Surgical details for a neck lift
Depending on the patient and the extent of the treatment, a neck lift is performed under local anesthesia with light sedation, or with IV sedation. It’s a very versatile operation that can vary quite a bit from patient to patient. Incisions are made very gently and carefully, with the thought always in mind of their eventual visibility. Once the incisions are healed, they are mostly hidden. The incisions are made both under the chin and behind the ear. Your surgeon will separate the muscle from the skin, and the underlying fat deposits will be removed or re-adjusted. Excess skin will also be removed, and the platysma muscles will be tightened. This sculpts the neck and jawline. The incisions will then be closed with sutures. Surgical dressings will be applied to help with swelling and healing.