A neck lift improves the visible signs of aging or congenital laxity of the neck by removing excess fat, correcting muscle banding, and tightening the skin. It can also improve the jawline. A neck lift in Asheville, NC is usually a part of a facelift that should, more properly, be called a face and neck lift. However, the neck can be treated alone when the upper face is still pleasing and you do not want or need a procedure on the face itself.
There are three problems that are candidates for a stand-alone neck lift.
These methods can be combined.
We do neck lift alone in the office under local anesthesia. Mild sedation is available if desired.
We like you to have stopped all anti-inflammatory meds like aspirin, Aleve and Advil and any other anticoagulant or Vitamin-E for 1-2 weeks before the surgery and to remain off them for 1-week post op. You should also refrain from any straining or vigorous activity for 3-4 days post op. In males, there are sutures that need to come out in 4-7 days since buried sutures interfere with beard growth. After that, you can return to normal activities. There is some swelling for about a month or so. Scar redness also fades after about a month or so but can be hidden with camouflage make-up.