The neck is one of the first areas to show the signs of aging as we tend to focus our anti-aging efforts on the face, and as you grow older, your skin loses its firmness and elasticity and starts to sag. This issue doesn’t only concern older individuals, as young patients may develop a sagging neck due to sun damage or genetic factors.
At our leading plastic surgery clinic in Dubai, neck lift surgery is performed for our patients who have concerns over loose skin in their necks.
What is neck lift surgery?
Neck lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure that rejuvenates the appearance of the neck by repositioning and tightening loose skin, removing excess fat, and tightening lax muscles underneath the chin and jaw to achieve a natural subtle youthful appearance that matches the face contours.
Neck lift surgery can be combined with other facial surgeries such as upper and lower eyelid surgery, facelift, and brow lift.
- Correct the signs of aging
- Improve the appearance of jawline and neck
- Provide natural, long-lasting results
Am I a suitable candidate for this procedure?
A neck lift may be suitable for you if you are unsatisfied with the appearance of your neck, because of the signs of aging appearing on your neck (excess fat and skin) and want to achieve a fresher and more youthful look. It is important to have realistic expectations about what can be achieved by neck lift surgery and understand its risks and side effects.
Before the surgery
During the consultation, the surgeon will address your concerns and desires and assess your face and neck before determining a treatment plan that suits your needs. The surgeon will provide you with all the information you need before, during, and after your surgery.
During the surgery
Neck Lift surgery is performed under local or general anesthetic as a day case or an overnight procedure. Minimally invasive neck rejuvenation treatments, such as liposuction, are usually performed as outpatient procedures under local anesthetic.
During the procedure, the surgeon will make small incisions to remove excess fat and tighten the underlying muscles. They will then lift and pull the skin tightly over the neck muscles, removing excess skin and closing the wound with dissolvable sutures.
Neck lift takes about 1-2 hours to perform, depending on the complexity of the condition.
The incisions are strategically placed in the natural skin crease in front of the ears, behind the ears and within the hairline so they remain hidden. The number of incisions will depend on the degree of skin laxity and the complexity of the surgery, but they will heal in 7 to 10 days.
Recovery after Surgery
After surgery, your neck will be wrapped with bandages to minimize swelling. Your surgeon will prescribe some medications to reduce discomfort and advise you on what to do to avoid excessive swelling and bruising as you heal. You can resume your daily activities about two weeks after your surgery. Your neck may feel tight for 3 to 4 weeks, but this feeling will gradually subside.
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