Neck Lift Surgery
A neck lift, or lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure designed to improve visible signs of aging in the neck and jawline areas. This procedure can be highly beneficial for individuals experiencing excess wrinkling of the neck skin, a double chin, or jowls that are due to lower face sagging.
As we age, the skin in our neck area can lose elasticity and muscle tone, leading to an aged appearance. Factors such as sun damage, weight fluctuations, and genetics can accelerate these changes. A neck lift addresses these issues by removing excess skin, tightening underlying muscles, and improving the contour of the jawline.
The neck lift procedure generally takes 2 to 3 hours and is performed under general anesthesia. It typically involves incisions behind the ear and possibly under the chin. Dr. Ball can reposition or remove excess fat through these incisions, tighten the platysma muscle, and remove or alter neck skin. The goal is to restore a smoother, more defined neck and jawline, contributing to a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
Recovery and Results
Recovery time varies for each individual, but most patients can expect to return to normal activities within two weeks. It’s common to experience some swelling and bruising, but these symptoms usually subside within a week or two. Following Dr. Ball’s post-operative instructions are crucial for a smooth recovery and optimal results.
During your consultation, Dr. Ball will evaluate your neck’s skin quality, muscle tone, and underlying bone structure to determine the best approach for your neck lift. This personalized assessment ensures your procedure is tailored to your unique needs and aesthetic goals. A neck lift not only enhances your physical appearance but can also boost self-esteem and confidence.
Schedule your consultation today to explore how a neck lift can rejuvenate your appearance and reflect your inner vitality.