Neck Lift Candidate
A fairly smaller plastic surgery procedure, the neck lift reduces extra unwanted skin and fat in the neck. This includes underneath the chin, which creates a more youthful and slimmer look. It can also help to define the jaw line of the patient, as well as eliminate wrinkle lines and folds found on the neck.
Who Is the Ideal Neck Lift Candidate?
The ideal neck lift candidate is someone whose skin still has some elasticity and who has realistic expectations for the surgery. The patient must also be in good physical health and be able to miss at least a week of normal activity.
A good neck lift candidate must also have skin elastic enough to be able to withstand a fair amount of stretching. Since the excess skin is cut and the rest is pulled tight, the skin can't be too taught or too thin - keeping younger and some older people from being able to take the procedure.
As with any surgery, good physical health is important for a successful procedure and a strong recovery. If you have any serious medical conditions at all, they may increase your risks during surgery or recovery, so it's important to discuss them with your doctor.
However, the most important step to take when considering any kind of cosmetic surgery is to talk to an experienced doctor. Knowing the potential risks, benefits, and limitations of the procedure will help ensure satisfactory results. This is because people who expect the procedure to do too much will be setting themselves up for disappointment, which can tend to lead to dissatisfaction with their surgery.
What Flaws Can a Neck Lift Treat?
A neck lift can get rid of loose "bands" of skin and fat that accumulate with age, as well as accentuate the patient's jaw and reduce the "jowly" appearance that also sometimes occurs. It cannot completely restore a patient's skin to its youthful condition, but it can make the person look years younger. Also, the impression of weight loss can be achieved with a neck lift, though candidates should talk to a doctor to establish reasonable expectations.
A neck lift is sometimes combined with precision liposuction, taking out the fat around the neck that has been hard to eliminate through diet and exercise. After the liposuction procedure, the excess skin can be tightened and treated, creating a much more appealing look.
These reasons are why most of those who have received a neck lift are in their 40s to 60s, but the procedure has also been done on patients both younger and older.
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Find Out If You Are a Good Neck Lift Candidate
There are several prerequisites for patients to meet before they get a neck lift, but the primary ones are that they need to be in fairly good health, have decently elastic skin, and have realistic expectations about the results and risks involved with a neck lift. To learn more and to find out whether you are a good neck lift candidate, visit DocShop.com to locate an experienced doctor near you.