Due to the age, excessive weight gain and loss, and genetic factors, sagging and wrinkles occur in the area under the chin. These changes make the person look older. If a person loses too much weight, sagging is inevitable. In these cases a Neck Lift procedure is the best option to go.
How is Neck Lift operation performed?
It is performed under general anesthesia. The surgeon makes a tiny incision starting from the front of the ear that turns towards the back of the ear. The soft tissues that cover the muscles are elevated and stretched. Excess skin is removed before the skin is stitched. If there is excess fat under the chin, it is removed by liposuction. Sagging skin becomes more obvious in patients that has relatively smaller chin bones. It is also possible to place implants into the chin in order to stretch the skin under the chin in a Neck Lift operation.
What to consider before a Neck Lift surgery?
Before a Neck Lift procedure, it is necessary to stop consuming blood thinners such as Asprin in order not to increase the bleeding during the procedure. Patients should stop smoking 3 weeks before the procedure. It would be useful to keep your hair long to hide the post-operative scars around the neck and chin.