Neck Lift or Liposuction: Which is Right for You?
While many of us focus on the signs of aging that appear on the face, the neck is often one of the first places to belie the passage of time. This area commonly develops skin laxity, small deposits of fat and horizontal creases that may leave us reaching for our turtlenecks to hide behind. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your neck, toss the turtlenecks and check out your options in anti-aging solutions. Dr. Madnani at Madnani Facial Plastics offers two effective choices for turning back the clock on the neck.
Neck liposuction is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure that removes isolated deposits of fat from the neck to create a leaner, sleeker profile. The procedure involves a small incision under the chin that allows for the insertion of a narrow tube called a cannula. Through the cannula, excess neck fat can be gently loosened and suctioned away.
Neck liposuction can be performed on an outpatient basis, using local anesthesia. The entire procedure takes approximately one hour to complete. Most patients are back to their regular schedules within one week. While you will see the new neck contour soon after your procedure, the results will continue to improve as the treatment area heals and swelling subsides.
A neck lift is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and tissue from the neck area. The procedure effectively firms up the definition between the jawline and the neck and eliminates loose skin under the chin known as the turkey wattle. This procedure can also address deep, horizontal lines around the neck by removing excess skin and smoothing the remaining skin to create a more youthful appearance. In addition, Dr. Madnani can reposition underlying muscles to create a natural, beautiful look.
Dr. Madnani also performs neck lifts in his office on an outpatient basis. Most patients can undergo the procedure using local anesthesia and oral sedation. Incisions are typically placed behind the ears or under the chin to prevent visible post-operative scarring. Patients usually return to work and light activities in just a few days.
Making the Choice
The right neck procedure for you will depend on your specific concerns and your desired outcome. If small bulges around the neck are your primary concern, liposuction may be sufficient to create the smoother contour you are looking for. However, if skin laxity and creases have become a significant problem, a neck lift will likely be necessary to give you the results you want. In some cases, Dr. Madnani may combine the neck lift with liposuction to create the most dramatic, beautiful results.
If you are considering a procedure to enhance the appearance of the neck, you need a surgeon that will listen to you and work with you directly to ensure you get the results you are hoping for. In addition to his extensive experience in the area of neck enhancement, Dr. Madnani works one-on-one with all of his patients to ensure the outcome of their procedure meets their expectations.
If your neck is making you look older than you feel, now is the time to explore your options in aesthetic enhancement. Contact Madnani Facial Plastics today in Manhattan at (212) 203-8591 or in Long Island at (631) 318-4008.