Neck Lift

Neck LiftAbout Neck Lift Surgery

For many people the visible signs of ageing can be difficult to come to terms with, especially for those who feel young at heart. There are many cosmetic surgery procedures and Non Surgical treatments available to reduce or reverse these signs, and a neck lift (platysmaplasty) is one of the most popular. A neck lift, also called a platysmaplasty, is a surgical procedure by which any loose skin along the jaw line and on the neck itself is removed. The effect is a smoother, wrinkle-free neck and jaw line and a rejuvenated appearance. This procedure can also be used to remove excess skin following substantial weight loss or reduction of skin elasticity due to genetics, sun damage or treatment for illness.

This procedure alone can be effective in making a person look younger, but is often combined with face lift surgery in order to create a younger overall appearance. Your experienced surgeon will recommend the best procedure or combination of procedures for you depending on the results you wish to achieve.

BENEFITS OF HAVING NECK LIFT SURGERY

  • Increased self-confidence and self esteem
  • Looking younger
  • Feeling rejuvenated and fresher
  • Ability to wear clothes with lower necklines - no longer the need to hide behind a scarf / high-necked top
  • Easier application of make-up

THE PROCEDURE FOR NECK LIFT SURGERY

Neck lift (platysmaplasty) surgery is always carried out under general anaesthetic and takes approximately two to three hours to complete. The surgeon will make small incisions in the hairline and behind the ears before stretching the loose skin along the jaw line and on the neck. He or she will then trim the excess skin and secure it in its new position using surgical sutures. If the procedure is being combined with a face lift, the surgeon will also make incisions at the hairline around the face and ensure any loose skin on the face is also tightened - creating a smoother, wrinkle-free and younger-looking appearance.

The Harley Medical Group are specialists in Cosmetic Surgery procedures, find out why you should choose them.

NECK LIFT SURGERY PRICES

There is no set price for neck lift surgery as every single patient is different and treated on an entirely individual, case-by-case basis. In order to get a quote that is specific to you, find your nearest clinic and please book in for your free consultation with one of our nurses to discuss your requirements in complete confidence. The price you are given will include everything from the procedure itself, to the cost of your overnight stay and aftercare appointments - there are no hidden costs.

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Find out more about our procedures and treatments, for a free no obligation consultation and to meet with a nurse please contact us on 0800 288 4100 or click through to book online.

IS IT RIGHT FOR ME?

Neck LiftCHOOSING TO HAVE NECK LIFT SURGERY

There are many reasons why people choose to have neck lift surgery:

  • Loose skin and wrinkling to neck area
  • Substantial weight loss in later life can give the effect of ageing - older skin has less elasticity than younger skin and without the fat, will become saggy and wrinkly
  • To look more youthful and attractive

WHO SHOULD HAVE A NECK LIFT

The final decision will be made between you and your Cosmetic Surgeon. The procedure is most suitable for those patients with excess skin on their neck through either ageing, weight loss or from inherited genes

The Harley Medical Group has been committed to providing excellence in Cosmetic Surgery and Non Surgical Solutions in the UK since we were established. During this time, we have developed a full understanding of the many reasons why people have Cosmetic Surgery and how it can improve how they feel about themselves. For more information see our guide Choosing your Cosmetic Surgery Provider

What's next

Find out more about our procedures and treatments, for a free no obligation consultation and to meet with a nurse please contact us on 0800 022 3479 or click through to book online.
 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I HAVE SURGERY?

If you are a smoker, or take aspirin or any other medication, your Cosmetic Surgeon will wish to discuss this with you at your consultation. Your Cosmetic Surgeon will advise you when you are to discontinue and/or resume these activities.

THE DAY OF YOUR NECK LIFT SURGERY

The Cosmetic Surgeon will visit you in your room to obtain your final consent and mark the face with a pen in preparation for your surgery. If you have any final questions it is important that you ask your Cosmetic Surgeon at this time.

A face lift & neck lift involves the skillful and careful removal of excess facial skin from the neck, chin and cheek areas, under general anaesthetic. When you wake up from your surgery you will have dressings on the face and possibly drainage tubes in place.

Painkillers will be offered if required, however it is not regarded as a painful procedure, more uncomfortable due to the 'tight' feeling. You can expect to be in hospital for 1 or 2 days, any drainage tubes will be removed before you go home.

GOING HOME AFTER YOUR NECK LIFT

It is advisable to rest with your head propped up in the early days and avoid bending, lifting or sudden movements of the head. You will be advised on when you can wash your hair and this will help to make the removal of the stitches easier. A scarf will easily hide any bruising and swelling. Although make up can be used, it must be well away from the stitches.

It is very important that you attend the appointments, which have been made for you to care for your wound and see your Cosmetic Surgeon. It will be possible to return to work once the stitches have been removed and the bruising and swelling have settled, approximately 2 - 3 weeks.

You will have your own personal Nurse Counsellor both before and after your procedure to support you and answer any questions you may have.

Recovery from neck lift surgery

As with all cosmetic surgery procedures, the recovery time following neck lift surgery will vary depending on the patient. However, most patients will be required to stay in hospital overnight and be advised to take between one and two weeks off work to recover fully. There will be localised swelling and bruising but this should ease within 14 days of the operation to reveal younger, smoother looking skin on the neck. Any scars left by the incisions will fade quickly and will be barely noticeable due to their discreet locations behind the ears and in the hairline on the neck.

THINGS TO CONSIDER

Neck LiftIt is important that your decision to have a Cosmetic Surgery procedure is considered carefully. There are many points that should be considered before deciding to have any type of Cosmetic Treatment or Surgery.

There are also some possible risks, as with all surgical operations, which your Cosmetic Surgeon will talk through and explain to you at your consultation, answering any questions you may have. This is your opportunity to discuss your intended surgery in order that the Cosmetic Surgeon can ascertain your expectations as to what can realistically be achieved.

Every Cosmetic Surgeon who performs neck lift procedures for The Harley Medical Group belongs to a relevant professional organisation, is fully accredited to practice in the UK as a specialist in Plastic Surgery, and has specific training and experience in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Choosing the right cosmetic surgery provider - please read our guide Choosing a Cosmetic Surgery Provider

Our nurses advise you consider the following things before your surgery:

  • Child care and post surgery activities including sleeping arrangements
  • Have necessary post-operative garments
  • How long will the effects of treatment keep me away from my usual activities?
  • At what stage will I be able to judge the results of treatment?
  • How long do the results last?
  • When can I return to work?

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND AFTERCARE

  • How long does the treatment take?
  • Is the treatment painful and if so what form of anaesthesia is used?
  • What type of care will I need after treatment?
  • Will I need pain relief following treatment?
  • Will I have swelling or bruising and can these be treated?
  • Will I need to wear a supportive garment?

Of course these are just some of the commonly asked questions but please feel free to ask your nurse for lots more information

At The Harley Medical Group our aftercare is second to none. You will have your own specially trained cosmetic surgery nurse to guide you through your procedure and aftercare. In fact with The Harley Medical Group you are patient for life.

Our Cosmetic Surgeons are among the most skilled, qualified and experienced in the Cosmetic Surgery field and our fully qualified Cosmetic Surgery Nurses are specially selected for their expertise and approachability.

It is your body so naturally you will want to place it in the safe and trusting hands of The Harley Medical Group. For quality care and ethical practices coupled with experience and they very best medical skills available, there is only one name to trust... The Harley Medical Group

What's next

Find out more about our procedures and treatments, for a free no obligation consultation and to meet with a nurse please contact us on 0800 022 3479 or click through to book online.