What is Neck Lift Surgery?
Neck lift surgery is used to tighten neck skin and reduce the signs of ageing in the throat area.
As we age, the neck can be one of the first areas to display the signs, with fine lines developing and skin beginning to lose elasticity.
Similarly if you have lost a lot of weight you may now find that you have sagging excess skin around the throat and jaw and know that you could be so much happier with your appearance if someone could tighten your neck skin.
During a neck lift procedure, otherwise known as platysmaplasty, your surgeon will remove excess skin around the throat and jaw and remove fatty tissue if required.
The effect, once the treatment is completed and healed, is a tighter, smoother, more youthful appearance with lines and wrinkles smoothed.
Neck lift surgery is sometimes performed at the same time as a face lift but can be carried out on its own.
To determine what treatment you could benefit from, be open and honest with your surgeon during consultation.
The Process of a Neck Lift Procedure
Should you decide to consult me in relation to neck lift surgery, you should first decide on the clinic that is most convenient for you, from the range of centres available throughout North Manchester and West Yorkshire, then make an appointment for a consultation.
Rest assured that I am an extremely experienced and qualified cosmetic surgeon and will put you at ease very quickly, listening and responding to your questions and concerns.
If your primary request is to tighten your neck skin then a neck lift procedure may be scheduled in.
The neck lift surgery itself will take around a couple of hours, during which incisions will be made behind your ears and along the hairline so that the skin can be stretched and secured in place.
Excess skin and fatty tissue will be removed.
Considerations and After Care
When entering into any cosmetic procedure you must be realistic.
Dramatic results can be achieved but always within the confines of what is possible.
The final result of neck lift surgery will depend in part to the elasticity of your skin. This is something you should discuss with your surgeon.
Following the surgery you may need an overnight stay in hospital.
Some bruising, swelling, pulling and numbness is to be expected for a couple of weeks but you should be able to return to work within 7 days.