Are you considering having a neck lift but are concerned about scarring from this surgery? If so, we can help you here by providing you some information about the types of incisions that are made during a neck lift and what the scars look like after the surgery. As with any surgery, whether it’s elective or necessary, the more knowledgeable and experienced your surgeon is, the better your chances are for an easy recovery and minimal scarring.

When you have a neck lift in Denver performed by board-certified cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Robert G. Fante, you know you’re in good hands. Dr. Fante has been performing face and neck surgeries for many years now and is one of the most highly respected cosmetic surgeons in the entire state. Let’s take a look at what you can expect with scarring from neck lift surgery when performed by a surgeon of Dr. Fante’s caliber.

One of the interesting features of the neck is that it’s one of the first parts of the body to show the natural signs of aging. Damage from the sun and extreme weight loss may cause neck skin to become loose, sag and look more aged than other parts of the face and body. Neck lift surgery fixes neck problems and has a fairly short recovery time; the results of a neck lift become apparent several months after the surgery.

Advanced medical technology and innovative techniques allow cosmetic surgeons to perform neck lifts using extremely small incisions, usually placed discreetly behind the ears and under the chin. Excess fat is removed via these incisions, by way of liposuction or through surgical excision. During the surgery, slack muscles may be tightened, and with some neck lift surgeries, a small section of the platysma muscle may be removed. After work on the underlying tissues has been completed, the skin of the neck will be pulled smooth and taut, and the incisions will be closed with excess skin being removed during the closing process.  The incisions heal quickly but will often stay pink for the first month or so.

With a neck lift, post-surgical scarring is typically minimal, especially when performed by Dr. Robert Fante at the Fante Eye & Face Centre. The resulting tighter neck skin and more defined jaw line typically last between five and ten years. Neck lift results improve over time, and optimal results are usually seen within six months of the neck lift surgery.

Please contact the Fante Eye & Face Centre to schedule a neck lift in Denver or a surrounding community.