Necklift surgery might sound like a daunting idea initially, but over the last couple of decades, it has fast become a completely safe and increasingly popular procedure for people the world over. In this blog post, we’ll be looking at the evolution of cosmetic surgery, but first, it’s probably best to explain exactly what it is.
What is necklift surgery and how does it work?
Necklift surgery is a cosmetic surgery designed to remove the natural signs of ageing that are obvious for most people as they get older. A lot of the signs of ageing appear first on the neck, where wrinkles seem to collect more than many other places, so it’s naturally one of the main procedures considered by people wanting to feel more confident in their own skin as they get older. A necklift procedure involves the tightening of any muscles or loose skin in the neck area, to alleviate the bunched up appearance that can occur. This is done through liposuction to remove unwanted fat, the removal of loose skin, or in cases of ‘banding’ an anti-wrinkle formula can be injected directly into the neck. More detailed information in regards to necklift surgery can be found at the link below:
How have necklift surgeries evolved?
Necklift procedures would originally have been carried out in a rather haphazard way, similarly to early facelifts which mainly involved removing skin from the face without considering the underlying structure of the face, jaw and neck. Up until the middle of the 1980s, tension in the skin was moved to beneath the ears to tighten up the facial/neck area. However, after research published in 1975 by scientists Mitz and Peyronie began to gather steam, the way plastic surgeries were carried out began to change. The article related to the underlying tissues in the face, and plastic surgeons began to consider how necklift procedures could be completed in a way that would be more sustainable long-term.
The research by Mitz and Peyronie can be read in its entirety at the link below:
Modern understanding of necklift surgery
After significant research into the area of necklift surgery, there is now a far greater understanding of the care that must be taken in preparation for carrying out the procedure. It is now understood that in preparation for necklift surgery, it’s important to establish whether the surgery is treating ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ bands to better tailor treatment to a patient’s own body. The following paper goes into this in greater detail:
The importance of aftercare is now emphasised in a way that it was not in the early days of cosmetic surgery. Patients will now be given detailed instructions on how to care for themselves after the procedure. The medical site itself can be complex to care for, as there may need to be a tube to drain any unwanted fluid, and extra medication will need to be applied or taken to ensure a fast healing process. More information can be found in regards to this at the following link:
Years of research have now been put into carrying out such procedures as necklift surgery in a way that is truly successful for patients. Overall, necklift surgeries are now a safe, popular procedure that is accessible to ordinary people who wish for a more youthful, rejuvenated look.