Neck Lift Surgery | Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
Do you want people to think you have lost a lot of weight? You might want to consider a neck lift. Oftentimes, people wont even notice that your neck muscles, fat or skin has been surgically altered if you have a neck lift, Father Time is not always responsible for that appearance you would like to undo. If you have lost a lot of weight your neck may be taking its time to catch up. For others it’s a matter of genetics. Whatever the reason, people young and old undergo neck lift procedures all the time.
Cervicoplasty is the procedure used to remove excess skin
Platysmaplasty removes or alters neck muscles
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Athleo Cambre can also preform neck liposuction, which removes excess fat. In some cases, botox injections may be the answer to your problems if you have fullness or “bands”.
How a Neck Lift Is Done
Typically, a neck lift will last two to three hours. Of course, if you are having a neck lift in conjunction with liposuction, facelift, browlift, or other surgeries the time will carry according. Your exact procedure will depend on your desired results and your own personal circumstances. In order to undergo a neck lift you must be in good general health, both physically and mentally.
What do you dislike about your neck? Be honest with yourself. If you are putting a lot of time and effort info researching the surgery make sure you get the results you want. You should also write down your thoughts on what you would like to correct and have that time of your consultation.
Here are some of the most common concerns:
- Turkey wattle neck
- Excess fat
- To much skin
Turkey Wattle – Weakened or Loose Neck Muscles
If you have weakened or loose neck muscles this may cause the turky wattle or appearance of neck “bands”.
To correct this your surgeon may recommend platysmaplasty surgery. Dr. Athleo L. Cambre, M.D. or the plastic surgery specialist your choice would make incisions under your chin and or behind your ears to access the platysmaplasty and manipulate it accordingly. Sometimes that may even mean removing some muscle. Your surgeon may also use permanent sutures to hold the tissue in place.
There are new less invasive procedures where your surgeon may be able to make smaller incisions and use an endoscope small camera attached to a thin tube complete your surgery. Make sure you ask your surgeon for all your options during your consultation.
You and your surgeon will discuss what type of anesthesia to use your level of comfort. If you want to remain asleep during the procedure, you should request general anesthesia with sedation. It is up to you to make that determination.
Excess fat and the neck lift
During liposuction, your surgeon will make a small incision below the chin and remove the excess fat. If you are undergoing multiple procedures during your neck lift, it if very common for plastic surgeons Beverly Hills to begin with liposuction. If this is the only procedure you’ll need you should plan to spend up to an hour undergoing the operation.
You will be able to determine this with your doctor during your consultation. Your incisions will be stitched and bandaged It’s very important to follow your doctors instructions on properly caring for the stitches and bandage in the days following surgery.
How to prepare for a neck lift
During your consultation, your plastic surgeon specialist Beverly Hills, will instruct you on what medication to avoid prior to your neck lift. Certain medications and vitamins thin your blood and can cause increased bleeding.
If you are a smoker, you will need to quit at least two weeks before the surgery and two weeks after. You cannot just plan to cut down, you must not smoke for this time period to ensure proper healing.
Also, this is not time for a diet: make sure that you eat properly because this will help your body heal.
Make sure you wear loose comfortable clothing on the day of surgery. You should especially plan to wear a button down blouse or shirt that does not have to be pulled over your neck or head.
You should plan to take a least one week off from work to recover. However, your doctor can determine this based on your personal situation.
If you are having platysmaplasty, cervicoplasty, or a combination of any of the procedures we’ve discussed here, you should plan on having a home recovery area set up before you undergo surgery
Your home recovery Area should include:
- Ice packs
- Gauze and towels
- Supply of comfortable loose clothing
- Petroleum jelly and antibacterial ointment for incision sites
- Telephone within reaching distance where you’ll be lying or sitting most of the time
- Supply of pillows which will allow you to keep your head in a comfortable position
- Someone who can stay with you at least the first 24 hours after surgery
After a neck lift, recovery takes time and its important that your patient with the process. Most people can return to work in 10-14 days.
If you participate in other sports or are physically active, you will have to wait at least three weeks, if not longer to resume those activities. Don’t rush! It’s not worth it. You’ve put a lot of time and energy into making this happen, so make it worthwhile.
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Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon Athleo L. Cambre, M.D., a Los Angeles plastic surgery expert and lead surgeon in California. Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Athleo Cambre, specializes in procedure for aesthetic and reconstructive purposes. Specializing in breast augmentation with the use of breast implants at his Beverly Hills practice, as well as offering breast lifts to patients throughout Los Angeles, Plastic surgeons in Los Angeles such as Dr. Athleo Cambre specializes in liposuction Los Angeles, Tummy Tuck Beverly Hills plastic surgery. Other procedures preformed by Beverly Hills and Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Athleo L. Cambre, include face lift Beverly hills, rhinoplasty, brow lift, chin implant Los Angeles.