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What Is A Neck Lift?
A neck lift, or platysmaplasty, is a common type of cosmetic procedure that aims to restore a more youthful look to the neck and lower face. It can be performed independently or with other procedures–such as liposuction–for more comprehensive results. Additionally, you can opt for a neck lift as part of a complete facelift.
How The Procedure Works
A neck lift can take between two to three hours to perform. To ensure comfort throughout the procedure, many patients receive general anesthesia.
Once your comfort has been addressed, Dr. Kreitzberg makes a small incision below the chin to access your platysma muscles. Additional incisions along your hairline around the ears may also be made. Your specific cosmetic goals will determine the size and number of incisions made.
Next, Dr. Kreitzberg reduces the laxity in your neck by lifting your skin from ear to ear. This technique minimizes wrinkles and improves the contour of your neck. He can also tighten the platysma muscles under your chin and additionally on the sides of the neck to eliminate unsightly banding and create a lasting result.
To complete the procedure, Dr. Kreitzberg stitches the skin into place. Small bandages and tubes may be used to cover the wounds and help drain excess blood or fluid.
Recovery Process After The Platysmaplasty Procedure
Neck lift surgery is an outpatient procedure. Following the procedure at a surgical facility, you can recover at home over several weeks. Your stitches will be removed after approximately one week. During recovery, you may experience some redness, itching, bruising, numbness, tingling, swelling, and tightness.
How You Can Aid The Recovery Process
It is important to monitor your incision sites closely for several weeks after surgery to encourage proper healing. Though you may experience minimal scarring after the neck lift procedure, any scars you develop should fade over time.
You can assist the healing process and reduce the appearance of your scars by getting regular rest and following a consistent skincare routine. Limited exposure to direct sunlight helps minimize scarring as well.
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Your face is the first thing people notice when they look at you, so it is important to put your best face forward. If you have noticed sagging skin on your neck, consider getting surgery to correct it.
You can achieve a slimmer, younger facial profile by undergoing a neck lift in Tulsa. Contact Kreitzberg Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation and learn more about the benefits of this procedure.