Am I An Ideal Candidate For Neck Lift Surgery?
The ideal candidate for neck lift surgery is in generally good health and a nonsmoker. During your neck lift consultation, Atlanta plastic surgeons, Dr. Killingsworth, Dr. Farber, and their expert surgical team will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. This procedure may be right for patients between forty and eighty years old who have adequate skin elasticity in the neck area, loose skin under the jawline, double or triple chin, excess fat on the neck, skin that has been damaged by sun exposure, and more. It is important to note that neck lift surgery does not stop aging altogether, rather it turns back the clock to a more youthful look.
What Can I Expect During Neck Lift Surgery In Atlanta?
Neck surgery lift lasts approximately two to three hours, and general anesthesia is used for the procedure. In some cases, your neck lift surgeon can improve the neck area with liposuction alone. If your neck lift procedure requires removing excess skin, our plastic surgeon will place the incisions in locations that allow access to the soft tissue while ensuring that scarring is as inconspicuous as possible.
Your neck lift surgeon may suture the neck muscles before pulling the skin tight over the area and trimming the excess skin. For the first three days after your neck lift, you can expect to have pain, swelling, bruising, and tenderness in your neck.
What Can I Expect After Neck Lift Surgery?
Following neck lift surgery in Atlanta, you may be advised to not turn your neck for the first few days to keep the soft tissues in place. You may be prescribed pain medication and antibiotics. You will need to take two weeks off from work and avoid exercise and strenuous activities for 4 to 6 weeks. You may have swelling for one to two months, at which time you should begin to see the full results of the neck lift procedure.
After your procedure is over, Dr. Killingsworth, Dr. Farber, and their plastic surgery team will provide you with post-operative instructions. It is important that patients follow these instructions carefully to minimize the recovery period and ensure that patients achieve their desired goals.