How to define and firm the neck area

How to define and firm the neck area

When it comes to facial rejuvenation, the neck is increasingly at the center of interest. The excess skin, in fact, the wrinkles and vertical lines that form in this area over time, contribute to giving the entire face a tired and aged appearance. The skin of the neck is very thin and more prone to sagging, thinning and wrinkles. Neck blemishes do not depend solely on age but can also be a genetic or pathological consequence. The surgical techniques for neck lifting are different: liposuction for excess fat, lifting for skin laxity, platysmoplasty for unsightly vertical bands. It is important to choose the most suitable surgery or at least include it in a wider program (face and neck lifting) to achieve natural and lasting results.

Liposuction: is the most suitable intervention in the case of fatty deposits that are often responsible for the disappearance of the contours of the neck and chin. It can also be useful before a neck or face lift to facilitate tissue lifting. The surgeon makes a small incision under the chin, so that the scar is invisible. As a single operation it can be performed in day hospital, under local anesthesia and lasts about 1 hour. It can represent the only intervention necessary to reshape the contours if the skin is sufficiently elastic.

Cervicoplasty: is the ideal intervention in cases of skin excess and tissue failure to reshape the jaw line. The surgeon makes an incision around the ear, and possibly also under the chin, so as to be as hidden as possible. The skin is then raised in the direction of the incision and the excess is removed. The treatment can last from 2 to 4 hours, depending on the amount of excess skin, and is often done during a full face lift. After the operation, a containment bandage should be worn for about a week.

Platysmoplasty: particularly indicated for correcting the vertical bands of the neck caused by the relaxation of the underlying muscle, the platysma. These lines in fact represent the margins of the muscle that have moved away, exposing, in the case of man, the Adam’s apple. Incisions are made in front of the ears and under the chin that allow access to the muscle groups. If the operation is performed individually, it can be performed in day hospital under local anesthesia or light sedation and lasts about 1 hour. An innovative technique is represented by platysmoplasty which consists of a network of sutures that support the tissues of the neck against sagging.

The choice of the type of intervention is very important in order to obtain complete, natural and lasting results. The effects last for many years. Contraindications and side effects Following the surgery, bruises and swelling may occur which generally last for 5-7 days.