What Is Neck Lift Surgery?

Neck lift surgery is a surgical procedure applied to eliminate the saggy skin appearance that usually occurs with aging in the neck and under the chin area. It is especially ideal for patients who have lost weight and those who have loose, sagging skin in the neck area as a result of aging.

With neck lift surgery, excess fat tissue and sagging skin are removed. Thus, a tighter, thinner and younger appearance is obtained.

How Is Neck Lift Surgery Performed?

Before the procedure, the patient’s condition is examined in detail and it is decided which procedures will be performed. During the surgery, an incision is made under the chin and behind the ear. If there are fat deposits and need to be removed, liposuction (vacuum fat removal) will be applied first during the surgery. As the last steps of the surgery, the excess skin is cut, the underlying tissue and muscles are tightly stretched, and the operation is completed by suturing the incision.

Smokers should stop using tobacco products at least 3-4 weeks before surgery. It is also necessary to stop taking anti-inflammatory and blood thinners about a week before neck lift surgery. You can continue with normal daily routines until the time of your surgery.

Neck lift surgery is an operation performed under general anesthesia. First of all, a detailed examination is performed and the patient decides which procedures will be applied. Afterwards, a series of tests are performed together with blood tests and it is examined whether there is an obstacle to the operation.

This procedure is performed under general anesthesia. The duration of the operation is usually about 2 hours, although it varies according to the case.

Since neck lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia, pain is not felt during the operation. Pain that will be felt after the surgery is minimized with painkillers.

It is normal to have bruises and swellings after surgery. However, these symptoms will subside within a few days following the surgery. Initially, patients may feel tension and numbness.

As the neck gets used to its new profile, patients will feel more comfortable and see a beautiful surgical result. The neck will take its final shape within 6 months after the operation.

The results of neck lift surgery can last for 10-15 years, depending on the metabolism and age of the patient. As aging continues or weight is gained, naturally, changes can be seen in the profile.

Op.Dr. Sultan YALÇIN

Op. Dr. Sultan Yalçın provides service in the “Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Clinic” she founded in Antalya. Besides her domestic patients, she accepts many patients from all over the world, mainly from the Middle East and European countries. With using the latest technologies and new methods.


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