St. Petersburg, Tampa
Dr Mang offers necklift, also called submentoplasty or platysmaplasty, to eliminate sagging neck skin and give patients a well-defined neckline. Dr. Mang’s neck lift surgery targets the excess skin and fat of the neck with significant slimming, tightening, and smoothing results. In some cases the neck lift is performed in tandem with a face-lift but often times this procedure is performed alone.
With age the platysmal muscles (bands in the neck) separate. A neck lift aims to smooth and firm, restoring the neck back to a more youthful appearance. During your neck lift surgery Dr. Mang removes skin behind auricle and posterior hairline. The submental approach uses an incision under the chin where the platysmal muscle bands are reconnected to produce a smoother neck appearance.
Prior to your surgery you will have a consultation with Dr. Mang, at which time he and his staff will discuss the procedure and how you should best prepare. Dr. Mang and his team are dedicated to taking a sufficient amount of time to review in detail what to expect on the day of your procedure. Make sure you wear loose, comfortable clothing on the day of surgery. You should plan to take at least one week off from work to recover. However, Dr. Mang can determine this based on your personal situation.
Work: Recovery takes time and it’s important that you’re patient with the process. Most people can return to work in 3-5 days. If you participate in sports or are physically active, you will have to wait at least three weeks, if not longer, to resume these activities.
Discomfort: After the surgery some moderate discomfort can be expected. Pain medication prescribed by your surgeon can help minimize the discomfort. However if discomfort persists, contact your surgeon immediately.
Recovery: The recovery after a neck lift procedure takes about one to two weeks. Bruising and mild swelling may also occur but usually diminishes within one to two weeks.
Results: Each patient heals and scars differently. It is vital to keep in mind that the results of this procedure vary from patient to patient. However most patients will enjoy their final result within six to twelve months.