Naples Plastic Surgery
The neck area is often one of the first indicators that the face is beginning to age. Sagging jowls, doublechin, creases, and loose skin all create an image that makes us look older than we may feel. Dr. Gardner can enhance the contours of the neck by tightening the skin and muscles while improving the look of the jaw. Some individuals may choose to have a neck lift alongside a facelift or liposuction procedure, but a neck lift can be performed by itself and still produce incredibly rejuvenating and transformative results.
Neck Lift Surgery in Naples
Prior to every procedure, Dr. Gardner meets with his patients for a conversation to determine their aesthetic goals and considerations. Then the surgeon will develop a completely personalized treatment plan to help the patient achieve their goals.
For a smaller amount of contouring, patients can look into a precision liposuction of the neck instead of a full neck lift. If however, a full neck lift is the ideal option for your cosmetic surgery goals, then a neck lift will be performed in the following manner:
- Incisions are made in front of and behind the ear, with a smaller one under the chin.
- The neck muscles are tightened and strengthened
- Sagging skin and excess fat are removed
- Remaining skin and tissue are positioned in a more pleasing manner
Dr. Gardner may suggest that your neck lift be performed alongside additional procedures to enhance the result. The combination of liposuction and skin tightening is used to repair the "turkey waddle."
Recovering from Neck Lift Surgery
When Dr. Gardner has completed a neck lift surgery, he wraps patients in large, fluffy dressings to minimize swelling and encourage faster recovery periods. Dr. Gardner's patients require two weeks of recovery before engaging in social activities, however full recovery is complete after four to six weeks after surgery when all swelling is gone.
As with any surgical procedure, there is risk for complications, including infection. Dr. Gardner reviews these risks with each patient priot to surgery. He then takes his time carefully performing surgery, calling on years of experience to help patients enjoy a healthy, pleasant recovery.