Neck Lift surgery is normally required as part of the ageing process as the skin gradually loses its elasticity. Fatty tissue under the chin and neck starts to shrink in volume, causing the skin to become loose. Most noticeable is the facial cheek area where the loosening skin results in a heavy jowl as a result of a fold of tissue forming from the side of the nose to below the jaw line.
Neck Lift surgery is carried out under local or general anaesthesia and involves removing the loose skin and tightening the sagging muscles. Incisions are made in the natural creases and behind the hairline. A short stay in hospital is often required and results should be visible within a couple of weeks once the bruising and swelling has subsided.
At what age can a neck lift be performed?
A neck lift can be performed at any age, although most patients are from the age of 40 and onwards.
How is the neck lift surgery performed?
In general a neck lift is performed by making two incisions in the skin under or behind the ear (and sometimes under the chin) allowing the skin loosen and re-drape it.
What should I expect post neck lift surgery?
Most patients experience several days of bruising and swelling in the lower face and neck. Your stitches are likely to last 7 days depending on how you are healing.
What are the different types of neck lift?
Neck lift surgery can be performed by a chin implant or neck liposuction. You consultant will explain your options in more detail.
Who is a suitable candidate for neck lift surgery?
A suitable candidate must be in good health who has a weak, receding or double chin; excess neck skin of fat; Jowls or loose skin tissue along the jawline. An initial consultation will be required.