Craig Colville, M.D., F.A.C.S.
John Zavell, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Toledo neck lift plastic surgery for a younger, refreshed look.

A neck lift, also called platysmaplasty, removes excess loose skin on the neck, tightens underlying tissues, and removes excess fat. As a result, your neck will appear firmer and younger-looking. Typically, the incision is well hidden in the natural contours and creases of your neck. For men and women alike in Toledo, neck lift plastic surgery can offer a trimmer, more youthful neck that improve the overall profile.

You may be a good candidate for a neck lift if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Loose, sagging skin around the neck;
  • Excess fatty tissue in the neck;
  • Deep wrinkles in the skin of the neck.

Length of Neck Lift Plastic Surgery

Our Toledo neck lift surgery takes 1 to 2 hours.

Anesthesia Requirements for Neck Lift Cosmetic Surgery

Neck lift is done on an outpatient basis under sedation and local or general anesthesia. The procedure may require an incision under the chin, behind the ears, or both. Fat is suctioned or excised, muscles may be tightened, and skin may be removed, all depending on individual findings.

Side Effects of Neck Lift Plastic Surgery

The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.

Risks of Neck Lift Plastic Surgery

Injury to nerves that control facial muscles or feeling (usually temporary but may be permanent) are possible. Infection, bleeding, poor healing, or excessive scarring are possible risks of neck lift cosmetic surgery.

Recovery from Neck Lift Plastic Surgery

The patient goes home with chin and neck wrapped in dressings or in an elastic neck sling. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Swelling and bruising disappear over approximately 2 weeks. The final result of a neck lift is evident in 1 to 3 months.

Most of the bruising will disappear within 2 weeks.

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