A sagging neck can be found in people at different ages. In the neck there may be fat deposits, loss of skin elasticity, muscle weakness, which together with the features of the bony structures define each person’s neck.
Stress, tobacco, excessive sun exposure, inadequate hydration and nutrition and weight loss produce major changes in the tissues of the neck. This causes loss of definition of bony prominences and loss of soft tissue volume, with the resulting appearance of sagging and accentuation of the natural grooves.
In your initial consultation the general state of health as well as the features of the neck and the proper technique are evaluated. Laboratory tests will be indicated, as well as preoperative cardiovascular evaluation, suppression of tobacco, alcohol, certain vitamins like vitamin E and omega that promote bleeding, and aspirin 15 days before the operation.
This procedure is performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia.
Incisions in inconspicuous areas, partial detachment of neck skin, replacement and reaffirmation of the neck muscles and finally the removal of excess skin are performed, leaving very discreet and inconspicuous scars over time. Dressings will be placed with moderate compression for 5-7 days, and you will be given immediate postoperative recommendations at the time of discharge.