As you age, it is common to see sagging and other problems in the neck area. Unfortunately, this area of the body does not tend to respond too well to diet and exercise, making it a problem area that many people struggle to address. A neck lift is a treatment option available that can help you improve the look of your neck. With a better understanding of what this procedure is and how it can help, you will be able to determine if it is the right option for you.
How a Neck Lift Can Help
A neck lift procedure can help to address the various problem areas around the neck. Some of the most common issues that patients seek this treatment for include:
- Excess fat in the neck area
- Turkey neck, or sagging and loose skin around the neck
- Skin drooping from the lower face
- Double chin
- Excessive wrinkles
This procedure can help you achieve a much more youthful appearance, which can improve your confidence and boost your self-esteem.
Are You a Good Candidate for a Neck Lift?
There are several factors that are taken into account when determining whether you are a good candidate for a neck lift. In general, you should meet the following criteria:
- You need to be a non-smoker
- You need to generally be in good health
- You need to have no health condition that impairs or slows healing
- You should have realistic expectations of the final outcome
It is important to have a full understanding of what to expect during and after the procedure to determine if it is the right solution for you.
What to Expect During Your Procedure
During your procedure, an incision is made that follows the contour of your neck. This begins near your ear and continues down both sides of your face toward the lower hairline. The surgeon may then sculpt excess fat, redistribute it, or remove it to improve the contour. They may also tighten and reposition tissue beneath the skin to help achieve optimal results. Your skin will be reshaped over the newly contoured area and trimmed away. After the procedure is finished, it can take up to three months for the swelling to completely subside.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you want to see how a neck lift can help you, contact the team at S + P MedSpa today by calling (202) 810-7700. You can also request an appointment online to get started. Dr. Somenek can meet with you to discuss the procedure and how it may help you.