A neck lift, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical cosmetic procedure that treats pronounced signs of the aging process on the jawline and neck areas. It’s a form of neck rejuvenation that results in more youthful contours around the neck.
Dr. Anthony Farole, a respected board-certified cosmetic surgeon, performs neck lifts from his cosmetic practice in Bala Cynwyd, PA. Find out more below about what a neck lift is, why you’d want one, and how long it takes to recover from the procedure.
Purpose Of A Neck Lift
The purpose of a neck lift is to remove excess skin and fat on the lower face and under the skin that can result in jowls, muscle banding, and “turkey neck.” The procedure creates more youthful contours on the face and neck.
A neck lift is a cosmetic solution offered by Dr. Farole for people that might not feel ready for a complete facelift or where their neck areas don’t match the appearance of their upper facial regions.
Neck Lift Recovery
A neck lift is carried out by Dr. Farole and his team as a surgical procedure. As you can imagine, any surgical procedure will require some recovery time, and a neck lift is no exception.
The time it takes each person to recover from a neck lift will depend on various factors, such as how much surgery took place and whether other procedures got conducted in the same surgery session.
In general, you will need to spend a few days in bed post-surgery to avoid moving your neck too much. You can typically return to work two weeks after the surgery, and you can resume daily activities within four to six weeks.
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Benefits Of A Neck Lift
A neck lift offers several benefits. For example, a neck lift is ideal for addressing wrinkles and sagging skin around the neck, along with mild to moderate muscle banding.
Another advantage is how the procedure helps reposition the neck muscles to create a more youthful placement.
Lastly, a neck lift can get combined with neck liposuction for dramatic results. The liposuction gets done first, with excess skin trimmed and muscles repositioned afterward in the neck lift.
Am I A Candidate For A Neck Lift?
You might be a suitable candidate for a neck lift if you experience mild to moderate effects of aging on your neck. Examples typically include excess skin and sagging skin on the neck and under the chin.
A neck lift could also be right for you if you’ve undergone dramatic weight loss or you’d prefer not to have a complete facelift.
You should lead a healthy lifestyle with no medical conditions that could affect the healing process, and you should also have realistic expectations. Non-smokers are also ideal candidates for neck lifts.
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Take the Next Step
Are you interested in learning more about neck lifts? Schedule a consultation at Dr. Farole’s Facial Cosmetic Surgery Center in Bala Cynwyd, PA by giving us a call at (610) 668-3300 today.