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Neck Lift
Some people suffer from excess loose skin or an excess of fat in their neck area. In many cases, the Platysma Muscles are loose or are covered by a layer of fat, or both. The necklift consists in the removal of fat over the muscle between, and under the inner borders of the Platysma muscles. In other cases, when the muscles are loose, they need to be re-adjusted. Then, the borders of the muscles are stitched together to prevent sagging or relaxing.

The natural touch is the goal of the technique which is usually achieved with one or both methods. After these procedures are done in a partial or in a most complete situation, the internal anatomy, the volume of the face, the shape has been contoured so structure where the skin needs to rest, to be reattached to this new frame, to be repositioned more than pulled so the extra skin is removed where it is not needed, decreasing the possibility of pulling.

BEFORE THE SURGERY EVERY PATIENT MUST:

  • Surgery Costa Rica will schedule an appointment with your doctor for you. During this visit you can ask him any questions you might have about the surgery.
  • Have a complete medical check up, an electrocardiogram and laboratory blood and urine tests; including a complete whole blood count, partial tromboplastin time, prothrombin time, platelets, and HIV.
  • Take antibiotics such as Augmentin 500mg, (one capsule three times a day with each meal) Cipro or Ceclor 500mg (one capsule twice a day with a full breakfast and dinner); two days before surgery, the day of the surgery, and seven more days after the surgery.
  • Inform your doctor of your daily vitamin and medication intake.
  • Notify your doctor if you have developed a cold or the flu a week prior your surgery date.
  • Please avoid: aspirin, more than 500mg of Vitamin E, ginkobiloba, ginseng, or any blood thinners two weeks prior your surgery. Also avoid alcohol intake, and passive or active smoking for one month before and one month after the surgery. Remember that nicotine and alcohol delays and might even complicate your healing processes.

    THE DAY OF SURGERY:

  • You may rinse and brush your teeth, but do not eat or drink coffee or tea.
  • Please do not wear make-up, remove your contact lenses or dentures before the surgery. Do not put any moisturizer on your eyes or face.
  • Please remove your nail polish.
  • The evening and the morning prior your surgery, clean the operative area with soap and water.
  • Please do not bring any jewelry or valuables to the Hospital.
  • Please wear a robe, housecoat or warm up suit that buttons or zips in the front and flat shoes after the surgery. No tight-fitting clothes.
  • Someone must drive you home, to your Hotel, or to the Recovery Home you choose to stay at.

    After the surgery, you will have swelling and bruising that can last for several days. You may feel tightness or tingling, and different sensations including burning or pulling. You also will experience numbness. These are all very normal in the first few months following surgery and should not be cause for concern. These are symptoms of swelling, and in many cases swelling lasts for up to a year. During this period, you can experience the symptoms mentioned above in more or less degree.

    You can begin massaging the neck areas ONE MONTH after the procedure. Please massage the area with plenty of Vitamin E moisturizer and a foot vibrator. The first week, massage the area for 5 minutes every night at bedtime. The second, week massage the area for 10 minutes every night at bedtime. The third week, continue the massages for 15 minutes every night at bedtime, and on the fourth week massage the are for 20 minutes every night at bedtime for 20 minutes. Continue the massages at bedtime completing a total of three months.

    These massages will help you diminish the swelling. Do some GENTLE neck exercises to each side (left and right) and up and down for two minutes some time prior going to bed as well. These exercises will help the stiffness in you neck muscles, and will help you restore the muscle movements.

    PLEASE DO NOT MASSAGE THE AREAS IF YOU HAVE LESS THAN A MONTH AFTER THE PROCEDURE. THE EFFECTS WILL BE THE CONTRARY.

    *Postoperative instructions regarding activity, medications and office visits will be given following your surgery.

    Thank you!



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