Posted July 06, 2013 in Uncategorized
If you have loose, drooping neck skin, you may benefit from a specific type of neck lift procedure: a cervicoplasty. With this type of surgery, sagging skin is cut away, giving you a smooth, attractive, wrinkle-free neck.
Before undergoing a cervicoplasty procedure, it’s very helpful to have a full understanding of what it entails. After general or local anesthesia is administered, the surgeon will make a small cut either below the chin or behind the ears. Sometimes, it will be necessary to use both sites. The skin tissue will then be lifted and stretched, removing wrinkles to create a more youthful look. Excess skin will be trimmed away, and the site(s) will be closed using sutures or surgical glue.
Recovering from a cervicoplasty neck lift procedure can involve getting stitches removed, avoiding activities that are physically stressful, wearing a compression garment, keeping the neck and head elevated, taking pain medication and antibiotics, and waiting for swelling to reduce and bruises to fade. After a period of three to six months, you’ll be able to fully judge the overall effects of the cervicoplasty.
Cervicoplasties are sometimes done at the same time as other neck lift procedures, such as platysmaplasty and liposuction. The best way to determine which procedures will best suit your needs is through visiting a plastic surgeon for an initial consultation. Dr. Scott Green, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon, has the knowledge and experience necessary to help you excise that extra skin, so contact our office today to set up an appointment.