Neck Lift

What is a Neck Lift?

The neck is considered the representative of aesthetic elegance, especially in the female body. Neck lift is one of the needed and popular treatment of facial aesthetic surgery. It is generally performed in combination with other facial aesthetic procedures. Neck lift is applied in order to eliminate visual complaints such as losing the elastic structure of the skin, loosening, sagging and wrinkling. Although problems such as loss of volume, sagging and wrinkles in the skin tissues in the neck area are more common in the old age phase of the life cycle, they can also occur in early age groups due to various reasons.

The causes of skin sagging in the neck area can be listed as follows:

  • Aging
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Weight
  • Poor Living Conditions
  • Harmful habits such as smoking, tobacco, etc.
  • Nutritional disorders
  • Inadequate or neglected skin care
  • Gravity

This list consists of reasons that directly affect the neck area and indirectly affect aging by triggering it. It is possible to get feedback on the visual signs of aging by analyzing the neck area. The aim of neck lift, which is evaluated within the scope of facial aesthetic procedures of Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, is to repair the visual deformation caused by sagging and wrinkles and to provide the person with a younger, vigorous, healthy and elegant appearance.

How is a Neck Lift Performed?

The most important factor that determines the method of neck lift is the age of the patient. For cases at a young age, neck lift operations performed with the classical approach may not be necessary. In these cases, the problem is tried to be solved in a more practical way with the degreasing method. Surgical technique is preferred instead of liposuction method in patients over 40 years of age. In cases where surgical technique is preferred, the most important issue is the planning of the surgery. In order for the scars to be successfully camouflaged, the surgeon’s dexterity plays an important role as well as meticulous surgical planning. It should not be forgotten that the patient’s conscious approach to hospital and surgeon selection is one of the most important factors that increase the success rate of the surgery. For this surgery, which should be performed under hospital conditions and under general anesthesia, it is important whether the patient’s health conditions are suitable for the surgery. Before the neck lift procedure is planned, detailed blood tests are requested, as well as oral and physical examinations. Neck lift surgery, which is performed by making an incision from the back of the ear to the scalp, does not cause problems before, during and after the operation if it is planned and applied by a surgeon who is an expert in the field. In cases where neck lift surgery is performed together with other facial aesthetic procedures , the duration of the operation may vary.

The neck lift operation, which is often performed together with face lift surgery, starts with an incision made on the ear line and behind the ear, the excess skin is removed from the body and the neck line is stretched.

What is the Recovery Process After Neck Lift Surgery?

Postoperative hospitalization depends on the procedure or procedures. If only neck lift was performed, the patient can be discharged on the same day, depending on the situation. If the operation was performed in combination with other procedures, it may require hospitalization. The final decision on this issue will be made by the doctor according to the general health status of the patient. If a drain is inserted during the surgery, it can be removed after 2 days. The pain that may occur after the surgery is tolerable and can be controlled with painkillers. The surgery will have expected effects such as bruising and swelling. In order for the bruising and swelling to pass more quickly, ice compresses can be applied in the time and manner recommended by the doctor. After the surgery, the patient should take care not to interrupt the medications prescribed by the doctor and strictly follow the care instructions. With the patient’s careful effort, it is possible to return to daily life and work within 10 days. Heavy physical activities should be avoided for 1 month after the surgery.


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Other Details About Neck Lift

Neck lift is generally a suitable rejuvenation procedure for people over the age of 40. It can be done alone or in combination with facelift surgery in general. Even when it is done alone, it provides effective results that can make positive contributions to the image of the person. Contrary to popular belief, it is not a difficult and troublesome operation. As with all aesthetic procedures, the golden rule applies here: the right clinic, a specialist surgeon, a conscious patient!