Neck Lift Sydney, this procedure effectively restores more youthful contours to the neck, as well as the jawline. The surgery is a good option for those who would like to have excess skin removed from the lower face, chin and neck.
A neck lift is a surgical procedure that is performed to improve the appearance of the neck by removing loose sagging skin due to aging or weight loss. The procedure also helps to create a sharper jawline and younger appearance.
If you would like to find out further information on our neck lift surgery or to book in a consultation, please contact the ICCM team today! We are happy to answer any questions you might have about the surgery, and the other treatments we offer.
There are many benefits to neck lift surgery which will rejuvenate the neck, creating a natural-looking enhancement tailored to your goals.
What are the benefits of the neck lift procedure?
Neck lift surgery offers a multitude of benefits. The skilled team at ICCM will use advanced techniques to rejuvenate the neck, creating a natural-looking enhancement tailored to your goals.
In addition to achieving a refined facial contour, the neck lift procedure can also:
- Tighten loose underlying muscles
- Reduce the appearance of platysmal bands
- Reduce any excess skin
- Minimise the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Provide a youthful contour to the chin and jawline
A more precise understanding of the benefits and outcomes of the neck lift procedure that are relevant to you will be provided during your consultation. This is also the best time to ask any questions you have in relation to the surgery to get a clear understanding of what is involved and expected to help you feel comfortable in your decision.
What is involved in our neck lift Sydney surgery?
Neck lift surgery is also known as platysma plication. The platysma bands are vertical folds that develop on the front part of the neck as a result of the separation and thickening of the platysma neck muscle. We have one of these muscles on each side of the neck, which spans from the collar bone to the top of the face. As a result of ageing, both of the platysma muscles tend to pull apart from the centre of the neck and lose tone and elasticity.
The procedure usually takes two to three hours to complete, although this may depend on whether or not any other surgeries, such as liposuction, facelift surgery, or brow lift are performed along with the neck lift.
We recommend that candidates for neck lift surgery should be in good general health and should not smoke. Ideal candidates include individuals who have noticed the development of a double chin or heavy jowls, as well as excess wrinkling in the skin of the neck as a result of ageing.
What should I expect at the consultation?
If you are considering a neck lift procedure, we recommend that you come in for a personal consultation with our knowledgeable team. At this stage, you will have the opportunity to discuss your goals and expectations with your surgeon.
Other issues you should be prepared to discuss during your consultation are:
- All medical conditions, both past, and present
- Current medications, including nutritional supplements and herbal remedies
- Past surgeries
- Other treatments you have received
In the case where a neck lift is not the best course of action for your specific goals, our team will make any relevant recommendations for other procedures that may be better suited to the outcome you desire.
How is a neck lift procedure performed?
During a neck lift procedure, your surgeon will make very small incisions through which excess fat is removed by means of liposculpture. Superficial neck muscle, known as platysma, is identified and tightened to create a supportive muscle ‘sling’.
If there is a considerable amount of excess skin in the neck, excision may be required. In this case, an incision is made from the hairline and around the ear. Fat may be redistributed from the neck, while the neck skin and muscles are tightened. Any remaining excess skin will be removed.
A before and after example of the natural and youthful look that can be obtained via the neck lift procedure.
How long does recovery take?
It is entirely reasonable to experience some swelling and bruising following a neck lift procedure. Your face may be bandaged to reduce these side effects, while tubes may be placed at the site of surgery in order to drain any excess fluid from underneath your skin. Your cosmetic surgeon will explain exactly how to take care of your wounds, and prescribe any appropriate medications to help manage pain and discomfort and reduce the risk of infection.
Frequently Asked Questions
This is a fair question as there are similarities between the neck lift procedure and a platysmaplasty. There are, however, some key differences between the procedures, including:
The neck lift addresses the following issues on the neck and throat:
- Fat deposits and build-up predominant under the chin and around the jowls
- Skin and muscle laxity
- Submuscular laxity
In comparison, a platysmaplasty focuses on a reconstruction of the neck muscles, addressing issues such as:
- A double chin
- Fatty jowls
- Loose or sagging skin creating a “turkey neck”
- Neck bands or cords
More information on the differences between a neck lift and platysmaplasty can be offered during your consultation while also deciding which procedure will be better suited to your needs and goals. Our skilled team is on-hand to answer all of your questions, working with you to determine the best course of action. In some cases, these two procedures can be combined if necessary.
In most cases, recovery from this procedure can take about two to four weeks. There may be some scars that appear after neck lift surgery, but over time, they will diminish to a nearly unnoticeable presence. Scars are also often quite difficult to see as they are hidden in natural skin creases or by hair. You can also use makeup to conceal any scarring until full recovery is complete.
In most cases, the results of the neck lift procedure typically last around 10 to 15 years. This will of course vary based on the skin condition of each individual and the skin and lifestyle care that is taken after surgery. It is important to keep in mind that you will continue to age after surgery, and all results will be relative to your individual natural aging process.
What is the result of a neck lift procedure?
It is important to note that it can take some time to see the results of your surgery, as you will need to wait for any bruising and swelling to subside. Once your swelling has gone down, and your incision lines have faded, you can enjoy a more youthful appearance. You will notice that the angle between your chin and neck is sharpened; your jawline may be better defined and the appearance of your skin will be tighter.
A neck lift procedure can be combined with a MACS lift or facelift for a more dramatic result. We encourage you to speak to your surgeon about your surgical goals so that the best course of treatment can be recommended for you.