Necklift / Cervicoplasty
The skin below the chin is sometimes loose and fleshy. This is sometimes called “turkey-neck.” That extra skin under your chin and along the jaw line can make both men and women self-conscious and add years to your look. Neck lift surgery, also known as cervicoplasty, can be a fairly simple cosmetic procedure, and the best way to deal with that stubborn excess skin, which is often a result of age, gravity, genetics or weight loss.
Good Candidates For Necklift Surgery
- The skin on your neck is loose, fleshy or lacks definition and you are unsatisfied with this appearance
- Persons with Retrognathia (a condition in which either or both jaws recede with respect to the frontal plane of the forehead)
- You are in good emotional and physical health
- You have realistic expectations
Please note that there is no ideal age for neck-lift surgery. Candidates may range from teenagers to octogenarians. People who suffer from certain diseases may be excluded from treatment.
Your Necklift Consultation
During your initial consultation, you will meet with the plastic surgeon and staff. Your previous surgeries, medical history, medications you are presently taking, and your overall physical and emotional health will be reviewed. Your skin quality will also be evaluated. Photographs may be taken for your medical record. Your surgeon will determine which procedure will most benefit you and whether or not additional procedures will be necessary for you to achieve your desired results. Recovery time, risks and limitations associated with surgery will be also be discussed. The doctor’s patient coordinator will review surgical costs and scheduling with you.
About Necklift Surgery
During the neck lift or Cervicoplasty, excess fat and skin are removed from the neck and the neck muscles are either removed or altered. An incision is made under your chin and behind the ears (or possibly in just one of these locations). The surgeon will then cut back and lift the skin, which will be secured with permanent sutures or a special type of permanent adhesive glue. A bandage and tape will be applied to the incision locations to reduce swelling and discomfort. An elastic bandage will be applied to your neck and head.