Neck Lift in Ludhiana & Chandigarh, Punjab

Are you tired of having excess flaccid skin on your neck or vertical bands of neck muscles and looking for an aesthetic solution?

The neck is one of those areas where the passage of time and excess fat are evident. The flaccidity, wrinkles and fat that tend to accumulate under the area known as double chin, make a person look older.

A facelift is usually combined with a neck lift procedure to optimize the rejuvenation of the face and neck giving them a harmonious appearance. The Neck Lift, also known as a Cervicoplasty or Platysmaplasty, can eliminate sagging skin under the chin and eliminate the 'turkey neck'.

A neck lift can improve your appearance and increase your confidence in yourself. It is usually done together with a face lift, however, the doctor may deem right to perform only a neck lift to selected patients. When performed alone, the usual result is one or two days of postoperative discomfort and rapid recovery. When performed with a facelift, the recovery takes between 5 to 14 days before it becomes difficult for others to notice the signs of surgery.

Benefits Of A Neck Lift Surgery

  • The given procedure eliminates sagging skin and vertical muscle bands under the chin, known as "turkey neck".
  • It can improve your appearance by making you look younger and thinner.
  • It can improve the wrinkles of the frontal skin of the neck.
  • The procedure restores your confidence in yourself.

The Surgery

Liposuction (Lipoplasty)

If your skin tone is good and there is no hanging skin, the problem could just be the excess fat underneath the chin and perhaps along the jawline. In that case, the liposuction is the solution to your problem and it may suffice alone.

When liposuction is performed underneath the chin, it is known as submental contouring. In this procedure, one or two small incisions are made on the underside of the chin and/ or in the crease around the earlobes. Thereafter, a cannula is inserted beneath the skin and into the fatty tissue to break up and suction out the excess fat. The skill and judgment of cosmetic surgeon while performing this procedure is critical as taking out too much of the neck fat can result in unwanted results.

Platysmaplasty

When a layer of muscle situated on the each side of the neck known as the Platysma becomes loose and there is an occurrence of "banding" or vertical cords, the procedure that is carried out to tighten the superficial neck muscles is known as Platysmaplasty. This procedure can be carried out in insolation or performed in conjunction with liposuction to reduce excess fatty tissue. This procedure, when performed in isolation, can easily be accomplished through a small incision on the underside of the chin. The tightening or repositioning of the underlying tissues makes it possible to achieve dramatic results without putting any tension on the skin or creating a pulled look.

Suture Suspension

Your plastic surgeon may want to further support your neck with sutures, mesh or AlloDerm, to achieve contouring or desired results in the neck.

Z-Plasty Or W-Plasty

These are the techniques used for neck contouring, usually in mature men for correcting looseness of the neck.

Changes of the Neck with Ageing:

Different areas of the face and neck are affected differently by the ageing process. We usually see the following changes with ageing of the neck:

  • Thin and thick wrinkles of the skin and pigmentation changes due to sun damage
  • Inelasticity of the skin of the neck and poor skin tone
  • Division of the muscles of the neck vertically, an exaggerated fall with an obtuse cervicomental angle (missing acute juvenile neck angle)
  • Excess skin and thinning of the neck skin

Loose, flaccid skin under the chin requires hardening with a laser. If the skin is too excessive, it may have to be removed with excision surgery. If you have visible vertical stripes on the neck, they will have to be tensed in the midline of the neck muscles. Deposits of fat in the neck can be removed with liposuction or direct excision.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is the double chin?

The double chin is formed by the accumulation of subcutaneous fat under the chin area. It is a common effect in people who suffer from obesity. As we age, it is common for it to appear next to the skin flaccidity.

Today, there are many treatments available to treat double chin butthe best one indeed is Vaser Liposuction. With this procedure, the fat does not appear again as long as the person does not suffer a sudden change in weight.

2. What is the neck lift procedure?

This procedure is carried out to tighten the neck muscles so as to make the neck smooth and toned.The surgery usually lasts between 1 and 4 hours, but everything will depend on the fat that the cosmetic surgeon needs to remove, as well as the excess of skin that has to be stretched. It is performed under general anaesthesia. The surgery is usually outpatient and the patient gets home the same day in most of the cases.

3. Am I the right candidate for Neck Lift surgical procedure?

This surgery isrecommended to you if there is flaccidity and excess skin in your neck area. It could be dues to visible signs of aging, hereditary or excessive weight loss.

4. What are the advantages of neck lift?

The main advantage is an improvement in the appearance of the neck. This will give the patient's neck a rejuvenated and smooth look. Also, neck lift increases the patient's self-esteem.

This intervention manages to eliminate the sagging skin.The reasons behind the sagging skin could be associated with age or significant weight loss.

5. What are the risks or possible complications associated with Neck Lift procedure?

It is normal for bruises to appear in the treated area during the first few days of surgery. Likewise, it is also normal for the neck to show swelling during that time.

But, as a surgery that it is, it has some risks that go beyond these common discomforts. Among them, it is worth noting the risk of infection, poor healing or bleeding that exists, as in any operation. In the worst case, there is a risk of nerve damage, although if the professional is qualified and has an extensive experience, it is rare that it occurs. The other risks associated with Neck Lift procedure include Hematoma, Seroma, skin irregularities and tightness or numbness.

6. What care should be taken after the operation?

The cosmetic surgeon might recommend a few days rest for the skin of the neck to settle, after which you can resume your life gradually. You will have to wear a face wrap for as long as determined by the surgeon.

Also, you will have to avoid making sudden movements and exposure to the sun, especially for the first month. For this, it is advisable to use ultraviolet-rays protective cream every time you expose yourself to sun. If you practice any sport, you should wait until three weeks have passed since the surgery to perform physical exercise.

7. Can I combine the neck lift with other treatments?

Cervicoplasty can be performed individually or together with other interventions, such as a facelift, Rhinoplasty or cheek liposuction.

8. Are there any contraindications?

Of course, as in any surgery, Cervicoplasty is prohibited for pregnant or breastfeeding women. It is also not recommended for patients with coagulation problems or those suffering from cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, etc.

9. What do I have to take into account before undergoing a neck lift?

As with any surgical intervention, it is advisable to contact an aesthetic surgeon, who will assess your case and advise you on the best procedure to follow. Your surgeon helps you decide if it is only necessary to remove the fat- for which you will practice a liposuction of the neck, tighten the skin- which will be carried out by means of the neck lift or if you should combine this surgery with another treatment to improve the aesthetic appearance.

Dr.Prerna Mittal works with the latest technology and is considered to be the one amongst the best plastic surgeons of India.

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