WHAT IS A NECK LIFT?
Platysmaplasty or neck lift surgery is often performed alongside neck liposuction and a full lower facelift to correct signs of aging and to turn back the hands of time. For patients with less significant signs of aging, a mini neck lift can be performed.
A neck lift can also improve the appearance of a turkey wattle, which is a common term used to describe the appearance of the neck when the platysma muscle sags and the muscle bands hanging between the jawbone and the collarbone thicken and become cord-like. Men and women concerned about aging can achieve outstanding results with a platysmaplasty, including increased self-esteem and confidence.
BENEFITS OF A NECK LIFT
The platysmaplasty procedure is safe and efficient. It can provide a number of different benefits and typically yields results such as:
- A MORE CONTOURED AND SLEEKER NECK
- A MORE YOUTHFUL NECKLINE
- IMPROVED, ENERGIZED APPEARANCE THAT HELPS PATIENTS LOOK YOUNGER
The results are subtle and natural. The incisions are hidden and patients look refreshed and more youthful after surgery. Other treatments can be combined with the neck lift to achieve additional goals, such as an eyebrow lift, eyelid surgery, or facelift. Dr. Homer Hojjat creates a customized surgical plan for each patient that meets their unique desires and needs.
THE IDEAL NECK LIFT CANDIDATE
The ideal neck lift patient will have realistic expectations and must be in good physical health. Men and women who want to improve the appearance and contours of their necks can benefit from a neck lift procedure. People who are near their desired weight and practice healthy lifestyle choices, as well as those who have experienced dramatic weight loss may anticipate outstanding results with Dr. Hojjat.
THE NECK LIFT PROCEDURE
Dr. Hojjat uses IV sedation and general anesthesia to keep patients comfortable during surgery. The surgery time varies but is typically no longer than two to three hours.
During the neck lift, Dr. Hojjat tightens the platysma muscle, which improves the appearance of the neck and throat. Liposuction is used to remove pockets of excess fat (the double chin) and to sculpt and define the contours of the neck.
Sagging loose skin is removed from the neck area, and the remaining skin is re-draped to produce a smooth, taut look. Dr. Hojjat creates the incisions inconspicuously behind the ears and beneath the chin where they are made in the natural crease lines and are nearly invisible.
Dr. Hojjat will remove the bandages the next day. He will remove the stitches approximately one week after the plastic surgery.
The surgeon provides each patient with post-procedure information and pain medicine for relieving any discomfort. All strenuous activity must be avoided for up to three weeks, and the incisions will heal and fade significantly within a few weeks.