Ageing can cause your face and neck to lose elasticity. A neck lift can tighten the skin to create a more defined neck and jawline.
What Is A Neck Lift?
A neck lift is often needed when the first signs of ageing begin to show. Definition in the face is lost due to sagging skin around the neck and jawline as we get older. A neck lift will contour the area by removing excess skin, restoring a youthful appearance. Those who have undergone significant weight loss may also benefit from the neck tightening surgery.
Before The Surgery
We want every patient to feel as prepared as possible before surgery, which is why we ask them to visit the clinic for a consultation. The surgeon will require you to be as open and honest about your current lifestyle and previous medical history in order to prepare the best surgery plan for you. If you do choose to go ahead with the procedure, ensure you:
- Stop smoking 6 weeks before
- Don’t take aspirin, anti-inflammatories or herbal supplements
Patients should expect to take at least a couple of weeks off from work post-surgery, depending on the nature of your job.
What Happens During The Procedure?
Neck lift surgery often requires general anaesthetic, and takes between 2 to 3 hours. An incision is made under your chin and then towards the back of your ear. The surgeon will then make small adjustments to the muscle before redraping and repositioning the skin around your neck. Liposuction can also be used to remove excess fat if necessary. The area is then closed with stitches.
In many instances, the neck lift Manchester clinics offer is also combined with a face lift. When this is the case, an incision is made in the hairline down to the front of the ear. Then the skin is lifted and the tissue repositioned. The wounds are then clipped and closed with stitches.
Neck Tightening Surgery Aftercare
You should arrange for a friend or relative to collect you from the clinic after your surgery. You’ll need to wear a special garment that will compress your neck to reduce swelling. Due to the bruising and discomfort, you may require analgesia. It’s also advised that you:
- Keep your head upright
- Avoid strenuous exercise
- Wear loose clothing and avoid anything that needs to be pulled over your head
- Avoid contact with your hair and face
You should keep the dressings on for as long as the surgeon deems it appropriate. A week after your surgery you will be seen in the dressings clinic to check that everything is healing well.
Potential Risks And Complications
As with any cosmetic surgery, there are always some associated risks. Some very uncommon risks include haematoma, infection, skin loss and seroma formation. All potential risks and complications will be discussed in great detail with your UK Aesthetics surgeon at your initial consultation.
Who Is It Suitable For?
Neck tightening surgery is suitable for those with excess fat or skin around the neck area. Typically, these surgeries are performed on those between the ages of 50-70 years.
Who Is It Not Suitable For?
Anyone with unrealistic surgery expectations. Those being influenced by others to have surgery.
How Much Does Neck Tightening Surgery Cost?
The neck lift Manchester surgeries offer can greatly depend on what exactly is required. We will provide you with a full quote at your consultation that includes the surgeon, hospital and anaesthetic fees.
How Long Does A Neck Lift Last?
A neck lift can last anywhere between 10 to 15 years. However, if the patient gains weight, it can be shorter.
Where Are Neck Lift Scars?
The scars are made as subtle as possible. In a neck lift, they are often around the chin and behind the ear. For a combined neck lift and face lift, they’re around the hairline, down to the front of the ear.
How Long Will It Take To See The Results?
It may take a number of months for the final results to show. Once the benefits of your neck tightening surgery become visible, you should notice a tighter, firmer neck area.