A person’s skin on the hands and neck are the first things that give away their age. Loose or sagging neck skin, jowls, fullness under the chin, and the progressive development of neckbands can make both male and female patients look older than they actually are. Hanging skin below the chin can also cause an unflattering “turkey-neck” appearance. Neckbands (or platysmal bands) are an age-related condition that appears when the platysma muscles become cord-like.
This causes the appearance of stripes or “banding” across the front of the neck. Neckbands are the result of a combination of sagging neck skin with an increased prominence and separation of these platysma muscles. A neck lift tightens sagging neck muscles and skin to accentuate the jawline for a slimmer profile. It also corrects jowls and reduces the “turkey neck” appearance.
Liposuction is also used and is often part of a neck lift procedure to enhance contours and final results. Board-certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Frank L. Stile can perform neck lift surgery as a single procedure or can combine it with other cosmetic procedures such as a facelift. Call Stile Aesthetics in Las Vegas, NV, today to learn more about how a neck lift can help you achieve the look you desire.
Neck lift surgery is an outpatient procedure and performed at our accredited surgical facility Premium Surgical Services Center. The patient will be given general anesthesia for this procedure. The plastic surgeon will start off by making an incision under the chin or in front of or behind the patient’s ears.
When there’s an abundance of fat in the region, liposuction will be the first step of the surgery to remove this excess fat. The underlying neck muscles will then be pulled tight. Then, the skin will be trimmed and the remaining skin will be re-draped for a tighter, smoother appearance. Stitches, or sutures, are placed deep in the neck muscular system. The surgeon may also place a drain in the surgical site to minimize swelling. The entire surgery typically lasts 4 hours.
Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for your concerns by meeting with Dr. Frank Stile at Stile Aesthetics for an in-person consultation.
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*Individual Results May Vary
The ideal candidates for a neck lift:
Improvements will be immediately noted. After a few months, a patient should be able to see the final results of the surgery with a tighter, smoother, more contoured neck. There should be very minimal scarring since the incisions were closed with precision and placed in discrete areas.
Following a neck lift surgery, a patient commonly experiences some amount of bruising and swelling in the neck area. It’s also common for patients to have a sensation of tightness and pulling and even some numbness, which is a result of the neck adjusting into the new position. Typically, patients are able to return to their normal routine, such as work, in around 7-10 days.
*Individual results may vary