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NeckTite: What To Know About The Skin Sculpting Procedure
To address signs of aging on your neck, consider getting this minimally invasive, semi-permanent radiofrequency-assisted procedure called NeckTite.
Similar to cosmetic procedures like BodyTite and FaceTite, NeckTite uses a process known as "radio frequency-assisted liposuction" to heat, melt, and remove fat tissue.
What NeckTite Entails
Dr. Michelle Henry explains to PopSugar "a small cannula is inserted through tiny incisions in the neck" to melt fat, which is then sucked out.
NeckTite isn’t performed under local anesthesia. Instead, a topical anesthetic is applied to the future incision site, and a mix including lidocaine will be injected to numb it.
NeckTite Vs. Neck Lift
Unlike NeckTite, neck lifts require general anesthesia, which has potential side effects like sleepiness, dry mouth, sore throat, confusion, and aches.
Once asleep, the surgeon makes incisions behind the ears and under the chin and lifts the muscles to tighten them. The incisions are then closed with sutures.
After surgery, you’ll need at least six weeks of recovery. However, NeckTite procedures only require a few days of recovery and are not as painful or invasive.
Potential Candidates
NeckTite is recommended for people with early signs of aging such as lines, wrinkles, and excessive fatty tissue in the neck area.
As described by Gawley Plastic Surgery, NeckTite is an excellent option for those "who aren’t ready for a surgical facelift or neck lift.”
To know whether you’re a good candidate, consult a professional. Some will do it for free, but many charge upwards of $250 for a consultation fee.
NeckTite Recovery
NeckTite requires making very small incisions, so a Steri-Strip will likely be applied to the wound, which falls off when the area is healed.
For at least three to five days after the procedure, you will be "required to wear compression garments" for swelling, per the Harley Street Skin Clinic.
You may return to “light activities” the day after the procedure if you feel well, but if you experience any discomfort, you should rest.