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Neck Lift (Platismoplasty)

 

 

 

Neck lift surgery, in order to correct wrinkles, sagging and loosening in the neck area, all  neck skin and subcutaneous fat and muscle tissues are stretched, including the jowl area under the chin, and excess  tissues It is a surgical procedure in which it is removed.

Neck lift surgery can be performed alone or combined with face lift, blepharoplasty, facial fat injection, botox and filler applications if needed. In this way, it is possible to achieve more successful results.

Who is Candidate for Neck Lift Surgery?

Under the influence of various factors such as genetic factors, gravity, environmental conditions, smoking, frequent weight gain and loss, age and stress, the young and healthy appearance of the face and neck disappears over time, resulting in sagging of the skin and subcutaneous soft tissues, loss of elasticity and volume, and wrinkles. Neck lift surgeries help create a tighter, smoother and more elegant appearance for the neck and chin. Even if no other changes are made to the face area, stretching a wrinkled or sagging neck can dramatically improve one's appearance; it also helps the patient to look younger. A neck lift helps to restore the balance of facial features by providing a better jaw line that frames the rest of the face.

Before Surgery

As before any surgery, a detailed physical examination by the physician is a must in neck lift surgery.  The surgical technique will be explained to the person in detail by the physician. In addition, patients should inform their doctor about the disease they have, the previous surgery, and the medications they use.

People who use blood thinners and similar drugs before the surgery should take a break from these drugs for a certain period of time under the doctor's control in order to encounter problems such as bleeding during and after the surgery.

As in any operation that requires anesthesia, feeding should be interrupted at least 6 hours before the operation. The doctor will tell the person how long this period will be before and after the surgery.

In neck and face lift surgeries, the upper age limit is determined by the person's suitability for surgery. Anyone who does not have any health problems that prevent surgery can have this surgery.

Since smoking before and after surgery will impair blood flow, it negatively affects the quality of recovery. For this reason, not drinking before and after the procedure is very important in terms of healing quality.

Operation

The procedure is performed under general anesthesia in an average of 3 hours. Neck lift surgery is performed with incisions starting from the front of the ear, under the earlobe, behind the ear, and then moving into the scalp or incisions made under the chin. Here, loose and reticulated structures and muscle tissue under the skin and on the muscle tissue are also tightened by intervening, the skin is stretched to remove the excess and reshaped. In this way, a certain tension is created not only in the neck but also in the face area. Plastic pipes called tiny drains are placed in the surgical field to prevent blood accumulation.

The neck area can also appear drooping due to excessive lubrication of the jowl. The jowl liposuction procedure performed on the jowl area at a young age will lead to significant changes in the appearance of the neck area.

Postoperative

4-6 hours after the operation, the patient begins to feed and walk. Drains placed during surgery are usually removed 1-2 days later. The bandages made after the surgery stay for an estimated one week. After the surgery, there may be mild pain that can be managed with painkillers.

The healing process of bruises and swellings after surgery is very related to the skin structure of the person. It generally lasts for 1 week, then gradually decreases and disappears. In order for the swelling to go down more quickly, ice should be applied for the time recommended by the doctor.

You can return to work life within 1 week – 10 days. The bruising and swelling will disappear within 1 week. Avoid direct exposure to sunlight, especially in the first 10 days after the surgery.  Long walks can be started after 2 weeks and heavy sports can be started after 3 weeks. First 4 weeks after surgery 

Medications to be used after the procedure, etc. It is very important to follow the doctor's recommendations regarding the

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Anesthesia

General

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Processing Time

3 hours

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Recovery Time

7-10 days

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Net Result

3 - 6months

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Effect Duration

for life

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Pain

minimal

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