Patients that enjoy the upper appearance of their face may want a neck lift to reduce jowl lines or a double chin as the skin surrounding the neck begins to sag with age. Orlando Plastic Surgery Associates can help accommodate your desires for a slimmer facial appearance. Dr. Dean Johnston helps patients in Lake Mary, Orlando and throughout Orange County achieve their desired self-image.
A neck lift, or lower rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgery meant to aide in the improvement of signs of aging in the neck and jawline, restoring the face to a more youthful appearance. A neck lift is performed under general anesthesia for your comfort. An incision will often be placed in the hairline at the level of the sideburn, which ends behind the ear in the posterior hair. Fat may be sculpted or redistributed from the jowls and neck, then skin is repositioned, re-draped, and uplifted to the neck’s natural contours. Any excess skin is trimmed away. Sometimes a separate incision under the chin is made for any necessary liposuction. Once performed, incision lines are closed with sutures or skin glue.
After the surgery, a bandage is placed around your face and neck to minimize swelling and bruising. Your performing surgeon should give you instructions on how to care for your surgical sites post-surgery. It’s important to keep your head elevated above your heart to minimize swelling and to keep it straight.
Most patients find their face has a tighter look and a more youthful appearance is achieved after they have healed. A neck lift is an excellent way to turn back time, remove your stubborn double chin, and help you achieve a more healthy appearance!
To learn more about how Dr. Dean Johnston can help you slim the profile of your face, contact us. Orlando Plastic Surgery Associates is located in Lake Mary, FL, but serves residents throughout Orlando and Orange County.