Neck Lift in Tijuana
The neck lift, also known as lower platysmaplasty, is a procedure that concentrates on the neck and jawline to give a more youthful appearance. This technique eliminates extra fat and loose or sagging skin from the lower face and beneath the chin.
It is sometimes combined with a brow lift or eyelid surgery. It can also be paired with fat transfer to the cheeks or to plump up lips, which commonly tend to thin with age. Dr. Diego Ampudia can help you figure out the right options for you. Schedule an appointment today!
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How is a neck lift procedure performed?
Anesthesia is chosen based on the doctor’s assessment but is generally either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Types of neck lifts vary between the typical neck lift incision or a limited incision neck lift, depending on the degree of improvement you want to see.
A traditional neck lift incision often begins in the hairline at the level of the sideburns, proceeds down and around the ear, and terminates in the posterior hair. Fat in the jowls and neck can be sculpted or redistributed. The tissue beneath the neck skin is realigned, and the platysma muscle is frequently strengthened. Excess skin is cut away, and the skin is stretched over the raised features. A second incision beneath the chin is commonly required for liposuction and muscle restoration. Sutures or skin adhesives are used to seal the incisions.
A limited incision neck lift may involve incisions only around the ear. While the incisions are shorter, the results may be more limited.
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What should I expect during my neck lift recovery?
When the surgery is complete, a bandage is gently wrapped over the face and neck to reduce swelling and bruising. A tiny tube may be used to drain any extra blood or fluid that has accumulated beneath the skin.
Specific instructions will be given on how to care for the surgical site and drains, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health, and when to follow up with your plastic surgeon.
It’s essential to keep your head elevated above your heart to minimize swelling and to keep your head straight (no excessive twisting or bending of the neck). DO NOT APPLY ICE to the neck, as this can compromise blood flow.