Neck Lifts Are The In Thing
Neck tightening procedures or a neck lift will vary depending on the extent of the patient’s desired changes and the physical condition of the patient. This article will address some of the neck lift complications that can occur and the cost of neck lift surgery as well neck lift surgery recovery. Neck Surgery is probably the most prominent of all the cosmetic surgeries and is picking growing popularity in the past few years with the opening of many centers devoted to this one procedure. It seems as though these are growing so fast that they may even be selling franchises and we might soon begin to see prices dropping considerably as supply and demand increase for these neck lifts and neck tightening procedures.
Have you every seen someone with a 30 year old face and 60 year old neck? (They also needed one of the neck tightening procedures) We tend to look at the neck when we first meet someone to determine their age (at least I do) and this is usually a dead give away of someone’s age. It always seems like the over-weight people get away with the youthful necks, this is because gravity and age is being masked by their overall physique; your neck is the most important facet of plastic surgery for the middle aged “baby-boomer”. People have overlooked the neck tightening procedures in the past; however, this is rapidly changing.
Neck tightening procedures: Sometimes Submental Liposuction can be used, however, this article will deal with other procedures. A neck lift or neck tightening procedures remove excess sagging skin under your jaw line and on your neck. The muscle of your neck can be adjusted and tightened if it has begun to separate and sag. If you only have excess fat under your chin or along your jaw line, chin liposuction alone may be enough to enhance the appearance of your neck. Another emerging option is lipo-dissolve. This experimental – technology is also known as mesotherapy or injection lipolysis essentially melts the fat. It involves a series of medicated injections that may melt away unwanted small, localized areas of fat such as those in your chin area. Each case is a bit different depending on your body and desired goals. Your surgeon will explain the techniques for a neck lift and incision placements that would be most appropriate for you. If you have jowls, a double chin, or any other cosmetic concerns about the appearance of your neck, seek a consultation with a Scottsdale facial plastic surgeon about a neck lift.
The cost of neck tightening procedures will vary
Cost of neck lift surgery and neck tightening procedures will depend on which procedure is done and of market conditions will have some factor in the cost. Again, it seems that every third commercial on Sunday morning is advertising neck tightening procedures; who knows they might be paying you some day to have one done (joke). You must have realistic expectations about your neck lift, and what it can do for your appearance and your life. You also must be able to clearly communicate your aesthetic goals to your surgeon. After a candid discussion, your surgeon can determine whether your goals are realistic and can be met with one of the neck tightening procedures. Again the cost of this neck lift will be assessed on the extent of the neck tightening procedures. Your plastic surgeon will assess the amount of excess fat or loose skin in your neck area as well as the quality of your skin and muscle tone in this area. Your surgeon will make suggestions regarding your neck lift, including the recommended technique, anesthesia and incision placement options. A large factor with the cost of neck lift surgery is the anesthesia and need of an anesthesiologist.
Neck tightening procedures and lift complications: you surgeon will answer any question that you may have during your preoperative visits such as: risks such as anesthesia risks or infection, hematoma, seroma, permanent neck tightness, permanent numbness, skin irregularities such as lumpiness, mottling or bruising, excessive scarring, deep vein thrombosis which occurs if a blood clot forms in a vein deep inside your body, blocking blood flow and causing swelling and pain. Most of these neck lift complications are rare but still possible complications and side effects that you will be informed of.
During your pre-operative consultations you can discuss neck lift recovery and neck tightening procedures that are available, and how best to care for yourself to ensure a successful and lasting procedure. You should be given clear instructions about what you can and can’t do in the days and weeks leading up to your neck lift or neck tightening, such as avoiding alcohol and not taking over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin and ibuprofen which increase your risk of bleeding during your neck lift recovery. Routine blood work and a physical exam may be required before neck tightening procedures. These measures are in your best interest and will help make sure you are healthy enough to undergo neck lift surgery.
During the neck tightening procedure or neck lift your surgeon and medical personnel will start an intravenous line to administer fluids and medications. You will also be hooked up to monitors that will track your vital statistics during your neck lift. You may be given an oral sedative to keep you calm and very likely a twilight sleep which is very similar to a general anesthetic in that you don’t feel any pain, you have no recollection of the surgery and you will think that you were out for the entire procedure.
If you are having a “skin-only” neck lift, your surgeon makes two incisions under or behind the ear and then loosens the skin and re-drapes it before removing any excess skin. If you are having a platysmaplasty with a skin lift (neck lift), you may have a small incision under the chin along with the ones behind or under your ear. With a platysmaplasty, a section of the platysma muscle may be removed. Your surgeon will then rearrange and tighten the remaining muscle to improve the look of the neck and throat area. He or she will also loosen and re-drape your neck skin as in a skin-only neck lift. Some surgeons prefer after neck tightening procedures to perform a neck lift using sutures, mesh, or other materials as a sort of hammock to keep the neck tight. Once the neck lift is completed, your surgeon will close your incisions with sutures or tissue glue. You will have a pressure dressing wrapped around the top of your head to underneath your chin before you are brought into the recovery room.
Neck tightening procedures and neck lift surgery recovery time is similar to most out patient procedures in that you will be monitored in the recovery room for few hours and sent home. You will most likely feel moderate discomfort for a couple days that might require your prescription painkillers; soreness and tightness of the neck are to be expected. Maybe some numbness, around the incision and elsewhere, tingling or sharp pains–all norm almost of the discomfort should subside in two weeks. Try to keep you head and neck still albeit challenging it will help with a successful and speedy recovery. Avoid bending over or lifting heavy objects for the first few weeks after your neck lift. Continue to avoid alcohol, aspirin and ibuprofen for up to a week after surgery. Your sutures likely will not be removed for seven to 10 days. Scars after neck lift surgery tend to be short and concealed under your chin, although occasionally they are long and visible. This is related to the neck lift technique, but they can be camouflaged. If you are prone to excessive scarring, ask your surgeon what you can do to minimize your scars. If you have excessive pain, or redness and pus at the incisions, call your surgeon. Pus and redness may be signs of a postoperative infection. Take your temperature regularly because a fever is another sign of an infection. You will be given instructions on preparation for the surgery and after the surgery to ensure the most comfort and successful procedure. This in a nutshell are the neck tightening procedures, cost of neck surgery, neck surgery complications; and neck lift surgery recovery issues.
Nobody can ever tell you the exact cost of neck tightening procedures and a neck lift until your case has been assessed and the risks and recovery time are also unique to each case. This procedure is very popular and thousands are done each year and ever-increasing. In the area, please contact a Plastic surgeon in Scottsdale to get an initial evaluation.
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