The Neck Lift is a plastic surgery procedure designed to restore the youthful appearance of the neck, define the jaw and improve the neck contour. This is done by raising the soft tissue of the neck and fixing it in an appropriate position up to natural recovery, to permanently secure the soft tissues in the desired position.
Who is ideal
If you are preoccupied with the aging changes of your neck and want to get a fresher look younger, then neck lift surgery can be suitable for you. If you don't have a lot of skin laxity, you can be adapted to other less invasive procedures, like Silhouette Neck Lift. You should be realistic about what can be achieved through neck lifting surgery and understand the risks and side effects of such surgery.
Neck lift surgery is performed under general anaesthesia, generally as a case of day or night surgery. Less invasive neck rejuvenation procedures such as neck liposuction or Silhouette neck lift are usually carried out under local anesthesia as an outpatient treatment.
Neck lifting surgery usually takes approximately 1-2 hours to complete depending on the complexity of the surgery.
In most neck lifting operations, a facial support garment is installed at the end of the surgery to help control swelling and reduce postoperative movements.It has to be worn 24/7 for the first week.
The outcomes are first natural. Neck Lift surgery aims to restore an aesthetically pleasing, rejuvenated jaw and neck that is in balance with your facial characteristics.i.e. looks natural and doesn't look unusual.Don't forget that it may take 6 weeks or more before the final result is achieved.
What to expect
Slight pain or discomfort is expected over 3-5 days. The neck will be stiff for 3 to 4 weeks after your operation. Patients may return to normal daily activities after 1 week, but avoid intense exercises/activities for 6 weeks, including contact sports.