5 things to know before getting a neck lift

Recent article from Utah Facial Plastics on KSL.com on 5 things to know before getting a neck lift surgery….

If you’ve ever contemplated plastic surgery, you’re far from alone. As people age, they tend to have several aspects they’d like to change about their appearances. There’s no shame in trying to reach aesthetic goals to increase confidence and happiness, but it is important to do your research beforehand.

Here are some things to think about and understand regarding one of the most popular procedures: a neck lift.

1. Getting a ‘neck lift’ usually means a facelift

There is some confusion about what a neck lift entails because improvements to the neck usually involve some amount of adjustments to the face. Many people desire a neck lift to improve the contrast between the jawline and neck, or to remove extra fat deposits below the chin.

This remedy for a double chin usually comes in the form of liposuction, or submental liposuction, which removes the excess fat for a more fit and youthful appearance.

2. Different types of procedures exist

Within the facelift procedure, there are different options available. For best results, patients should look for a surgeon that performs a comprehensive facelift to correct and lift the jowls, midfacial area, and skin on the neck. This procedure requires general anesthesia and is typically an in-patient surgery that takes 3-5 hours to perform.

Some patients can get by with a less invasive facelift called a MACS which can be done as an in-office procedure. It has fewer incisions and a shorter recovery time. However, certain types of skin and aging call for a full facelift.

It is also worth noting that neck lift procedures include liposuction beneath the chin and jawline to remove unnecessary fat deposits.

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