Atlanta Neck Lift Surgery
Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC - (404) 963-6665
As we age, a separation in the Platysma muscle (a muscle in the neck) with a bulging of the fat pad between the muscles and the excess skin can cause vertical bands or neck cords to form from underneath the chin to the bottom of the neck. This is sometimes referred to as the “turkey gobbler deformity.” Botox has been prescribed as a treatment for these bands, but is rarely indicated as an isolated procedure.
There are a variety of neck lift surgical procedures that can be performed to improve the appearance of the neck. They range from quick, in-house cosmetic treatments with virtually no down time to surgical procedures requiring anesthesia and time off from daily activities. The following are cosmetic procedures used to address the signs of aging in the neck:
• Platysma Plication
• Direct neck excision
• Submental liposuction
A Neck Lift can be used to address the vertical bands or cords that form in the neck as well as excess fat and extra skin. This procedure is often referred to as a Platysmaplasty or a Cervicoplasty. The procedure is performed in an operating room setting while a patient is under anesthesia and usually lasts around one to two hours. In many cases, a neck lift is combined with a face lift since these two areas transition into one another and both procedures require incisions.
To aid in your recovery and help you to recover more quickly from a neck lift procedure, a compression bandage may be used on your neck to decrease post-operative swelling. Usually, this is worn day and night for around five to seven days and nightly thereafter.
If you are interested in getting more information regarding neck lift surgery and how it may be used to improve your appearance, please call our Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgery office today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.
Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC serves clients in the greater Atlanta area including Buckhead, Midtown, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Roswell and throughout the United States.
Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC | 5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE Ste 910 | Atlanta, GA 30342 | 404-963-6665