Vertical banding is caused by the relaxation of the neck muscles and a loss of youthful fat. Vertical banding can develop following weight loss or as we age. You can develop the appearance of vertical bands along the front of your neck or along the sides, down towards your clavicle. Improving vertical banding can restore youthful fullness to your neck.
Lax platysma muscles and excess skin along the midline of the neck can contribute to the appearance of a turkey wattle. Turkey wattles can appear as redundant folds of skin along the neck. Tightening techniques are used to treat laxity that contributes to a wattle. A neck lift can create a tighter, firmer neck profile that enhances your overall appearance.
Excess fat or skin under the chin can lead to an unsightly double chin. A distended pooch under the jaw can be caused by weight gain or the tissues becoming lax with age. A double chin can cause men and women to appear heavier than they are, or it can obscure the attractive definition that many struggle to achieve along their jawline.
You will experience bruising, swelling, and redness around the neck. Temporary numbness is normal during your initial recovery. You should rest with your head elevated for two to three days following your surgery to reduce additional swelling. Most patients can return to work one week after their procedure and can resume regular exercise routines after four weeks. Most major swelling should subside within six weeks.
Your incisions are placed discreetly under the chin or behind the ears. Most major scarring is easily concealed. However, factors such as your body’s natural healing process may make you more prone to visible scarring. If scarring does develop, it is likely to fade over time.
Many factors affect the cost of neck lift surgery. Geographical location, facility fees, anesthesia fees, and surgeon fees all alter the ultimate cost of your procedure. However, price should only be one factor in choosing a surgeon. You should never sacrifice quality work by a board-certified plastic surgeon just to save some money. Proven results matter. Financing is available if needed.
You may experience some mild discomfort during your initial recovery. Pain medication is prescribed to control your discomfort.
If you think that a Neck Lift may be beneficial for you or wish to learn more about the Neck Lift procedure, please contact DaVinci Plastic Surgery today. Call (202) 966-9590 or fill out our contact form today. We look forward to hearing from you!