Many men and women develop sagging skin under the chin or along the jaw line as a result of aging, weight loss, sun damage, loss of skin elasticity, or as a hereditary pattern making them look older than they feel. If that is the case, a neck lift may be the right choice for you. A neck lift (cervical rhytidectomy) removes excess skin from the neck and re-drapes it to produce a more youthful contour. It is frequently combined with removal of localized fat. Sometimes a chin implant can be done simultaneously to improve facial proportions. It can be a real self-esteem booster and can help you look as young as you feel.
There are many things to consider prior to having a neck lift by Dr. de Ramon. If you have experienced some or all of the feelings listed below, you are a good candidate for the surgery:
There are many things to consider prior to having a neck lift.
During a consultation, Dr. de Ramon reviews your medical history, discusses your concerns and goals and does physical exam. There is opportunity for questions and an explanation of the procedure(s). Frequently neck lifts are incorporated in a global facial rejuvenation plan and is combined with a facelift or other procedures and a great skin care regimen. A second consult is recommended for final questions and to develop the final surgical plan. Insurance does not cover a neck lift since it is considered a cosmetic procedure. Neck lift patients normally can go home the day of surgery, but when combined with a facelift stay in the hospital overnight. Patients should plan on spending one to two weeks recovering and will have bruising and swelling post-operatively for about two weeks. Full recovery should take about 4-6 weeks. Although the surgery and recovery can be difficult, most patients are very pleased with the final results.
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