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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. The neck is one of the first places to begin showing signs of aging. Drooping skin, accumulation of fat, and loss of muscle tone in this area can significantly affect your overall appearance and confidence. With a neck lift, Little Rock patients and patients traveling to central Arkansas can correct cosmetic issues relating to the aging process.
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. Dr. Brock caters the method of surgery to each individual’s needs. He performs the “short-scar” neck lift, traditional neck lift, and deep neck lift, depending on features that need to be appropriately addressed.
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 typically two small incisions behind the ears. Aesthetic sculpting of excess fat is performed. 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:
- Loose sagging neck skin
- Excess fat deposits under the chin (called submental fat)
- Abnormal contours of the neck caused by muscle banding
- A blunt or oblique neck profile
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 fine sutures.
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.
Neck Lift Aftercare
Patients will be advised to get plenty of rest following the neck lift procedure, though brief periods of physical activity are also recommended to promote blood flow. During the recovery period, some bruising and minor discomfort can be expected. Avoid wearing tight form-fitting clothes to avoid tangling with the bandage that will be placed on the affected areas. It will be essential that you wear button-up tops or blouses instead of clothing you would have to pull over your head.
While sleeping, patients will need to elevate their upper body with stacked pillows or the equivalent. This will help control swelling in the area. The first two days will be the most uncomfortable, but patients will improve each week. They may usually resume bending and lifting after two weeks, and they may resume vigorous activities after three weeks.
The Cost of a Neck Lift Procedure
Neck lift procedures come with varying costs depending on several factors. Prices are often affected by the scope of the issue, anesthesia fees, the exact techniques utilized, and any additional procedures that might be needed. Patients will typically get an estimate or specific figure when they come in for a consultation.
Learn more about what getting a neck lift in Little Rock will involve – get in touch with Arkansas Oculoplastic Surgery and schedule a consultation. You will be able to ask questions and get any clarification you need, from the steps involved to the cost.