It's very common for men and women to take terrific care of their facial skin - while forgetting completely about their necks. For this reason, the neck tends to show earlier signs of aging and may require a lift to fix sagging skin, heavy jowls and wrinkles.
This procedure is ideal for patients who:
Are 30 to 70 years of age
Have good skin elasticity
Are self-conscious about their aging neck
Dr. Reinblatt, plastic surgeon in White Plains, provides some of the best neck lifts around. She embraces a two-pronged approach to the neck lift, focusing on tightening the underlying neck muscles and firming loose skin. For most patients, this involves two distinct neck lift procedures: the cervicoplasty and the platysmaplasty.
The cervicoplasty focuses on trimming excess skin from the neck and tightening lax muscles. It smooths the surface of the skin and restores the kind of defined neck that's associated with youth.
The platysmaplasty involves removing and tightening the platysma muscle. The platysma muscle lies over the throat and under the chin, establishing the contour of the neck. Over time, it can split in two, creating a turkey-wattle appearance. This procedure tightens this muscle and corrects neck bands. Your neck lift can be done with or without adjusting the platysma muscle.
Your procedure will be done under general anesthesia to ensure your comfort and safety. Once you're sedated, Dr. Reinblatt will begin with the cervicoplasty by making small incisions behind or beneath each ear. Through those openings, she will trim away excess skin and tighten certain muscles. For some patients, the procedure ends with the cervicoplasty, and Dr. Reinblatt will re-drape the skin and close the incisions.
If you're having a platysmaplasty done as well, Dr. Reinblatt will make an additional incision beneath the chin. She will then reposition the platysma muscle and suture it into a more youthful position. She may also remove excess fat and skin in the area to create an enhanced contour.
You should be able to return to work and your normal routine after two weeks
You may have bruising and swelling on your jaws, ears and neck for up to ten days
Wear a compression garment on your neck for two weeks
Take your pain medication and antibiotics as prescribed
Keep your head elevated at all times
Don't let sagging neck skin, wrinkles and a "turkey wattle" appearance age you. Contact Dr. Reinblatt's office today to begin planning for your neck lift.Schedule
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