Neck lift is a surgical procedure performed to correct neck wrinkles, restore a sharper contour of the upper neck area and form a more appealing chin-throat angle.
When taking care of facial skin, we often forget about neck skin. As a result, it often loses its firmness, sags, and begins to wrinkle. Wrinkles and sagging skin in the neck area reveal the effects of ageing on our body and give away our true biological age. This condition cannot be corrected with the help of cosmetics or procedures. The only effective way to rejuvenate the neck skin is plastic neck lift surgery. The best results are achieved when neck correction is performed at the first signs of neck ageing, while the skin of the neck is still sufficiently elastic.
Consultation with a plastic surgeon is necessary prior to surgery, who will help assess the patient’s neck changes, and discuss the expectations, surgery plan and details. For maximum effect, neck lift can be combined with a face lift surgery.
Neck lift is performed under general anaesthesia. Depending on the extent of the surgery, it takes about 2-3 hours.
The incision is made from the ear lobe to the bottom of the hairline in the neck area to make it as less visible as possible. During the operation, the muscles in the neck and jaw area under the chin are corrected and strengthened, excess skin is removed, and the skin is tightened. If necessary, excess adipose tissue can be removed from the neck. The double chick can also be corrected by making a small incision under the chin. Neck correction creates a beautiful contour of the neck and chin.
It is recommended to stay in the clinic for one day after the operation, after which the care will be continued on an outpatient basis. The time of the postoperative visit will be appointed by the operating doctor. A special bandage will be placed on the neck after the operation, which must be worn for a period of one week.
Swelling and visible bruising may persist for a few weeks after surgery. You can return to daily activities after 3-4 weeks. It is recommended to protect the skin of the neck from direct sunlight and avoid solariums for about 6 months after the operation, and to use protective creams.
Results to expect after surgery
The result is visible the same day after the surgery in the absence of excess skin. The final aesthetic result can be assessed after one or several months. The neck will become firmer, smoother, rejuvenated, and the contour of the neck and chin will become more appealing. The scars become almost invisible a year after the surgery.