While many people may be surprised to know this, a neck lift can visibly reduce a person’s age and the appearance of his or her weight. As people age, vertical bands that form underneath the chin to the bottom of the neck appear. These bands (also known as neck cords) are caused by a separation of the neck muscle with a bulging of a fat pad between the muscles and excess skin. This separation causes what is referred to as the “turkey gobbler effect”. At Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC, we specialize in the neck lift procedures that are needed to reduce the signs of aging at the neck.
A surgical neck lift is actually a set of procedures used to enhance the appearance of the neck. Cervicoplasty is the procedure used to remove the excess skin on the neck, and platysmaplasty removes or alters the neck muscles. A typical neck lift procedure lasts between 2-3 hours. All cosmetic surgical procedures are done on an individualized basis at Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC, therefore, time will vary according to each patient. The procedure will also depend on the patient’s desired results. It is always important to be upfront and candid with Dr. Benjamin Stong at Kalos when you are describing what you dislike about your neck. From his consultation with each patient, he takes the concerns and desires and creates a surgical plan to achieve optimal results.
The recovery time from a neck lift typically requires 10-14 days. Patients must be aware of this time frame before scheduling their neck lift procedure in order to make a full recovery and allow proper healing. With proper postoperative care, patients can receive amazing results with Dr. Stong’s expertise. If you are interested in having a neck lift to improve your appearance, call Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC today for a consultation with the expert plastic surgeon in Atlanta.
Post Provided by Benjamin Stong MD, Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC