How Will Scars Look After Neck Lift Surgery?
Neck lift surgery is one of the most transformative facial rejuvenation procedures available today, helping patients look years younger virtually overnight. When it comes to procedures involving the face and neck, one of the most common questions patients have is whether or not their scars will be visible. At Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery, board-certified and fellowship-trained Oculo Facial Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Shoib Myint helps patients in Beverly Hills, CA and Las Vegas, NV keep their work discreet with the most advanced neck lift techniques and technologies available today. Learn more about what level of scarring you can expect following neck lift surgery in the blog below.
What does a neck lift do?
Neck lift surgery can be a highly transformative procedure for patients who have experienced unwanted side effects of aging or weight loss on the neck and under the chin. Some of the most common concerns that can be significantly improved or even reversed with neck lift surgery include:
- Double chin
- Turkey neck
- Loose neck skin
- Hanging neck skin
- Neck wrinkles
- Neck banding
- Lines on the neck
How is a neck lift performed?
Neck lift surgery can often be performed using local anesthesia and IV sedation alone, reducing the risk of certain complications and cutting down on recovery time. If needed, Dr. Myint will first remove stubborn submental (under the chin) fat via liposuction. Three incisions – two near the ears and one under the chin – will then be created to allow Dr. Myint to trim away loose skin. The remaining skin will be pulled taut to sculpt a smoother, firmer, younger-looking neckline. The small incisions will be closed with sutures at the conclusion of the case.
Are neck lift scars visible?
In most cases, neck lift incisions are small and thin, with two being placed either in front of or behind the ears and one just beneath the skin. The relatively discreet location of the incisions means that neck lift scarring typically goes unnoticed. Furthermore, Dr. Myint takes great care to place the incisions within the natural lines and creases of the skin, making the resulting scars virtually imperceptible. Following the procedure, Dr. Myint will provide patients with detailed neck lift aftercare instructions to ensure their incisions heal and fade as completely as possible. These guidelines may include:
- Keeping the incisions clean and dry
- Avoiding sun exposure
- Sleeping on your back with your head slightly elevated
- Not wearing makeup during neck lift healing/recovery
- Using topical scar care products as directed
- Taking recommended supplements to encourage healing
How long do the results of a neck lift last?
Once postoperative swelling and bruising resolve, which may take about 1 – 2 weeks, patients will begin to notice the results of neck lift surgery taking shape. With proper aftercare, a healthy lifestyle, and stable weight, patients can expect to enjoy their smooth, slender, sexy new neckline for years to come.
Take years off your look with neck lift surgery in Southern California/Nevada
Don’t let a wrinkled neck or a stubborn double chin hold you back any longer. Take the first step toward feeling comfortable and confident in your own skin once again by calling Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery – with convenient locations in Las Vegas and Beverly Hills – to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Shoib Myint today.