Neck lift plastic surgery, medically known as lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure meant to restore a smoother, more sculpted neck appearance. A neck lift may be undertaken independently.
However, it is usually combined with facelift surgery. At the time of the pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will assess the patient as a candidate for this procedure and answer any questions that they may have.
The primary goal of the surgeon will be to enable the patient to make a well-considered choice. The patient should engage proactively with the surgeon during the consultation process and unhesitatingly express any concerns.
During the time of the pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will first try to understand the patient’s reasons for choosing neck lift cosmetic surgery as well as the specific aspects of their neck that they are unhappy about.
In case the patient has any underlying medical issues, they should inform the surgeon during this consultation. Upon gathering the necessary inputs, they can make suitable recommendations to the patient about neck lift surgery.
Patient’s Cosmetic Goals
Every patient will have unique cosmetic needs and goals regarding their neck and face appearance.
The surgeon will try to gain clarity on the patient’s aesthetic objectives to develop an individualized neck lift plan that includes these goals. In this manner, it is possible to accomplish the patient’s desired results in a less invasive and more precise way.
Current Medical Condition
Ideally, the patient should arrange beforehand for their previous medical records from their doctor or specialist to be sent to the surgeon’s office. The patient should be forthright in disclosing any current underlying health conditions, known allergies, or autoimmune conditions to their surgeon.
This will allow the surgeon to make modifications to the neck lift procedure to minimize risks for the patient.
The patient should enlist all prescription and non-prescription medications, including vitamins and herbal supplements that they are presently taking. They should take this with them to show the surgeon during the consultation.
In case the patient smokes, they should let the surgeon know about this. The surgeon may alter the drug schedules and offer guidelines to discontinue smoking for some time for safe surgical outcomes.
Questions and Answers
During the pre-operative consultation, the patient will have a chance to ask questions about neck lift surgery and the background of the surgeon.
They should openly ask questions and only arrive at a decision once they are fully satisfied with the surgeon’s responses. A committed surgeon will strive to offer correct and in-depth answers to the patient’s questions.
Photos and Testimonials
The patient may request the surgeon to show them neck lift before and after images and testimonials of previous patients. This will enable them to have reasonable expectations from the procedure and learn about the procedure from the point-of-view of other patients.
Cosmetic surgeon Roger Tsai, MD receives patients from West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas for lower rhytidectomy.
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