When it comes to the youthfulness of the face humanity has one big natural enemy. The gravity. Sadly, it affects the skin on our faces as much as the rest of our body and one day you might notice these signs: loss of jawline definition, skin sagging on the neck and loss of volume of the cheeks. Do not panic if you are not ready for the full-face rejuvenation yet! What can help to stop the drooping of the facial oval is a neck lift, also called lower rhytidectomy.
So, the indications for the lifting of the neck include:
Sometimes, when it is not only drooping skin but also an excess of fat that is bothering the patient, the lifting is associated with the liposuction of the neck and jawline.
Typically, this operation is performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. Through the incisions behind the ears the surgeon is tightening skin and muscles and restores a smoother and more youthful appearance of the neck. Usually after the procedure the patient would need to wear a special dressing for 3 to 4 days, to ensure that the skin is nicely attached to the contour of the jaw. And within one week he or she can get back to work. Another one week and the patient can get back to the normal life, without any restrictions.
As for the specific side effects, there might be some swelling and bruising after the neck liposuction, but this should go away in the 2 weeks following the surgery.
Even without making any other changes to the face, improving a thick, wrinkled, or sagging neck can dramatically improve a one’s appearance, helping a patient to look years younger or even as though he or she has lost weight.
To get even more from this operation you can have a lipofilling associated with necklift, to restore the volume of the cheeks that decrease with age or due to hardship. This means that the fat that was removed from your neck during the liposuction could be reinjected to fill your cheeks and rejuvenate the face by adding volumes where you need them.