Most people begin to see changes in their appearance as gravity pulls skin that loses elastic fibers, collagen and fat deposits underneath. This procedure corrects sags and wrinkle by creating a youthful look. Skin and muscle are repositioned in the face and neck areas.
By using local anesthesia, a cosmetic surgeon makes incisions in several different areas around the ear to tighten muscles and remove excess skin. The surgical scar is hidden within the normal outline of the skin.
Results usually take six months to become noticeable. Most patients can return to mild activities approximately 14 days after a neck lift surgery. Swelling and bruising are minimized when patients closely follow post-operative instructions.