Knowing More About Your Goals
The first step of neck lift surgery starts from consulting the surgeon and that also in advance so that the surgeon can tell you all about what is about to come your way.
Here are the list of most common concerns relating to the neck area which can be addressed with neck lift.
- Excess fatty deposits
- Too much loose skin
- Turkey wattle neck
Expectations From A Neck Lift
The following are the list of proceures which are included to complete the neck lit surgery:
- Removing Excess Skin
- Altering neck muscles
- Botox injections for problems of fullness or neck bands
The surgeon may recommend you only after letting you know the details of the surgery as it is crucial to know that there would be incisions underneath the law-line or behind the ears. Infact, it may also require to remove some muscles.
With advancements the incision cuts may be smaller or an endoscopy would be used to complete the process, but there would be a slight amount of scarring post it.
After discussing on the incision type, the anesthetic part and usage will be discussed depending upon your comfort level. The second option may be using local anesthesia for sedation.
It is during this process that the surgeon will offer a small tiny cut below the chin and work towards bringing out the excess fat, after which the incisions are sutured and dressed up with proper care.
Excess skin on your neck
The partially excess skin is trimmed and lifted into place with stitches and tissue glue. The total time required is about 2-4 hours, rest depending on the complexity of the process and personal comfort. The bandage dressing which will be formally done by your surgeon should be worn for a week atleast to help the wound heal in a better way.
Here is a list of things which you should be doing to recover faster at your home after returning:
- Ice Packs
- Petroleum Jelly
- Gauze and towels
- Supply of loose and comfortable clothing – prefer button down shirts, so that you can avoid pulling it down through your head.
- Telephone within reaching distance
- Comfortable Pillows
- Antibacterial ointment
- A near and dear ones to stay with you 24*7
Complications Associated With The Neck Lift
The bruising and swelling is natural to all, but then after a few weeks it is supposed to melt down. You may feel a certain bit of tightness and itchy and tingling sensation while it is healing. There may be a possibility of healing slower or fever, but it these conditions go on for a long time, it is advisable to consult surgeons for solutions.