The skilled physicians at the Duke Aesthetics Center in Durham, North Carolina, are experts in cosmetic enhancements, including neck lift procedures.
A neck lift is performed to improve the contour of the neck and create a more attractive, angular neckline by removing fatty accumulation under the neck skin and tightening the deeper muscle layer.
The procedure is a limited facelift where the emphasis is only on the neck, not the cheeks or jowls. Surgery of the neck is performed through incisions around the ears and through tiny incisions under the chin.
When there is a good deal of extra skin, it needs to be removed as part of the lift. This placement of the incisions permits hiding the scars behind the ears.
This outpatient procedure typically takes two to three hours.
At first, your features may be distorted from swelling, and facial movements may be somewhat stiff. Bruising may persist for several weeks.
You can typically return to work after two weeks. Rest and application of cold compresses for 24 hours after surgery, followed by gradual resumption of daily activities is recommended.
The results of a neck lift can last five to 10 years. While you will always look younger than if you had not had a neck lift, the aging process will continue.
Complications of a neck lift include:
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