A Neck Lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that addresses the dreaded double chin, neck creases, and sagging skin under the chin and neck. By discarding any excess fat or skin, your neck and jawline will look natural, young and firm.
For patients considering a Neck Lift, they should have saggy neck skin, fatty deposits, and vertical neck bands. Those who notice age-related sagging are great candidates. Excess fat and skin laxity are surgically supported, creating an improved neckline, firm jawline, and an overall youthful appearance.
Healing time varies by individual, treatment area, and size. Depending on your daily routine, most candidates can return to their normal activities, within reason, as soon as one week, although healing can persist for a few months or longer. Bruising is expected and will fade in a matter of days or a few weeks. Swelling may take longer, persisting from several weeks to several months. Most patients describe a ‘tightness’ in the area rather than sharp pain. Compression garments are encouraged to be used daily, anywhere between 2 to 6 weeks, to reduce these side effects. The recovery process is a journey; patience is highly recommended, as your body will have fluctuations in healing. Remember to follow home care instructions and keep up with any post-operative appointments to ensure results.
Yes! The risks of a Neck Lift are generally low, possible side effects such as bruising, swelling, infection and pain can be reduced with proper adherence to post-operative care. Ambulating and sitting in an upright position regularly after your procedure will decrease the chances of blood clotting and increase the recovery process. Any rigorous motions can cause a reopening of your incision, so light activities are encouraged until you are medically cleared, and the incision has healed. Your medical team at Arike will provide detailed instructions for at-home care and pain management. Incisions will be dressed to absorb leaking fluids from the sites. Because the eyelids have great healing ability, any scarring is hidden once healed.