A lower rhytidectomy is often referred to as a neck lift. This surgical procedure was created to help improve the signs of the aging process in the neck and jawline. The neck lift is used to treat numerous issues including:
• Jowls resulting from skin relaxation and excess fat in the lower face
• Loose skin on the neck
• Excess deposits of fat beneath the chin
• Abnormal contours of the neck resulting from muscle banding
There are many reasons the contours of the neck and face can become issues including stress, the aging process, heredity, environmental factors, and gravity. A lot of individuals are not interested in a facelift because there are no issues in the upper face. A neck lift is an excellent option when the main concern is wrinkles of the skin on the neck, jowl lines or a double chin. This is an ideal solution if the appearance of the upper face and the neck are not in symmetry.
The Procedure for a Neck Lift
The first step for the procedure is the administration of a medication to ensure the comfort of the individual during surgery. Mr. Salernol generally recommends either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. This is dependent on the needs of the individual. The type of incision is based on how much of a change is being made during the surgery. There is a limited and a traditional incision.
The excess fat is either redistributed or sculpted from the neck and jowls. The underlying skin and tissue is then repositioned. The platysma muscle is usually tightened. The skin is draped over the new contours prior to trimming away the excess skin. If the muscle requires repair or liposuction is necessary, another incision can be made beneath the chin. The incisions are then closed with sutures.
After the incisions have completely healed, they are often well hidden within the ear’s natural contours or the hairline. The results of the neck lift become visible almost immediately. The final result is the restoration of a more rested and youthful appearance and an improvement in the contours of the neck and jawline. Many individuals have experienced a surge in self-confidence after having this procedure.
If you are interested in having a neck lift or would like more information, the educated staff at REAL Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery would be more than happy to answer your questions. We are conveniently located in Moonee Ponds and Werribee, and we proudly serve residents throughout the Melbourne area. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!