Necklift improves signs of aging in the neck by repositioning and reshaping loose or sagging skin and muscle, and may also reduce excess fat deposits in the neck, and beneath the chin.
Necklift may be appropriate if you have loose or wrinkled neck skin or a double chin resulting from excess fatty tissue, often a family trait. Liposuction techniques alone may improve a double chin where skin is elastic and firm and does not require skin tightening. Skin tightening is performed through inconspicuous incisions behind the ear and hidden in the crease under the chin.
Generally outpatient, a necklift is most commonly performed under general anesthesia and may require an overnight stay when combined with other procedures.
Recovery depends on the extent of your necklift, and any accompanying procedures. You may engage in light activity the day after your surgery; a return to more normal activity may take 5-7 days. Your appearance will gradually refine over the following 4-6 weeks.
Proper skincare and sun protection are essential during healing and to maintain your results. Weight gain or loss may influence the results of a necklift. Results can be long-term, however natural aging will continue after your necklift.
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