Neck lift procedure in London
Necklift surgery is ideal for those who wish to restore an aesthetically pleasing neck-chin angle. It is often combined with a facelift though can often be performed on its own if the problem resides only in the neck.
Patients who seek facial rejuvenation are often more concerned about physical changes in the neck than changes in the jowl or nasolabial folds.
One of the first places that will show signs of ageing is the neck. The skin begins to lose elasticity, causing the jowls to droop. This can also occur as a result of massive weight loss. This can often cause people to appear older than they actually are, and begin to dislike their appearance. Fortunately, a neck lift can help to restore your youthful appearance.
Centre for Surgery specialise in the minimally invasive trampoline neck lift.
Why choose Centre for Surgery for your neck lift ?
- Over 10 years experience with all types of facial rejuvenation surgery – traditional necklift, trampoline necklift and FaceTite + Morpheus8
- We regularly treat patients who travel from overseas to our London Marylebone cosmetic surgery clinic
- Our surgeons are UK trained NHS consultant plastic surgeons who live and work in London. We don’t work with ‘fly-in, fly-out’ surgeons. This is very important because whilst your surgeon takes all precautions to minimise facelift complications, complications can and do occur and our surgeons are readily available to manage any issues if and when they arise.
- We own and manage our own surgical facilities. Properly performed neck lift procedures takes time (often 3-4 hours for a comprehensive facelift) and should not be rushed. Our surgeons performs a maximum of two necklift procedures in a day. We do not cram 3-4 procedures into one day like other providers. You want your surgeon to be well-rested and mentally and physically sharp to perform facelift surgery which is a very complex procedure to get the very best results.
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Necklift as a part of facial rejuvenation
Factors such as massive weight loss or simply naturally ageing can cause the neck and jaw to change appearance and lose skin elasticity. This can cause you to have excess skin on the neck, or feel as if your neck is too thick or heavy.
A neck lift aims to reshape your neck and jaw, removing any drooping, sagging skin and making you appear younger.
If you are wishing to have a full facial rejuvenation, you may also wish to undertake other surgeries at the same time as a neck lift, including FaceTite, facelift, brow lift, blepharoplasty or cheek augmentation.
Surgeons at Centre for Surgery in London are pleased to be using a fantastic new concept in necklifting that is able to replicate the results from a traditional necklift but without any of the scars, risks or downtime of traditional neck lift surgery.
The trampoline necklift is a minimally invasive method to recreate aesthetically pleasing contours at the junction of the face and neck. It can often be combined with a short scar facelift if there are concurrent signs of facial aging including jowls and midface descent. The first step is always submental or neck liposuction to reduce fat deposits and loosen the skin from its underlying attachments to facilitate accurate placement of the specialised sutures used during the trampoline neck lift part of the procedure.
Now we have gone a step further and combined the FaceTite skin tightening procedure with the trampoline necklift for an even more amazing transformation.
The 3-in-1 method used at Centre for Surgery uses a combination of the following:
- Submental liposuction
- Facetite + Morpheus8
- Trampoline necklift
The procedure can be performed under a local anaesthetic or TIVA anaesthesia.
Ideal Neck lift Candidates
You will be a suitable candidate for a neck lift if you:
- Have excess or saggy skin on the neck or jawline which you are wanting to remove
- Dislike the appearance of your neck and are wishing to improve it
- Have reasonable expectations about what the neck lift can achieve
If you have excess fat in the neck that you wish to remove, you may be a better candidate for neck liposuction. This is generally a better option for younger patients who have good skin elasticity. A neck lift will be able to remove the excess skin but will not remove excess fat. If necessary, a neck lift can be combined with liposuction to remove excess fat and excess skin.
The necklift procedure
Prior to undergoing a neck lift, you will attend a consultation with one of our surgeons, who will determine your eligibility for a neck lift, or whether you are better suited for neck liposuction.
The procedure will be performed under a local anaesthetic, so you will be awake throughout the procedure.
There are a number of methods for performing a neck lift. There is the traditional method, as well as a method known as FaceTite and the more recent trampoline neck lift.
Surgical neck lift
A neck lift will involve the surgeon making an incisions below the chin. The fat is carefully trimmed back and the loose parted neck muscle will then be tightened much like a corset hence the name ‘corset platysmaplasty’. Excess skin will be removed and if elected, liposuction can be performed to remove any excess fat. The procedure aims to create a tighter, more contoured neck and jawline. Neck lifts are commonly performed in combination with a short scar facelift.
FaceTite involves the use of radiofrequency technology which works to tighten the skin of the target area; in this case, the neck and lower face to target loose crepey neck skin and the jawline and jowls.
Tiny incisions are made just below the centre of the jaw and either side of the jaw. This allows for the RF handpiece to be inserted beneath the skin. Controlled RF energy is then deployed which works on the regeneration of new collagen and elastin thus aiding in skin contraction.
FaceTite is combined with Morpheus8 RF microneedling for a comprehensive skin tightening effect. FaceTite achieves ‘inside-out’ skin contraction while Morpheus8 achieves ‘outside-in’ skin contraction. Both technologies acting together achieve a skin tightening ‘sandwich effect’.
A degree of contraction of the skin can be visible immediately after surgery, and gradually continues to improve further over the next 3-6 months.
This procedure will take around 1.5-2 hours to complete and can be done with either a local anaesthetic or TIVA anaesthesia..
Trampoline neck lift
The trampoline neck lift procedure takes approximately hour to perform. The surgeon will create a series of tiny hole across the jawline and neck. Next, a specially designed surgical suture is weaved through the holes guided by a unique fibreoptic light to ensure correct depth and are tightened together to bring the loose skin around the neck and chin. No skin is surgically removed in this procedure. The tightening of the skin is compared to the stretching of a trampoline, hence why it it named the trampoline neck lift. There are many benefits to the trampoline neck lift including a short recovery time which enables return to work after 1-2 days and you will be able to return home from the procedure the same day. The effects you may experience after the procedure minimal slight swelling and bruising for the first couple of weeks and the skin may feel tight and numb for a week or two also.
Neck lift before and after
The neck lift recovery process
You will be able to return home on the same day as the procedure was completed.
You will experience some minor pain, discomfort, bruising and swelling, which should settle within a few days. You will be given medication which will help to alleviate any symptoms. You may also wish to apply an ice pack to the neck to help reduce swelling. During this period you may wish to ensure you have another responsible adult to keep you company, as you may experience difficulty moving around.
You will need to wear a compression garment, which will help to reduce swelling and keep the neck in shape. This will need to be worn day and night for one week.
You may need to take up to two weeks off work.
You will have to avoid any physical activity for four to six weeks.
The recovery period will be longer if you have combined a neck lift with liposuction or other facial procedures.
What is a neck lift?A neck lift is a procedure which will tighten the muscles and skin on the neck and jawline and remove any excess skin.
Should I have a neck lift or neck liposuction?This will vary depending on the appearance of your neck and your ideal outcome.
A neck lift is more suitable for older patients who have excess skin which they are wishing to have removed and tightened. Neck liposuction is suitable for those who are wishing to remove excess fat and is more suitable for those who are younger as they have better skin elasticity.
If necessary, the two can be combined and performed in the one procedure to remove both excess skin and excess fat.
What will the recovery period be like?You will experience some minor bruising and swelling. This will last a few days. You may wish to take pain medication to help with any symptoms.
Will I need to stay overnight?You will be able to return home the same day as the procedure once the effects of the anaesthetic have worn off.
Will I have to wear a compression garment?You will have to wear a compression garment for the first week at both day and night. This will help to reduce any swelling and keep your neck in the best shape.
Will I have scars?As the procedure involves incisions, you will have scars. However, these incisions will take place below the chin and behind the ears. They will be very small scars and will be minimally noticeable. The scars will appear more prominent following surgery, but with time will fade in colour and size and will not be as noticeable.
When can I go back to work?You may need to take up to two weeks off work. This will vary depending on your recovery period if you had a combination of procedures and what type of work you do.
When can I start exercising again?You should avoid any strenuous exercise for four to six weeks.