Refresh the area of your neck, throat, and chin with a neck lift to remove the turkey wattle effect as well as improving jowls and a double chin. Menard Plastic Surgery, led by one of the area’s most respected plastic surgeons, Dr. John Menard, provides patients throughout the Tuscaloosa area community with a variety of advanced cosmetic medical procedures such as the neck lift.
What is Included in a Neck Lift Procedure?
A neck lift, or lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that treats the neck, throat, and chin area. The procedure removes flaccid, loose skin and fatty deposits along the jawline, reducing the appearance of jowls and a double chin, while also treating the “turkey wattle” effect in the skin of the neck that makes people look prematurely aged.
How Can a Neck Lift Refresh My Appearance?
If you are bothered by sagging skin in your lower face, or if you have jowls and a double chin you want to get rid of, a neck lift may be your ideal solution. A neck lift produces a toned and defined jawline, throat and neck, resulting in a slimmer and more youthful profile.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Neck Lift?
Almost any healthy adult who wants to rejuvenate the neck, chin, and throat region may benefit from a neck lift. The best way to determine if a neck lift is the right choice for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Menard to discuss your individual condition and treatment goals.
What is the Neck Lift Procedure Like?
The neck lift is less complicated than a facelift and is usually done under local anesthesia with sedation. Surgery is performed through incisions camouflaged discreetly in the skin’s natural folds and creases. The procedure tightens neck muscles and removes fat and excess skin, producing a taut, smooth contour.
What Can I Expect After a Neck Lift?
As with any surgical procedure, it is best to plan ahead for the recovery period. You will need to enlist someone to drive you home after the surgery, and secure some assistance around the house for a few days so you can rest and recover fully. Your neck will be wrapped in compressive bandages immediately after surgery, and you must wear these for several days to support delicate tissue and assist healing. Compressive support also helps reduce swelling and discomfort. You must keep your head elevated at all times, meaning you must sleep in a sitting position, limiting movement of your neck as much as possible for a period of about two weeks, gradually resuming normal activity. Usually patients are able to return to a light duty job in one week. At that time it is not necessary to wear the facial support garment during the day. After a few weeks, you will be able to see and appreciate the full outcome of your procedure.
If you’re ready to do something about that turkey wattle effect on your throat, your double chin, or the jowls along your jaw, contact Menard Plastic Surgery to inquire about a neck lift procedure. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Menard, our office serves residents of the Tuscaloosa area.