Neck Lift San Francisco Bay Area
For patients desiring to improve the contour of the neck and jaw line (or jowls) there are two procedures that can help. If the neck is an area that your body tends to store fat, then microsuction of the neck may be recommended. If the skin and muscle in the neck and jaw line have become weak over time, then a neck lift may be recommended.
The Procedure For A Neck Lift
The neck lift is performed to significantly reduce the appearance of sagging skin under the jaw. The procedure may take from one to one and a half hours.
After Your Neck Lift
There is a minimal amount of discomfort following your procedure. You may feel tightness in the neck where the muscles have been pulled together. There will be swelling and bruising that may last from seven to ten days. Keeping your head elevated and applying cold compresses will help to reduce swelling. As your incisions heal, you will notice some itching and possibly some numbness. These symptoms will diminish over time. You may wear make-up after three days and your sutures will be removed in seven to ten days. Strenuous activity is restricted for six weeks.
If you have any questions regarding Neck Lift Surgery, or wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rajagopal, please call the San Francisco Plastic Surgery & Laser Center at 415-392-3333.