NECK LIFT (PLATYSMAPLASTY)
A neck lift, or platysmaplasty, creates a youthful neck and cleanly defined jawline. It is excellent at targeting, tightening and eliminating loose skin, weakened muscles, and fatty deposits in this area. For a complete refresh, it is successfully combined with facelift, brow lift or blepharoplasty surgery.
Neck lift surgery successfully removes excess skin and fat deposits in the lower face (jowls), tightens neck muscles, smooths wrinkles and creases in the neck, and beautifully rejuvenates the jawline and neck for youthful and long-lasting results. Depending on your goals, Dr Page may recommend one or several different neck lift procedures performed during the same operation. Should you wish to explore complementary procedures, please discuss with him at your consultation.
Used for aesthetic and medical reasons, surgery takes between 1 – 2 hours under a general anaesthesia in a fully accredited hospital. Dr Page minimises scarring by making small discreet incisions in the hairline extending around the bottom of the ear and underneath the chin. Platysma muscle is tightened, excess fat repositioned, and extra skin removed. Liposuction can be performed with neck lift surgery if excess fat needs to be eliminated.
Post-surgery, a compression bandage is worn beneath the chin, and a drain inserted to remove excess fluid build-up underneath the skin. Bruising and swelling should resolve after the first week. Patients are encouraged to apply cold compresses and keep the head and neck elevated to reduce swelling.
Many patients are ready to resume their everyday routines with exercise, and heavy lifting avoided for 4 -6 weeks by week two. Complete healing, recovery and final results are visible after three months, which can last as long as ten years.