Your neck may be the area of your body that you have the least control over when it comes to the effects of aging. Sunglasses and baseball caps do little to protect it from the damaging rays of the sun, and even the most stringent exercise routine rarely improves tone and tightness in the front of your neck. Drs. Marc Soares and Julio Soares at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery in Santa Barbara, California, can restore the appearance you remember from your youth. To learn more about our neck lift procedure and how it may be what you’re looking for, contact the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery today.
A neck lift is a surgical procedure designed to tighten loose, saggy skin on the neck to create a more aesthetically appealing look.
Patients with loose, wrinkled, or saggy skin on their neck who are in good health are good candidates for the procedure. Your doctor at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery will perform an examination of the treatment area as well as a careful evaluation of your medical history and treatment goals to determine whether the surgery might be an option for you.
As long as you’re a strong candidate for the procedure, a neck lift can be performed at any age. Most patients seek treatment between the ages of 30 and 70.
Following your procedure, you should limit physical activity for a few weeks or longer while you recover. Your surgeon will give you clear instructions to ensure you heal appropriately and without complication. You can expect some bruising in the first several days after your procedure, which should be much less visible within one week following the operation. Soreness is common but managed well by over-the-counter or prescription pain-relievers.
This procedure is performed under general anesthesia, which means you can rest easy that you won’t experience pain or anxiety during your neck lift. Because general anesthesia is used, all patients must be accompanied by a licensed driver to be released following their procedure.
Results should be noticeable as soon as bruising and swelling subside approximately one week after the procedure.
While a neck lift often produces dramatic, pleasing results, it can’t stop the aging process. Most patients feel confident for several years following their procedure before they begin to notice drooping and sagging again. Regularly making healthy dietary choices and exercising can help prevent weight gain, which can also prevent stretching and sagging of the skin on your neck.