Popular Neck Lift Surgery For Men
Neck lift surgery for men is more popular than one might think. It’s not just women who are affected and harshly judged by society’s stringent beauty standards – men are too. A neck lift is the surgical procedure performed to treat the most obvious signs of aging in the jawline and neck area. Men who choose to have a neck lift can be anything from forty to eighty years old. The best candidates are those with an already strong jawline, and skin that still has some elasticity.
Men thinking to have neck lift surgery can expect to treat loose neck skin, excess fatty deposits under the chin, muscle banding in the neck creating unnatural looking contours, and excess fat and skin relaxation in the lower face that creates jowls. A myriad of factors can affect the youthful contours of the face, including gravity, stress, environmental conditions, heredity and the natural aging process.
A neck lift is usually performed when it does not match the patient’s facial appearance. For example, if a man has a naturally youthful face and jowly neck, or he has had a face-lift and now his face looks younger than his neck, he may choose to have a neck lift.
However, it is important to note that a neck lift will not change anyone’s fundamental appearance, and it cannot change the aging process. Moreover, a neck lift is a surgical procedure; the same results cannot be achieved with a nonsurgical rejuvenation treatment. But a nonsurgical rejuvenation treatment can enhance the results of a neck lift.
What are the Risks of Neck Lift Surgery for Men?
The decision to have any cosmetic procedure is extremely personal. As such, the decision to have a neck lift should not be taken lightly and should be thought through carefully. While considering this decision a man should consider whether the benefits outweigh the possibility of complications and the risks involved with the procedure. The risks of a neck lift include the following more general surgery risks, as well as the risks specifically associated with the procedure.
• Excessive bleeding
• Risks associated with having an anaesthetic
• Facial asymmetry
• Prolonged swelling
• Temporary or permanent hair loss along the incisions
• Skin loss
• Poor wound healing
• A nerve injury that causes weakness of the lower lip
• Persistent pain
• Skin discolouration or irregularities
• Numbness or other changes to skin sensation
• Fluid accumulation called hematoma
• Deep vein thrombosis
• Sutures that surface through the skin and cause irritation, requiring removal
• Unsatisfactory results of any kind that require revisional surgery
While this may seem like a long intimidating list of risks and possible complications, the chance of them actually occurring is very rare. However, it is still important that you discuss the risks with your surgeon to put your mind at ease, and to make sure that you fully understand them before signing the consent form for the surgery. As with anything it is always best to make an informed decision. Having a neck lift can vastly improve a man’s self-esteem and confidence, thus influencing how he conducts himself in the world.