Neck lift surgery in Richmond can restore your neck to the youthful look you had in the past. Your neck can betray your age faster than your face. Loose skin, a double chin, and muscle bands can form, causing you to look older than you feel. A neck lift might be the answer.
Dr. Steve Montante is well-versed in the latest surgical techniques and has performed numerous neck lifts in Richmond.
A neck lift is often combined with other facial procedures for an overall rejuvenation. Combining a neck and facelift, for example, corrects signs of aging from the midface to the shoulder. Others opt to add procedures for the upper face, such as eyelid surgery or a brow lift.
What Can a Neck Lift Do for You?
Neck lift surgery can correct:
- Lax skin and muscle in the neck
- Loss of a defined jawline
- Double chin
- Skin wrinkles in the neck
- Muscle bands
Dr. Montante will spend time with you during your initial consultation to hear your concerns and goals, as well as answer your questions. He will examine your neck and recommend a surgical plan for you. He will also review your medical history. Note that a neck lift is considered cosmetic and is not covered by insurance in Richmond.
Dr. Montante will advise you of all preparations to take prior to your operation. If you are a smoker, for example, you will need to stop for a period of time before surgery.
What Should you Expect from Neck Lift Surgery in Richmond?
Neck lift surgery is usually performed using general anesthesia. The procedure takes approximately 2 hours.
Small incisions are generally made behind the ear and under the chin. The tissue is tightened using suspension techniques and sutures, and excess skin and muscle are trimmed, when necessary. As a result, the tissue is better supported. Liposuction may be used to remove excess fat. A drain may be placed under the skin to capture post-surgical fluids. If so, this is removed within a few days of your surgery.
Recovering from a Neck Lift in Richmond
Sutures are removed about a week after your surgery. You should be able to resume normal activities within 1-2 weeks. The full results of your neck lift will appear within a few months, although you will see significant improvement quickly.
Expect some post-operative discomfort, but this can be managed with oral pain medication. Swelling and bruising are normal, but swelling can be reduced with cold compresses and elevating your head during sleep. You will wear a compression garment for a short time after surgery, which will provide support and also help to speed healing.
We will monitor your progress in follow-up examinations, and we will advise when you can resume physical exercise, which is usually in about a month.
Take years off your appearance with a neck lift. Call us today to schedule a consultation and find out more about neck lift surgery in Richmond.