All Surgery Carries Some Uncertainty and Risk
When a necklift is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, complications are infrequent and usually minor. Still, individuals vary greatly in their anatomy, their physical reactions, and their healing abilities, and the outcome is never completely predictable.
Sagging jowls, loose neck skin and fat accumulation under the chin may be corrected with a neck lift.
The incision starts in front of the earlobe and wraps around behind the ear to the lower scalp. Excess skin is trimmed and sagging tissues are tightened. Liposuction may also be used to remove excess fat from the neck area.
Complications that can occur include hematoma (a collection of blood under the skin that must be removed by the surgeon), injury to the nerves that control facial muscles (usually temporary), infection, and reactions to the anesthesia. Poor healing of the skin is most likely to affect smokers. You can reduce your risks by closely following your surgeon’s advice both before and after surgery.