If you think your neck makes you look older than you feel, or you feel you have ‘turkey neck’, Dr Edinburg offers a range of cosmetic surgery procedures, including Neck Lift Surgery or Neck Liposuction, to restore a youthful appearance to your neck.
As we age our face and neck become susceptible to sagging skin, excess fat and a loosening of the muscles. Neck Lift Surgery is usually incorporated into a facelift procedure as neck sagging is usually accompanied by sagging of the jowls or skin over the lower jaw, and the best way to correct this requires a combination of Neck Lift Surgery and lower Facelift Surgery. As with all our patients, no two people present with the same problem, and therefore no two people ever require the same solution. Dr Edinburg will help determine if neck surgery alone is correct for you.
Neck Lift Surgery can incorporate tightening of loose, sagging skin and muscles in conjunction with liposuction, liposculpture or fat transfer. Incisions are made in the fold under the chin and behind the ear, so scarring is hidden as much as possible. Excess fat may be removed by liposuction if required and the underlying muscles are tightened and secured with stitches. The skin is tightened and joined together for a smoother neck profile.
After Neck Lift Surgery, you may have to wear a chin strap for around a week for support and to assist healing. After this, the stitches will be removed and most people can return to work. The majority of swelling and bruising resolves in about 4 weeks, when your new neckline will be visible.
Dr Edinburg may recommend combining a necklift or Neck Liposuction with a facelift or non-surgical skin rejuvenation, such as Laser Skin Resurfacing to smooth out wrinkles and remove brown age spots for optimum results to your neck, jawline and skin.
Depending on your needs and the procedure required, Neck Lift Surgery takes 1 to 3 hours under general anaesthetic, with a day or overnight stay. Depending on the patient, it may be performed at the Eden Institute practice in Baulkham Hills.
We cannot stress enough that each patient’s solution is unique. Reading about procedures and effects does not give you a realistic assessment of your case. An in-depth consultation with Dr Edinburg will help you understand the most appropriate way to proceed.
You may feel slightly bruised and swollen, with discomfort improving over the first couple of weeks.
Most patients recover fully in around 7 to 10 days.
You can normally go back to work after 10 days, although heavy lifting and strenuous exercise should be avoided for around 3 weeks.
To minimise any scarring, Dr Edinburg usually makes incisions under the chin and behind the ears.
If you would like to book an appointment for a consultation for Neck Lift Surgery, please Contact the Eden Institute today. We are conveniently located in Bella Vista, Baulkham Hills, Chatswood and Richmond in Sydney.
Neck Lift Surgery can be combined with other facial enhancement and rejuvenation procedures including Face Lift, Brow Lift Surgery, Wrinkle Relaxers, Wrinkle Fillers and Laser Rejuvenation. Ask our expert Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons at The Eden Institute in Bella Vista for advice.