Neck Lift in Dallas, TX
Dallas Neck Lift Specialists – The Center for Post-Bariatric Body Contouring at Forest Park Medical Center
Serving Neck Lift Patients in Dallas and Carrollton, Texas
What Is a Neck Lift?
Also known as platysmaplasty, a neck lift is a procedure that is indicated for removing sagging skin (turkey wattle), double chin, or jowls that appear beneath the line of the jaw. Not only does the procedure tighten and tone the neck area, it also provides the patient with a more youthful appearance. Loosening or sagging skin can be caused by the aging process as well as an excessive loss of weight.
How Are Neck Lifts Performed?
Before a platysmaplasty is performed, patients are asked to go on a vitamin regimen for a couple of weeks before the scheduled surgery. Taking the supplements is encouraged to support immune system functioning and thereby promote the healing process after surgery.
During a platysmaplasty, the doctor will make an incision beneath the chin or behind the ears to either tighten or reposition the muscles in the neck known as the platysma. In some cases, some of the muscles may be removed as well. A platysmaplasty usually takes no longer than three hours to perform, unless another procedure, such as liposuction, is executed at the same time.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Neck Lift?
You’re a good candidate for a neck lift if you’re in good or excellent mental and physical health. If you smoke, you will be asked to refrain from the habit for two weeks before you undergo the procedure.
What Is Involved in the Healing Process?
Some type of compression garment is typically worn after a neck lift procedure. You’ll need to wear the support for seven to fourteen days. You can return to work or daily activities after about three days’ time and resume more strenuous activities after a period of about two months.
What Are the Typical Results of a Neck Lift?
Patients who receive neck lifts generally realize a tighter and more toned neck. Not only is the sagging or loose skin removed, the procedure promotes a more youthful appearance. If you follow after-care recommendations and avoid skin damaging activities, such as sun exposure and smoking or drinking, the results should last about 15 years.
When you set up a consultation, all details about the surgery as well as the expenses will be covered at that time. As each patient’s needs are different, surgical costs can vary as well.
At The Center for Post-Bariatric Body Contouring at Forest Park Medical Center, our surgeons (Dr. David Genecov, and Dr. Carlos Raul Barcelo’)) offer post-bariatric surgery to patients across North Texas including Dallas, Richardson, Carrollton, Irving, Garland, and University Park, TX. Contact The Center for Post-Bariatric Body Contouring at Forest Park Medical Center today to see if you qualify for a FREE Neck Lift Consultation!