A necklift can eliminate loose, sagging skin to give you a more youthful appearance. Having a necklift could boost your self esteem and allow you to dress as you like, without feeling the need to hide behind scarves or high necklines.
Necklift surgery can help if you have excess skin around your neck and jaw. Loose skin in this area is often related to the loss of elasticity that happens in our skin as we age. It can also appear after substantial weight loss. The surgery can remove this skin, leaving you with a smoother, tauter neck and more defined jaw. If you have prominent neck bands, they can also be tightened during the operation.
The surgery is often performed on its own as the neck can be the first area to show the signs of ageing. However, it can also be combined with a facelift if you have loose skin elsewhere too. Harley Street Surgery can help you to decide which option is right for you.
Necklift surgery usually requires a general anaesthetic, so you will be asleep during the operation. The surgeon will make an incision behind or in front of your ears. Additional incisions may need to be made under your chin, depending on the purpose of the procedure. The excess skin will be removed and the remaining skin lifted and stitched into place. The doctor may also remove some excess fat with liposuction or tighten the platysmal muscles. The whole procedure should take between two and three hours.
After the surgery, you should expect to have some bruising and swelling around your neck, but you will be given compression bandages to wear to reduce this. The skin on your neck may also feel tight for a while. You should be aware that there is a small risk of complications such as infection or an allergic reaction to the anaesthetic, but these are rare. Most people will be fully recovered in about two weeks.
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your neck, arrange a consultation with Harley Street Surgery in London to find out if a neck lift is right for you.
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