A neck lift is a cosmetic surgery operation that tightens the skin under the jaw. It is often combined with a facelift to improve the jawline. A neck lift can remove excess skin, fatty tissue and banding, restoring a smooth appearance to the neck.
Neck lift surgery can be performed either alone or in combination with other cosmetic procedures, and different procedures are used depending on the circumstances of the patient.
Often patients have excess skin under the chin, requiring the skin to be tightened, or in some cases, removed to create a smoother, more youthful looking appearance. Some patients may have vertical bands that are caused by the of the platysma muscle. In this instance, surgery would involve tightening the muscle or partially dividing it to remove any tight bands. Patients who have excess fat around the neck area will need to undergo liposuction to directly remove the fat.
The end result of all these procedures will depend upon the elasticity of the neck skin and degree of sun damage to the area. It is therefore important to have realistic expectations.
Genetics can play a large part, so that people whose relatives have a well defined jaw line, or chin may likewise keep this definition in their own features as they age. For those who have inherited a relatively small chin, a combination of neck lift and chin augmentation can give improvements to facial balance and neck contours
You could be a candidate for neck lift surgery if you experience any of the following:
- You have loose, sagging skin under the chin
- You have vertical bands and wrinkles on your neck
- Your neck feels too heavy
- You have excess fat around your neck
Every patient will have undergone a full consultation with Paul so that patients are made fully aware and comfortable before entering into any surgery.
Neck lift surgery is performed under general anaesthetic, which means you will not be prohibited to eat or drink 6 hours prior to the operation.
Neck lift surgery can be performed as a single procedure or in conjunction with other facial surgery.
The recovery process can be different depending on the patient.
However, most patients will usually:
- Have swelling and bruising for a couple of weeks prior to the surgery
- Be unable to exercise or undergo any strenuous activities for a couple of weeks prior to the surgery
Price of neck lift surgery in Bristol
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