The preparation of a neck lift surgery
Make sure that you are ideally in optimal health and rested overall condition just before surgery.
- Do not take aspirin or similar medicines fourteen days before the procedure, as they may inhibit blood clotting. If you regularly take other medications, discuss this with the doctor first.
- Minimize the intake of alcohol and nicotine a few days before surgery. It is best to stop smoking altogether.
- Plan for 10 to 14 days off after the regeneration procedure. In the first few days after aesthetic surgery, you are physically still not fully operational. Before the operation clarify all questions in detail, it is best to make a note of a questionnaire. Before each intervention, the patient must sign a so-called consent form. This form documents the planned procedure and the associated risks.
The neck lift surgery
Depending on how extensive the procedure is, a neck lift can be planned on an outpatient or inpatient basis. In any case, Vitalitas offers you the advantage of safe care by trained and professional staff. The duration of the operation depends on the extent and the combination of the planned procedure. However, it usually takes one to three hours.
Methods of neck-tightening are:
- Liposuction - liposuction often is used to treat a double chin.
- Tightening below the chin with shortening of the muscle.
- SMAS as a combination and special form of facelifting.
- Z-plastic neck tightening often used to remove a turkey neck.
Depending on how the client presents their issue and their expectations in consultation with the aesthetic plastic surgeon, the methods and the most appropriate solution for each neck shape are agreed with the client.
The anesthesia in neck lift surgery
Neck lifts are usually performed under general anesthesia, if it is an extensive neck lift or a combination procedure. This has the advantage that you as the patient will be spared the stress of the procedure. Whether someone is anesthetized or not, the anaesthetist decides after an in-depth investigation. He is present throughout the operation and controls the anesthesia. If general anesthesia is not considered for an individual reason, the neck lift can also be performed under local anesthesia. In addition to the anesthetic, sedatives are then administered, which cause a kind of twilight sleep. As a patient you are awake and relaxed, but feel no pain except for a light pull or similar sensations during the procedure. The drug can be taken as a tablet or injected into the arm vein.