If you are looking to achieve a younger, tighter neckline, the best solution may be a neck lift. This cosmetic procedure can eliminate excess fat and skin from your neck and lower cheeks. Dr. Lloyd Van Wyck can help you determine the best remedy to address your neck’s imperfections and help you find your most attractive profile. To learn more about neck lift surgery, contact our Ottawa, Ontario, cosmetic surgery practice today.
Candidates for a Neck Lift
Clinically referred to as rhytidectomy, a neck lift creates subtle contours in both the neck and lower face, reducing or eliminating jowls and excess skin that can make patients appear older. In addition, if bands of muscle in your neck have lead to wrinkles or creases, a neck lift can address the issue, in most cases.
Good candidates for a neck lift want to specifically reshape and define the neck area, but may not be ready for a full face lift. Interested candidates should understand that a neck lift alone will not change facial appearance in any area other than the neck, nor will any cosmetic procedure stop the aging process.
You should be in good overall health if you are considering neck lift surgery, and be free of any conditions that could interfere with healing. Additionally, you should avoid smoking, as it can lengthen your recovery time and lead to complications during surgery.
The Procedure: What to Expect
Dr. Van Wyck will explain the procedure and answer all of your questions at your pre-surgical consultation, to ensure that your treatment plan is in line with your desired results. If you will be undergoing other cosmetic procedures along with your neck lift, these will also be discussed and included in your treatment plan.
A cosmetic neck lift surgery can help return the youthful curves and tight appearance you once had.
Neck lift surgery is an outpatient procedure, so you will be able to return home the same day, without having to stay overnight at a hospital. Prior to your surgery, we will administer anesthesia to help make you feel comfortable and relaxed.
The details of each procedure will vary from patient to patient, but in most cases, a small incision is created at a discreet location, such as the hair line or ear. Dr. Van Wyck will sculpt, remove, and redistribute fat tissue to achieve the most attractive results.
He may also tighten muscles during the procedure. In some cases, a separate, small incision may be created to perform liposuction beneath the chin, as the final step before closing the incision.
Your Recovery and Timeline
As with most surgical procedures, bruising and swelling are to be expected, however, we will provide you with a bandage which can help reduce these issues. We will insert a small drainage tube near the treatment site, which will allow fluid beneath the skin to exit the body.
Dr. Van Wyck will provide you and your caregiver with post-operative instructions regarding what to expect, how to change bandages and apply medications, when to take oral medications, and how to reduce your risk for infection or complications.
You should plan to take one or two weeks off from work during your recovery, so that you can rest and recuperate. If you underwent multiple procedures along with your neck lift, you may require additional time for recuperation. You should not perform any strenuous activities during recovery. You will need to avoid exercising or lifting heavy objects, children, or pets.
Schedule Your Consultation
A cosmetic neck lift surgery can help return the youthful curves and tight appearance you once had. Learn how you can enjoy a slimmer, more attractive neckline by contacting our practice today.