A neck lift or lower rhytidectomy is a cosmetic procedure that removes wrinkles, sagging skin, and fat around the jawline. The purpose of this procedure is to enhance the appearance of the neck and to create a more defined jawline. This way any signs of aging Such as under chin wrinkles and loose skin is removed. Therefore, lower rhytidectomy results are a much younger and youthful appearance.
A neck lift, platysmaplasty or lower rhytidectomy is a set of cosmetic procedures with the goal to produce younger look around the neck. Platysmaplasty is done through a surgical procedure which often includes some small incision under the chin. During the procedure excess skin is removed along jawline which in turn tightens skin and muscles around the neck.
Double chin is most common in aged and overweight people. It’s due to the accumulation of a fat layer under the skin or, because of losing that fat layer as time goes by. A double chin can cause undefined jawline or loose skin under the chin. But all of these problems can be treated by lower rhytidectomy procedure.
In Neck Lift surgery limited incisions are made, just enough for the surgeon to perform the surgery. If the surgeon is skilled and experienced, he/she knows what exactly needs to be done, hence few small scars would remain after. Depending on how extensive the surgery needs to be, incisions can be made behind each ear or under the chin.
Sometimes Neck lift treatment is used along with liposuction to remove excess fat. After trimming the excess skin, neck lift incisions will be closed carefully. Scars may take a year to fully heal. But, as rhytidectomy incisions are made along natural folds and lines of the neck, it won’t be noticeable after that.
A mini neck lift is a less invasive method of lower rhytidectomy for people with less severe symptoms. In Mini neck lift, vertical bands will be removed from under the chin and around the neck. This means much smaller incisions and faster neck lift recovery.
There are also some other non-invasive neck lift options like laser neck lift that include lower risks. But this is just for those who have a smaller double chin. In this case, using a laser neck lift can melt fat deposits under the chin.
One possible alternative for lower rhytidectomy is Botox injection. Botox injection is a non-invasive procedure in which neck muscles get tightened. The downside of this non-invasive procedure is that it’s temporary which only remains for 3 to 4 months.
Using threads for Facial rejuvenation is also an option when it comes to non-invasive lower Rhytidectomy. Thread lift of the neck is done by using very thin and absorbable threads. Threads are inserted under the skin in a layer below the dermis. Some Side effects like facial asymmetry and thread migration are associated with thread lift in rare cases.
Non-invasive lower rhytidectomy using fillers carries much lesser risk than other Non-Surgical options like liposuction, however, filler’s effect won’t last forever.
To perform Neck liposuction, small incisions are made to insert a thin liposuction cannula through. With removing the fat tissues under the chin, the reason that caused double chin dissolves permanently. But removing those fats doesn’t necessarily mean that the saggy would go away. To fix that, some kind of lift is needed. So the two procedures are complementary to each other. Some associated risks of liposuction in some cases are the bumpy appearance of skin and fluid accumulation.
Lower Rhytidectomy is rather a low-risk option. Although one of the best possible ways to remove double chin and wrinkles is to use both methods together. Liposuction for effective fat removal and lower rhytidectomy to shape tissues at the best.
The neck is the first part of the body that the aging process effects. There are plenty of different options to juvenile the wrinkled and sagging skin around the neck. Botox, laser treatment, liposuction, ultrasound treatments, etc. But using surgical treatment may have some advantages like permanent and definite results. So it’s one of the best options available for more defined jawline and rejuvenated skin.
The first thing needs to be done, is consultation. Besides that, you should be careful to:
• Take medication under physician supervision. Some medications are forbidden prior to the upcoming lower rhytidectomy surgery. For example, some vitamins can cause increased bleeding.
• It’s wisest to avoid smoking at least 3 weeks before and after the surgery.
• To heal faster and help scars disappear, good nutrition intake enriched with protein is vital. thus some types of diets are forbidden.
• In addition, Try to prepare a convenient recovery area at home if you want the future suffering to be avoided!
Depending on the type of surgery, doctor, hospital or clinic, the price starts from 600$. Low-cost services comparing to other countries is due to the low currency value of Iran. It’s the total charge for instruments, clinic fee, anesthesia, and other related costs. In comparison, prices of the same procedure in turkey is above 2000 $ and in India, it starts from 1900 $ to 2800$
• During recovery time bandage is placed around neck and face. It helps avoid bruising and swelling
• There is no need to apply cold compress directly on skin which in turn can cause interference in blood circulation
• It’s better to keep your head straight and elevated
• Try not to keep your head still and avoid twisting or turning for a few days
• Remember your skin is healing and is very sensitive to sunlight. So, protect your skin against direct and excessive sunlight.
• Anti scar creams can help the skin heal faster
Every method you choose for rejuvenation has its cons and pros. Some of lower rhytidectomy surgery side effects include:
• Swelling and bruising
• Numbness (though normal for few weeks)
• Fluid accumulation
• Uneven removal of the skin (which is corrected later by revision neck lift)
Most of these side effects are temporary and go away by themselves. But if persist, assessment of the condition should be taken into consideration.
Some level of pain, swelling, and bruising are to be expected after the surgery. But it subsides within one or two weeks.
Lower rhytidectomy is considered a generally safe procedure, although there are some side effects associated with it. The same is true for other cosmetic methods.
Generally, results last about 5 to 10 years or more. It depends on age, lifestyle and skin quality.
Fat tissue removal of the neck means less obstruction of the airway by soft tissues during sleep. As a result, snoring can be reduced significantly after a lower rhytidectomy.