Patients who desire a more toned and smooth appearance under the chin may pursue a neck lift, which is also known as a chin lift. The skin under the chin loses its elasticity as aging progresses. This area is one of the first areas next to the face people begin to show their age. As a result, excellent neck contour is considered to be a sign of health along with a youthful appearance. At Image Center, there are a number of possibilities with the neck lift to attain the youthful appearance patients desire and it all starts with the initial consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon.
A neck lift is a simple yet serious cosmetic procedure. The procedure is performed by removing excess fat deposits while trimming and smoothing the excess skin. In addition, muscle laxity is corrected during the neck lift procedure. This results in a natural looking youthful and shapely neck. That’s why it’s important that you work with a board-certified plastic surgeon that has the training and experience necessary to deliver the results you want from the neck lift procedure. Some easy ways to verify if your chosen plastic surgeon is the right one for the procedure is to verify their credentials, training, and his/her before and after gallery.
Patients can expect nearly immediate visible results with the neck lift procedure. That being said, it’s important to note that it may take several months for all swelling to go down thereby delaying the final results. If you’re prone to bruising and swelling expect to wait longer for those final results. Patients can expect minor scarring from the procedure.
The results from a neck lift are considered to be long-lasting. However, individual results may vary since everyone heals and ages at different rates. Regardless, you can expect to enjoy a noticeable improvement in the contour of your neck with reduced wrinkling and sagging while enjoying the results. You can maximize your results by following the recovery plan provided by your surgeon along with proper skin care.