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Neck Lift Procedure Steps

Neck Lift Procedure Steps

Neck Lift Procedure Steps | Glendale Plastic Surgery | PasadenaA neck lift is one of the more impactful cosmetic surgery procedures because neck is a prominent and visible part of the body with a direct relation to the face. A neck lift procedure involves reduction of loose skin in the neck region, and in some cases, restructuring of the underlying loose or separated neck muscles.

At the time of initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss the steps involved in the neck lift procedure. When the patient is aware of all aspects of the procedure, it will help to mitigate their pre-surgery anxiety and make them feel more confident.

Fellowship trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides neck lift to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding communities and cities in this part of The Golden State.

 

Preparation

As a first step, the patient will be required to prepare for neck lift surgery by making a few lifestyle adjustments in the weeks preceding the procedure. The surgeon will advise the patient to refrain from smoking and eating excessive fatty or sugary foods. The patient’s schedule of any ongoing prescription drugs, blood thinners, herbal supplements and vitamins may also have to be adjusted for a few days.  

On the night before the cosmetic surgery, the patient should rest adequately and not eat anything for eight hours before the surgery time. On the day of the surgery, they should wear comfortable, front-button clothing and avoid wearing accessories or makeup.

 

Anesthesia

The patient will be placed under general anesthesia or sedation with local anesthesia once they are moved to the surgery room. In case of general anesthesia, a qualified anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist will remain present in the surgery room to monitor the patient’s response.

The patient’s fitness to undergo general anesthesia will be determined beforehand. Experienced and fantastic facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and nearby areas for neck lift surgery.

 

Placing the Incisions

Neck lift surgery can usually be performed using small incisions. A skilled surgeon will place the incisions in natural neck creases or discreet locations such as behind the ears and under the chin.

Healing is faster in case of smaller incisions, and subsequent scarring is minimized. However, the size and location of the incisions will be determined according to the amount of skin and fat to be removed, and whether neck lift is to be combined with a facelift.

 

Surgery

A few patients may only need neck liposuction to sculpt the neck, but others may need more significant improvement through reduction of neck skin and fat as well as tightening of the underlying neck muscles. Surgical excision or liposuction may be used to remove unwanted fat. A part of the platysma muscle may be removed to tighten slack neck muscles.

 

Wound Closure  

When the neck lift surgery is over, the surgeon will re-drape the skin and pull it taut. The incisions will be carefully closed with traditional or dissolvable sutures. Any excess skin will be trimmed away at this stage as well.

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

Neck Lift Candidates

Neck Lift Candidates | Glendale Plastic Surgery | PasadenaWhen an individual is considering a neck lift cosmetic surgery procedure, their first step should be to identify the most suitable neck lift surgeon and seek an initial consultation.

During this consultation, the surgeon will determine the patient’s candidacy after assessing their general health, skin laxity and fat tissue in the neck area, facial profile, and their unique cosmetic goals.

Dr. Eric Yavrouian is a fellowship trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon as well as a board certified otolaryngologist providing various cosmetic procedures for the face, neck and other areas.

Dr. Yavrouian will recommend neck lift to suitable candidates who can meet their personal cosmetic goals with this surgery. He provides neck lift to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding locations.  

 

Ideal Candidates

Women and men between the ages of 40 and 70 commonly seek neck lift surgery. An ideal candidate would be in good general health to sustain anesthesia and surgery, and would have one or more of the following attributes related to the neck:

  • Sagging neck skin, commonly called turkey wattle neck
  • Neck skin damaged due to sun and environmental exposure
  • Excess fat deposits under the chin, giving the effect of a double chin
  • Wide jowls because of fatty tissue or excess skin under the jaws
  • Significant wrinkles and folds in the neck

 

Skin Elasticity

While determining the patient’s candidacy for neck lift cosmetic surgery, the surgeon will evaluate the skin quality and degree of laxity in the neck area. Ideal candidates would have some amount of skin elasticity in the neck in order to attain best results.

The neck lift procedure involves substantive stretching of the skin, and the skin should have the necessary elasticity to be able to withstand that. Therefore, some older patients with excessive skin laxity may not be ideal candidates for neck lift.  

 

Other Conditions

Candidates with a positive mindset, clear cosmetic priorities and reasonable expectations will typically make good candidates for neck lift surgery. They should be aware of the post-op downtime involved in the procedure, and be prepared to stay at home for a few days to allow for initial healing.

A good candidate will be committed to the preparation as well as recovery steps as per the surgeon’s guidelines. They should be prepared to disclose information about smoking or other specific lifestyle issues, currently used medications and underlying medical conditions, if any, in order to determine their candidacy.

Successful and percipient facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and other cities and communities in Southern California for a neck lift.

 

Correction of Specific Flaws

A neck lift is more appropriate candidates who want to get rid of the appearance of loose bands of fat and skin that may have occurred over the years. The procedure is also designed to accentuate the jaw contour and reduce the jowly appearance. A neck lift can give the impression of a reduced weight in the facial and neck region, but candidates should be aware that a neck lift is not a weight loss surgery.


For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

Neck Lift (Lower Rhytidectomy) Plastic Surgery Recovery

Neck Lift (Lower Rhytidectomy) Plastic Surgery Recovery | GlendaleLower rhytidectomy, popularly known as neck lift cosmetic surgery, is considered a relatively less invasive procedure. But it does entail a significant recovery process, which is vital to achieving complete success and sustainable aesthetic results as desired by the patient.

The patient will receive detailed recovery instructions from the surgeon, which they should follow diligently in order to have a safe and speedy recovery.

During the initial consultation as well as before leaving for home after the surgery, the patient will have the opportunity to ask questions about recovery, downtime and do’s and don’ts to be followed in the post-surgical phase. Fellowship trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides neck lift to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills CA, and other cities and suburbs in this part of Southern California.

 

Estimated Downtime

Most patients will go through a downtime of about one week after neck lift surgery. They should have some responsible to drive them back home after the cosmetic surgery is completed and the surgeon clears the patient to return home.

Working people should ideally apply for leave for one week in advance at their workplace in order to ensure a stress-free recovery. Pain medications prescribed by the surgeon may be used in the first few days to keep the patient comfortable.

 

Maintaining Blood Flow

Although patient should stay confined to the home and take plenty of rest in the first week, the surgeon will encourage them to perform light activities and short walks at home to maintain blood flow in the incision areas.

They should wear loose fitting clothes that button up the front during the first few days. Vigorous exercises and lifting of heavy weights should be avoided for the first three to four weeks until the incisions have sufficiently healed. Normal routine can be resumed after a week in most cases.

 

Staying Alert for Infections

Post-operative bruising and swelling will gradually resolve after the neck lift surgery. However, if the patient experiences abnormal signs such as severe or persistent pain in the incision sites, pus in the incision areas, high fever or pronounce swelling that does not reduce, they should promptly seek medical attention.

The patient should avoid contamination exposure in the incision sites as far as possible in the first few days and avoid submerging the incision area in water until the surgeon allows.

 

Side Effects and Scarring

Mild pain and soreness in the incision areas, and some degree of bruising and swelling is expected after neck lift, but it will be a temporary side effect. Some degree of scarring is inevitable in any surgery, including neck lift, but the scars will become thinner and slowly fade away to appear as thin, white lines.

Judicious and well-practiced surgeons will place the incisions in natural neck creases or other inconspicuous locations to minimize the appearance of scars. Complete results of a neck lift will be established over several months as the swelling subsides completely. Outstanding and focused facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills CA, and nearby areas for a neck lift.

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

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