Neck Lift

Neck Lift Rancho Mirage

Neck Lift & Cervicoplasty Palm Desert

It's normal to feel self-conscious especially as you get older whether you are a man or a woman. Many people see their neck as having loose skin making them appear tired, frumpy, or unfashionable.

What is a neck lift?

The neck lift, also called a cervicoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to rejuvenated your neck by removing excess skin and fat that looks like you have a saggy or loose neck. Your surgeon will tighten muscles for a more youthful appearance. Excess skin in the neck can lead to self-esteem issues at any age. Dr. Villanueva and Dr. Chopra, world-renowned Rancho Mirage neck lift specialists are well known for their natural looking results.

What Is Involved In A Neck Lift?

With a neck lift, an incision is made below your chin, near the ears, to let your surgeon access the fat, muscles and skin of your chin and neck. Through these incisions, fat can be removed by either cutting or using a liposuction technique allowing the neck muscles to be tightened.

Now the skin of your neck can now be cut and re-draped. The incisions are closed using sutures and medical dressings are applied to provide a sterile environment so you can heal properly. The sutures will either be removed a few days later or dissolve on their own. Surgical drains may be placed for several days in order to ensure that excess fluid does not collect beneath the skin.

Recovery From A Neck Lift

Depending on the type of anesthesia used, local or general anesthetic, you will remain under observation in a recovery room for a few hours. When you are ready to go home, a responsible friend or loved one can pick you up to drive you home. It's a good idea if you can have some help for the first 24 hour period of your recovery.

You may receive antibiotic and painkiller prescriptions before your surgery. You should fill them so they are ready for the day you return home. Your recovery may include being fitted with compression bandages to be worn for up to ten days. It will help increase blood flow and minimize swelling.

In Preparation

Dr. Chopra and Dr. Ordon always instruct patients to avoid certain medication, including over the counter painkillers and other drugs that are known blood thinners because such drugs can lead to severe complications during surgery and the recovery period.

If you smoke, you will need to quit for several months before and after your procedure because smoke inhibits the bloods oxygen supply that can cause severe problems during surgery and cause the recovery period to be prolonged.

The doctors and expert medical staff at The Plastic Surgery Institute are available and patients looking for one of the best neck lift Rancho Mirage surgeons have to offer can schedule a consultation here, or by calling 760.568.2211 to speak with our friendly representative Monday through Friday.

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