What is a Neck and Chin Lift?
A neck and chin lift is a surgical procedure that can smooth and tighten the skin on the neck and provide a more toned and youthful appearance. The neck may sag as a result of aging or weight loss, and is often affected before the face. Loose neck muscles can lead to an appearance of bands on the neck or drastic drooping of the skin. A neck and chin lift can address these areas to redefine the chin and jawline and reduce the appearance of neck bands.
Who is a Candidate for Neck and Chin Lift?
Candidates for a neck and chin lift are those who experience sagging in the neck area due to age, weight loss, or other factors. The results of this procedure can offer a drastic improvement to the appearance of the neck. A neck lift may be performed alongside a facelift, or may be performed alone. Candidates must be mentally and physically healthy to undergo a surgical procedure and plan for recovery and downtime.
What Happens During the Neck and Chin Lift?
A neck lift procedure includes both a cervicoplasty to tighten excess skin and a platysmaplasty to remove or alter muscles in the neck. Liposuction can also be used to remove excess fat. This takes two to three hours and may be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation, depending on the preference of the patient. Most procedures are performed on an outpatient basis.
What Will My Recovery Be Like?
After neck and chin lift, swelling and bruising may occur shortly and last up to ten days. Most people can return to work and other regular activities within two weeks after surgery. Recovery is typically longer if patients had a combined facelift and neck lift. Once swelling and bruising have diminished, patients can enjoy a more contoured neck and jawline without sagging.
If you’re interested in learning more about the neck and chin lift or want to find out if you’re a candidate contact our office today and schedule your consultation with Dr. Kayastha.