgery

The option of neck contouring is considered when-

  • You have loose, sagging neck that gives ´Turky Wattle` or ´Turky Neck` appearance.
  • You have wrinkled neck skin with vertical bands.
  • Ability to wear tight clothing
  • You have excessively fatty neck & double chin.
  • You want a distinct & well defined jaw line.
  • You have excess skin over neck following substantial weight loss.

What Are Different Options For Neck Contouring?

  • Neck Liposuction-This is done in patients who have excessive fat in neck & chin (Double Chin). Liposuction removes excess fat but doesn’t tackle sagging skin. So it is ideally indicated in young patients in their 20´s to 40´s who have good elastic skin. Sometimes it can also be done in conjunction with neck lift to achieve well defined jaw line. The liposuction of neck & chin fat is done through 2or 3 tiny incisions under chin & behind ears.
  • Neck Lift- Neck lift surgery is indicated when there is excessive, loose skin along jaw line & neck. The incisions are taken behind the ears and in hairline. The incision can be continued in front of ears if face lift surgery is also to be done in conjunction. The loose skin is pulled up & redraped at higher level. Excess skin is removed. Another incision is often required underneath the chin for liposuction of that area & tightening of neck muscles (Platysma).

Pre Neck Contouring Surgery Precautions & Instructions

  • You will undergo clinical check up, blood investigations and chest x-ray for evaluation of fitness for surgery.
  • Stop smoking for at least 2 weeks before the procedure.
  • Stop Aspirin, painkillers, Antioxidants or nutritional support 7 days before the procedure.
  • Discuss with your surgeon if you are taking any herbs, homeopathic medicines or nutritional supplements which need to be discontinued.
  • Discuss with your surgeon about your past major illness .
  • Inform your surgeon regarding any current illness like diabetes, blood pressure for which you are taking any medicines. Also inform him if you have had any recent illness like cold, diarrhea etc.

Post Neck Contouring Surgery Precautions & Instructions

  • After surgery you will have a surgical dressing with bandages around your face & neck.
  • In case of neck lift, there will be a small drain tube placed under the skin behind your ear to remove any collected blood or fluid.
  • You are advised to rest with head elevated after surgery & for first few days to reduce the swelling.
  • When the effect of anesthesia wears off, You will have some discomfort or pain for which you will be given painkillers. You will have tight feeling in your face & neck.
  • You will have antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection.
  • If you have undergone liposuction of neck only, you will be allowed to go home after few hours. In case of neck lift you will stay in hospital for 1-2 days & will be allowed to go home once the drain tubes are removed
  • You will be advised to wear a supportive elastic pressure garment at the time of discharge. You will be given instructions about its use
  • There will be some Swelling and bruising on your face & neck which will likely last for & 10- 14 days. You are advised not to apply ice or anything frozen directly to cheeks & neck to help reduce swelling. A scarf will help to hide the bruising and swelling during this recovery period
  • Some numbness around your earlobes, face & neck is expected in initial period & may last for few weeks.
  • You may shower or bathe the day after surgery  but do not let the spray directly strike your face & neck. You can also wash your hair gently.
  • Avoid straining, heavy lifting, swimming, bending forward and strenuous activities which may increase blood pressure in your head abruptly & cause bleeding.
  • You can resume work 7-10 days after surgery depending upon the extent of procedure.

What Will Scars Of Neck Contouring Be Like ?

  • The scars after neck liposuction are very small. They fade off soon & are hidden underneath the chin & behind ears.
  • In case of neck lift, initially scars will be red & prominent. But with time they fade & will be hidden in hairline and behind your ears.

How Long Will The Results Of Neck Contouring surgery Last?

The results of neck contouring surgery usually last for few years. However, neck contouring surgery doesn’t stop the aging. With aging, sun exposure, gravity & smoking some effects of neck contouring surgery will be lost over few years.

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