Many men may notice they have excess skin on their neck, sometimes referred to as a “wattle,” that gets in the way when they tie a tie. The direct necklift can be an option for men who want to address this loose skin on the neck without a full facelift. A better dermal blood supply due to beard hair follicles allows a finer scar, making this approach possible in men.
What Is a Neck Lift?
Also known as a lower rhytidectomy, a neck lift is a surgical procedure that can improve signs of aging on the jawline and neck. This procedure can address concerns such as excess or loss of skin as well as help improve facial balancing.
What Are the Reasons To Get a Neck Lift?
A neck lift surgery can restore youth to your overall appearance by removing the following from the jawline or neck:
- Excess fat and skin that leads to jowls
- Excess fatty deposits that sit under the chin
- Loose neck skin
- Muscle banding in the neck
While a neck lift will not stop the aging process, it can restore years back to your overall appearance. In addition, it will help bring attention away from the lower half of your face and more to the center of your face by helping to achieve an overall appearance of even proportions of your facial structures.
Who Is the Ideal Candidate for a Neck Lift?
Ideal candidates for the neck lift should be in overall good health, non-smokers, and free from any underlying health conditions that may complicate the healing process. It is also important that candidates maintain realistic expectations regarding the results of their procedure.
If you are allergic to anesthesia or have chronic health conditions, this procedure may not be suitable for you.
Are There Any Risks With a Neck Lift?
Like any other cosmetic surgery procedure, a neck lift does come with several risks that patients should be aware of before committing to their procedure. These risks can include:
- Anesthesia complications
- Excessive bleeding
- Facial asymmetry
- Changes in skin sensation
- Poor wound healing
- Skin loss
- Deep venous thrombosis
- Nerve injury
- Unsatisfactory results which may require revisional surgery
Under the care of Dr. Greg Gaines, who is a board-certified plastic surgeon, draws from years of experience providing high-quality care to patients all across Florida. Despite these risks, which rarely occur, patients can expect to easily manage their side effects and avoid complications following their neck lift procedure.
What Is Recovery Like After a Neck Lift?
During your recovery from neck lift surgery, a bandage or a thin tube may be given to minimize swelling and drain excess fluid from your treated area. Slight pain, swelling, and bruising are common side effects of the neck lift procedure and should begin to disappear after two weeks. For some patients, swelling can last up to several months, but after this time, they will be able to enjoy their new and improved look. Dr. Gaines will provide specific instructions that patients should follow to achieve a successful recovery.
Schedule a Consultation for a Neck Lift in Gainesville, FL
If you’re ready to completely change the way your neck looks, now is the time to contact Dr. Gaines at Gaines Plastic Surgery. Serving patients in Gainesville, FL, and its surrounding areas, Dr. Gaines is proud to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals. To find out more about the neck lift procedure, schedule a consultation by clicking here or calling 352-678-3870 to reach our office.