As we age, our bodies begin producing less collagen and elastin. With the decline of these essential proteins, the skin around our necks starts losing its elasticity and deep wrinkles begin to form. Though natural, these wrinkles can make us look much older than we feel. At Turner Medical Arts in Santa Barbara, California, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Giuffrida provides relief from this issue through effective neck lift surgery.
When Is Neck Lift Surgery Necessary?
A neck lift surgery involves the removal of unwanted fat and excess skin around your jawline. This procedure is undergone for purely aesthetic reasons but is often necessary for those experiencing a lot of discomfort due to the appearance of their necks. Typically, the surgery involves a single procedure but is sometimes recommended alongside other surgical procedures such as face or forehead lifts. At Turner Medical Arts, Dr. Giuffrida can perform all of the surgeries necessary for restoring your youthful appearance.
Neck Lift Surgery Procedure
During a neck lift surgery, you will be sedated and under local anesthetic to prevent any pain and discomfort. Once ready, the procedure will begin with liposuction aimed at eliminating unwanted fat around your neck and jawline. This fat removal requires that small incisions be made under your chin and behind your ears, but any scarring should be minimal. Afterward, any loose skin around your neck area will be removed and tightened to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sagging. For both steps of the procedure, Dr. Giuffrida follows a customized surgical plan unique to your facial structure, addressing your specific needs and expectations.
Surgery Results and Recovery
Typically, several weeks of recovery are needed after the surgery. During your recovery period, you may experience swelling and discomfort. A compression garment is provided after the procedure in order to minimize swelling. Dr. Giuffrida will also provide you with other instructions to ensure your incisions heal properly. Strenuous activity should be avoided until your body is fully healed. As your bruising and swelling subside, you will notice the skin around your neck become tighter, smoother, and slimmer. To make the most of this treatment, we recommend adopting a good skin care routine as well as a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Neck Lift Surgery in Santa Barbara, California
Excessive laxity and wrinkles around your neck can be addressed quickly and easily with a neck lift surgery. Our plastic surgeon, Dr. Giuffrida, is here to provide you with the surgical care you need to restore your youthful appearance. If you are interested in learning more about the procedure, request an appointment by calling (805) 962-1957 or filling out the form below.