As you get older, it can become more difficult to keep your neck contoured, lifted, and wrinkle-free. Unfortunately, gravity works to pull your skin down over time, and the loss of collagen, the protein that keeps your skin young, results in thinning and further wrinkling of your skin.
At DiGeronimo MD Advanced Plastic Surgery in Miami, Florida, Dr. Ernest and his team are here to cover all of your cosmetic surgery and med spa needs. When it comes to loose, sagging skin on your neck, we treat it with a surgical neck lift, which is the best way to effectively smooth out and contour your neck. That’s why we’re here to tell you how a neck lift can contour, smooth out, and reverse the signs of aging in your neck.
The goal of a neck lift is to remove the excess skin that hangs around your neck. We begin your procedure by making small incisions behind your ears where they aren’t outwardly visible. You also won’t have to worry about any scars from the procedure.
We then pull the remaining skin tightly over your neck. This smooths out all of your wrinkles and sagging skin. We also tighten the muscles that support your neck, leaving you with a smoother, more youthful looking appearance.
The great thing about a neck lift is that it’s an outpatient procedure. And you only have to go through general anesthesia or IV sedation. After the operation is complete, you can drive home, though you’ll need someone with you to ensure that you’re alright.
While everyone is different, you should be able to resume your normal daily activities within two weeks after your operation. It is normal for you to feel a few side effects after your surgery. You will likely notice some stiffness in your neck that can last for several months.
You may also notice some bruising around your neck, which usually subsides within a week.
Healing during your aftercare is half the battle of achieving a successful neck lift. Your neck will continue to heal, tighten, and smooth out as you rest and gradually heal. We’ll give you a detailed list of aftercare instructions to ensure that your lift has the best results possible.
Although the results of your neck lift surgery will last for years, your neck will still age, and you may develop wrinkles and further skin thinning. That’s why you’ll need to maintain a proper skin care regimen and sun protection for your neck to reduce the chance of wrinkling and aging as time goes on.
We’re here to help you achieve a perfectly smooth and contoured neck. To learn more and to schedule a consultation, call us or request an appointment right on our website today.