If you watch television regularly, you’ve probably come across some infomercial advertising the dramatic results of a neck lift. Patients who undergo this procedure suddenly have years taken off their appearance. But why is this surgery something to seriously consider for yourself?
As you get ready for your day in the morning, you probably notice signs of aging immediately on your face when you look in the mirror. Wrinkles around the eyes and mouth and looser skin draw your attention and become the focal point of your anti-aging regimen. However, even though your face may be your primary concern when choosing an anti-aging procedure, consider this: your neck may be just as important.
Collagen and Elastin Fibers
Within the dermis layer of your skin are a number of collagen and elastin fibers. These fibers are responsible for keeping your skin strong and tight across your entire body. As you get older, the amount of collagen and elastin fibers in your skin is reduced and their ability to function starts decreasing, causing your skin to sag and loosen. This can also be caused by sun damage, changes in weight or hormones, and smoking. Some areas of your body are affected sooner than others, including the neck area.
Because of this, your neck can actually show more pronounced signs of aging than your face. It won’t matter which procedures you have done around your eyes and if all wrinkles are removed from your forehead if you ignore your neck.
What Will a Neck Lift Do for Me?
A neck lift can be accomplished in a number of ways. It can be used to tighten and smooth skin, remove deposits of fat, and tighten the muscles to create a more youthful appearance. A consultation with Dr. Basile can help you determine which method will be of the greatest benefit and produce the best possible result. The neck lift can performed in conjunction with other procedures, including facelifts and augmentation. Having a younger-looking face and a younger-looking neck will provide a more complete anti-aging effect on your whole appearance.
Best of all, the surgery required for a neck lift is done as an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia. It only takes a couple of hours, depending on which methods are decided upon during your consultation. Most people feel ready to return to work after the first week of recovery. The amount of recovery time and the level of discomfort vary from patient to patient according to the type and extent of the procedure. Generally, patients take seven to 10 days for a full recovery and experience soreness, which can be managed with medication prescribed by Dr. Basile.
To schedule a consultation, call Basile Plastic Surgery of Naples, FL, at (239) 514-8777. Dr. Andrea Basile will discuss your options and help you decide the best way to achieve a more youthful appearance in your neck. Best of all, the Basile team offers a complimentary initial consultation, during which you can pepper him with questions and observe his years of experience providing patients with great information and great results. Call today for your free consultation!