The neck has always been the area of the face where firming and beauty are most noticeable. As time goes by skin laxity and folds develop due to the platysma muscle that extends from underneath the lower jaw to the clavicle.
Moreover, the concentration of fat in this area is very common and mostly found either underneath the skin (pre-platysma) or underneath the platysma muscle (post-platysma fat). Therefore, good knowledge of the anatomy and accurate diagnosis may correct the problems created in the area offering a solution to this problem of the face that is most obvious yet most difficult to treat.
What is the recovery time after surgery?
With modern atraumatic techniques, surgery takes place under local anaesthesia and sedation. The patient may resume daily activities within 7 to 15 days without dealing with obvious ecchymosis and swelling. Is the procedure painful? The particular procedure is almost painless for the patient both during and after surgery.
Is it safe for a smoker to undergo this particular surgical procedure?
Fully refraining from smoking for at least 3-4 weeks is a prerequisite for submitting a smoker to this particular surgical procedure.
Which patients are submitted to this procedure?
The procedure is performed on patients who mainly present laxity and obvious folds around the neck area.
Is hospitalisation necessary?
Hospitalisation for 24 hours is advised for precautionary purposes and for better control of the patient’s post-operative condition.
When is the result of this particular procedure considered satisfactory?
The aesthetic result of this particular procedure is considered satisfactory when the neck appears firm after surgery without any muscle folds. An experienced doctor will always keep a gallery that will demonstrate the quality of his work.