Cervicoplasty is a type of superficial neck lift operation, which specifically targets loose skin and fatty tissue as the underlying causes of a poor aesthetic appearance. This type of cosmetic neck surgery can be performed alone or in combination with liposuction or even a more invasive platysmaplasty procedure. The best method of dealing with tissue degeneration in the neck depends greatly the specific anatomical criteria demonstrated by the individual patient, as well as their goals for postoperative correction.
This discussion focuses on superficial lift procedures and how they can restore a more youthful look and feel to the anatomy of the neck.
This particular type of neck lift is mostly focused on addressing problematic skin issues, rather than fixing deep or supportive tissue concerns. Many patients suffer loose or hanging skin as their primary complaint, while others may also suffer from fatty tissue sagging and accumulation, as well as possible underlying muscular laxity and banding concerns.
As a stand-alone technique, this less invasive neck lift will definitely create a beautiful look and feel to the surface skin, but will not address other concerns which may be present. This is why the procedure is only indicated for patients with excellent underling muscle tissues and minimal neck fat issues.
When combined with liposuction and platysmaplasty, the possibilities for an incredible aesthetic improvement in the neck are unlimited.
Superficial Neck Lift Procedure
This procedure takes about an hour to complete as a stand-alone operation. Most patients do not undergo this technique alone, but combine it with liposuction or surgical fatty tissue removal. Many patients also undergo the platysmaplasty technique, as well.
Recovery depends on the extent of the lift, but the more invasive the procedure, the longer the recuperation time will be. Most operations are successful, providing excellent results, with minimal risk and complications.
However, there are always the usual risks of plastic surgery present, involving anesthesia, infection, poor results and rare, but potentially serious, conditions like nerve damage, skin numbness or tissue necrosis.
Results of Minor Neck Lift
Make sure that if you choose this procedure alone, it will be the right choice for you. Do not ever undergo a simple skin-only lift when there are deeper problems with muscular tissue or a tremendous amount of fat. Doing so will create poor and temporary results, which will not satisfy your goals.
Instead, always treat the neck as a whole structure and address all the aesthetic and deep tissue infrastructure issues at once for maximum impact and satisfaction.
Be sure to find a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in neck surgery to further increase your chances for a terrific outcome.
Most of all, never shop doctors or procedures by price alone, as this is a sure fire way to suffer from bad cosmetic surgery.