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    Lower face lift

    A neck lift can remove or improve the loose skin of the neck, the jaw line, the deeper wrinkle lines, and the corners of the mouth. A neck lift can be done without doing a traditional facelift, where we tighten the muscle in the midline of the neck during a procedure called Platysmaplasty, or submental-plasty.

    Depending on the degree of change you’d like to see, your neck lift choices include a traditional neck lift incision or a limited incision neck lift.

    A traditional neck lift incision often begins in the hairline at the level of the sideburn, continues down and around the ear and ends in the posterior hair. Fat may be sculpted or redistributed from the jowls and neck. The tissue underlying the neck skin is repositioned, and commonly the platysma muscle is tightened. Skin is redraped over the uplifted contours and excess skin is trimmed away. A separate incision under the chin is often necessary for liposuction of this area and for repair of the muscle. Sutures or skin adhesives close the incisions.

    Think what a smoother neckline could do for your overall appearance! Ready to combat aging today? Call 239-947-3223 today for a free consultation with Dr. Casey.

    Visit one of our three offices in Bonita Springs / North Naples, Marco Island, and Fort Myers.

    The Operation

    There are a number of different techniques that Dr. Casey uses to tighten the skin on the neck and remove fat to improve the appearance of a “double chin.” The surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia and may be aided by using endoscopic surgical techniques.  Dr. Casey will perform cervicoplasty (to remove excess skin) and/or platysmaplasty (to tighten loose neck muscles) restoring a smoother, firmer, and better-defined appearance to the neck.

    Are There Any Alternatives To a Neck Lift?

    You could find some improvement in the fine lines and wrinkles on your neck with microneedling. Microneedling is a collagen-stimulating treatment for skin rejuvenation targeting textural issues dealing with pores, acne scars, and wrinkles.

    Deep furrows and wrinkles may be helped by the use of Botox injections, which paralyses the underlying muscles and prevents wrinkling of the skin. However, the excess saggy skin will still be noticeable.

    Before The Operation

    It is most important to give up smoking. This can have a serious effect on the blood supply to the skin and cause areas of skin on the face to become black and scarred following surgery. It is also useful to be at one’s chosen weight or even somewhat underweight, as weight loss subsequent to the surgery can allow further wrinkling to occur.

    Patients should avoid taking aspirin or aspirin containing pain medication as this can increase bleeding following surgery. The operation itself takes about two hours to perform.

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