What is Neck Lift Surgery?
The entire procedure can last from 2 to 3 hours and is fairly simple and straightforward. Most patient requires local anesthesia combined with a sedative while some choose general anesthesia.
The scope of the actual procedure is dependant on the patient’s desired results. In some cases, liposuction alone to the area will dramatically change the appearance creating a youthful look and feel, while more extensive procedure might require removal of excess skin in addition to liposuction and restructuring of the underlying muscles. Neck lifts are often performed in conjunction with other facial surgeries like facelift, brow lift, and eyelid surgery.
The Ideal Candidate
An ideal candidate for this procedure should be between the ages of 40 to 80 years who wish to correct:
- Double chin
- Loose hanging skin in the neck
- Sun damage
- Fatty jowls
- Excessive neck fat or skin
An ideal candidate must still have some elasticity in their skin, have realistic expectations for the surgery and must be in good physical health.
How Much Does Neck Lift Surgery Cost?
Before any surgery can be scheduled a consultation must take place, here the surgeon will assess the patient’s needs and suggest the best procedure to achieve the required results.
Surgical cost are subject to:
- Duration of procedure
- Duration of your hospitalisation recovery
- Additional procedures required
Consultation Fee: R1000
(Estimated Price: R55 000)
Neck Lift Surgery Before & After
Neck Lift Surgery Recovery
Typical downtime for a neck lift is anything from 2 weeks to 4 weeks with results taking up to 6 months to be apparent. The first few days post surgery should be spent in bed with minimal movement as possible. During the first few weeks of recovery patients are advised to avoid:
- Pulling clothing over their heads
- Strenuous activity
Complications | Risks | Side Effects | Scars
A neck lift procedure is one of the safest and reliable forms of plastic surgery and can be performed with minimal incision and scarring while still producing a natural look.
Normal Side Effects
After undergoing the surgery, the patient may feel all or none of these very normal and common side effects:
- Pain and discomfort
Other Side Effects
Patients should be attentive to any signs that healing is not progressing properly, these other less common side effects that might affect the patient:
- Pus at incision sites
- Seroma (Collection of fluid under the skin)
- Neck Tightness
- Skin Irregularities
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
These risks will be fully disclosed and explained by the surgeon, if at any point post surgery a patient suffers from any serious side effects – please consult your surgeon immediately.