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How long is a neck lift surgery?

I will have neck lift surgery. How long is a neck lift surgery?

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There are various types of facelifts, some of which take a long time and some a very short period of time.
Therefore, is difficult to answer the question because I don’t know what type you’re having and perhaps you can ask your physician.
In my hands about two hours
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4-6 hours
It depends on what kind of necklace you are having and in combination with what other procedures! A face and necklift can take several hours when done together. An isolated necklift is shorter, but of course, then, there are different necklift techniques. Directly removing excess neck skin can be potentially quite short, like a 1 1/2 hour procedure depending on the surgeon's speed. A more extensive necklift combined with a facelift and an incision under the chin to remove fat and tighten the neck muscle called the platysma, combined with fat injections to the face, could take in excess of 6 hours. We strive to keep surgeries to 6 hours max to avoid dangerous complications such as venous thromboembolism (VTE), which can lead to life threatening complications such as pulmonary embolism (PE) and stroke (cerebrovascular accident, CVA). It all also depends on whether there is a surgical first assistant, physician assistant, or surgical resident/fellow assisting the attending surgeon, which can help reduce the total operative time. Go see a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon who can assess your facial anatomy, discuss your neck rejuvenation goals, and come up with a reasonable, safe surgical plan that fits your budget and risk tolerance.
Typically necklift surgery is performed in conjunction with a lower facelift to allow a smooth transition from the lower face/jawline to the neck. The procedure typically can take 3-5 hours depending on the extent and complexity of the procedure.