A Neck Lift, also called Platysmaplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that targets sagging skin under the jaw line and neck through tightening the tissues and muscles.
The effects of aging show early within the neck area. The skin begins to hang loosly and the muscles underneath lose their tone.
Having a smooth, contoured neck projects youthfulness and enhances self-confidence.
There are three different surgical techniques to perform Neck Lift Surgery called Cervicoplasty, Platysmaplaysty and Liposuction which may also be combined.
A Neck Lift can be performed on it’s on or in conjunction with a Facelift, Mini Facelift, Chin Enhancement and other facial procedures.
Neck Lift Surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthetic, with oral or I.V. sedation, and usually takes 2 to 3 hours to complete.
Mr Ferrando will discuss all aspects of the the Neck Lift procedure suitable to you, at your consultations.
At the consultation Mr Ferrando will take your medical history. He will thoroughly assess you, find out about your expectations of the surgery, and explain each stage and all medical options of the Neck Lift Surgery to you.
Mr Ferrando will also explain the risks of smoking, the contraceptive pill and other medications to you, as they can interfere with the procedure as well as the healing process.
Mr Ferrando strongly believes that “good communication and feedback” between himself and his patients greatly assures the maximum satisfactory outcome to all Cosmetic Surgery procedures.
There are three different techniques to achieve a more aesthetic neckline, determined by the individual’s anatomy. Mr Ferrando will likely use a variety of these methods to achieve the best possible result.
The Cervicoplasty is ideal for women with weak skin elasticity and the need for loose skin removal. This procedure requires an incisions in back of the ears similar to a Facelift, with repositioning of the tissues and removal of excess skin.
Platysmaplasty, is the repair of a separated neck muscles performed through a 2-3 cm incision beneath the chin. This procedure applies for women with a poorly defined neckline and can be done in conjunction with the Cervicoplasty.
Liposuction is carried out through a very small incision beneath the chin or in the crease behind the earlobes. The fat may then be transfered to another area of the face, if desired (Fat Transfer).
After the Surgery has been completed, a compressive garment will be applied to your neck to give your neck support.
After Surgery – Recovery
After the surgery, the compressive garment must be kept on for about a week. Drainage tubes may be attached to your face but will be removed 1-2 days after surgery. You may experience light bruising and swelling for the first few days. Mr Ferrando will prescribe you pain relief medication to ease your discomfort.
It is important to keep your head in an elevated position as it will aid the recovery process. Some type of stitches are dissolvable and will disappear over time, whereas others will need to be removed 5 to 7 days after surgery.
You should feel fine after 2-3 days after surgery, but patients are recommended to have at least one week off work to allow their body to rest and recover comfortably at home. Any strenuous exercise or activities should be avoided for at least 2 weeks after surgery.
Follow up appointments will be made for you after surgery, but if you have any questions, or you should feel unsure about anything, please contact Mr Ferrando and he will gladly talk to you. The well being of his patients is of utmost importance to him.
Risks and Side Effects
All surgeries carry certain risks and even though they are rare you should be aware of them before making your decision. Mr Ferrando will talk you through any possible risks and side effects at his consultations as they will vary depending on the patient’s body shape, age, condition and lifestyle.