The neck lift – because you can’t wear a scarf forever

Buckinghamshire neck liftWe may be in the midst of covering-up season, but if you feel your neck is betraying your age, maybe it’s time to do something about it.

No matter how well you eat or how through your exercise regime is, the neck area is the one part of your body that diet or fitness can preserve, and it’s impossible to turn back the clock naturally. Wrinkles, sagging, and ‘neck bands’ – folds which are caused by ageing, prominent neck muscles and considerable weight loss – can all take their toll on your throat area.

However, all is not lost: there’s a procedure that can restore the look of the throat area. You may know it as the neck lift, but we at SJG Plastic Surgery call it platysmaplasty. Whatever you call it, it can take years off your neck area, improving the contour of the jawline and restoring a youthful, attractive look.

What exactly is a neck lift?

Performed under general anaesthetic, the typical platysmaplasty procedure involves small incisions made just behind the ears, in order to access the muscles and tighten them. Following that, any unwanted fat along the neck or jawline can be removed with minor liposuction, and any excess skin is trimmed away. The result? A smooth, taut and more youthful appearance.

Is a neck lift painful?

While there is a degree of invasive surgery involved, discomfort is kept at an absolute minimum. There will be bruising and swelling afterwards, and most clients return to work after ten days, but our previous clients feel that it’s all worth it when they achieve the results they’ve desired for years.

If you need further information, please consult our neck lift page. And if you’d like to take things a step further, book a consultation with us at your earliest convenience.

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