A Neck Lift Can Help You Achieve a Slimmer, More Firm Neck
When considering facial plastic surgery, the neck is an often-overlooked part of the body. However, drooping skin and loose muscles in this area can add years to your appearance. If you want to enjoy a smoother, more youthful neck that can rejuvenate your entire look, it is important to find an experienced neck lift surgeon. Located in San Antonio, TX, Dr. Peter Fisher can use several techniques to perform a precise and customized neck lift. During the treatment, he will raise sagging skin and muscles, frequently performing liposuction as well to eliminate stubborn fat deposits. At San Antonio Plastic Surgery Center, your procedure will be tailored to your particular goals.
Are You a Candidate for a Neck Lift?
Dr. Fisher may recommend a neck lift to address cosmetic concerns such as:
- Drooping skin on your neck
- Excess skin that results creates the appearance of jowls or a double chin
- An ill-defined jawline
- Stubborn fat in your neck that does not respond to diet or exercise
You could also benefit from a neck lift if you are preparing to have a full face lift. Combining a neck lift with this additional procedure can achieve optimal results. As with all types of facial plastic surgery, Dr. Fisher will carefully consider your health before proceeding with treatment. To qualify for a neck lift, you should have generally good health, and you should not smoke.
The Neck Lift Procedure
Dr. Fisher can use one of several neck lift techniques, depending on your particular treatment goals. Typically, he will perform the surgery under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. To eliminate excess skin, Dr. Fisher will first need to make subtle incisions. He may place these openings along your hairline and behind your ears, or he could create an incision just under your chin to hide any resulting scarring.
With the incisions made, Dr. Fisher can raise the underlying muscular structure to achieve comprehensive and natural-looking results. If desired, he can perform liposuction at this time as well. When he is finished, Dr. Fisher will reposition the remaining tissue higher on your neck. With his years of experience, he can avoid a stretched look and achieve subtle and aesthetically pleasing results. Finally, he will close the incisions and place compression bandages.
Recovery from a Neck Lift
After a neck lift, you will need to dedicate one to two weeks to your recovery. For the first few days, you will need assistance with routine tasks, and you should limit yourself to short walks around the house. Dr. Fisher can prescribe medications to help control discomfort and swelling. You will also need to change your bandages as instructed, and you should be sure to keep the area dry.
"Dr. Fisher can use several techniques to perform a precise and customized neck lift."
Typically, you can return to work in two weeks or less. Nevertheless, you should continue to take it easy. You can resume your normal exercise routine only when Dr. Fisher gives his approval. Although swelling will subside within a few weeks, it may be up to six months before you see the full effects of your surgery. At this time, you can enjoy a slimmer, more youthful neck that can rejuvenate your entire appearance.
Enhance Your Appearance
To learn how a neck lift can benefit you and to find out if you are a candidate for treatment, call our office at (210) 616-0798 or contact us online to schedule your consultation with Dr. Fisher. We can provide a consultation to discuss your unique concerns and aesthetic goals.
Dr. Fisher has been available to answer all of my questions and provide me with not only professional medical expertise, but also a much appreciated level of personal empathy. I would 100% recommend Dr. Fisher to anyone who is considering plastic surgery.Brandi