The neck area is also susceptible to aging as the face, but usually receives less attention. Over time the healthy appearance of the neck begins to change; It’s boundaries become unclear, the skin loosens, droops and sags. Some of the patients seem to be double-jawed, while others only relax on the skin. Neck lift surgery aims to remove the sagging skin and bring it back to its original tension. The accumulated excess fat tissue can also be removed under the chin at the same time in the surgery.
If the patient is young and there is no or very little skin sagging and the only problem is fat accumulation; liposuction method is usually adequate.
Excess fat tissue is removed with an incision of about 3 cm beneath the chin. If there is relaxation in the neck muscles, these muscles are re-tightened by the appropriate techniques and the skin is re-draped more tightly over the neck.
If you had general anesthesia, you should stay in the hospital overnight. However, if only liposuction is applied, you may be discharged after 4-6 hours of observation.
In the post-operative period neck lift patients will have some swelling and bruising. This resolves within 7 to 10 days. However, this process is not the same for every patient. Patients must refrain from any strenuous movements for three weeks.