A few years ago famed author and director Nora Ephron wrote a book called “ I hate my neck”. It was the premise of this book that brought to light the effects of aging has on a woman’s neck. So common is this situation that more and more women are visiting their cosmetic surgeon for a Neck Lift.
Benefits of Neck Lift Surgery
There are ample of benefits of undergoing this surgery. Apart from your neck, it also helps reshaping your jaw line and face structure. With the right procedure, you can expect to see instant change in your overall personality. Here are a few benefits that you would like to explore before making up your mind.
● Re-creation of sharp neck angle.
● Rejuvenation of neck.
● Dramatic reduction of “turkey neck”.
● Defining the jaw line for younger look.
● Dramatic improvement of wrinkles and lax skin.
● Correction of double or triple chin.
● Creating a longer appearing neck.
● Scar placement is virtually unnoticeable.
● Encourages elasticity and eliminates unattractive jowls.
● Physically, it appears that the person has lost weight post surgery.
● The recovery period can extend up to three weeks, delivering long lasting results.
● The enhanced physical appearance can boost a person’s confidence.
Preparations and Risks Involved
If you are considering undergoing the surgery, you would need to take some time off from work.
The usual requirement is 14 days for your healing period. It can be difficult to get back to usual routine immediately after the surgery. If you smoke, it is highly advised to give up smoking to prevent any complications during the healing process. While the recovery time is lengthy, the procedure usually takes a couple of hours.
First of all, you should make sure that you are the right candidate of the procedure. It requires you to be physically and mentally healthy. This is to ensure speedy recovery and prevent complications during the surgery. Complications of the procedure can include tingling, numbness, tightness and burning sensations at the time of surgery. Inflammation, bruising and infection are also at high risk if you won’t communicate your medical history clearly to your doctor. Another set of rare complications might include: skin bruises, excessive bleeding, anesthesia reaction and temporary numbness of the skin. If these symptoms occur, call the surgeon immediately.
To prevent any kind of major issues, you should clearly discuss about your medical history with your cosmetic surgeon. He/she will be able to analyze whether or not you are a fit candidate of the procedure. It is important to assess your general health before going under the knife and this is exactly what your surgeon will aim at during initial consultation sessions. Simply explore the options best suitable for you and imagine yourself looking five years younger to your actual age.