Neck Lift Plastic Surgery In Culver City, CA
The purpose of neck lift surgery is to tighten the skin and restore a youthful appearance. As we get older the skin and fat around the neck naturally starts to sag. It can be caused by gravity, stress or may even be hereditary. A neck lift at the True Jewel Cosmetic Center in Culver City can remove a double chin, smooth away creases and restore definition.
What Is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, is a plastic surgery procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the neck to restore a more youthful and slender profile to the jawline. The operation takes place under general anesthetic.
Renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Partovi from True Jewel Cosmetic Center in Culver City will advise what procedures are best for your situation and goals.
The techniques can involve a combination of fat removal and skin removal.
Some people consider a neck lift when the neck appears to have aged more quickly than the face. They might be concerned about issues like a double chin, bands or wrinkles on the neck, jowl lines and ‘turkey wattle’.
It’s often possible to have a brow lift, lip treatments or eyelid surgery at the same time as a neck lift.
Some patients also consider having a facelift at the same time to further address the signs of aging.
Dr. Partovi will be able to advise the best procedures to achieve the results you want.
Preparing for Your Neck Lift Surgery
Following your extensive consultation, Dr. Partovi and the team at True Jewel Cosmetic Center will ensure you have detailed instructions on how to prepare for a neck lift.
The advice may require you to adjust any medication you are taking. It is necessary to stop smoking before surgery because nicotine can interfere with circulation and healing.
We may recommend avoiding anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin or herbal supplements in case they increase bleeding.
You should put thought into making your home as comfortable as possible for your recovery. That might mean stocking up on food which is easy to prepare or asking a loved one to support you.
Following a general anesthetic, people are often too groggy to drive themselves home so make sure you have someone to come along with you on the day and stay with you for the first night.
During The Neck Lift Procedure
Dr. Partovi will make small incisions behind each ear and sometimes beneath the chin. Then he will tighten the muscle and tissues using different methods to achieve the best results for you.
With a neck lift the excess skin and fat is removed and any vertical lines are smoothed over.
The techniques might include liposuction (fat removal), cervicoplasty (when excess skin is removed) or platysmaplasty (realigning the skin).
Following the procedures, Dr. Partovi closes up the incisions with neat stitches.
Candidates for Neck Lifts
The purpose of the initial consultation with Dr. Partovi is to establish if you are a good candidate for a neck lift.
Candidates for a neck lift at True Jewel Medical Centre should be in good health and have no major medical concerns. You should be a non-smoker and have realistic expectations of what can be achieved. It is never possible to stop the aging process but the results can restore confidence and remove the signs of aging.
Suitable candidates are those people seeking to remove sagging skin and excess fat from the neck and jawline – to restore a more youthful appearance.
Neck Lift Results
Benefits of neck lift surgery include:
- No more jowls or double chin
- More slender and toned facial profile
- Removal of wrinkles, bands and hanging skin
- Smoother skin
- No more loose skin
- More youthful appearance
- Improved confidence
- Good results for 10-15 years
Recovering From a Neck Lift Procedure
It usually takes around one to three weeks before you can return to work after a neck lift. The swelling could take a few weeks to go down and incisions will continue to become less noticeable for a few months.
Immediately following the operation, you will feel tired and will need a ‘surgery buddy’ to drive you home and someone to stay with you for the first night.
Dr. Partovi will send you home with dressings on the surgery plus pain medication – and other medicines – to make the recovery as comfortable as possible.
It is fine to shower the day after the procedure as long as you do not get the dressing wet. Take care not to stretch the incisions or subject them to force.
Try and avoid clothes which have to be pulled over the head and use buttoned items.
Any swelling and bruising will start to go down after around three days. You will need to sleep with your head raised above your heart to help ease swelling and bruising.
Dr. Partovi will see you again shortly after the operation to see how your recovery is going. The team at True Jewel Medical Center is always available to address any questions.
The incisions for a neck lift are well hidden behind the ears and within the hairline. While some scarring may be visible during the healing process, most people do not notice them at all after they have healed.
As with any plastic surgery procedures, it is important to look after yourself as well as possible in the years after the surgery. The long-term results will depend on how well you take care of your health and skin.
Get Started With a Free Personal Consultation
The first step towards a successful neck lift surgery in Culver City, CA involves meeting with Dr. Partovi for an initial free consultation. In the consultation, he will determine whether or not you are a good candidate for a neck lift and discuss your goals and expectations.
If you have any initial questions or require further information, please contact Dr. Partovi at his exclusive cosmetic center in Culver City, CA.