Thinking about having a neck lift? If you’re suffering from loose, sagging skin on the neck and want to see a youthful, contoured and elegant neckline again, this procedure is likely the right one for you. During a neck lift procedure, the jawline and neck are defined and the contours are refined, made smooth and youthful-looking by addressing both excess skin and fat. But what about scarring? Where are the neck lift scars hidden? This common question is typically a concern for patients who don’t want their tighter skin and fresh, newly youthful look marred by scars.
Where are the incisions usually made for a neck lift?
In most cases, small incisions are made under the chin and behind the ears. Incisions are a thin line made in front of or behind the ears, designed to be hidden in the natural folds of your skin. The other incision is made just beneath the chin, where any remaining scar after your recovery period would not be noticeable. Once the healing process is complete, any visible scarring will be relatively hard to see in these discreet, precisely hidden locations.
These very small incisions are used to tighten the neck muscles and remove small fat pockets and excess, sagging skin. This is how a more sculpted, defined, and youthful-looking contour is achieved.
Will there definitely be scarring after my neck lift?
Most patients are surprised to learn that once you’ve fully recovered from your procedure, it’s likely you won’t have any scarring. It’s relatively rare for patients to have visible, noticeable scars after the incisions fully heal. However, it’s important to work with a board-certified surgeon who has extensive experience with delicate procedures such as a neck lift. Your surgeon should make the incisions carefully in the right locations and close the incisions with meticulous care to reduce the risk of scarring.
During the healing process, follow your surgeon’s instructions to optimize your recovery experience. This will help ensure the incisions heal properly and do not leave a noticeable scar. Your sutures will be removed after about one week. If you do have any signs of scarring, there are treatments you can have to minimize these effects, such as microneedling.
Your neck lift at Admire Plastic Surgery
When it comes to the face and neck, your surgeon should have a deep artistic sensibility, a thorough, extensive knowledge of the proper techniques to achieve aesthetic harmony and shape, and years of experience providing beautiful results for patients.
Dr. Anthony A. Admire is a board-certified plastic surgeon who offers next-level precision and longer-lasting results with your neck lift. Over fifteen years of work with patients, he developed the ADMIREMD® Deep Plane Facelift & Neck Lift. This groundbreaking procedure represents thousands of hours in the OR and tens of thousands of patients. With Dr. Admire, patients can turn back the clock as much as decades.
Put your face and neck in the hands of an expert. Please call today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Admire.