What to Expect from a Neck Lift - Westside Face

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What to Expect from a Neck Lift

What to Expect from a Neck Lift

What Happens During a Neck Lift Consultation?

A neck lift can give you a more youthful appearance, but you will want to know what to expect from the procedure. If you are considering cosmetic surgery, a neck lift Santa Monica surgeon will collect your medical information first during a consultation. You should supply your medical history, including any information about allergies or health conditions, such as diabetes mellitus. A surgeon will order X-rays of your neck to determine if you have any underlying conditions.

Types of Improvements to the Neck
With a neck lift, our surgeon can reduce the appearance of saggy skin underneath the chin and along the neck, or it is possible to eliminate the wrinkles that can develop along the base of the neck. The consultation with our surgeon is the best time to discuss the types of repairs that you want to have to your neck.

Anesthesia and Incisions
During neck lift surgery in Santa Monica, you are anesthetized for the procedure at a medical facility. This procedure requires making tiny incisions in specific areas that are less noticeable after the wounds heal. A surgeon will lift the upper layer of skin to remove excess fat before adjusting the layer of skin to create a smoother-looking neck.

The Recovery after Surgery
With facial plastic surgery Santa Monica services, you will need to have a recovery time that will last for several weeks. You will likely return home the same day after neck lift surgery in Santa Monica, but you will need specialized care. The surgical site’s skin will swell, and you will have bruising that extends to your face and shoulders.

Arranging Your Follow-up Appointments
It is essential to rest after the procedure, and you will need to elevate your head while you are sleeping. Our surgeon will explain how to keep the stitched incisions clean to prevent an infection, but you should return to our office for the scheduled follow-up appointments. Throughout the healing process, you must wear supportive bandages on your neck to keep the repaired tissues in place.

Contact Us Today
At Westside Face in Santa Monica, Calif., our surgeon can evaluate your neck to help you learn more about a neck lift. In addition to having a neck lift, you can combine this procedure with other surgeries on the face. Contact our office today at 310-204-4111 to learn more about cosmetic procedures.

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