The infamous “turkey neck” is often unwelcomed, but a neck lift can correct it and other undesired characteristics. You can count on Orlando Plastic Surgery Associates for your neck lift procedure. We welcome patients in Orlando, Lake Mary, and neighboring communities.
Sagging skin and folds, wrinkles, and color changes on the neck are often the first noticeable signs of aging. If you’d like a sleeker, smoother neck without that undesirable “turkey wattle,” you may wish to consider a neck lift in Orlando and Lake Mary.
What is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift (platysmaplasty) refers to the tightening and suspension of the muscles of the neck. This helps lessen the “bands” and sagging skin often seen under the jaw line, and also assists with the creation of a well-defined jaw and neckline. Some fat may be removed, and underlying muscles and connective tissue are tightened.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Neck Lift in the Orlando Area?
There are many factors that determine whether you are a good candidate, and you will need to have an honest discussion with Dr. Johnston. These factors include:
- Your medical history
- Ethnic background
- Your skin type
- The construction of your jaw
- Degree of skin elasticity
- Individual healing rate
What Can I Expect From a Neck Lift?
A neck lift cannot stop aging, nor can it turn back the clock. What it can do is help your face look its best and assist in giving you a healthy look and more youthful appearance. A side benefit is that many patients experience increased self-confidence. Dr. Johnston will discuss having a realistic attitude about the results of your neck lift in his Orlando office.
How Long is the Recovery From a Neck Lift?
Recovery takes anywhere from two to four weeks in most cases, though many patients go back to work in two weeks. Bear in mind that the aging process continues after surgery and that some relaxation of tissues will occur over the first few weeks. Scars are usually not noticeable after enough time has passed and the healing process is complete.
For those considering a neck lift or other procedures, contact our office today to schedule a consultation. We proudly serve patients in Orlando, Lake Mary, and all throughout Orange County and the surrounding communities.