Aging is a natural process that can sometimes bring unwanted physical side effects. Luckily, with advances in plastic surgery and dermatology today, it is possible to reduce or even eliminate some unwanted cosmetic side effects from aging. One such adverse effect is called jowls, or excess skin and fat in the lower face and neck. The appearance of jowls might include loose neck skin and increased fatty deposits under the chin area. A neck lift in Encino may reduce these visible signs of aging to produce a healthier, more youthful appearance.
While a neck lift does not stop the aging process itself, it does help to address unwanted body changes that can affect the appearance of your face and neck. Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Yaghoubian can talk with you further during an initial consultation where you can discuss your aesthetic goals, provide your medical history, and learn more about this procedure and what is required for the aftercare recovery period.
Surgical neck lifts in Encino first involve a consultation with Dr. Yaghoubian to discuss the process and to answer any questions you may have. In this meeting, you should come prepared to discuss your goals for your appearance and what your preparation for surgery should entail.
Once your day for surgery arrives, Dr. Yaghoubian will make a small incision around the ear or hairline to reposition the underlying muscles, remove excess fat, and pull the skin taught before applying sutures or skin adhesives. The placement of these incisions allows for discretion, as she can usually hide them near your hair or by the contours of your face near your ear. The neck lift process will be a pain-free procedure since we will administer general anesthesia for numbing purposes.
Following a surgical neck lift, you will probably experience some bruising and swelling for a few days or weeks, depending on the extent of your procedure. Dr. Yaghoubian will provide you with specific instructions for how to care for your incision site, including bandages, medication, and follow-up visits.
For those who want to improve the appearance of their chin and neck area without undergoing surgery, there are some non-surgical options for a neck lift in Encino as well. These alternatives do not achieve the same results as a surgical neck lift but they offer fewer risks and a faster recovery time. Botox injections are one such option, in which Dr. Yaghoubian uses a needle to administer botulinum toxin to areas of the face and neck to treat wrinkles and fine lines. Botox may also address muscle banding in the neck area, as it relaxes the underlying muscle to reduce noticeable contours in the skin.
Once the recovery period is over, you should be able to see the results of the procedure. Not only will you experience a more youthful appearance, but most people also find improved self-confidence, which can have a positive impact on their social life. A neck lift in Encino is a suitable solution for many people to find relief from adverse cosmetic effects of aging. If you would like to learn your options for removing excess skin and fat from your neck area, the experienced team at AESTHETICA LA can consult with you and come up with an effective treatment plan that addresses your needs.