Everyone ages differently for various reasons like genetics, gravity, environmental causes, and stress. However, one area that is often neglected is the neck region. A neck lift in Atlanta at Kerolus Facial Plastic Surgery can help restore youthful shape and contour that other treatments cannot accomplish. If you have fullness in the neck, double chin, loss of elasticity, or muscle banding on your neck, a neck lift consultation with double board-certified Dr. Julia Kerolus may give you some answers and a way to regain a healthier, younger look.
A thinner, smoother-looking neck
The platysmaplasty procedure, often known as a neck lift, results in a more defined jawline and a thinner, smoother-looking neck.
To give your entire neck and jawline a more youthful appearance, this surgical technique lifts and smooths sagging skin, eliminates extra fat, and tightens the platysma muscle, reducing concerns like a double chin, vertical banding, wrinkles, and the "turkey neck" or "turkey wattle." A neck lift technique can produce impressive effects on its own. Still, it's frequently combined with additional facial cosmetic surgery procedures such as a facelift, brow lift, chin implant, or other methods to achieve comprehensive facial rejuvenation.
A neck lift accomplishes what diet and exercise cannot. It smooths and tightens the skin and muscles in the neck.
Unlike the face, you can't use fillers or skin-firming lotions to hide drooping neck skin. As a result, neck lift surgery is the only technique to properly correct the indications of aging in the neck. If you have lost definition of your jawline, a turkey neck, double chin, wrinkles, and other issues that leave you reaching for turtleneck sweaters, you are probably an excellent candidate to schedule a neck lift consultation at Kerolus Facial Plastic Surgery in Atlanta.
The extent of the procedure depends on the patient's goals and how much skin laxity is present.
If the candidate is relatively young with good skin elasticity, a small incision under the chin may be all that is needed. This allows for tightening of the platysma muscle and removing fat under the chin. In patients with excess redundant skin, the neck must also be lifted through incisions around the ears. The utmost care is always taken to ensure minimal visible scarring.
Your provider will gently wrap your face and neck during your recovery from neck lift surgery to decrease swelling and bruising after your procedure. In addition, there may be a small tube to drain any excess blood or fluid accumulated beneath the skin. Dr. Kerolus will give you detailed instructions on how to care for your surgical site and drains. Most Atlanta neck lift patients return to normal activities within 14 days. Swelling and bruising mostly subside within this initial period. Some minor swelling may persist, but complete resolution should be achieved within three months.
Shave off ten years
Please remember that it may take several weeks to months for swelling to subside and up to six months for incision lines to settle while evaluating your neck lift outcomes. The obvious benefits of a neck lift become apparent when swelling and bruising subsides. Your final outcome should not only make you look younger and more relaxed, but it should also make you feel more confident in yourself. Following your procedure for neck lift Atlanta Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kerolus will provide post surgery care instructions to ensure a successful outcome. Long-term sun protection and a healthy lifestyle will help you maintain your rejuvenated, younger-looking appearance.
A neck lift can improve an often forgotten but noticeable aging area of the face. Schedule your neck lift consultation with Kerolus Facial Plastic Surgery in Atlanta. During your consultation, double-board certified Dr. Kerolus will listen to your concerns and tailor a treatment plan specific to your aesthetic goals.
Your surgery will require sedation and local anesthetic or general anesthesia to minimize any pain during the process. For up to two weeks after surgery, patients will feel moderate discomfort and swelling. Therefore, it is critical to follow Dr. Kerolus' instructions in order for your operation to be successful.
With any cosmetic surgery, there are some risks. There may be reactions to anesthesia, bleeding, swelling, infections. However, the hazards in a neck lift are relatively rare.
Taking care of yourself is about more than just annual check-ups and eating right. You also want to preserve your ability to look and feel your best. If you feel like you have an area that you want to improve through plastic surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kerolus. She will make sure you find the right treatment for your best results.
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