Necklift Surgery in Gainesville, FL

The passage of years can cause a drooping of facial muscles and accumulation of fat in the neck that can make individuals look older than they are. A facelift can help to restore a younger facial appearance, but the neck may also require plastic surgery to preserve an overall youthful look. For a necklift procedure Gainesville, FL patients can rely on skilled and caring attention for their surgery.

A necklift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes areas of unsightly fat, trim loose skin and tighten muscles to provide the tighter appearance of youth. A Gainesville necklift procedure is sometimes done in conjunction with facelifts, but they can be done as a separate procedure. Necklifts may require the lifting of the cheek muscles to elevate the muscle to a more aesthetically pleasing position. A number of different procedures can be used for improving the appearance of the neck.

Types of Necklift Procedures

  • Cervicoplasty is a procedure that removes excess skin through small incisions under the chin and behind the ears. The skin is then lifted into its improved, natural position and secured with sutures.
  • Platysmaplasty is another procedure used to reduce the banded appearance of the neck. In this procedure, the surgeon removes or realigns certain muscles of the neck and sutures them into position.

Is A Necklift Right For You?

Prepping for surgery includes an in-depth consultation with our Gainesville cosmetic surgeon, a thorough physical examination and medical evaluation, as well as an explanation of what will be done and what you can expect during recovery. You will be advised to avoid smoking for several weeks before the procedure to ensure faster healing of tissues. You will also be advised to stop taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen that can affect bleeding. A diet of healthy foods and plenty of fluids will help to prepare you for surgery and subsequent healing.

Mini-lifts or full lifts can also be done, depending on the amount of correction required. Liposuction surgery can also be used to remove fat deposits in the neck. Your physician will determine the best procedures for your needs during a consultation.

What to Expect From Necklift Surgeries

Surgery is generally done on an outpatient basis with a local anesthetic and IV sedation. The procedure generally takes one to three hours to complete.

After surgery, the patient is required to limit activities prevent damage and stress to the affected area. This healing requires not moving your head or neck while sutures heal. You should avoid bending over or other activities that will cause increased blood flow to the face and neck. Swelling and bruising at the site are common and will gradually disappear over time. The patient should avoid strenuous activities during this time to allow proper healing. You will have to sleep in a manner that elevates the head to reduce swelling and promote healing.

Gainesville Plastic Surgery Center

A number of financing options are available at Poser Plastic Surgery Center. Necklift Gainesville, FL patients are generally pleased with the more youthful appearance of their neck and profile. If you are ready for a firmer appearance, a neck lift may be right for you. Call us today to schedule your consultation.