For the patients who has sagging in the neck area due to gravity and aging process, neck lifting can be beneficial. In the neck lift operation we remove the excess skin and fat tissue in the neck area. This operation is performed under general anesthesia and it takes 45-60 minutes to complete it. The excess skin is removed by a thin incision under the neck and stitched again. The scar won’t be visible since it is located under the chin and it is very thin.
The excess fat tissue is also removed with a special device called VASER which removes only the fat without harming any other tissue. This device allows the surgeon to remove more fat precisely and complete the surgery in a shorter time.
Why Should I have a neck lift operation?
With the effects of gravity and aging the skin tissue gets sagged. This is especially an unwanted condition when it is happened in visible areas. Neck area is one of the most prominent areas in the body and people try to hide this area with scarf or shirt. Neck lifting surgery will provide you a younger and fresher look.
Neck lifting performed under general anesthesia and it takes to perform the procedure nearly 40-60 minutes. You will be advised not to eat 6 hours before the surgery and that is all! You will get a physical examination by your surgeon and anesthetist. After the examination; we will prepare you for the surgery. You will receive a sedation in order to reduce the preoperative anxiety and fell yourself more comfortable.
If your skin sagging is not that much and you are complaining from only the excess fat tissue on the neck area; then Vaser (allowing us to remove the excess fat tissue and making the skin tissue firmer) procedure can be performed in which there is no need for a long skin incision. We enter from a little incision approximately 0.5 cm via thin cannula and remove the fat tissue. After this operation the skin gets firmer due to effects of Vaser. So if you do not have too much sagging; this operation may solve your problems without and need for general anesthesia or skin incision. However if the sagging too much, then you might need removal of the excess skin.
Recovery and Results :
After the neck lifting operation the recovery period depends on your physical status, age, general health and condition mainly. The operation itself does not take too long therefore you receive a mild anesthesia. Since the anesthesia that you receive is mild; you will not have problems associated with anesthetic agents after the operation. You can start to do your daily activities just after the operations but we do not advise you heavy lifting, running or activities that require excess physical activity. The more you rest, the faster your recovery will be.
The main advantage of this operation is that there is no need for skin excision in all cases. We can solve the sagging problem without any incision in most of the cases. Our main goal is to have an effective and satisfying result without any visible scar formation and also provide you a better postoperative healing period.
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