Neck Lift Surgery in New Jersey
The look of your neck determines the overall youthfulness of your appearance. A smooth, taut neck can make individuals look younger than their actual age. In contrast, a neck plagued by sagging skin and displaced fat may make someone look much older than he or she really is. The plastic surgeons at Dr. Cooperman Plastics and Reconstruction understand the importance of achieving a youthful appearance, and have a neck lift surgery designed to eliminate the sagging skin on the neck.
As individuals age, the elasticity of the skin begins to diminish, leaving you with loose skin. Sagging skin often occurs in the neck region, drooping off the bottom of the chin or off other areas of the neck. Losing a massive amount of weight can also lead to loose, sagging neck skin. In addition, uncontrollable factors such as genetics can negatively impact the look of neck, often leading to sagging neck skin, pockets of fat and bands that divide the neck into unsightly horizontal sections.
There are two approaches one can take to a neck lift: cervicoplasty and platysmaplasty. With Cervicoplasty , the plastic surgeon eliminates excess neck skin to provide patients with a smoother neck profile. With the platysmaplasty, the surgeon repairs or possibly removes certain musculature from the neck to improve the appearance of bothersome neck bands.
For patients with multiple aesthetic concerns regarding their necks and more extensive neck contouring needs, the plastic surgeon may recommend undergoing both neck lift techniques. He or she may also recommend undergoing liposuction of the neck to eliminate excess fat from the region if necessary to enhance the neck lift aesthetically. The neck lift may also be performed in conjunction with another cosmetic facial procedure.
Neck lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia and is usually performed on an outpatient basis, unless it is combined with other, more complex plastic surgery procedures. First, the surgeon will make an incision in the neck based on the individual’s unique anatomy. The incisions allow the plastic surgeon to access the neck musculature as needed. The surgeon may also use permanent internal sutures to hold the repaired tissues in place after surgery.
After the surgeon has made the incisions, they remove the surplus skin and alter the neck musculature as necessary. Neck lift surgery may also involve liposuction of the treatment area, as chosen by the patient and surgeon during consultation. Once the surgeon is content with the new neck contour, he or she closes the incisions with stitches and dresses the treatment area with bandages.
Some patients may not require the full neck lift procedure, and may therefore be eligible for the less invasive endoscopic approach. This approach allows the surgeon to insert a long, thin surgical device into the treatment area. The device has a camera on the end of it, which the surgeon uses to monitor the surgical process. This allows him or her to use smaller incisions during the procedure, resulting in a shorter recovery. BOTOX is another viable option to replace neck lift surgery but still achieve some aesthetic results.
Neck lift in Livingston, NJ
Contact Dr. Cooperman in Livingston, NJ to learn more about New Jersey neck lift procedures.