Even patients who stay at a healthy weight and do everything in their power to maintain a youthful appearance might still struggle with loose and sagging skin around their neck. If your cosmetic goals include a smooth jawline, toned skin and a strong chin, then a neck lift could be just what you need to regain your confidence.
Am I Ready for Cosmetic Surgery?
Millions of cosmetic surgeries are carried out every single year, and countless patients have been able to finally achieve their cosmetic goals with these amazing treatments. Due to some of the advancements in the medical field, practically any healthy adult will make a good candidate for cosmetic treatments, such as a neck lift.
During your initial consultation at Tarola Plastic Surgery, we can discuss your cosmetic goals and decide if this particular procedure is right for you.
While a neck lift can be a standalone treatment, many patients combine it with additional surgeries, such as a full facelift or liposuction. As long as you are not suffering from any serious health conditions that will affect the procedure or your recovery, you will be able to make an appointment for your neck lift during your very first consultation.
How is It Performed?
Our surgeon will take a few variables into consideration before deciding on general anesthesia or IV sedation. In most cases, general anesthesia is a much more practical option and will ensure maximum comfort for the patient.
After the patient is asleep, the soft tissue will be repositioned before the skin is pulled tight. The surgeon might also remove excess skin and soft tissue depending on the patient’s goals.
Including Neck Liposuction
Adding liposuction to this procedure is a very common option for patients who have excess fat directly under their chin. If the patient does opt for liposuction, then the excess fat is removed.
How Do I Prepare?
Our surgeon will tell you everything you need to know about getting ready for your neck lift during your initial consultation. This generally includes avoiding certain medication and homeopathic remedies for at least two weeks before your procedure.
Patients should also refrain from drinking alcohol, smoking and taking over-the-counter painkillers for at least three or four days leading up to the appointment.
With the proper postoperative care, most patients will fully recover within just two to three weeks. Depending on one’s lifestyle habits and genetics, the results of a neck lift will typically last for anywhere from 10 to 15 years.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Serving the Murfreesboro area, Tarola Plastic Surgery is committed to providing safe and effective neck lift procedures for patients seeking to look and feel years younger. Dr. Tarola, our board-certified plastic surgeon, has extensive training and experience in facial cosmetic surgery.
Contact our office today to schedule your consultation and begin your journey to a more youthful appearance.