Holding back the years
What is Neck Lift ?
A person’s age not only shows on their face but also in the appearance of their neck. Longitudinal wrinkles, horizontal folds, a double chin, and general skin laxity on the neck can make a person look older than their actual age. As a result of age-related changes in the subcutaneous muscles of the neck, the oval of the face also changes, causing the skin in the lower jaw area to sag and a double chin to form.
Neck lift surgery is mainly recommended for people who want to eliminate sagging in the neck due to age or significant weight loss. This cosmetic surgery tightens the neck skin, neck muscles, and the tissues under the skin, and removes excess, sagging skin to reshape the neck for a smoother, firmer, and younger appearance. It is a popular option for people who want to achieve a more youthful look.
Full Neck Lift
Full Neck Lift
The full neck lift is perfect for people who have moderate to advanced signs of aging showing on their necks.
A neck lift incision usually starts vertically in front of your ear and extends around your earlobe, and then upward and backward along your hairline. Your surgeon will pull the subcutaneous tissue and fix it higher up to flatten the neck bands and give your neck a tight look. Any excess skin is then removed and the incisions are closed.
Mini Neck Lift
A mini neck lift, also known as submental platysmaplasty or single-incision neck lift, is an excellent option for women and men who have isolated issues with their necks. Candidates for a mini-neck lift typically have a small double chin, mild signs of aging, excess fat, and minimal skin sagging. Patients with advanced aging signs and excessive skin may require a full neck lift or facelift. Compared to a full neck lift, the mini neck lift is less invasive. The procedure involves making a single incision beneath the chin, through which the surgeon will lift and suture the platysma muscle and deeper layers. During the single-incision neck lift, no skin is removed, and the skin is left to redistribute itself.
In addition to the type of neck lift, procedures such as liposuction, dermal fillers, and skin rejuvenation therapies are frequently combined to achieve the best possible cosmetic results.
Mini Neck Lift
What to expect?
During your consultation, you will discuss with your surgeon what you are looking to achieve. They will talk you through every aspect of the procedure and perform a medical assessment. You will also discuss your medical history. Your surgeon will examine your neck and take photos for medical records. In preparation for a neck lift surgery, you may be asked to undergo lab testing or a medical evaluation, take certain medications, or adjust your current medications. It’s important to avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding during the procedure.
Frequently asked questions
We would recommend all patients take 1-2 weeks off work following surgery to allow your body the much needed time to heal properly following surgery.
There is no real upper age limit for neck lift surgery so long as patients are in good health. We give all patients a full check in order to determine suitability for surgery during your initial consultation with one of our expert surgeons.
Recovery generally takes three weeks, although we recommend splinting the neck with tape and sleeping with a neck support for up to six weeks to maximize the results of your surgery.
Yes, often, a neck lift alone is enough to make the difference you want. It can also be performed alongside a facelift to maximize results.
Yes, all neck lift patients need to stay overnight at the hospital. However fear not, you will be assigned your own private recovery room and nurse who will make your stay comfortable and safe.