Sagging skin and excess fat in your neck can interfere with your aesthetic appeal, lowering your self-esteem. You need a professional plastic surgeon to unlock your hidden beauty with minimal risk for an aesthetically pleasing appearance. Luckily, Dr. Pastorek has years of experience performing New York face & neck lift surgery with desirable outcomes, so he can help you achieve your beauty goals.
What you should know about a neck lift
A neck lift is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that eliminates excess fat and skin around your jawline, revealing a toned and youthful appearance. Although the results are long-lasting, this procedure does not prevent aging. Dr. Pastorek and his team can also use a neck lift procedure to minimize the protrusion of vertical muscle cords on your neck using a suturing technique. They also use liposuction to eliminate excess fat under your chin. The team also moves loose or sagging skin back from your neck and advances the healing process with NASA light-wave treatment. Your provider may recommend combining a neck lift with a facelift for dramatic results.
Preparation tips for neck lift
During your initial appointment, your doctor may perform a thorough medical exam and review your health history to ensure you are eligible for a neck lift. Afterward, the team may give preparation instructions to ensure a successful surgery. Dr. Pastorek may advise you to stop taking blood-thinning medications a few days before your surgery to minimize your risk of bruising and bleeding. Considering that smoking tobacco results in skin wrinkling and delays recovery, he may advise you to quit smoking immediately. Before your appointment day, arrange for a loved one to give you a ride home and stay overnight after treatment.
What you know about facelift
A facelift with Dr. Pastorek means you benefit from the state-of-art deep plane facelift technique. In addition to elevating your facial skin, this technique repositions fallen jowl and cheek fat, making you look several years younger. This technique helps you avoid the unnatural stretched or pulled appearance associated with lifting the skin only. Correcting all the imperfections in your facial tissues makes your facelift complete and more natural than a traditional one.
What to expect during neck and face lift
During your neck and face lift, your provider may administer general anesthesia to block sensation and ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure. Afterward, your surgeon creates a small incision near your sideburn and under your chin. They then remove the excess fat and skin, reposition your neck tissues and tighten the platysma muscle. The team may use special skin adhesives or sutures to seal the incision. You may notice some mild bruising and swelling, but you are free to leave immediately after the treatment. Dr. Pastorek may place small temporary tubes to drain excess fluid and blood from your skin. He may also instruct you to care for the incision areas to prevent infection and promote healing. You may need to avoid lifting heavy objects, taking aspirin and alcohol, and applying ice to your neck.
To experience the dramatic effects of a neck and face lift, call Dr. Pastorek or book an appointment online today.