Facial Surgery

Cervicoplasty

Cervicoplasty

The Cervicoplasty is the surgical procedure in which a lifting of the neck soft tissues (muscle and skin) is preformed, resecting the extra skin, joining the muscles in the central zone, when is required, improving the neck line and its relation with the jaw, giving the patient a younger look.

This procedure is indicated for patients that by genetic predisposal, aging and sun exposure, show signs of sagging and falling of the soft neck tissues. There’s no age predetermined for this procedure, but usually is preformed on patients over forty years old.

The Cervicoplasty can be preformed through incisions that are made in front or behind the ears, according the subject or technique, to lift and pull the tissues. A resection of the extra skin can be preformed; sometimes this procedure requires some incisions under the chin, to join, as a corset, at the center of the neck the muscles that are separated. This can be combined with a liposuction of the dewlap or an extraction of the fat tissue underneath the muscles. In many cases is accompanied by a face lifting or Rhytidectomy.

This can be combined with a liposuction of the dewlap or an extraction of the fat tissue underneath the muscles. In many cases is accompanied by a face lifting or Rhytidectomy

This procedure, if is preformed alone, it can last about two hours. Is made under general anesthesia in most cases or controlled local anesthesia. Its ambulatory unless there are previews or after conditions on the patients that required hospitalization.

On the postoperative some pain, swelling and ecchymosis (bruises), hypoesthesia or decrees on the neck sensibility will appear, all of these will last about three weeks.

The recovery involves the use of bandages, with cotton, foam and lycra for two weeks, drains must be kept for three days to avoid free fluids, moisturizing and nourishing creams, sun screen, analgesics and antibiotics. The medical leave of absence will depend of the surgery and the job that the patient performs, given the swelling and the bruises, but it can last form one to two weeks.

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