Neck contouring can enhance the definition of the mandible, creating a youthful, more angular transition from the face to the neck. Procedures will vary. Dr. Morse may recommend liposuction or a procedure very similar to a facelift. Another technique called platysmaplasty removes a small part of the sagging platysma, a muscle that is prone to sagging below the neck.
Indications for a Neck Lift
This procedure is ideal for patients with appearance concerns such as:
- Sagging neck fat
- Loose neck skin
- Lack of angularity in jaw area
- Neck bands
- Sagging Jowls
These conditions can hide or obscure the youthful angles of the jaw line, detracting from your appearance.
Your Neck Lift Procedure with Dr. Morse
During a consultation, Dr. Morse can determine the best option for rejuvenating your neck area or lower face. If skin elasticity is adequate, liposuction can contour the neck and below the chin. In other cases, patients may benefit from a procedure that tightens skin and muscle.
What to Expect After a Neck Lift
Most patients plan for about 2 to 3 weeks of rest and recovery time. After the surgery, you will be sent home wrapped in a loose bandage that is designed to minimize post-operative swelling. Some numbness, bruising and puffiness should be expected during this time. Dr. Morse will probably instruct you to keep your head elevated to minimize these effects. The incision scars, which are hidden within the contour of your skin, should fade and flatten out over time. During the initial recovery period, you may want to wear scarves or high-necked clothing.
To learn more about neck contouring surgery, contact the office of Dr. Martin Morse in Great Falls, Virginia.