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Are You a Good Candidate for Neck Lift Surgery?

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Are You a Good Candidate for Neck Lift Surgery?Individuals considering a neck lift cosmetic surgery should start by identifying an experienced neck lift surgeon and set up an initial consultation.

The surgeon will assess their candidacy for neck lift surgery after evaluating their overall health, skin laxity, and fat tissue in the neck region.

Successful board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim provides neck lift and various other procedures for the breast, body and face to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding communities in this section of SoCal.

 

Suitable Candidates

Individuals ranging in ages from 40 to 70 years usually seek neck lift plastic surgery. Candidates should be in good overall health in order to be able to go through anesthesia and surgery. They may have one or more of the following conditions in the neck area:

  • Loose neck skin (also known as turkey wattle neck)
  • Damaged neck skin due to sun exposure and environmental factors
  • Excessive fatty deposits beneath the skin giving the appearance of submental fat (double chin)
  • Wide jowls due to fatty pockets or excess skin beneath the jawline
  • Presence of significant folds and wrinkles in the neck area

 

Skin Elasticity

The surgeon will assess the patient’s skin quality as well as the level of laxity in the neck region when evaluating the patient as a candidate for neck lift plastic surgery. Suitable candidates will have some level of skin elasticity in the neck region to achieve excellent surgical outcomes.

The neck lift surgery involves significant skin stretching. Therefore, the neck skin should have some degree of elasticity to undergo this stretching. Some older individuals with significant skin laxity may not be appropriate candidates for neck lift surgery.

 

Candidates with Vertical Bands in the Neck

The muscles of the neck are commonly hidden behind fat layers. Upon aging, this fat padding becomes thinner which decreases the barrier between skin and muscle. This leads to the development of unappealing vertical neck bands.

These bands are also known as platysmal bands and look like thick, rubbery bands which run from beneath the chin down to Adam’s apple region.

A neck lift is a suitable treatment for candidates with moderate to more prominent vertical neck bands. The surgeon will tighten the skin of the neck and lower face as well as the underlying muscles.

 

Other Conditions for Candidacy

Ideal neck lift candidates are people with a positive frame of mind, clear cosmetic goals, and realistic expectations from the procedure. People seeking neck lift surgery should understand that this procedure involves post-operative downtime and they will be required to be confined to their homes for a few days during the initial recovery phase.

An appropriate candidate will prepare thoroughly for the procedure and the recovery phase according to the instructions of the surgeon. They should be willing to openly disclose their lifestyle behaviors, medication usage, and any existing health conditions to the surgeon to help them determine their candidacy for neck lift plastic surgery.

Dedicated cosmetic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and other towns and cities in this region of the US for a neck lift.

Click here see more plastic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Eugene Kim on patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Santa Monica and surrounding areas or call 310-271-6996 to schedule a consultation.

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