Neck Lift St. Louis - Neck Liposuction Missouri
Do you have “bands” in your neck or extra fat and/or skin in your neck that you would like to improve? If so, you may be a candidate for a neck lift.
As we age, the muscles in the neck weaken and can become more prominent and noticeable. Also, extra skin develops in the neck and fat may accumulate in the neck. All of these can be addressed with a neck lift.
Dr. Cabbabe incorporates his experience with reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the face to give patients the best results possible to meet their desires. He is also an expert in minimally invasive cosmetic surgery of the face and has published on these topics. His patients have a natural, refreshed look after surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Cabbabe will carefully examine your entire face including the brow, upper and lower eyelids, face and neck. He will make recommendations in order to help you achieve your desired result while maintaining facial harmony. Dr. Cabbabe believes that the entire face should be in harmony and may recommend other procedures such as face lift, brow lift, upper blepharoplasty or lower blepharoplasty to be done at the same time.
We believe that patients, their desires, and anatomy are all unique. Dr. Cabbabe believes that the key to a successful surgery is proper planning and discussion with the patient about their goals. Therefore, Dr. Cabbabe evaluates each patient and creates a customized surgical plan for all of his patients to meet their expectations. To schedule a consultation, call us at 314-842-5885 or complete the contact us form.
If excess fat in the neck is the only concern, liposuction can be done to improve the contour. This can be done in most cases in the office with local anesthesia. During a neck lift procedure, a small incision is made under the chin. Liposuction is generally incorporated to remove any excess fat in order to improve the contour of the neck. The muscles of the neck are then tightened in the central portion of the neck in order to eliminate any “bands” and to produce a smooth, youthful neck.
If you are having a facelift, the same steps are carried out, but the neck is also tightened on each side in addition to the middle to create a “sling” effect which helps to improve the contour and appearance. The extra skin is then removed from the neck through the same incisions used for the face lift.
The limitation of doing a neck lift without a facelift is difficulty in removing extra skin while being able to conceal the scar. Therefore, if you have significant skin in the neck, Dr. Cabbabe may recommend a “mini face-lift” in order to be able to remove the redundant skin in the neck and address any areas in the face at the same time.
Preparing for Surgery
Dr. Cabbabe will ask that you refrain from taking any aspirin, plavix, Coumadin or any other type of blood thinner. He will also ensure that your blood pressure has been properly controlled if you have high blood pressure. This operation can be done under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation.
Recovering from Surgery
If this procedure is done by itself, most patients are able to go home the same day. Pain medication and antibiotics will be prescribed. A drain may be left overnight if a face-lift or mini face-lift is done. Bruising and swelling may be present for one to two weeks. Dr. Cabbabe will ask that you keep ice on the surgical site to decrease this. He will also ask you to keep your head elevated at all times to decrease swelling. You will be asked to wear a neck strap for about two weeks. There may be some numbness in the surgical area that improves with time.