INSTRUCTIONS TO THE PATIENTS WHO WILL UNDERGO NECK LIFT SURGERY (CERVICOPLASTY)
Many people, by genetic predisposition or aging effects, suffer from
undesirable changes in the cervical contour, characterized by angle loss between the
neck and the jaw, either by fat accumulation, muscle laxity or less pronounced chin.
Plastic surgery provides several ways of solving such problems.
Patients with isolated fat accumulation and skin of good quality must choose
the isolated liposuction procedure. It’s usually performed under local anesthesia with
sedation, with a small 0.3 cm incision at the central area of the neck. There’s no need
In case there’s an associated muscle laxity, it’s necessary to make a small
incision (4.0 cm) underneath the chin for treatment of neck musculature, performed
under local anesthesia with sedation and without hospitalization too.
On extraordinary cases that require a chin projection augmentation, a silicone
implant will be placed via intra-oral incision.
These are safe procedures when performed by qualified professionals. Local
complications may occur, as blood accumulation (known as hematoma), persistent
swelling that causes irregularities, or scarring problems. However, they happen hardly
ever and are easily overcome, requiring only small corrections. Temporary or
permanent damage to the nerves that control the lower lip movements may occur, and it
may last 6 months. But don’t be scared! This complication is vey uncommon.
Any type of correction, when necessary, is usually performed under local
anesthesia, without charging of extra fees for the surgeon. You will pay only hospital
expenses and reduced fees to the anesthesiologist, when it’s necessary his participation.
PRIOR TO SURGERY
Days before undergoing your surgery you must come for an appointment with
an anesthesiologist of our team, who will have the opportunity to explain about the
anesthesia procedure and get more detailed information about your health.
Don’t forget to inform us about allergies or any other health problem there
ASA or Acetylsalicylic Acid (Aspirin) must be avoided for 10 days before Vitamin E and Ginkgo Biloba must also be avoided for the same period. Anti-inflammatory drugs must not be used 02 days before surgery.
Do not drink alcoholic beverages for 03 days before and 05 days after surgery. The night before surgery wash your hair with the shampoo of your preference. On the surgery day take a bath before coming to the clinic. ABSOLUTE FAST must be done the night before surgery, from 10 p.m. on. SURGERY DAY
Be at the clinic at least 30 MINUTES early.
Use the UNDERGROUND PARKING and look for the valet.
Go to the GROUND FLOOR and talk to Ms.Andreia. THE PROCEDURE
The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia, with or without
sedation. It takes approximately 1 hour.
You’ll be discharged right after the surgery. In addition, an elastic bandage will
During your first 2 days at home keep resting. Use the elastic bandage 24 hours
a day, removing only for the meal, or to take a bath.
Your PERSONAL HYGIENE should be the same as you have usually had.
The scar can be wet without any problem once it is protected by DERMABOND, an
It is quite common the appearance of swelling and bruising around the cervical
region, having variable intensity and duration, according to each person. Usually, the
bruising disappears around 2 weeks. In this period the swelling will begin to subside,
but it will completely disappear only after 2 months. During this time use two pillows to
The post-surgical follow-up appointments will be scheduled according to each
case, but usually we’ll meet on the second day after the surgery.
From the 3rdday on, move yourself with more freedom, but don’t go out
home. The elastic bandage must be used night and day for 05 days after surgery.
On the 5th DAY the stitches of the liposuction incisions will be removed and
you will be allowed to go out home. But use sunscreen every 3 hours and a moisturizing
Yet, on the 5th DAY you can return to work. Don’t use the bandage during the
day. Use it only during the nights, for 2 weeks more. If there’s an incision underneath
the chin don’t worry about the stitches, they’re absorbable, it’s not necessary to remove
them. In case of intra-oral incisions the stitches will fall out alone.
In case of SUN LIGHT EXPOSURE use sunscreen for 40 days. Tanning is
From the 3rd day on, the massage sessions will happen. A beautician of our
team will meet you daily at first, and after, every two or three times a week until the
The definitive result of the surgery will be considered so only after 3 MONTHS, when small corrections may be necessary for your complete satisfaction. DO NOT FORGET:
If you need instruction you can contact any member of our team. We’ll give
you attention personally or via telephone anytime.
We are the most interested so that your surgery and recovery occur in the most
Remember: we are all involved and committed on your recovery and post-
operative satisfaction. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need.
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Acta Odontológica Venezolana - VOLUMEN 46 Nº 3 / 2008 ISSN: 0001-6365 – www.actaodontologica.com P á g i n a | 1 Trabajos Originales: ESTUDIO DE LA SENSIBILIDAD A LOS ANTIMICROBIANOS DE PATÓGENOS PERIODONTALES Recibido para arbitraje: 04/07/2007 Aceptado para publicación: 06/11/2007 • Testa M, Cárdenas IL Cátedra de Microbiología y Parasitología. Facultad