Neck laxity is one of the first signs of aging. Over the years, gravity stretches the tissues of the neck and only a neck lift (platysmaplasty) can put them back into place. Usually, it is done together with a face lift since they complement each other perfectly. However, many times it is done alone, when the neck begins to require attention before the face does.
It also adjusts your muscles and skin to the new, reduced bones shape acquired with a facial feminization surgery.
When it is done alone, local anesthesia and sedation is used. When it is done together with other procedures, general anesthesia is used.
Between 90 minutes and 2 hours.
Between 7 and 10 days after the surgery.
They will be hidden behind the ears and under the hair.
You may be able to go back to work, and to have fun as you used to, 10 days after the surgery. During the first 48 hours, you will have to rest at the hotel and be careful not to move your head too abruptly. The treated area may be numb for some months.
During the recovery period, some people may feel quite depressed. It’s quite normal to feel this way after any kind of surgery, no matter how simple it may be. You may even come to think that you made a big mistake. But don’t worry. Most of the people who are happy today and who are satisfied with the results obtained, have also felt somewhat depressed.
Neck-lift surgery will make you look several years younger than you really are. The difference between your real age and your looks will last your whole life; that is, as you grow older you will still look much younger than you really are.
Moreover, if you already had a facial feminization surgery, a neck lift will make the new female outline of your chin and jaw more clearly defined.
See our results. This page gathers before and after photo examples of our facial surgeries.