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I have worked as a receptionist at a popular cosmetic surgery office for the past ten years, and I have seen every type of cosmetic surgery and recovery that you could imagine. Unfortunately, some patients are much better at choosing their procedures than others. For example, we had one patient that opted to have ten nose jobs in a row, which lead to a deformed bridge and a super tiny nose tip. Unfortunately, when she came back a few months later to have the problem corrected, the doctors didn't have enough tissue to work with. On my website, you will learn how to decide which procedures are right for you, so that you aren't left regretting your decisions down the road.

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Plastic Surgery Can Reduce The Signs Of Aging In Your Neck

by Michelle Austin

The first signs of aging for a lot of people is sagging skin on the neck. Part of it is due to genes, and part of it is due to the aging process. However, if your neck starts to sag early, it can make you look years older than your age. You may even feel self-conscious about your appearance. While skin treatments may help with wrinkles and crepey skin, it usually takes plastic surgery to repair a saggy neck. Here's a look at how a plastic surgeon can give your neck a more youthful appearance.

A Neck Lift Might Be The Solution 

If you're happy with the way your face looks, then a facelift would not be an appropriate way to lift your neck. Instead, your surgeon can do a neck lift to tighten the skin around your neck and jaw. This procedure helps with turkey neck, and when done with liposuction, it can remove excess fat pockets to give your neck a slimmer appearance.

The Procedure Tightens Muscles

Neck lift surgery sculpts your neck into a more pleasing appearance. One way this is achieved is by tightening the muscles in your neck so that they no longer sag. This could give you improved chin definition and combined with liposuction, the surgery can remove a double chin. 

A neck lift also tightens the skin on your neck. The surgeon does this by pulling the skin tight and removing the excess. The work is done through small incisions that are hidden behind your ears or under your chin so that you won't have visible scars. Neck lift surgery is usually done as an outpatient, so you'll go home to recover.

Recovery Involves Resting For Several Days

You'll probably wear a bandage on your neck for several days, and there may be a drain present. Your plastic surgeon will give you specific instructions on how to care for your neck at home and when you can resume normal activities. For the first few days, rest is important so that the incisions can heal. Keeping your head elevated is important too, so you should avoid bending over. You should also sleep with your head elevated. It could be as long as a week or two until you're able to resume all your regular activities. Your surgeon will probably advise you to not smoke or drink alcohol during your recovery phase as they can interfere with healing.

You may not have much pain after the neck lift, but you could have a tight sensation in your neck that will take a while to adjust to. It might take a few months for all the swelling to go away and until you can see the final results of your neck lift. Any inconvenience or discomfort you may feel during the recovery period will probably seem like a small price to pay once you see the results of your newly sculpted neck.

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