What You Need to Know About Neck Lift Scars

When performed by an experienced and committed plastic surgeon, the neck lift procedure results in minimal scarring. However, in some cases, patients are left with visible scars that are distracting and detrimental to the final results. Neck lift scars can be a source of insecurity for patients, but fortunately, Schaffer Plastic Surgery offers personalized solutions that can help. 

Causes of Neck Lift Scars

The risk of neck lift scarring is minimal when the procedure is performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Christopher Schaffer. However, some patients may be more predisposed to scarring than others. Some of the common causes of neck lift scars include:

  • Genetics — An individual patient’s health and family history may put them at a greater risk of visible scarring.
  • Skin Type — A person’s skin type and composition may impact its ability to heal after a surgery, which can increase the chance of visible scarring.

During your consultation appointment, Dr. Christopher Schaffer will review your personal health history and will provide you with honest information about the risk of scarring after the neck lift procedure. He also will consider the best surgical technique for your needs, in order to minimize unnecessary scarring.

Solutions for Neck Lift Scars

Patients who have previously had a neck lift performed by a different surgeon and are disappointed in the visible scarring have solutions available to them through Schaffer Plastic Surgery. Dr. Schaffer can perform either a scar revision surgery or laser scar removal. 

The scar revision surgery is a specialized corrective procedure in which the surgeon works to minimize the impact of the original scar. In addition to reducing the visible scarring, this procedure also may improve the overall appearance of the neck. Scar revision surgery has a similar recovery to the neck lift, and patients should rest and modify activities for several weeks.

Laser scar removal is a non-surgical procedure that relies on laser technology to damage the existing scar tissue and promote the production of new collagen and skin cells. Patients may need to undergo several treatments and results can take longer than surgical procedure, but there is minimal recovery associated with this treatment.

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Benefits of Scar Revision Procedures

The primary reason that patients opt to have scar revision procedures performed is to reduce the visibility of scarring and improve the results of their initial surgery. However, there are other benefits that patients enjoy after these corrective procedures, including an increased sense of self-confidence and a more natural-looking appearance. 

The Schaffer Plastic Surgery Difference

At Schaffer Plastic Surgery, we specialize in corrective procedures such as the scar revision surgery and laser scar removal. We are able to provide our patients with natural-looking, impressive results, largely due to the fact that Dr. Schaffer takes a personalized approach to each procedure. Not only will you receive a personalized treatment plan to reduce neck lift scarring, but you also will receive aftercare guidance that is tailored to your needs.

Patient Success Stories

Many patients at Schaffer Plastic Surgery have had successful neck lift scarring procedure results. After their corrective procedure is complete, they enjoy a renewed sense of self-confidence, and they are able to move forward knowing that they now have a natural-looking, youthful appearance.

Neck Lift Gallery <p><small>Actual patients and results. Please note results may vary.</small></p>

You do not have to accept noticeable neck lift scarring as an inevitable side effect of the neck lift procedure. If you are interested in reducing the appearance of visible scarring after a neck lift, Dr. Christopher Schaffer can create a personalized treatment plan that will give you the results that you deserve.