As we age, many of us notice changes in our bodies that we are not terribly happy with. Necks, in particular, can show signs of aging due to a wide range of factors. Sometimes, gravity takes its toll and we experience sagging. In other situations, unwanted fat can collect. Even successful weight loss can cause undesirable loose skin.
A neck lift in Huntersville, NC with Dr. Briggs E. Cook Jr. can highlight the natural contours of your face and redefine your jaw line. Even with no other facial procedure, a neck lift can restore youth and life to your appearance.
When is the time to consider a neck lift?
There’s much to be gained from a neck lift procedure. Like your face, your neck is always visible. How it appears can cause people to make assumptions about your age, health, and how you take care of yourself.
When to undergo a neck lift is a personal decision that largely depends on individual circumstances and preferences. However, there are some things to consider before you decide a neck lift is right for you.
- Are you between 40 and 80 years of age?
- Do you have adequate skin elasticity in your neck and jaw line?
- Do you have noticeable signs of aging in the neck region?
- Are you in overall good health?
- Do you have realistic expectations of what neck surgery can do for you?
No matter what your circumstances, Dr. Cook. can work with you to formulate a personalized treatment plan to help meet your goals and needs.
What can I expect from treatment?
Every neck lift procedure will be slightly different depending on the patient’s individual diagnostics. Regardless of whether you are looking to have fat removed, skin tightened, or jaw lines redefined there are some consistencies in what to expect.
The neck lift is an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia. After the surgery, you can expect some discomfort including bruising, swelling, and tenderness. You can expect to return to daily activity, including work, 2 weeks after surgery.
It is important to note that you likely will not see results right away. The skin and soft tissue need time to anchor properly. It is normal for the neck will feel tight for a few months after treatment. While you can return to your normal daily activities relatively quickly, full recovery takes up to 6 months.
Dr. Cook will provide you with personalized instructions for aftercare in order to ensure a speedy and effective recovery.
How long will results last?
The results of a neck lift are considered permanent, though it is important to note that it cannot stop the aging process altogether. It is entirely possible and even likely that the surrounding areas will continue to experience the effects of aging as time passes. If you maintain a healthy lifestyle, the results of the procedure are more likely to have a lasting effect.
If you have questions or are interested in learning more about neck lift procedures in the Huntersville area, contact Pure Facial Plastics today.