The neck lift explained

neck lift BuckinghamshireIf you don’t like the look of your neck area – and you’re already dreading having to put the scarves away for the next few months – maybe it’s time to do something about it. No matter how healthy your diet, or how much work you put in at the gym, there are always parts of your body that no amount of dieting or exercising can help – and your neck is the most prominent one.

A neck lift is a procedure which can address the problems of wrinkles, sagging skin and ‘neck bands’, which are caused by ageing, prominence of neck muscles or considerable weight loss. Utilising a combination of liposuction and incision to trim unnecessary neck skin, tighten underlying muscles, improve the contour of the jawline, and restore a youthful, attractive look, a neck lift is usually conducted at the same time as a facelift, but can be a stand-alone procedure if required.

What happens during a neck lift?

The procedure is carried out under a general anaesthetic, and lasts between one and a half and three hours. Small incisions are made behind the ears or underneath the chin, so your practitioner can easily access the neck muscles and tighten them to the right amount of tautness.

Then, the practitioner will remove any excess skin, and then pull the remaining skin tighter in order to make your neck look as smooth as possible. In certain cases, a moderate liposuction procedure will also be performed, in order to remove excess fat.

What happens after a neck lift?

There will be a couple of days of bed rest, followed by a modicum of swelling and bruising for a few days afterwards. You will be advised to avoid strenuous activity for a couple of weeks. But our clients agree that it’s worth it, as it can takes years off your appearance. For more information, please consult our facial surgery page.

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