Incision Options For A Neck Lift
Every patient has a unique facial structure and anatomy. The neck is no different, and for some patients, the neck area can start to show the signs of aging early on, while others may not see physical signs such as sagging skin, vertical bands, or stubborn fat beneath the chin until at least their 40s.
Because of this variation, when performing neck lift surgery in Philadelphia at his private practice, Dr. Corrado believes that each patient should have their procedure customized to resolve the full scope of their unique aesthetic concerns. For some patients, a traditional neck lift may be necessary to address their concerns fully, while others can achieve the improvements they desire with a limited incision neck lift.
If a patient is experiencing neck laxity and muscle “banding”, a small incision will be made under the chin, and the neck muscles are sutured together for a smoother and tighter appearance. Once the SMAS and neck muscles are tightened, any excess skin will be removed and tightened. After the incisions are made and any internal sutures are complete, the incisions are then delicately sutured for the best possible healing and least noticeable scars. A light bandage is then placed on the cheeks and neck to provide gentle compression in these areas. The next day, this dressing will be removed during your first post-operative visit and a new one will be applied on your departure.