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Sagging Neck? Consider a Neck Lift Procedure

A neck lift can offer relief from sagging skin in the neck region. There are many ways to tell the age of a person, and sometimes, you can appear older than you are when your neck is covered in wrinkles or it sags. This can be due to a variety of reasons, including age, genetics, poor lifestyle habits, and more.

A great deal of people suffer from sagging skin and excess fat in the neck and jaw region. It can be a significant source of insecurity and causes a decrease in confidence in those who experience it. With a neck lift, however, you can improve the contours of this region and rejuvenate your youthful allure.

The Neck Lift Procedure

Often, the first signs of aging start with the neck, giving the mismatched appearance of a young face with an elderly neck. Also, fat in the jaw area can make you look older, and a neck lift can help remove this problem.

Before you undergo the procedure, your surgeon will need to analyze your body to make sure you are in good general health. If you are free of any pre-existing health conditions, you may be deemed worthy of the procedure if your needs match.

A neck lift involves removing excess fat from the chin and tightening the neck muscles. It is a safe and effective treatment that has a proven ability of improving one’s neck contours. Your surgeon will remove the excess skin that causes the saggy appearance and place the remaining skin to give a smoother appearance. Depending on the extent of surgery, your doctor may make more than one incision around the hairline and chin to remove the excess fat and skin.

A neck lift may be performed over an extensive area or be less wide in its scope. It depends on your individual needs and the extent of the wrinkles and sagging skin in your neck region. After the surgery, some patients may experience swelling and some discomfort, but it will subside in time. If the discomfort intensifies, your surgeon can provide medications to help ease it away.

You might need to wear supportive bandages to reduce swelling and ensure that the stitches remain in place. The stitches may be removed after a few days, or if your doctor has used dissolving sutures, the stitches will vanish on their own.

Are You a Suitable Candidate?

In order for you to undergo this procedure, you will need to be in good general health. You should not be suffering from any underlying conditions such as diabetes or heart problems because they can cause complications. It is also important to be realistic in your expectations and you will need to ensure that the surgery suits your needs well.

During a consultation with your surgeon, you can discuss your goals and learn all about the possible outcomes. Your surgeon will give you several instructions that you will have to follow in order to ensure the best results. You should be ready to follow these instructions before undergoing the treatment.

Contact Our Office

Dr. Kenneth Hughes, a board-certified plastic surgeon with exceptional skills and experience, can help you accomplish your aesthetic goals. Contact our office to learn more about the procedure and how it can benefit you.