Am I a good candidate for a Neck Lift?
Some commonly desired outcomes for candidates considering a neck lift are:
About the Neck Lift Procedure
Most neck lift surgeries take at least two to three hours or more depending on complexity, and may require an overnight stay. Each patient’s situation will be different, and surgery specifics will vary accordingly.
A neck lift is performed to reduce the excess skin of the neck, improving the “band” or “turkey wattle” appearance. During the procedure, incisions will be made under the chin or behind the ears, or both. Dr. Zacharia will perform liposuction of fat if required, tighten the muscles of the neck with sutures or excise the muscles and remove excess skin from behind the ears.
There is an alternative technique for patients who are unhappy with their neck laxity but prefer to avoid the anterior incision of a facelift. This procedure is called the Giampapa suture-suspension neck lift.
Giampapa suture-suspension procedure involves making a small incision underneath the chin, through which the skin is undermined and excess fat in the triangle below the chin and jaw line is removed with a very thin liposuction cannula.
Then, through small incisions – inconspicuously placed in the creases behind each ear – a permanent nylon suture is drawn underneath the chin and platysma muscle situated on either side of the neck to create an artificial ligament. Once the suture is anchored in place, this muscle is tightened and held in position, providing a more youthful appearance to the neck.
Non-surgical neck injectable muscle relaxant:
Muscle relaxant injections are the non-surgical option available to patients, and can be used to reduce excess fullness or “bands” in your neck that makes you look older. Those injections can be done in 15 minutes on an outpatient basis, meaning no overnight stay in hospital is required.