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A neck lift is a surgery reduces the look of sagging skin in the neck and under the jawline. There are many different surgical techniques for neck lift (Platysmaplasty) that have evolved with increasing demand for this type of surgery and surgeons’ quest for better results.
Ageing is a natural process, and the neck is one of the first areas that start to age. The skin is very delicate on the neck and is even thinner than the skin on the face. Considerable weight loss can be a contributing factor to ageing, as well as external elements, and genetics.
How long does the surgery take?
The procedure lasts approximately three hours. We perform this treatment under general anaesthetic and advise patients to stay overnight in the hospital.
What does the procedure entail?
The neck lift operation is carried out through standard incisions running from in front of and behind the ear and back into the hairline. A small incision under the chin may also be necessary. The muscle tightening neck lift remains the mainstay at present. Liposuction may be added in selected cases to improve the definition of the jawline.
How will I feel after the surgery?
You may feel tired and sore for a few days and could experience swelling and bruising. Most of your discomfort should subside with prescription medication.
Following the operation, you will have a light dressing in place which will need to keep dry for two weeks. After two weeks, we remove your bandage and the wound inspected and lightly cleaned.
The scars may be firm and pink for at least six weeks and may remain the same size for several months. It is essential to keep in mind that the scars could take up to two years to fade. You will have follow-up visits in the months after surgery to check on your progress.
How long is the recovery period?
Recovery depends on the individual patient. However, most patients can return to work after a couple of weeks.
Although you can walk and perform light activities within a few days, we advise avoiding strenuous activities for 21 days. The average recovery time is between three to four weeks*.
*Please note that this is an indicated recovery time and healing time are unique to each.
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Neck Lift Disclaimer
Before and after photos are not guarantees that your results will be the same or even similar: your results will likely vary significantly — because you are a unique person. Results also vary depending on many factors such as genetics, lifestyle, bone structure, facial and body proportions, and rate of recovery. Our plastic surgeons take great pride in their patient care ethics, precise surgical measurements, custom planning & their advanced surgical techniques.