Neck Lift (Platysmaplasty)
|Addresses||Loose crepey skin, loss of contour and definition due to loosening muscle and a sagging jawline and neck|
Neck rejuvenation or neck lift surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures. For those who have excess fat under the chin but still have good muscle tone and skin, liposuction of the neck will be sufficient. If the skin has lost elasticity, removal of excess skin (Neck Lift Surgery) to tighten and tone the neck will also be required.
Tightening of the platysma muscle (also known as platysmaplasty) will require a small incision under the chin away from direct view to gain access to the front edge of the muscles on the neck; they are sutured together with permanent stitches. The muscles of the neck are the foundations and building blocks of the neck and are fundamental to achieving a tight and toned result.
Is this right for me?
Combination of neck lift, neck liposuction and Platysmaplasty can be performed to tighten the neck, reduce the volume of the neck that tends to give the appearance of a double chin and to smooth out the lines and wrinkles that are visible as the early signs of aging.
Neck rejuvenation procedures are very common and our cosmetic surgeons will assess and advise you on what you may require to achieve the look you are after. Often the neck rejuvenation procedures can be combined with facelift surgery.
Neck surgery can be performed under local anaesthetic and does not require any drains or bulky bandages. As a walk in walk out procedure, you can now have the neck you once had and one that you've wanted.
What the procedure involves
Neck rejuvenation surgeries are performed under local anaesthetic and often combined with local anaesthetic facelift.
If you may require muscle tightening, also known as platysmaplasty then a small incision is made under the chin hidden from view to suture the platysma muscle together than you often see as two vertical lines in front of the neck. This tightens and pulls back the neck.
When there is fat under the skin of the neck and under the chin then local anaesthetic liposuction can be performed. However it is important that the skin of the neck is elastic so that once the volume is removed then the neck skin can contract. Otherwise you will be left with loose skin in the neck. Our Plastic surgeons will examine you and advise if liposuction alone is suitable for you or if you need another neck procedure to reach your goal.
Finally the skin of the neck that loses elasticity over time will need to be pulled and tightened under local anaesthetic to smooth out all the lines visible as early signs of aging. Generally this is combined with a local anaesthetic facelift and can be performed and pulled behind the ear.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are my neck lift scars visible?
Can a neck lift be done under local anaesthetic?
Where is the excess neck skin removed from?
Where will my neck lift scars be?
Will the fat return after neck lift surgery?
Why do I need Neck Lift Surgery?
Weight gain can is one of the biggest contributors to loose skin around the neck as once the weight is lost, the skin often hangs loose and the platysma muscles have been stretched. For some individuals, they lose the fat under the skin with weight loss but in others the stubborn fat remains under the chin no matter how much they diet or exercise, and as a result require cosmetic surgery.
For most, loose sagging skin under the neck comes as skin simply loses it’s elasticity with age. Neck Lift Surgery is the most effective way to permanently remove loose crepey skin around the neck and counter the signs of ageing.
What are the benefits of Neck Lift Surgery?
- Rejuvenation of your neck
- Defined jawline
- improved self-confidence
- Dramatic improvement or elimination of lax skin and wrinkles within the neck
- Discrete scarring
- Long lasting results
Neck Lift surgery at Bella Vou
One of our experienced cosmetic surgeons will carefully examine your neck to see which area needs to be addressed for achieving a toned neck through a neck lift procedure.
Often neck lift surgery is combined with Concept™ face lift surgery to completely rejuvenate your face for a more youthful look.
I’m more than happy with my results! It all looks so natural and with no tightness at all. I would highly recommend having surgery with Amir at Bella Vou.
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