Gravity, aging, and stress take a toll on the human body, especially the skin. To reverse some of the effects, people in Boise trust Dr. Crais to perform neck lifts to help them regain a more youthful look.
What is a neck lift?
A neck lift will give you a smoother, slimmer neck. There are different methods involved with neck lifts, and your initial consultation with Dr. Crais will dictate which technique will work best for you. A neck lift may also be combined with other cosmetic surgeries such as a facelift or a chin lift. In some cases, a neck lift may involve liposuction, especially when addressing the jowls or cheeks.
What can I expect during the day of my neck lift?
Usually performed with only local anesthesia, incisions are made to release the neck muscles from the skin. Those muscles are then pulled tight. Next, the skin is tightened and any excess is removed.
Dr. Crais also performs vertical neck lifts, which include liposuction around the neck and under the chin.
What is involved in a FAME lift?
A FAME lift, also known as a finger-assisted malar elevation, is a cosmetic neck lift or facelift technique that is performed to gain malar elevation. It addresses the midface and is a new trend in the field of cosmetic surgery.
How should I prepare for a neck lift?
Dr. Crais usually advises his patients to quit smoking, avoid drinking alcohol, and stay away from fatty or sugary foods prior to surgery. Certain drugs such as anti-inflammatory drugs may also have to be avoided weeks before the surgery as they may interfere with the body’s healing process. You will receive pre- and post-surgery instructions from Dr. Crais, and it is important to follow them closely.
Who are ideal candidates for a neck lift?
Good candidates have some skin elasticity that can withstand a fair amount of stretching during the procedure. Patients should also be in good physical and mental health and have realistic expectations regarding the procedure.
What can I expect after my neck lift surgery?
The results of your neck lift will gradually improve over time. Optimal results are usually seen six months following the procedure. There may be minimal scarring.