Neck LiftThe neck usually shows age faster than whole face and warrants a procedure called neck lift. In medical parlance it is called (Platysmaplasty) Surgery. The need for a neck lift, is not the only defined by aging but even losing considerable weight or it may even be hereditary.
What is the Neck Lift Surgery ?In Neck Lift procedure the neck is given a thin and slim look by removal of excess skin. In it loose look of flabby skin in area and under the jaw line is corrected.
What should be my expectation from a Neck Lift?A neck lift promises a revolutionary change and many patients exhibited increased grace and poise. They were tremendously contented with the result. A feeling of freedom from low self-esteem was felt by the patients. The overall accomplishment is a younger you.
What is the procedure of the surgery?To perform the surgery a narrow tube called canulla is used. It is fixed with a vaccum kind of device. At least half an hour before the area of the surgery is anesthesized, in some cases sedatives are also used where the volume of work is less. A small incision is made on the area to be operated by the surgeon and he removes (destroys or breaks) the excess fat with the help of the canulla. Then the surgeon in correct proportion restructures the area.
How long does a Neck Lift take?This surgical procedure of Neck Lift usually takes 2 hours to complete and is done under general anesthesia. It is not necessary for the patient undergoing the procedure to stay at the hospital but it normally includes an overnight stay at the hospital if high level correction is required.
What is the recovery time from Platysmaplasty surgery?Recovery totally varies from patient to patient but usually most of the patients resume their work after a couple weeks. In a few days light activities and walking is permissible but one is advised to stay away for a minimum of 21 days from arduous and taxing activities. 3-4 weeks is the average recovery time.
What will happen in the recovery period?This procedure as any surgery for a few days makes you feel tired and sore and you will have swelling and bruising. To help you with the same Medicines are prescribed by the doctor which eases most of your discomfort. a light dressing is put in place post operatively which will need to be kept dry for 2 weeks.
So that your dressing is removed you will be advised to visit your surgeon after 2 weeks and when wound inspected and lightly cleaned. The surgery marks will be firm like any usual scar and pink for a minimum of six weeks (so plan your social calendar accordingly). The scars may take some time to fade, after surgery to check on your progress you will have follow-up visits in the months.
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