Neck lift with and without liposuction
A slim neck and a distinctive transition from the lower jaw to the neck look very attractive. Slack skin, longitudinal wrinkles or an increase in volume due to increased fat deposits or a sinking of the lower salivary glands can considerably impair the neck contours.
What’s a neck lift?
The techniques used to rejuvenate the neck differ according to the anatomical causes. The altered structures are represented by a short approach at the transition between chin and neck and an approach behind the ears in the hairline with magnifying glasses. Excess fatty tissue is gently removed with fine special cannulae. If necessary, the superficial neck muscle and the lower salivary glands are returned to their original position. After the tightened connective tissue layer gives the neck a slim contour again, the excess skin is removed. The edges of the skin are sewn tension-free with fine threads.
Neck lift facts
How can you prepare for a neck lift?
- How can you prepare for a neck lift?
- Keep nicotine and alcohol consumption to a minimum!
- Taking medication containing hormones (the pill) may be necessary. temporarily discontinue.
- Blood-thinning medications such as AS or Thomapyrin® must be taken for at least two weeks. be discontinued 10 days before the neck lift and after consultation with your treating physician.
- Vitamin preparations (A / E) & food supplements (omega-3 fatty acids / St. John’s wort preparations…) must be taken at least once a year. be discontinued 4 weeks before the neck lift.
- Surgery limits the ability to travel by air. Therefore, do not plan any professional or private air travel during the 6 weeks after the operation!
- It is best to have ice cubes or cooling pads ready at home. You can use these to cool the skin after the procedure!
How is a neck lift performed?
- As a rule, surgery is performed under general anesthesia. This is associated with an inpatient stay of about one day.
- The duration of the operation varies depending on the extent and extent of the operation and can last from 2 to 3 hours.
What do you have to consider after the neck lift?
- An elevation of the upper body of about 30 degrees (also during sleep) over 5 days is beneficial for the decongestant and healing of wounds.
- Drainage tubes behind the ear are usually removed after 24 hours.
- The skin threads are removed approximately one week after the operation.
- Showering is possible immediately before the wound control on the 3rd postoperative day.
- A previously adjusted compression mask should be worn 24 hours a day for 1 week then at night for 1 further week.
- Lymphatic drainage from the 14th postoperative day supports the decongestant.
- Scar care is essential for the result of inconspicuous scars. This consists of scar massages, intensive sun protection and a silicone overlay. Start doing this as early as the 3rd postoperative week.
- The first postoperative clinical control is recommended on the 3rd postoperative day. More will follow after 1, 2 and 6 weeks. Then again after 6 and 12 months.
- Sports, sauna, swimming as well as heavy work and sunbathing should be avoided for at least two weeks. 6 weeks should be taboo or at least avoided.
“Our goal is to provide the best, most discreet and precise treatment based on our extensive expertise in plastic surgery. „
Dr. Adelana Santos Stahl is distinguished by a unique international perspective with a feminine view of plastic surgery. Her personalized and detailed approach is key to the beautiful and natural results she achieves. Having trained in Brazil, one of the largest and most well-known countries for aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, she understands her patients’ desire to look and feel their best. She completed her medical studies and her training as a specialist for plastic and aesthetic surgery in Brazil. In 2009, she also successfully passed the German equivalence examinations for the medical state examination. Two years later, in 2011 she received the German and in 2012 the EU specialist recognition (EBOPRAS) for plastic surgery. From 2009 to 2013, she deepened her knowledge of aesthetic and reconstructive facial surgery with world-renowned representatives of plastic surgery such as Professor Gubisch at the Marienhospital and Madame Firmin in Paris. A VDÄPC Fellowship (continuing fellowship for graduate students) in Switzerland, France and the USA has further enriched her professional experience. Dr. Santos Stahl is active in several prestigious professional societies. Besides the DGPRÄC and DGBT, she is also a member of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery – SBCP. She is also the author of several scientific articles and, together with her husband, is dedicated to research and clinical studies in the field of plastic surgery.