The neck lift is a plastic surgery procedure designed to improve the appearance of the neck. Changes in the face and neck are the most obvious and earliest signs of aging. Turkey Waddle as it is often referred to, is caused as the sheet-like platysma muscle in the neck begins to sag. These bands become thick and cord-like and dangle between the jawbone and the collarbone.
This becomes very unsightly for both men and women who are very “age-conscious” and who prefer not to live with these unwelcome signs of aging. Platysmaplasty necklift (most always performed with neck liposuction and full lower facelift) can correct this problem and turn back the clock.
Benefits of Neck Lift Plastic Surgery
- Neck Lift is safe and effective
- Neck Lift can re-contour a more youthful neck line
- Neck Liposuction lasts from five to ten years
- Neck Liposuction can be done with other facial plastic surgery procedures
- Neck Liposuction can make you look more youthful again!
Frequently Asked Questions about Necklift – Platysmaplasty
How long will my surgery take?
It will vary depending on your age, the condition of your neck including how much liposuction is needed and the condition of the platysma muscle. It should not take over 2-3 hours.
What kind of anesthetic will be used?
Dr. Choe will use an IV sedation and local anesthetic – so you are asleep during your surgery and do not hear or feel anything. You will be completely comfortable.
How long should I plan to take off from work?
You should be looking presentable to return to work within 7-10 days.
Will I experience much pain or discomfort?
No. You will have swelling, bruising, some numbness and “pulling sensation” from the liposuction. This is normal and will be managed with pain medication. All symptoms decrease daily and are gone within a few short weeks.
Will my looks change drastically?
No – you will still look like you – only a little younger and healthier! Most people will make remarks such as: “Gee you look great – or did you change your hairstyle, or have you been on vacation?”
Will my incisions be noticeable?
No. Dr. Choe will make the incisions very inconspicuous by hiding them behind your ears and under your chin. They are made in “natural crease lines” so they are barely visible and heal very well. They are not noticeable at all after a few weeks.
How long before I will look normal again?
Healing varies with each patient, but most of our patients are getting back to normal within 2-3 weeks and look great within 6 weeks. Within 6 months – your recovery is nearly complete.