Neck lift / cervicoplasty
Aging and gravity affects these areas like the rest of the body, by sagging skin and fat accumulation.
Weight gain and loss is an important factor after aging, which is the most important visual reference of aging as the muscles get deformed and sag in this area, which is called “turkey neck”.
What is neck cosmetic surgery?
Neck cosmetic surgery is to enhance the neck to have better contours, lifitng of sagged skin and muscles to look younger. Their presence makes the patient look heavier and older. In some cases, even when the patient’s weight is normal, excess fat may accumulate at the neck, making them look heavier and older than they actually are.
This can be corrected easily via a neck lift or cervicoplasty
Who can benefit from this?
It is correct to group by age
At an younger age:
1. Over weight patients.
2. Fat accumlation local to this area dut o genetics
3. A small jaw line that causes the neck line to look like a double chin
4. Those with shorter necks
At a later age
1. Over weight patients
2. Sagging limited to skin sagging
3. Skin and muscle sagging
4. Muscle, skin and fat excess
Those cases where excess fat id accumated with younger patients, local liposuction is applied. The skin must have its elasticity and is a prefered proceedure to younger patients.
With advanced age, skin sagging and loose muscle tissue may be present, in such cases fat and muscle tissue must be intervened.
In cases where the jaw line is week, an implant can improve the appearance tremendously.
Both the chin and neck will be improved by the newly projected saw line. Usually, profiloplasty, meeting a nose and chin intervention, or a lower face lift will have improved results. Insitions are comonly made in the natural line of the jaw and behind the ears, or at times, face lifters are insertes. These proceedures are selected based on the patients needs.
Fine lines at the neck can be filled by fat or colagen injections to minimize their appeareance. Sometimes, botox injections are helpfull as well to younger patients, and patients with advanced age respond better to lifting.
Neck lifts are usually combined with face lifts, and the lower face lifts also improve the neck. Once excess fat and skin is removed, the muscle tissue is stretched and stitches seldom needs removal.
Lifting can be made with loca lor general anesthesia, the proceedure last upto an hour and is painless. It does not require hospital stay. A special bandage is used and the patient resumes their daily life within one week.
What is the cost of a neck lift?
As each patients needs are different, the fee can be determined after a full consultation.