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A neck lift is one of the few areas of the body that changes with age. A so-called "turkey neck," oily cheeks, a vertical band, a horizontal crease, or a double chin can make us look older than we feel. A neck lift, also called platysmaplasty, is a rejuvenation procedure that improves the appearance of the neck and accentuates the contour of the jawline.
There are several facelift techniques, but they all share some common characteristics. The neck lift is performed under general anesthesia. The underlying muscles are tightened, and sagging skin and excess fat are removed. The incisions can be hidden in the hairline or under the chin.
What exactly to be treated with neck lift Abroad surgery?
√ Having excess fat and sagging skin in the lower part of the face, resulting in jowls;
√ Having excess fat under the chin;
√ Saggy skin on the neck;
√ Accumulation of muscles on the neck, creating abnormal contours;
√ The neck area does not match the upper facial expression;
√ The loss of youthful contours of the face and neck can be caused by a variety of factors, including heredity, gravity, environmental conditions, and stress;
*As a result, some patients feel they are not ready for a complete facelift because the upper half of their face is still appealing. However, many patients notice excessive wrinkling of the neck skin, a double chin or "turkey legs," and wrinkles on the cheeks.
What is in between chin liposuction, neck z-plasty and neck lift?
Z -plasty: A sagging platysma muscle, excess fat, and a large skin fold can make the neck appear undesirable, resulting in a "chubby" neck, a "double chin," or "turkey gobblers." The Z-plasty benefits those patients who are dissatisfied only with the appearance of their necks. With Z-plasty, the incision is made under the chin and hidden in the crease of the neck. The Z-plasty is more suitable for men because the scars can be hidden under a beard or shirt collar. While this procedure leaves behind a Z-shaped scar line on the neck, this usually does heal properly. Overall, a Z-plasty is suitable for those who want to get rid of a large amount of sagging skin and don't mind a long scar on the neck.
Necklift: A neck lift is usually part of a traditional facelift, but can also be performed separately. It involves making a few incisions behind the ears along the hairline, and it may also require a small incision on the neck. A neck lift is the best option for patients who not only want to remove sagging skin and wrinkles but also improve the appearance of the entire neck and lower facial area.
Chin liposuction: In order to treat aesthetic problems like a double chin, fat deposits, or jowls. Liposuction removes fat deposits from the chin and neck to sculpt a more defined jawline. In summary, it is a technically simple procedure with only a few 3 mm incisions under the chin and behind each earlobe, but the excess skin is not removed.
Procedure Step 1 - Anesthesia
During the surgical procedure, you will be given medication to keep you calm. There are options for intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best option for you.
Procedure Step 2 - The incision
Depending on the desired extent of the change, you can choose between a traditional neck lift or a limited incision neck lift.
The traditional neck lift usually begins at the hairline at the level of the décolletage, continues down and around the ear, and ends at the back hairline. Fat may be sculpted or redistributed from the cheeks and neck. The tissue underlying the neck skin is repositioned, and usually, the platysma muscle is tightened. The skin is tightened over the tightened contours and excess skin is trimmed away. Liposuction in this area and restoration of the muscle often require a separate incision under the chin. The incisions are closed with sutures or skin adhesives.
In a limited incision neck lift, only incisions are made around the ear. The incisions are shorter, but the results may not be as good.
Procedure Step 3 - Neck Lift Improvement
Noticeable improvements from a neck lift become apparent as swelling and bruising subside. The final result of the neck lift should not only give you a more youthful and rested appearance but also boost your self-confidence.
How should I prepare for a Neck lift?
First Step: The Patient must not take blood-thinning substances such as aspirin, certain herbs, teas and anti-inflammatory drugs either
Second Step: The patient must avoid smoking and alcohol consumption for at least one month before and after the procedure so as not to interfere with blood circulation and the healing process
Third Step: Medical examination and history taking are important steps before the procedure. In order to determine the best approach for a neck lift, the surgeon examines the patient and discusses possible strategies. The patient must undergo all necessary laboratory tests, such as blood tests, urine tests, and others.
Fourth Step: Patient preferably quit smoking
Fifth Step: It is necessary to have an empty stomach for general anesthesia. In order to avoid belching during the procedure, patients should not eat or drink anything for 6 hours before the procedure.
Before Surgery: It is necessary for the patient to have an empty stomach during general anesthesia. In order to avoid belching during the procedure, patients should not eat or drink anything for 6 hours before the procedure.
Recovering after Neck lift
1- After the surgery, the patient wakes up in a recovery room after anesthesia.
2- Tubes may be placed under the dressing to drain excess fluid.
3- Incisions are covered with dressings, which must be changed as directed by the physician.
4- The patient may need to wear a special chin strap to distribute the pressure evenly.
5- The patient must rest, drink plenty of water, eat nutritious food, and avoid stress.
6- The patient must avoid alcohol, nicotine, and drugs.
7- When drainage tubes have been used, they will be removed after a few days.
8- Stitches are removed after 7 days unless dissolvable sutures were used
9- Avoid placing ice on the wound, as cooling the area may result in restricted blood flow and therefore impaired wound healing unless your surgeon advises otherwise.
10-The bruising should subside in a few weeks.
11- The patient may need to wait a few months for the swelling and bruising to completely subside in order to assess the final outcome of the procedure.
12- The doctor will inform you if you need to take any special pain-relieving medications.
13-The recovery period after the procedure may take up to four weeks. The patient should be prepared to be unable to work for at least 2 to 4 weeks during recovery.
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