Are you embarrassed by the lines and wrinkles on your neck? Or maybe you’re unhappy with the asymmetrical shape of your jawline? Neck lifts have been a game-changer for many people struggling to deal with their aging necks.
Do you want to know more about neck lifts? Is a neck lift the best solution for you, or are there other options available?
In this article, I’m going to explore why and when to consider a neck lift. We’ll also cover what a neck lift involves, recovery time, and potential risks.
What is a Facelift?
A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves the visible signs of aging in the face and neck area. It helps restore a more youthful and refreshed look to your face. The procedure removes or repositions fat, excess skin, and tissue to improve sagging jowls, wrinkles in the cheeks and jawline, deep folds around the mouth, drooping eyelids, sagging eyebrows, and double chins.
The surgery involves making small incisions along the hairline which is then used to remove excess skin around the face. Facial tissues are carefully lifted up so that excess fat can be removed or redistributed before being tightened with sutures. As well as reducing wrinkles, facelifts can also help with improving firmness, tightening loose skin in the areas around the jawline and neck, removing excess fatty deposits, and redefining features such as cheekbones or lips.
Finally, any remaining skin that was lifted will then be re-positioned and secured more tightly over facial structures resulting in the improved definition of facial contours like jawlines and cheeks creating a naturally refreshed appearance.
What is a Necklift?
A neck lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure that can help tighten and smooth the loose skin around your jawline, chin, and neck. It often involves surgery to remove excess skin and fat from the area to restore its natural contour.
A neck lift surgery can also address “turkey neck,” which is a term used to describe loose, sagging neck skin that gives it an unattractive wrinkled appearance. The procedure can also reduce wrinkles and lines that form as a result of sun damage or aging.
During a neck lift surgery procedure, the facial plastic surgeon makes small incisions under the chin or behind the ears and removes excess fat before tightening the underlying muscles in order to create a more natural-looking jawline. Depending on your individual circumstances, you may need additional procedures such as liposuction or dermabrasion. Ultimately, your surgeon will be able to recommend which treatments are best for you.
Benefits of Combining Facelift and Necklift for a Complete Rejuvenation
A facelift and neck lift combo is a great way to achieve complete rejuvenation! When you combine both procedures, it lifts and tightens the skin on the face, jowls, neck, jawline, and throat area. The necklift will help lift excess skin and fat from the neck area, giving you an improved definition that isn’t possible with just a facelift or a neck lift alone. The result is a more youthful appearance with smoothness in all of the above areas.
The procedure begins with an incision made behind the ear that continues around the back of the neck and stops at a point in front of the other ear. Through these incisions, fatty deposits are removed from beneath the chin, sagging skin is pulled up and secured in place with stitches or surgical staples and excess fat is trimmed away from beneath the skin. After this is complete, excess skin will be trimmed to create a smoother look. Finally, any remaining scars are concealed by natural-looking marks behind your ears or at your nape.
As this whole process is done on both areas simultaneously it helps to provide you with balance; one side won’t look different than to other as often can happen if Facelift and Necklift have been performed as two separate procedures. So if you’re ready for total rejuvenation, consider combining a Facelift and Necklift – the results will be smoother, beautiful skin!
Recovery Period for a Facelift and Necklift Combo Procedure
The recovery period for a combination facelift and neck lift procedure varies depending on the amount of work being done and the individual patient’s reaction to surgery. Generally, the length of time it takes to fully recover ranges from one to two weeks. During this time, it’s essential that patients follow instructions and take proper care of themselves in order to ensure an optimal outcome.
Immediately following the procedure, patients should expect some swelling, bruising, and numbness in both the facial and neck areas which gradually decrease with time as healing progresses. Despite this discomfiting aspect of recovery, patients will be able to benefit from visible improvements right away with more dramatic results becoming apparent 3-6 months post-surgery as facial tissues adjust. For example, after liposuction under the chin fat deposits will notice a slimmer and tighter jawline approximately seven days post-procedure.
Other tips for quick recovery include: taking plenty of rest and elevating your head when reclining; quitting smoking (including all vaping) and minimizing excessive sun exposure until wounds have healed properly; and gently adhering to any post-operative instructions given by your board-certified plastic surgeon.