Reduce the wrinkle lines that develop across the forehead, and those that occur on the bridge of the nose, between the eyes and between the eyes.
Starting in our 40s, the effects of age, sun exposure, and general stresses start to become apparent in our necks. The neck lift procedure is designed to try to reverse these changes and give the neck a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
If you notice that your neck skin is sagging, or that you have vertical bands in your neck, then a neck lift may be the right procedure to help rejuvenate your appearance. If sagging and laxity are limited to the neck area, a neck lift may be all that is required. This procedure involves an incision under the chin, through which the excess fat is removed and the neck muscles are tightened. Excess skin also may be trimmed away to create a smoother, more youthful appearance. A neck lift can be performed alone or in conjunction with a face lift.
Recovery varies from patient to patient, and depends on the extent of the face lift procedure you choose. After your outpatient procedure, you will leave our surgery centre with your head and neck lightly wrapped in dressings, which are usually removed the next day. Most patients find that their discomfort is easily managed with oral medications. You will have some swelling and bruising, and sutures that will be removed approximately 10 days after surgery.
Most patients take 10 to 14 days off before returning to work or regular social activities, but sometimes less with the more limited face lift approaches. Your final results will be apparent after approximately 6 weeks, with subtle changes continuing for several months.
The Neck lift Consult
There is a large amount of information to review during a neck lift consultation. Dr. Dawes will usually spend approximately an hour with you during this consultation to go over all of the surgical details and options prior to creating a custom surgical plan for you that addresses all of your concerns and goals. He will go over risks and complications and give you an idea of what you should expect in terms of results and recovery.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Dawes, call 403-571-3141.