IS A NECK LIFT PAINFUL?
General anesthesia is used during your neck lift in Marina del Rey, so you will be oblivious to any discomfort during the procedure. After your treatment, the doctor will provide you with prescriptions for pain medications. Your swelling and bruising should slowly dissipate, usually within about 2 weeks.
WILL THERE BE SCARRING WITH A NECK LIFT?
Dr. Macias utilizes a meticulously conservative approach that is painstaking and detailed, minimizing your scarring as much as possible. However, all surgeries come with scars. The incisions will be well hidden within the hairline behind the ears and they will fade with time.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF NECK LIFT SURGERY?
- Poor reaction to anesthesia
- Poor wound healing
- Excessive scarring
- Numbness at the treatment site
- Poor cosmetic result
AM I THE RIGHT AGE FOR A NECK LIFT?
Most clients pursuing neck lift surgery in Santa Monica are between 40 and 60 years old. However, the treatment can be performed on younger clients who have already begun to see the signs of aging appear in the neck, or on patients over 60 who are in good mental and physical health. Overall health is a main factor when assessing eligibility rather than solely a person’s age.
HOW DOES A NECK LIFT DIFFER FROM NECK LIPOSUCTION?
While both procedures can be used together to contour the neck and create a more youthful look, liposuction by itself cannot address vertical neck banding or sagging skin the way that a neck lift can. Liposuction can, however, be useful in removing excess fat that accumulates with age.
WHEN WILL MY FINAL RESULTS BECOME VISIBLE?
While swelling may obscure your new neck contours at first, usually by the end of the first week post-op you’ll be able to start seeing a more shapely, trim neck appearance. Over the next 6 months, your neck lift results will continue to improve and impress.
HOW LONG DO MY RESULTS LAST?
Results with a neck lift are long-lasting; however, the surgery will not halt the aging process and you may need to undergo an additional treatment down the line. Protecting your skin from sun damage and following a healthy regimen of exercise and nutritious eating can help increase the longevity of your results.