If you’re troubled by sagging skin or fatty deposits on your neck, a neck lift offers the chance to achieve a streamlined profile. The team at Aesthetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa in Puyallup, Tacoma, and Federal Way, Washington, offers top-quality neck lift procedures performed by highly skilled facial surgical specialists. When you’re ready to learn more, call or click to schedule a visit.
The neck is an area of your body that tends to show age early. Weight fluctuations, genetics, and the passage of time can all contribute to a sagging appearance or a double chin. A neck lift is a surgical procedure that lifts and tightens the skin and tissue beneath your chin and down to the base of your neck.
Many people in Tacoma, Federal Way, and Puyallup come in for a neck lift after losing a considerable amount of weight. The skin on your neck does not significantly shrink on its own after weight loss, and it’s possible to develop a “waddle” or “turkey neck” once you’ve reached your goal weight.
The aging process is also a primary culprit of loose and sagging neck skin. Fortunately, a neck lift can transform this area of your body, creating a streamlined profile and a more youthful appearance.
General anesthesia ensures you rest comfortably throughout your neck lift procedure. Your surgeon creates the incisions needed to access your neck tissues, usually around the ears or, in some cases, beneath your chin.
The next step involves carefully removing any fatty deposits using liposuction and trimming away excess skin. Once your surgeon is pleased with the results, they pull the remaining skin taut before closing the incisions with suturing.
If your primary concern is excess fat beneath your chin, Kybella® is an injectable treatment that permanently dissolves a portion of targeted fat cells. You can choose to try Kybella as a stand-alone treatment or in conjunction with your neck lift.
Your surgeon provides comprehensive postsurgical care instructions. Adhering to these guidelines is a critical part of the healing process.
You’ll need to carefully clean the areas around your incisions to facilitate healing, and it’s important to take it easy for the first few days after your surgery. High-intensity activities or fitness pursuits should be avoided for a few weeks after your procedure to give your body time to heal.
You might want to consider having a chemical peel or laser treatment done to improve the appearance and texture of the skin on your neck and enhance your results.
If you have additional questions or concerns about a neck lift, call the office to book a visit. Online scheduling is also an option and takes only moments.