Reverse One of The First Signs of Ageing with a Neck Lift
Ageing is a natural process, and the neck is one of the first areas that starts 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. A neck lift is a surgery designed to reduce the look of sagging skin in the neck and under the jaw line. There are a number of different surgical techniques for neck lift (Platysmaplasty) that have evolved with increasing demand for this type of surgery and surgeons’ quest for better results.
We strive to provide incredible results that will provide you with gratification and more confidence within the self. Our aim is to provide you with natural looking results to give you a tighter, toned and more sculpted looking neck and jawline. We will discuss your goals and desires during your consultation, but your expectations need to be realistic. Certain limitations may mean that we cannot always guarantee the results you may want, we will do our up-most to ensure your satisfaction.
A general anaesthetic is required and usually requires an overnight stay in hospital. The procedure lasts approximately three hours.
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 the present time. Liposuction may be added in selected cases to improve the definition of the jaw line.
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 (this will be prescribed depending on the patient’s medical history and needs). Following the operation, you will have a light dressing in place which will need to be kept dry for two weeks. After two weeks, your dressing will be removed 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 important 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.
Recovery depends on the individual patient, however most patients are able to 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 individual.
To learn more about non surgical neck tightening please click here to read about Thermage.
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