Are the scars bad with a neck lift? What do the incisions look like after a neck lift?
What Do Neck Lift Incisions Look Like?
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Neck Lift Incisions Are Usually Very Well Hidden
Thank you for your question. Typically a Neck Lift involves well hidden incisions under the chin and behind the ear.
These are usually very well hidden.
Careful technique by an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon should result in well healed incisions that are not noticeable.
If scars are red or lumpy, 1540 Fractional Erbium Laser Treatments can improve them dramatically.
Web reference: http://drseckel.com/surgical-procedures/face-lift/
Neck lift incision appearance
Neck lift, what is it?
Some would say an incision below the chin to tighten the muscle (platysma) and remove fat.
Others would characterize it as a lower facelift that targets primarily the neck and jowl area.
Dr. Rand is spot on; if you choose an exceptional facelift surgeon, the scars should be minimaly perceptible or imperceptible.
A fantastic incision will not occur by accident. It will occur only when great attention is paid to preserving every detail of normal ear anatomy during the surgery.
Web reference: http://drbrent.com/360facelift-procedure.php
Neck lift scarring
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A neck lift usually incorporates incisions around the ears and often one under the chin. These incisions usually heal very well.
Neck Lift Incisions
A neck lift means different things depending on your underlying anatomy:
- Small incision under the chin
- Limited incisions behind the ear only
- Incisions along face and neck
It is important that the surgeon adjust the surgery depending on the patient's individual anatomy and goals.
Web reference: http://www.shahfacialplastics.com/faceliftupdate.html
Neck lift alone can be pretty inconspicuous incisions
Often a neck lift can be done with a 1" incision under the chin (blends into a crease) and two 2" incisions behind the ear in the sulcus (the crease where the ear meets the skull. These can all be imperceptible.
Neck lift incisions
The incisions for a neck lift are threefold. There are two incisions behind the ears that are approximately one-half-inch long and are hidden in the crease. The third incision is one-inch long and made underneath the chin area hidden in the submental crease. All of these incisions tend to be minimally noticeable a month after the neck lift procedure. A neck lift procedure does not address excess sagging skin in the neck, only the excess fat above and below the platysma muscle and tightens the platysma muscle in the front over the Adam’s apple.
Web reference: http://www.seattlefacial.com
Neck lift incisions should not be noticeable
Select an experienced facelift surgeon and the scars should not be noticeable. No matter if the scar is under the chin, behind the ear. We make the incision in front of the ear inside the ear so it doesn't show as well.
Neck Lift scars are typically unnoticable
A neck lift, or lower facelift typically involves an incision under the chin in the natural skin crease as well as incisions from the ear lobe to behind the ears. These scars typically heal up to be unnoticable, but a proper consent form will detail the risks.
Neck Lift Incisions
The scar from a neck lift varies, depending on what type of procedure you need. This, in turn, depends on your problem and what you wish to accomplish. No matter what is done, however, the scars usually end up almost imperceptible. The procedure with the least scar is simple liposuction of the neck. This usually requires only 3 scars less than ¼ inch each. Occasionally the scar is limited to one under the chin. On other occasions, it is behind the ear, in front of the ear (a facelift scar that disappears in the crease) or a combination. The only way to know what the scar will be is to see a Plastic Surgeon and discuss your desires. These, and what is causing the problem, will determine the necessary incisions and, thus, the ultimate scar.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
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