At Revesse of Toronto, Dr. Robert Mounsey performs neck lift surgery to restore a smoother, more youthful neck appearance to the neck. This surgical procedure removes excess skin and tightens the underlying neck muscles. The neck lift addresses both the neck and jaw line and can improve a fleshy neck, a “waddle”, jowls, and neck banding.
The neck is often one of the first areas where the signs of age become visible. This is because the skin here tends to be thin and delicate. Even if your face appears young, your neck can age you. Hereditary conditions and weight fluctuations can contribute to an aged appearance by causing excess sagging skin in the neck.
The Neck Lift Procedure
Dr. Mounsey may perform neck lift surgery in one of the Toronto area’s hospitals or private clinics which he is affiliated with. This procedure is often performed with general anesthesia or with local anesthesia and sedation, and surgical times average two to three hours. During the surgery, Dr. Mounsey will make incisions under the chin and/or behind the ears. Through these incisions, he will tighten the neck muscles and remove excess skin before closing the incisions.
The Neck Lift Recovery
Patients can expect some swelling and bruising after their neck lift. Some discomfort may also occur which can be alleviated with medication. Some patients also experience numbness of the skin. You may be required to wear a compression garment after your surgery to help support the new contours of the neck. This is typically worn for several weeks. Most patients find that they are able to return to work within ten to fourteen days after their neck lift surgery.