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One of the first areas of your body to display the signs of aging is the neck. Vertical and horizontal lines on the neck make a person appear much older than he/she feels. In addition, a turkey wattle and fatty jowls can really take a toll on one’s self-confidence. If you’re unhappy with your neck contours and desire an aesthetic improvement, a neck lift at Sierra Nevada Cosmetic + Laser Surgery can help.
What is a Neck Lift
A neck lift is a surgical procedure that can significantly improve the look of the neck. This surgical technique involves tightening the skin and the muscle structures under it. During the procedure,Dr. Yamamoto will remove excess fat and skin in the neck area and treat wrinkles and fine lines that appear with age on the neck. It is performed as an outpatient procedure, and patients looking to undergo it can safely return home the same day the surgery is completed.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Neck Lift?
A neck lift is an excellent cosmetic procedure for anyone who is unhappy with wrinkles and extra skin on the neck. If a turkey wattle or loss of a defined jawline is causing low self-confidence, then a neck lift can help.
Patients should ideally be in good health when applying for this procedure. Keeping realistic expectations would also be recommended, along with having a positive disposition. Any injury or health condition around the neck or throat areas should be allowed to heal first prior to the session.
* Individual results may vary.
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To make sure that patients get their desired results from the neck lift procedure, scheduling a consultation is needed. During the consultation, Dr. Yamamoto will perform an initial assessment of your neck in relation to the rest of your body and ask you about your medical history to determine if a neck lift is a good procedure for you.
It’s also important for patients to ask relevant questions during the consultation to make sure that they are going into the procedure informed. If they have any concerns about the procedure, this would be the best time to bring them up. Patients should also mention if they are taking any medications.
Preparing for the Procedure
Generally, you will be advised to quit smoking a few weeks prior to the surgery to promote better healing. To prevent excessive bleeding, aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs will have to be discontinued. Dr. Yamamoto will have you discuss your medical history and perform a physical examination to ascertain your current state of health.
The Neck Lift Procedure
Dr. Yamamoto will begin the procedure by administering an anesthetic to help you feel comfortable during the surgical process. Once the anesthetic has taken effect, he will begin the process of making incisions. A conventional neck lift incision starts from the sideburns, moves down, and goes around the ear ending in the hairline behind.
Through the incisions, he will remove excess fat from the neck and jowls. The tissue under the skin of the neck is relocated and then he will proceed with tightening the platysma muscle. Any excess skin in the treatment area will be removed and the remaining skin will be redraped around the newly formed contours of the neck.
In some cases, liposuction may be needed to address stubborn fat in hard-to-reach areas. A separate cut is made below the chin to perform liposuction. The cut is then closed either by stitching or using a skin adhesive.
I had a great experience with Dr. Yamamoto, I walked out immediately feeling more confident! I highly recommend him, you will feel comfortable from the time you step foot in his office and will be feeling completely satisfied with the results you walk out with. He understands that every patient’s desire is unique and will be sure to deliver exactly what you want. I couldn’t be happier with Dr. Yamamoto’s work. Reno is lucky Dr. Yamamoto started his practice here, as he is one of the only face specialists in the area. Don’t make a mistake, see Dr. Yamamoto!
Recovering From The Neck Lift Surgery
After undergoing a neck lift, it will take a few weeks to fully recover. After the surgery, Dr. Yamamoto will provide you with in-depth instructions that you will need to adhere to in order to achieve the best results. You will experience some swelling and discomfort after the surgery, but we can provide medication to help manage it as you heal.
During the recovery period, patients are highly advised to avoid strenuous physical activities and stress. Putting pressure on the affected areas would not be recommended.
How Much Does a Neck Lift Surgery Cost?
The cost of the neck lift surgery that each patient gets might differ from case to case, depending on the circumstances. The factors that can affect prices will be discussed during the consultation.
Contact Our Office
If you’re interested in learning more about a neck lift, contact Sierra Nevada Cosmetic Surgery today. Dr. Yamamoto is a highly skilled, double-board-certified plastic surgeon who is dedicated to helping you reach your cosmetic goals with innovative cosmetic procedures.