A common complaint among many men and women is weak definition around the jaw and neck line. This can be caused by a number of factors, including weight gain, aging, or heredity. A neck lift from St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery can correct this condition and restore a more structured, youthful appearance with improved facial contours.
A neck lift is a cosmetic procedure that is similar to a face lift, but tightens sagging skin in the neck area only. This procedure is perfect for a patient who is not yet bothered by age-related “jowls” or deep laugh lines, but who may be noticing unfavorable changes such as “neck bands” or a “double chin.” Additional procedures such as a Next Day Lift or facelift are often performed simultaneously for even greater facial rejuvenation benefits.
A neck lift can be performed under local or general anesthesia. An incision is made under the chin and the underlying tissues are released from the muscle in short, controlled motions. This type of dissection technique is less traumatic to the tissues and allows for a longer-lasting and a more natural-looking result. The muscle is then tightened to create a smoother appearance. Liposuction may also be performed at the same time to reduce excess fat and provide better facial contouring.
- Natural, long-lasting results that are never overdone
- Personalized surgical plans
- Honest and comprehensive consultations
- Reduced downtime and comfortable recovery
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Although patient experiences vary, usually there is very little downtime associated with a neck lift from St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery. Most patients are sent home the same day of their procedure. A chin strap is worn for approximately 1 week to 10 days after surgery.
Benefits of a neck lift include a more youthful neck and jaw contour with improved skin firmness. Many women feel more confident wearing garments that draw attention to the neck line such as a v-neck dress or necklace, while men are able to enjoy a more sculpted, masculine-looking jaw line.
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