Time is not always on your side when it comes to the aging process. Sometimes, the neck can age before the rest of the face. Also, people who have lost a lot of weight may notice that the skin on their neck might appear loose or saggy. Genetics can also cause people to store more fat around their neck and jawline, resulting in a "double chin." These factors may all play a role in a person's decision to undergo a neck lift at our practice near Atlanta, Georgia.
Regardless of the reason, people of all ages, young and old may consider having neck lift surgery. After your surgery, many people won't even notice that you had something surgically altered, but they will know that you look better. They may ask if you have lost weight or have been exercising. To schedule a consultation at our practice serving Atlanta, Georgia, for a neck lift, please call (770) 421-1242. You can also request a consultation online.
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About Neck Lift Surgery
To enhance the appearance of your neck a procedure called a platysmaplasty, also known as a neck lift, can be performed. Your surgeon would make an incision under your chin and/or behind your ears to enable him to reach the platysma (neck) muscle. The muscle would be tightened or a portion removed to give you the smoothness and tightness you desire. If excess skin is an issue you can do a cervicoplasty which will remove and or rearrange the excess skin. Unwanted or excess fat can be removed by performing tumescent liposuction in Atlanta.
Typically, this outpatient procedure performed at Plastic Surgery Center of the South's state certified operating room will last two to three hours unless you are having other procedures done in conjunction, such as a brow lift or face lift.
Recovering from Neck Lift Surgery
Following surgery your physician will put you in a compression bandage that you will have to wear for at least one week. Your recovery time will vary from 7-10 days. Swelling and bruising that may last for several weeks. It is not uncommon to feel tightness or tingling, and different sensations including burning or pulling. You can expect to experience temporary numbness. These are all very normal in the first few weeks after surgery and nothing to be concerned about. If you participate in sports or physical activity, you will have to wait about three weeks before resuming these activities.
Plastic Surgery Center of the South will be happy to answer any questions you may have about neck lift procedures. Our patients come from all over Georgia as well as other states and countries. Our facility is conveniently located in Marietta, close to major interstates. Please call (770) 421-1242 or request a consultation online to get started.
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