Neck lift surgery is a surgical procedure elected by individuals seeking a refreshed, more youthful appearance. As we age, factors such as gravity, sun exposure and stress all contribute to signs of aging in our faces, especially in the neck region. The jawline can grow slack and jowly while folds and fat deposits may begin to appear around the neck.
Riverside plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Ku has years of experience performing neck lift surgery. He routinely performs neck lift surgery in conjunction with other facial procedures such as forehead lift surgery, nose surgery or eyelid surgery for individuals seeking facial rejuvenation.
Neck Lift Surgery: Is it right for you?
If you are unhappy with the amount of excess skin and fat around your neck region, then you may be a potential candidate for a neck lift. The best candidates for neck lift surgery are men and women who do not smoke and possess good overall physical and mental health.
During your consultation with Dr. Ku, he will be able to determine whether or not neck lift surgery is a good option for you based on factors such as your aesthetic goals, medical history, facial structure and skin elasticity.
What to Expect During your Neck Lift
There are several surgical techniques that can be utilized for neck lift surgery. Dr. Ku will be able to determine which techniques will be most appropriate for your cosmetic goals. In most cases, your neck lift will be performed under local anesthesia, combined with a sedative to make you drowsy.
Incisions are typically placed under or behind the ear and continue toward the hairline. A small incision may also be placed under your chin. Once the incisions have been made, Dr. Ku will gently separate your skin from the underlying fat and tissue so that the excess can be removed or tightened to improve contour. Once the procedure is complete, Dr. Ku will close the incisions with sutures and wrap them with surgical dressings.
Recovery and Aftercare
You may experience some mild discomfort following surgery which can be lessened with prescription pain medication. Some numbness and swelling may also be present, but should begin to dissipate within a few weeks. Sutures should be removed within a week of surgery and you should be able to resume most normal activities within a few days following surgery. Dr. Ku will provide you with more specific guidelines for gradually resuming more strenuous activities after surgery.
To Learn More: Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Joseph Ku
Are you ready to learn more about neck lift surgery in Corona, Riverside, Murrieta, Redlands, Temecula, or Lake Elsinore, California? Contact the Riverside plastic surgery office of Dr. Joseph Ku, double board certified plastic surgeon located in Inland Empire. To get started, call our office. When speaking with our office staff, ask to schedule a consultation for a neck lift.
Click here to learn more about a facelift or neck lift in Inland Empire from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, of which Dr. Ku is a member.