Neck Lift Sydney

What is a neck lift?

A neck lift is a surgical procedure performed to improve the appearance of the neck and under the jaw line by reducing the loose sagging skin. It needs to be performed in licenced hospital.  Neck lift, also called cervicoplasty or neck lift, with platysmaplasty procedure is used to enhance the appearance of your neck. The procedure usually takes two to three hours, but the time may differ accordingly to different individuals.

How is the surgery performed?

The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia or sedation and an incision is made under your chin in front and behind the ear to access the platysma (neck muscle) and tighten them as required. You doctor may also perform liposuction on the neck to remove excess fat deposits from the neck. Some excess skin is also removed through the incisions near the ears. After the muscles are tightened, the skin is draped over the ear.  The extra skin is then trimmed, and the incisions are closed using sutures. A drain may is placed on the neck to drain extra fluids to decrease the swelling and discomfort following the surgery.

What happens during the postoperative period?

Following the surgery, you will have a compression bandage to help decrease the swelling. Most patients can return to normal activities after 10 to 14 days. Avoid participating in sports for at least 3 weeks.

Are there any risks associated with this procedure?

Cosmetic surgical procedure is a formal risky surgical operation

It is Not a “simple beauty treatment”

Like any other procedures, The risks and complications:

Common risks and complications:

Bruising, swelling, visible scaring, pain, treatment area hard/firm/lumpy/numbness/tightness, infection.

Rare risks and complications:

Distortion, smile deformation, asymmetry, muscle, nerve injury.

Anaesthetic anaphylaxis reaction: rashes, difficulty breathing, cardia arrest.


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