The platysmaplasty surgery, also known as a neck lift, is a surgical cosmetic treatment that is used to remove excess fat and skin from the neck. In doing this, it provides a treatment for age-related wrinkles, creases, and stubborn fat deposits that might not be improved with diet, exercise, and weight loss. Dr. Jessica Belz and her team provide the neck lift treatment to also improve a patient’s profile appearance while enhancing their self-esteem and confidence.
What should I expect from the neck lift procedure?
Dr. Jessica Belz consults with patients interested in this treatment to help them determine if they are appropriate candidates and are ready for this or other solutions available. Patients will schedule a consultation and initial evaluation to decide if they are the right fit. During this time, a patient’s medical history will be discussed, as well as the process of the treatment. During the neck lift procedure, patients are made comfortable with general anesthetics at the hospital. Incisions are made in inconspicuous areas of the face and neck, including small incisons under the chin and behind the ears. The muscles, skin, and fat of the neck are lifted and removed as necessary, and then closed with incisions.
What to expect after the neck lift procedure
Patients will want to take some time off of work, school, and other social activities to allow their body time to heal properly. Swelling, bruising, and scarring are expected, and patients will return to their doctor in approximately one week after their procedure to have the stitches removed. During this time, the doctor also evaluates the incisions and makes sure the patient is healing as expected. It is vital that patients closely follow their doctor’s postoperative care instructions to reduce the risk of complications and infection that can occur with any surgical procedure.
Schedule a visit with Dr. Jessica Belz today!
San Antonio, TX area patients who are interested in learning more about the advantages of the neck lift and are ready to speak to a professional about undergoing treatment are welcome to call DR. Jessica Belz. Her facility is located at 207 West Sunset Road and can be reached by calling (210) 497-7100.