Project Description

Facial Plastic Surgery

Neck Improvement Surgery

More often than not, neck lifts are performed in conjunction with face lifts. They can, when suitable, also be performed  on their own. A neck lift in isolation would only be advised in patients with minimal skin laxity and without visible jowls. Medically known as lower rhytidectomy procedures, these surgeries trim loose, unwanted skin in the area behind the ear, tighten the neck muscles and remove excess fat. A small incision under the chin may also be required. In many patients however a neck lift will be complemented by a face lift due to the fact that some of the loose skin in the anterior neck can only be improved by pulling in an upwards vector.

I offer these procedures to individuals who are looking for a more taut and youthful neck.

Individuals that are wanting to rectify the aging process in their neck area are ideal candidates for this procedure. The same can be said if you find that you feel self conscious for similar reasons. Those between the ages of 40 and 65 are at the ideal age to undergo a neck lift as the skin in this area still possesses some elasticity.
Being in good physical and mental health is also beneficial to you, as this will assist you during your recovery. Patients who are smokers can develop keloid type scars, therefore it’s recommended that candidates who do smoke stop immediately.
Once you’ve undergone your procedure and have made a full recovery, you can expect a substantial boost in self confidence. You may also notice that your skin appears more taut and youthful, as if the clock has been reversed. Once you’ve undergone your neck lift, you’ll feel more confident and those around you are sure to notice it too.

So, you can hold your head high when you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror. Those around you are also sure to notice a difference in both your demeanor and physical appearance.

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Complications from this surgery are rare. However, it’s vital for you to know what could possibly go wrong, so you can be fully prepared for your surgery. This topic will be discussed with you in full during your consultation with me.

The Procedure

During your first consultation, I examine the skin of your neck so I know how much work needs to be done on the area. During this time, it’s important to be honest with me about your medical history as well as what you expect from your procedure. After your examination, I’ll advise you on what options are available to you as well as the best course of action is.

Once you’re fully satisfied and have had all your questions answered, a date for your neck lift can be booked.

An anterior cervicoplasty is recommended for men who have loose skin and fat that they wish to get rid of and is similar to a regular neck lift for women. The procedure is performed while you’re placed under local conscious sedation and involves a three-step process:

  • Incisions – Small incisions are made: one under the chin and one extending in the fold behind each ear.
  • Liposuction and trimming – The excess fat and skin that causes the drooping is resected to give you a rejuvenated, youthful looking neck.
  • Finishing touches –  Using a  suture suspension technique, I close the area.
Once you’ve been discharged, you’ll need to wear a neck band for the duration of your recovery, which can last between two and four weeks. This band must be worn to prevent excessive swelling and bruising. It’s important for you not to undertake any strenuous activity for the duration of your recovery.

For more information on how best you can recuperate, consult my general recovery page.

I’m an accomplished surgeon with an international reputation for excellence. I combine skill and compassion to provide you with the best care possible physically, aesthetically and emotionally.

Book your consultation appointment with me if you’re considering a neck lift.

Testimonials
“Before my surgery, I dreaded Skyping my grandchildren in Australia. My neck looked so terrible on the video camera. I am so thrilled that I am able to Skype for hours now and not see my terrible old neck”
D.C.S, Facial Plastic Surgery
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