Who is a Candidate?
Those who wish to achieve a sleeker neck with a more distinct jawline, have excess skin and fat on their neck, or have folds and lines on the neck can often benefit from a neck lift. Ideal candidates are healthy, nonsmokers with realistic expectations of the outcome of their procedure. A consultation with Dr. Homas can help to decide if this procedure is right for you.
The neck lift procedure is usually performed with a facelift, since the incisions are the same, or very similar. Depending on the amount of change that is desired, a traditional neck lift or limited incision neck lift can be done.
After a neck lift, the neck will be bruised, and may have a feeling of swelling tightness and numbness. The bruising should resolve within a week or two, but tightness and numbness may remain for several months. Patients can usually return to daily activities, including work, within two weeks. Recovery time will depend on the individual and extent of the surgery, but strenuous activities should be avoided for six weeks.