A consultation with Dr Turner forms the first part of your neck lift journey. You will be asked to provide a detailed medical history and your current health status will be reviewed. You will be presented with the various types of neck lift available, the steps involved and other optional procedures that you could have to get the best result. During the consultation, you’ll be able to discuss your aesthetic goals and will be made aware of the potential complications and specific risks of the surgery.
After examining and measuring your neck & face, photographs will be taken and used for 3D imaging. Dr. Turner will recommend the best treatment options. The estimated costs of the procedure and the available payment options will also be discussed with you during this phase.
You may be a suitable candidate if:
A Neck lift can help rejuvenate your appearance by reducing visible signs of ageing. It can increase your self-confidence, improve your side profile and can make your face more photogenic. In addition, neck surgery can:
Dr Turner will place drains under the skin to collect any fluid that may build up and bandages will be lightly applied to your face and neck to reduce swelling and bruising. You’ll be provided with post-operative care instructions which you should follow.
You should keep your head in an elevated position as it helps ease swelling and as straight as possible, avoiding any unnecessary twisting and bending of the neck. Take two to three weeks off from work post-surgery as you should rest and recuperate as much as possible. Please avoid any exercises and stressful activities during this period and never apply an ice pack directly to the neck as it can affect the blood flow, resulting in the death of skin of that area.
You’ll be able to see improvements in your neck as the swelling and bruising gradually decreases. As the scars mature and the swelling completely recedes, you will see the final outcome of the procedure.
As with any surgery, it is important that you are fully informed of the potential risks of surgery and specific risks associated with neck lift surgery. While all care is taken to minimize these complications, they may and do occur despite the best medical care.
It is important that you carefully read and understand the potential risks and they will be discussed in further detail when you have your consultation with Dr Turner.
During your consultation, Dr Turner will discuss your goals, and provide an in-depth explanation of your desired surgery and what that means for you. He can also discuss different surgical techniques, benefits, and risks of procedures available.
Most importantly, however, this is the time for you to have all of your questions answered and to be completely listened to and understood by your surgeon. We ask that you please come prepared with any questions you may have for Dr Turner, and look forward to discussing your individualised plan.
Ensure you have done your research, both on your desired surgery, as well as your surgeon.
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Surgery in hospital is recommended by Dr Turner and general anesthesia will be administered to you.
There are two types of neck lift incisions depending on the amount of surgery needed: a traditional neck lift incision and a limited incision neck lift.
In a traditional neck lift, the incision will be made at the hairline along the front upper ear, which will continue down and around the ear and finally ends in the hair behind the ear.
Excess fat present may be shaped or redistributed from the jowls and neck. The tissue present on the neck skin is repositioned, and the platysma muscle is tightened. Skin is redraped over the uplifted contours and excess skin is trimmed away. A separate incision under the chin is often necessary for liposuction of this area and repair of the muscle. Sutures or skin adhesives close the incisions.
A limited incision neck lift or mini neck lift may involve smaller incisions only around the ear. While the incisions are shorter, the results may be more limited and more suitable for younger patients requiring less neck tightening.
Incision sites are usually sealed with the help of sutures and sometimes using skin adhesives. If non-dissolving sutures are used, they will be removed after a few days. The incision marks are usually made within the hairline alongside the natural contours of the ear, making them less conspicuous once healed. Scar minimisation treatments can also help.
You can fix your saggy neck through both surgical and non-surgical methods. Surgical methods to correct your saggy neck include neck lift surgery, while botox injections and dermal filler injections are some of your non-surgical options.