Neck Lift Vancouver, BC
Sometimes the aging effects of time can be more localized to the neck area. In this situation, the neck muscles can stretch out hiding the aesthetically pleasing chin-neck angle. They can also create noticeable bands. In addition to this, fat deposits and drooping skin and facial tissues can greatly affect the appearance of the neck. If this is the case, a focus Neck Lift may be all that is required to achieve a beautiful, smooth neck line. This can also be combined with a Facelift, or other Face Procedures to help achieve a more balanced rejuvenation when there are other areas of the face identified for treatment.
Take a look at the photo gallery for some before and after examples, to see how Neck Lift surgery can make a great difference in the way you look and feel. To take the next step, request a consultation with Dr. Seal, or call our office at (604) 569-2895 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you identify what your options may be on the road to achieving all of your aesthetic and functional goals.
Neck Lift Considerations
A Neck Lift is a surgical procedure that focuses on the sagging tissue and skin of the neck, as well as, areas of fat deposits below the jaw line. Areas that can be greatly enhanced include:
- Removing excess subcutaneous fat below the border of the jaw line.
- Treating banding from stretched out neck muscles.
- Re-defining the chin-neck angle that has been lost.
- Removal of excess fat below the neck muscles
- Tightening excess skin and fat along the jaw line, known as the ‘jowls’, to create a smooth, youthful contour.
Neck Lift Surgery can be performed utilizing several different techniques, including submental Liposuction, direct fat excision, deep tissue tightening, and short scar facelift incisions. Through your consultation, an area of focus is to understand your individual concerns and goals, and then discuss what options exist to help address them. These options are influence by your facial shape, distribution of facial fat, and overall skin texture.
In general, incisions are made in the natural creases under your chin and behind the ear to help hide them as best as possible. This allows for access to the underlying neck tissues to remove fat and tighten the muscles. One of Dr. Seal’s goals for your Neck Lift Surgery, is to make your incisions as unnoticeable as possible. The surgery cannot be done without making some incisions, however, these are strategically placed to help hide them as best as possible, and will continue to fade over the first year after your surgery. All of the important scar management modalities that you can do to help optimize your incisions are reviewed during your follow-up visits.
What to expect during your recovery
Neck Lift surgery is generally performed as an outpatient procedure at a private surgical facility. You will be able to go home after the procedure to relax and recover. In general, most patients recover well over the first 2 week, and we provide you with all of the medication and supplies to help you through this process. When thinking about time off work, or away from social commitments, 3 weeks is usually a safe window of downtime. It is common to experience some swelling and bruising after the surgery. During the recovery time, you will wear a neck and facial wrap to help minimize swelling and provide support to your neck as it heals. Heavy lifting and strenuous exercise should be avoided for 4 weeks to prevent ongoing swelling from the increase in your blood pressure. Dr. Seal will see you in the office over the recovery period to review all of the important information with you and ensure you are doing well. There are often drains used in the first 1-to-2 days to help minimize the chance of fluid accumulating. These are removed in the office and appropriate drain care instructions are provided. The final results can appear gradually over the first few months. The incisions continue to fade over the first year, and all of the important things you can do to help optimize your results are reviewed during your follow-up visits.
A Neck Lift can create beautiful, dramatic results that leave you both looking and feeling great. This is always optimized with a healthy lifestyle. Patients love their smooth, rejuvenated look, to help contribute to looking and feeling healthy, youthful and beautiful.