Why Are More & More People Getting Neck Lifts?
Data from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery tells us that neck lift procedures are on the rise. From 2014 to 2015, there was a 17% jump in the number of neck lifts.
So what’s behind this trend? We’ll talk about it in this issue.
What Exactly is a Neck Lift?
Known in medical circles as a lower rhytidectomy, a neck lift is a technique designed to improve the appearance of your jawline and neck by eliminating excess fat and fat deposits and tightening loose skin. The muscular structure can also be reshaped to give you a more foundational fresh appearance.
What’s Causing the Increase in Neck Lifts?
You could say it’s a sign of the times. Just about everything from technology to our increasing life spans and work years are contributing to the spike in neck lifts.
- A recent article in Elle magazine detailed the rise of “tech neck” – the often seen pose of people of most age groups tilting their heads and tucking their chins as they stare into their smartphones is definitely not good for the neck muscles.
- People are also living longer these days, which means they’re staying in the workplace longer. In fact, some are opting to keep working well after retirement age as come and gone.
- Many who have lost large amounts of weight find that their skin has been stretched so far, it simply will not naturally rebound.
Whatever the reason, there’s no getting around the fact that more and more people are opting for a neck lift.
What’s Involved in the Neck Lift Procedure?
Neck lifts are typically performed as outpatient procedures and will include general anesthesia or intravenous sedation.
Small incisions are made either under your chin, your ears or in both locations. Through the incision, the surgeon will have access to your underlying tissue and can remove the fat cells that have gathered there. Any loose or hanging skin can be removed or reshaped and tightened.
What’s the Recovery Time for a Neck Lift Procedure?
Of course, no two people are alike, but you should expect a full recovery within a couple of weeks.
Your neck may feel a bit tight and there may be some initial bruising and swelling, but that will be gone soon – usually within the first week.
Sadrian Plastic Surgery Center of San Diego Can Craft Your Beauty
To find out more about how a neck lift can freshen your appearance, call the Sadrian Plastic Surgery Center for a consultation; our number is 858-457-1111.