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Aging can affect the appearance of the neck in multiple ways. The neck skin becomes loose and starts to sag and small pockets of fat can accumulate around the neck and under the chin. Muscle banding can occur along with skin laxity and distort the appearance of your jawline and the overall appearance of your face. A neck lift can correct these issues and restore the appearance of your face.
At Posh Plastic Surgery we offer the neck lift procedure for patients in Jacksonville who want to rejuvenate the appearance of their neck and jawline and restore their comfort with their appearance. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sofia Kirk can provide you with beautiful and natural-looking results from your neck lift.
What Is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of the neck and area beneath the jawline in order to reverse the visible signs of aging and give the neck and jawline a younger and firmer look with more definition.
A neck lift is an excellent option for addressing ‘turkey neck’ as it is referred to by some. This is a common aesthetic issue that can be caused by aging, weight loss, hereditary factors and other causes.
How a Neck Lift is Performed
There are several different methods of neck plastic surgery; cervicoplasty is the removal of excess skin involving a small incision behind or under each ear, platysmaplasty is the tightening of the neck muscles with surgical procedures. Liposuction of the area is often done at the same time to remove fatty tissue and compliment the other procedures.
A neck lift is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. The length of the procedure will vary based on the techniques used. Once the procedure is complete any incisions made will be sutured closed and dressed.
Your Neck Lift will be performed by Dr. Sofia Kirk at her office in Jacksonville, FL.
Combining Your Neck Lift with Other Facial Rejuvenation Procedures
It is not uncommon for several facial plastic surgery procedures to be performed at one time to accentuate the overall effect. This means that there will be far less recovery time and the overall cost will be reduced since the surgery centre and anesthesia fees will only need to be paid for once.
By combining neck surgery with a face lift, nose surgery, eyelid surgery and/or a brow lift a good plastic surgeon can create a dramatic change in the way a person looks. You should discuss with your surgeon what you want to achieve by having surgery so they can advise you of what options and combinations are available, what overall result you can reasonably expect and what the cost of surgery will be.
Recovering from a Neck Lift
Recovery time for neck lift surgery takes approximately 2 to 3 weeks for the bruising and swelling to subside, but you will be able to see the improved definition of the neck and jawline before this time.
How Long Will My Neck Lift Results Last?
The effects can last up to ten years, about the same time as a face lift, however this will vary greatly from person to person depending upon their skin type, age, lifestyle and how well they take care of their general health following the procedure.
Regular exercise, drinking plenty of pure water and herbal teas, eating natural, nutritious foods in moderate amounts and taking regular exercise will greatly benefit your overall health leading to a stronger immune system, improved level of fitness, greater mental clarity, increased energy and improved mood and enhanced mental and emotional stability. All of these will help maintain a healthier, more youthful appearance, decrease the stressors which contribute towards the aging process and help maintain the rejuvenating effects of your plastic surgery.
It is important to remember that true health and beauty begin within and radiate outwards to affect our physical appearance.
Schedule a Consultation
Don’t let the effects of aging ruin the appearance of your neck – Contact Posh Plastic Surgery in Jacksonville today to schedule a consultation for your neck lift with Dr. Kirk. She can let you know if a neck life is the right choice for you and can use her surgical skill to provide you with outstanding results.