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WASHINGTON, DC, December 11, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The neck region easily develops unwanted visible signs of aging. For many individuals, this may be the first area to begin showing your age, or it may make you appear older than you actually are.
If you suffer from undesirable aging in your neck area, a neck lift may be the answer to your problems. Below are common neck lift questions, which should help you decide if a neck lift is the appropriate facial cosmetic surgery solution for you.
What is a neck lift?
A neck lift is one or more surgeries performed in order to remove excess neck skin, sagging skin or other visible aging signs in the neck region. Often, it is performed concurrently with other cosmetic surgery procedures, such as a facelift.
What signs of aging can become apparent in the neck region?
The neck area can easily accumulate numerous unwanted aesthetics that reveal your true age or make you appear older than you actually are, including:
- Loss of skin elasticity - As you age, the neck region may lose its skin elasticity. This is a particular problem for individuals that have lost excessive weight.
- Fat deposits - The neck is a dumping ground for excess fat.
- Lax muscles - Muscles on opposite sides of the neck lose their structure with age, allowing skin to sag and droop.
Am I a candidate for a neck lift?
If you are embarrassed by the appearance of your neck or believe your neck makes you look older than you actually are, you may be a candidate for a neck lift. Common problems fixed by a neck lift include:
- Removing loose skin
- Improving your overall attractiveness by adjusting the angle between the neck and chin
- Adjusting drooping jowls
- Improving jawline definition
What does the neck lift procedure entail?
Each neck lift is tailored to suit your individual cosmetic goals. Typically, a cosmetic surgeon will perform one or more of the following surgeries:
- Liposuction - To remove excess neck fat
- Cervicoplasty - To remove excess, sagging skin, which often occurs following liposuction
- Platysmaplasty - To adjust the cosmetic attractiveness of your neck muscles
What risks are associated with neck lifts?
Every cosmetic procedure carries a certain amount of risk, which is why you must thoroughly research the procedure and understand how to choose the right cosmetic surgeon.
Common risks associated with neck lifts include:
- Development of infection
- Anesthesia reaction
- Injury to the nerves that control your neck muscles
- Poor reconstruction technique resulting in obvious scar tissue visibility
- Dissatisfaction with the end result
- Hematoma, or the accumulation of blood under the skin's surface
What is the recovery process from a neck lift?
A neck lift is minimally invasive and requires minimal downtime. Bruising will persist for approximately two weeks and may require ice to minimize swelling.
Initially following your surgery, a compression bandage may be necessary. After approximately one month, you can return to normal, vigorous activities.
If you are interested in a neck lift and live in the northern Virginia or Washington, D.C. area, please contact NOVA SurgiCare, PC today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hamrah.
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