Neck Lift Bradenton
The neck is often the first to show signs of aging and sagging and is often prone to lose elasticity before any other area of the body. Due to constant exposure to the elements and sun, the neck can hold wrinkles, age spots, and loose skin fairly early on. Additionally, the neck does not bounce back from extreme weight loss and can hold fatty deposits or extra skin even though the patient has lost weight. A Bradenton neck lift can provide a youthful, sleek neckline for patients struggling with a double chin or sagging skin around the neck. Dr. Alberico Sessa, at Sarasota Surgical Arts Center, is one of the leading cosmetic surgeons in Bradenton to perform a neck lift and often combines it with other cosmetic procedures to produce beautiful results.
Neck Lift Overview
A neck lift is a cosmetic surgery that enhances the overall look of the neck. It tightens and removes sagging skin under the jaw and helps tighten loose neck muscles. This procedure can be performed in conjunction with a facelift or neck liposuction to achieve the best youthful renewal in the neck and face. A Bradenton neck lift addresses many issues, including:
- A “double chin”
- Neck bands (deep lines across the neck)
- Lack of skin elasticity
- Sagging neck skin
- Drooping neck profile
- Extra skin or fat
- Appearance of “turkey neck”
There are many other non-surgical options for treating loose skin around the neck, but none are quite as effective as a neck lift. A neck lift uses incisions behind the ear to tighten loose skin and create a beautiful side profile with long-lasting results.
Neck Lift Bradenton Candidates
While many consider a neck lift an anti-aging cosmetic procedure, any patient who is in good health and has sagging skin around the neck may qualify for a neck lift. Other qualifications for a Bradenton neck lift include the following:
- Understand realistic expectations
- Have an understanding of the procedure and any pre and post-operative instructions
- Have loose unwanted skin around the neck
- In good health with no underlying medical conditions
Dr. Sessa can determine if you are a candidate for a neck lift during a consultation. He will also provide the patient will all pre and post-op instructions to ensure safety and promote a smooth recovery process.
Neck Lift Benefits
A Bradenton neck lift benefits many patients, not only just for youthful rejuvenation but can also benefit young patients who have a smaller chin or persistent neck fat. Some patients wish to enhance their profile and neck appearance. Some incredible benefits of a neck lift are:
- Creates a well-defined profile
- Eliminates sagging neck skin
- Smoothes deep lines and wrinkles
- Adds contour to the jawline, chin, and neck
- Improves confidence
- Rejuvenates skin around the neck
- Removes excess skin from weight loss or aging
- Easily combined with neck liposuction or facelift
- Minimal recovery period
- Low risk
- Long-lasting results
- Performed by a leading Bradenton cosmetic surgeon
Bradenton Neck Lift Risks
All surgeries have risks, but the ones associated with a neck lift are minimal and extremely rare. However, patients should feel informed on every procedure aspect before deciding to undergo surgery. Some risks include the following:
- Raised scars at the incision site
- Difficulty healing
- Skin necrosis
- Asymmetry in the neck
- Adverse reactions to the anesthesia
All of the complications are uncommon, and Dr. Sessa always puts the safety of his patients above all else. During a Bradenton neck lift consultation, he will ensure his patients are in good health and can safely undergo the procedure.
Neck Lift With Neck Liposuction
For patients in the Bradenton area, Dr. Sessa combines a neck lift with neck liposuction to produce the best results. Combining these procedures can eliminate any unwanted fat on the neck or under the chin. Dr. Sessa specializes in this combination, as many patients struggle with a “double chin” and wish to contour their jaw, chin, and neck. The neck lift aids in tightening the loose skin, while the neck liposuction reduces any fat pockets underneath the chin or in the neck.
A Neck Lift Bradenton Consultation
During a consultation, Dr. Sessa must know your medical background, overall goals, and principal issues with your neck. He will also evaluate your lifestyle, health, and any extra habits, such as smoking, that could interfere with the procedure. After Dr. Sessa determines you are a good candidate for a Bradenton neck lift, he will discuss your overall goals and desires for the surgery. A custom plan will be created for you to ensure you have the best results and address all possible aesthetic issues with your neck. Dr. Sessa can answer any questions and walk you through the procedure and all post-operative instructions to promote the quickest healing process.
Neck Lift Procedure
Bradenton neck lift patients will arrive at the outpatient facility at Sarasota Surgical Arts Center for their procedure. Before the surgery begins, they will be placed under general anesthesia. Dr. Sessa will make two incisions behind the ears and one underneath the chin. He will use liposuction to eliminate fat deposits from the incision in the neck, and then he will remove and tighten loose skin from the two incisions behind the ears. Overall, the surgery lasts about two hours.
Neck Lift Recovery Process
Dr. Sessa often uses a neck wrap to help ensure sanitation and proper healing. This wrap is worn for at least twenty-four hours following the procedure and can sometimes be needed for a week. He will also prescribe pain medication to alleviate any patient discomfort during the first few days. Patients should wait at least twenty-four hours before showering and will need to rest for at least one to two weeks before returning to daily life. Patients must attend all post-operative appointments and follow all instructions to allow the incisions to heal correctly.
Post Operative Instructions
Dr. Sessa will provide a more extensive list of instructions during a Bradenton neck lift consultation. However, smoking patients must quit for at least four weeks before and after the procedure. Nicotine use can significantly impact the body’s healing ability and create unwanted scarring. Patient’s should also wear soft, button-up shirts and keep their head and neck elevated as much as possible. Depending on the extent of the surgery, they will also need to plan to take a week or two off of work. Dr. Sessa will advise all patients to avoid direct contact with the sun for a while after the procedure.
Neck Lift Results
Dr. Sessa has performed hundreds of neck lifts with incredible success. The results of a neck lift are permanent and can last a lifetime. However, factors such as extended sun exposure, weight fluctuations, skin condition, and physical makeup can affect the longevity of the results. Dr. Sessa provides the best care instructions for all Bradenton patients to ensure long-lasting results.
The Top Neck Lift Surgeon in Bradenton, Dr. Alberico Sessa
Dr. Alberico Sessa is an experienced, double-board certified cosmetic surgeon with an extensive face and neck surgery background. He has created advancements in many facial and neck surgeries, won best cosmetic surgeon in Sarasota and Bradenton for the last four years, and has been an examiner on the oral board for the last five years. Whether you want to eliminate excess skin or unwanted fat, Dr. Sessa can customize your Bradenton neck lift to fit your overall goals.
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