Neck lifting

What is neck lifting?

Neck lifting is most commonly used in people aged 40 to 60, with possible deviations according to the individual aging process . The need for neck lifting is due to the relaxation of platypus muscles, the large muscles of the neck, which with its contraction pulls the skin of the neck. This results in vertical creases and unexposed “excess” skin.

Patient preparation

As with other procedures of this type, for the neck lift, it is necessary to perform diagnostic tests in advance, in consultation with the physician at the consultation, including blood tests, ECG and examination of the internist. Also, a few days before the surgery at Superiora Polyclinic, a patient will also be given an anesthesiologist review, who will provide him with all the necessary information about the anesthesia in which the operation is performed.

The procedure

During the lifting operation the excess skin on the neck will be removed, the skin will be tight, and the relaxed muscle of the platypus will be mobilized, with the possible removal of excess fatty tissue from the dewlap. Door lifting is performed in local or general anesthesia. During surgery, the skin connects to the area behind the ear and, depending on the extent of the procedure, in the area below the chin where the trace of the operation is virtually invisible. The compression bandage in the postoperative phase will help the skin adapt to the new condition. The patient may return to normal daily activities about a week after the procedure, and the seams are removed seven days after surgery.

Recovery process and helpful tips

Immediately after surgery it is possible to swell and bruise, which is why it is recommended to cover the area for two days in the lying, elevated position.

From week to 14 days after surgery, it is necessary to wear compression bandage 24 hours a day, to achieve optimal results and to reduce swelling. For the next month, the compression bandage is enough to wear only at night. It is recommended that month to month and a half avoid more demanding physical activities, including more exercise.

By adhering to all medical instructions and regular check-in and check-in arrangements, it is important not to remove the compression bandage by itself, even if it does not seem necessary anymore.