The neck lift is also known as submentoplasty
(mini neck lift) or a platysmaplasty (full neck lift). This procedure
lifts and rejuvenates a sagging and/or full neck and jaw line.
does a submentoplasty or mini neck lift entail?
Via a small incision under the chin excess
fat is removed, muscles tightened, and soft tissue sculpted to
improve neck contour.
the best candidates for a neck lift?
The best candidates
for neck lifts include physically healthy men and women who have realistic
expectations and are looking to improve the appearance of a fleshy neck, jowls,
neck banding or a 'turkey waddle'.
Who is the best candidate for mini neck
lift or (submentoplasty)?
The best candidates
for submentoplasty are healthy men or women who have good underlying bony
features with no jowls. The procedure is ideal for patients who do not
want to undergo a neck lift but would like to improve the appearance of the
neck. A mini-neck lift or a limited incision neck lift is an excellent
procedure for those whose aging is primarily isolated to the neck and have
relatively good skin tone.
Neck lift surgery can
take between one and a half to three hours to complete depending on what
approach is being used and how much work is being done.
How painful is a neck
experience some discomfort which is well controlled with oral prescription
scars be noticeable?
of the incisions are placed in strategic areas so that they are
camouflaged and not noticeable. The incisions made for
different neck lift procedures do result in scars, though they
tend to be well concealed. Small incisions are made under the
chin for neck liposuction and submentoplasty, while the incision
for the neck lift is camouflaged within the hairline and inside
of the ear for women or in front of the ear for men.
smoking so bad for neck lift surgery?
reduces the blood flow and the oxygen to the surgical site which can
delay healing after surgery - including scarring.
What are the
exercise limitations during recovery from a neck lift?
Walking after surgery
should be okay within a couple of days as long as the patient does not increase
their heart rate. More strenuous activities and exercise should be avoided
for at least three weeks.
What is the
recovery like after a neck lift?
After a neck lift,
some bruising and swelling is to be expected and it can several weeks to fade.
It's best to keep the head elevated as much as possible at first to help control
swelling. If some numbness occurs during recovery, this will typically go
away within a few weeks following the neck lift procedure.
When are the
stitches removed after a neck lift?
Sutures are removed anywhere
from five to seven days after the neck lift procedure.