A neck lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed to tighten aging skin on the jawline and neck and achieve a lifted, radiant appearance. The first signs of aging appear on the neck and it is often the most overlooked part of skincare. A neck lift is an excellent option to get rid of jowls, double chin and excessive fatty tissue that tends to accumulate in the neck. It also helps restore a defined and sculpted jawline.
The Neck Lift Procedure
A neck lift is an invasive surgical procedure designed to modify the contours of the neck. During the procedure, Dr. Parikh will administer an anesthetic to help you feel comfortable during the surgical process. He will make incisions at the start of the hairline and may extend them until the back of the ears. Incisions are also made at the base of the chin. After making the necessary incisions, Dr. Parikh will trim away the excess skin and fat while tightening the weakened muscle structures. He will then lift and reposition the remaining skin to modify the contours of the neck. Once the corrections are made, the incisions will be closed with sutures and bandaged.
Ideal Candidate for a Neck Lift Surgery
A consultation with Dr. Parikh is essential to determine if you’d make a good candidate for neck lift surgery. During the consultation, he will conduct a thorough facial examination and set a realistic picture of what you can expect from the procedure.
The neck lift surgery is ideally suited for those who have started to experience the signs of aging and have begin to notice the formation of wrinkles and sagging skin in the neck area. If you are in good general health and have a strong desire to redefine the contours of your neck, then you may be a suitable candidate for the surgery.
Benefits of Neck lift
A neck lift can help improve the appearance of the neck by removing excess fatty deposits and repositioning the layers of skin in the neck region. It is commonly performed alongside a facelift procedure and can be safely combined with other facial cosmetic techniques to produce even more significant results. The results of the procedure are subtle and appear natural, so you won’t have to worry about having that “just had work done” look. Post-surgical marks are minimal and Dr. Parikh will strategically make the incisions so they can be easily hidden within the contours of your facial features.
Recovery After Neck Lift Surgery
After the procedure is completed bandages are placed over the wound and drain pipes are added if necessary. It’s common for patients to experience some swelling, tenderness, and mild pain after the surgery. These symptoms are temporary but numbing gels and pain medications are prescribed to help with the discomfort. You can expect it to subside within 1-2 weeks.
Patients are advised not to apply any pressure, scratch, or pick at the wound. It’s also important to avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks after the procedure to ensure proper healing. You will be provided with post-surgical care instructions to ensure optimal results and faster healing.
Contact Our Office
If you’re interested in learning more about neck lift surgery in Bellevue, WA, Dr. Rikesh Parikh will gladly walk you through the entire procedure and address any questions you have along the way. Contact our office to schedule your consultation today.