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Fountain Valley, CA surgeons explain the benefits of neck lift surgery and what to expect

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Benefits of Neck Lift Surgery Fountain Valley CA area
At The Institute of Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery in Fountain Valley, CA, Dr. Thomas Nguyen and Dr. Han Hoang understand that you feel better about yourself when you like the way you look. Having a turkey neck, sagging skin, or wrinkles just age you. Improving the appearance of your neck and jawline are just two of the benefits of neck lift surgery. Now you can turn back the hands of time and get results that look natural with cosmetic surgery.

Gravity, environmental effects, and the aging process negatively affect the skin. Over time, lines and wrinkles develop, the skin loses its firmness, and the skin starts to sag. If you are ready to get rid of excess, loose, or sagging skin, consider neck lift surgery. Also called a lower rhytidectomy, a neck lift may be performed to remove excess skin and/or to tighten the neck muscles. The upper face, lower face, and neck may age at different rates, creating an unbalanced facial appearance. A neck lift helps to balance out your aesthetic.

Benefits of neck lift surgery

What to expect during neck lift surgery in Fountain Valley CA area
As you age, you begin to lose your youthful facial contours and volume. Heredity, gravity, environmental factors, and stress also lead to volume loss and sagging skin. If you are searching for ways to restore your youth and to treat the visible signs of aging, a neck lift is a great option. The goals and benefits of neck lift surgery include the following:
  • Addresses many imperfections in a single surgery
  • Eliminates excess, sagging skin on the neck or the turkey neck look
  • Removes the excess fat and skin in the lower face
  • Gets rid of fat under the chin
  • Smooths the skin, removing wrinkles or creases on the neck
  • Lessens the appearance of banding on the neck
A neck lift can be combined with other procedures to balance your facial needs. Liposuction under the chin may help remove unwanted fat deposits. An eyelid surgery or browlift may help open the upper area of the face for an awake, youthful appearance. Non-surgical treatments require multiple treatments to achieve a similar result and unfortunately, the results are not as long-lasting. A surgical neck lift produces tighter, firmer skin with results that last for years. Following a neck lift surgery, patients look youthful and refreshed. If desired, laser treatments, fillers, and peels may help maintain the results. Treatments and procedures can be combined or tweaked depending on each patient’s unique needs.

What to expect

All cosmetic procedures require realistic expectations. An initial consultation is necessary to discuss your medical history, areas of concern, and goals from the procedure. Our experienced surgeons can determine the most appropriate procedure or treatment plan for your needs and expectations.
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Performed as an outpatient procedure, neck lift surgery involves a small incision behind each ear and possibly under the chin. The neck muscles and tissues are tightened, and excess skin is removed. If needed, fat is suctioned out. With an eye for detail, your surgeon firms and smooths the skin restoring a youthful neck appearance. Following the surgery, you are given post-operative instructions on how to care for the surgical site and for recovery expectations.

Your guidelines may include the following reminders:
  • Minimize swelling by keeping your head elevated above your heart.
  • Do not move or bend your neck excessively.
  • Avoid applying ice as it may interfere with blood flow and damage the skin.
  • Do not pull clothing on over your head.
The exact downtime and recovery periods may vary from patient to patient. However, most patients return to their normal activities in about a week. The most common side effects include bruising, swelling, and tightness in the neck. As the skin heals, the side effects will subside so you can show off your newly contoured neck and jaw. The results of a neck lift surgery are long-lasting. After the procedure, the aging process restarts from this point so the neck ages naturally giving patients lasting effects from the procedure. By protecting your skin from the sun and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, you can prolong your results.

To learn more about the benefits of neck lift surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Nguyen or Dr. Hoang in Fountain Valley, CA. Call (714) 444-4011 .

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Dr. Thomas T. Nguyen board certified plastic surgeon Fountain Valley, CA A Magna cum Laude graduate from Millsaps College, Dr. Thomas T. Nguyen is a board certified plastic surgeon. He brings with him a plethora of skill, expertise and knowledge given his 20 plus years of experience in the field.

Dr. Nguyen is presently the medical director of The Institute of Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery. He has engaged in research and contributed to many medical publications and continues to be deeply passionate about providing the best possible treatment for his patients.
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