In terms of the negative effects of the aging process, the neck is one of the regions of the body that is hardest hit with wrinkling, sagging and drooping. This can significantly mar an otherwise attractive profile, giving visual signals of aging and weight gain, even as the rest of the body remains fit and trim.
Our neck lift San Francisco is a popular and effective procedure for recontouring and slimming the neck area, frequently performed in tandem with a facelift, blepharoplasty and other facial treatments due to the cost effectiveness and decreased downtime associated with combination approaches. In the hands of a skilled surgeon such as San Francisco-based Dr. Elyassnia, the skin and muscles are rejuvenated, and the neck resumes a more youthful aesthetic.
Who are good candidates for neck lift surgery?
A neck lift can improve your appearance and self-image but it can’t necessarily change your look to meet your ideal. It will make you look younger and fresher but it won’t make you look like a different person. When the results are excellent, those around you will notice that you look better or “rested”, but the reason won’t be clear to them.
All neck lift patients should be in good physical and mental health, and have reasonable expectations for improvement rather than perfection.
What is my initial
consultation at Dr. Elyassnia's
office in San Francisco like?
During the first meeting at Dr. Elyassnia’s office in the Bay Area, he will determine if you are a good candidate for surgery while at the same time you will decide if he is right for you.
The consultation starts with a full health history with a focus on any major illnesses especially those that can cause problems during your surgery like uncontrolled high blood pressure. It is important to tell your surgeon if you smoke and if you take any medications, supplements, or other drugs as these can have a big impact on your surgery. An example is aspirin or ibuprofen, which can lead to the formation of a hematoma after your procedure.
During the exam, your surgeon will do a thorough evaluation of your neck with a focus on the specific features that are creating an appearance of aging. Finally, photographs are taken of all patients; these assist with the planning and evaluation of your surgery.
Based on this thorough assessment and a discussion of your goals, the surgeon will describe not only what approach is best for you but also the various alternatives and all of the risks and limitations associated with each of these.
It is very important to listen carefully to the various limitations of each approach and to openly discuss your expectations with your surgeon. Many times a poorly informed patient or surgeon is the direct cause of an unsatisfactory result even when there are no complications with surgery. The surgeon should also go over the details of the procedure including the type of anesthesia used, the facility where surgery will take place, and the costs involved.
At the end of the consultation you may decide to go ahead with neck lift surgery in San Francisco and schedule a date, but if you are unsure or don’t feel fully informed don’t hesitate to ask your doctor any questions. A second meeting may be necessary and should always be available as an option.