A neck lift involves the removal of excess skin and fat in order to tighten the platysma, a muscle under the skin.
Also Known As:
- Neck surgery
- Facial surgery
- Turkey neck surgery
- Face lift
Conditions Treated with a Neck Lift:
A neck lift is utilized to treat conditions such as sagging skin, wrinkles and jowls. It can also be used to tighten the skin after major weight loss.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to a neck lift. However, surgical alternatives can include liposuction, thread lift, Botox® therapy, dermabrasion, hyaluronic acid therapy, collagen replacement therapy, a chemical skin peel and laser skin resurfacing.
Anesthesia with a Neck Lift:
A neck lift can be performed under either local, regional, or general anesthesia.
Potential Complications from a Neck Lift:
Possible risks following a neck lift include bruising, bleeding, infection, swelling, scarring and a negative reaction to the anesthesia that is used. It is also possible for the patient to experience nerve damage, numbness, restricted neck movement and for the neck to be asymmetrical.
Prognosis after a Neck Lift:
The prognosis for a positive end result following a neck lift is good.
Recovery from a Neck Lift:
Recovery from a neck lift takes one to two weeks. However, a complete reduction in swelling can take several weeks.