A long, smooth neck is considered a sign of beauty in many cultures. As we age, the skin on our neck gets loose, and our muscles separate, resulting in a “turkey wattle” or bands on the neck. Once considered an inevitable sign of aging, these unsightly features can be eliminated using cosmetic surgery. Plastic surgeon, Dr. Bradley Ashpole, offers neck lift surgery (Platysmaplasty) to residents of the Chicagoland area.
Neck Lift Candidates – Chicagoland Plastic Surgery
Often, people who seek rejuvenation of their necks choose for this to be done at the same time as a full face lift. However, if desired, the neck alone can be surgically improved. Patients in their 40’s to 60’s in generally good health and with excess skin or fat on their neck are good candidates for this procedure. Also, persons, with two prominent “bands” that run from the chin to the base of the neck can benefit from this procedure.
About the Neck Lift Procedure- Chicagoland Plastic Surgery
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. When the problem is primarily excess fat, liposuction alone may be sufficient treatment. The muscular “banding” can be treated using a small incision beneath the chin combined with deep stitches to tighten the muscle. When necessary, excess skin can be removed leaving well concealed scars.
After surgery you should expect a short period of bruising and swelling before the final results are realized. You may also be asked to temporarily wear a garment which will help improve your final appearance.
Contact Neck Lift Surgeon – Chicago, Schaumburg and Naperville
Find out more about neck lift surgery and get a complimentary consultation. Patients can call 847.884.8346 or click here to fill out our online inquiry form.