in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
As we age, our neck is one of the first places affected. Fatty jowls, horizontal creases on the neck, and sagging skin can all make us look older than we feel. A neck lift is a cosmetic procedure done to improve visible signs of aging in the jawline and neck for a more youthful appearance.
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Who is a NECK lift Candidate?
Individuals who have excess skin and fat on their neck, excess fatty deposits under their chin, loose neck skin, or muscle banding on their neck can often benefit from a neck lift. Healthy individuals can schedule a consultation with Dr. Cusimano to help determine if this procedure is right for them.
The NECK lift Procedure
Depending on the amount of change desired, a traditional neck lift or a limited incision neck lift can be performed.
Traditional Neck Lift
The incision begins in the hairline at the level of the sideburn and continues down and around the ear and ends in the lower hairline. Sometimes there is a second incision made in a skin fold under the chin. Fat is sculpted and redistributed from the jowls and neck, tissue under the neck skin is repositioned, and the platysma muscle is tightened. Skin is re-draped over the new contours and excess skin is trimmed away. Incisions are closed with dissolvable sutures.
Limited Incision Neck Lift
May involve incisions only around the ear. Incisions are shorter, so results may be more limited than that of a traditional neck lift.
Before & After
What to Expect After a neck lift
Following your neck lift procedure, your neck will be bruised and swollen, and will feel tight and numb. Bruising will resolve over the next five days, though the sensation of tightness and numbness may remain for several months. Do not apply ice to the neck, as this could compromise blood flow and result in skin death. It is recommended that you keep your head elevated above your heard to minimize swelling during recovery. It is important that you follow Dr. Cusimano’s specific post-op instructions to ensure a quick and smooth recovery.