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One of the most common requests of patients in Dr. Brock’s office is to improve their aging neck using a neck lift in Little Rock. The neck is one of the first places to begin showing signs of age. Drooping skin, accumulation of fat and loss of muscle tone in this area can significantly affect your overall appearance and confidence.
What Is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift is a cosmetic procedure that rejuvenates the neck to make patients look several years younger. It helps patients get back youthful neck contours that can be lost due to factors like natural aging, heredity, genetics, stress, and environmental conditions.
During the procedure, the neck is recontoured and age lines are smoothed away. A neck lift involves placing an inconspicuous incision under the chin in a crease that already exists and two small incisions behind the ears. Aesthetic sculpting of excess fat is performed with tumescent liposuction. Excess tissue is removed when necessary and remaining skin and muscle are artfully tightened to restore definition.
Benefits of a Neck Lift
The surgery is an ideal way to treat the following:
- Jowls that are created by the excess fat and skin relaxation in the lower face
- Loose sagging neck skin
- Excess fat deposits under the chin (called submental fat)
- Abnormal contours of the neck caused by muscle banding
A neck lift surgery is ideal for getting rid of a double chin or “turkey wattle.” This procedure is also a good option if you want to get rid of wrinkling of the neck.
Are You a Suitable Neck Lift Candidate?
A neck lift is one of the most sought-after treatments, especially by those people who are unwilling to undergo a full facelift. In general, you are an ideal candidate for the procedure if you fulfill the below criteria:
- You are in good overall health.
- You have not undergone any other cosmetic surgeries in the recent past.
- You can stop smoking (if you are a smoker) at least two weeks before the surgery.
- You are not pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to be pregnant soon.
Dr. Brock will review your complete medical history, including any medications you are currently taking and any allergies you may have. A physical examination will be conducted. If you are a good candidate, Dr. Brock will create a surgical plan and set a date for the procedure.
The Neck Lift Procedure
At the time of the surgery, the area that is going to be treated will first be cleaned. The incision sites will then be marked. Anesthesia will be administered so that you do not feel any discomfort during the treatment.
Once the incisions are made, excess fat is removed and underlying tissues are repositioned. The platysma muscles are tightened as well. Excess skin is removed after it is redraped over the uplifted contours of the neck. The incisions are closed using sutures or skin adhesives.
Because Dr. Brock has many tools and approaches for addressing the unique characteristics of your neck as an individual, he is one of the best neck lift surgeons available.