For those interested in a Newport Beach neck lift, a wide variety of information is available to you before you even speak to a medical professional. The effects of aging on the human body can be manifold, often resulting in excess skin or weight gain in a number of unusual areas that are difficult to maintain through exercise and dieting. Fortunately, modern plastic surgery techniques allow us to access these areas to change them to the patient’s desire. One of these areas is the skin and muscles of the neck; a neck lift, or cervicoplasty (sometimes referred to as a platysmaplasty), is a procedure that can counteract the effects of aging and weight gain in this region.
A neck lift can also be performed simultaneously with other procedures, such as an Orange County Facelift, if you are having trouble with similar areas. However it should be noted that, as with any other plastic surgery procedure, the ideal patient is healthy and in good shape, with their weight under control. This is necessary for a successful operation and recovery.
About Newport Beach Neck Lift
There are several options that should be considered when undergoing a Newport Beach neck lift. To begin, after you undergo either local or general anesthesia, the surgeon makes a small incision beneath your chin and sometimes in front of or behind your ears in order to gain access to the neck muscles and fat. Depending on the patient’s needs, the surgeon will then tighten the neck muscles, remove any excess skin, and remove fat through incisions or liposuction.
The surgeon will then replace the skin over the neck, possibly choosing to remove further excess skin to result in a more trim appearance. The incisions are then closed with sutures, and a drain may be installed for the first few days of recovery in order to aid with any post-operative swelling and discomfort. A compression bandage may also be utilized to aid in your recovery.
Newport Beach Neck Lift – Recovery from Surgery
As with any other plastic surgery procedure the recovery time for a neck lift varies, but it usually takes about a week to fully recover. During this time, it is important to restrict the motion of your neck and other nearby upper-body muscles in order to allow the incisions to heal as quickly as possible. Bed rest is highly advised, and it is a good idea to have someone with you during your week of recovery to help you with certain tasks that you cannot perform.
We invite you in for consultation for your Newport Beach neck lift procedure, and by considering your specific body type, needs, and concerns, we can make the best choices to give you the best results. To request a free consultation now, fill out our online form here. You can also call to schedule a consultation with Milind K. Ambe MD at (949) 759-5539