Neck Lift

Neck liftAlong with the aging of the face, some signs of aging are seen in the neck area over time. The aging of the neck region shows some differences compared to the face region. In humans, the neck skin is thin and is located on a very thin muscle called the platysma. As the years progress, this muscle can form longitudinal wrinkles, mostly transversely on the skin. Decrease in skin elasticity, accumulation of fat in the jowl area and aging symptoms occur in the neck area due to different reasons. 

What is Neck Lift?

A neck lift is a plastic surgery aimed at rejuvenating the cervico-chin area: eliminating age-related wrinkles in the neck area, as well as getting rid of a double chin. A comprehensive neck lift;

if necessary, may include liposuction (removal of excess fat), cervicoplasty (removal of excess skin) and platysmaplasty (lift of the cervical muscle – platysma). A neck lift is often combined with a facelift or supplemented with peeling, dermabrasion or laser skin resurfacing.

With neck lift surgery, you can get rid of your jowl and look fresh and younger instead of excess and wrinkled skin.

Neck and double chin procedures are applied for eliminating deformations between the face and décolletage. In neck and double chin procedures, the excess fat tissue is removed with Vaser Liposuction. At the same time, excess skin is cut, the person is given a younger and more aesthetic looking neck region.

With aging or because of genetic reasons the skin of neck and double chin can start sagging. The sagging skin in the neck area shows the person is older than his or her age.The double chin and saggy neck can make a person look sad and old. To get rid of this problem and to look younger, you can get neck and double chin procedures.

Preparing for Neck Lift

Plastic surgery of the neck is relatively low-traumatic, but requires special training.

It includes:

Consultation with the operating surgeon. The doctor will tell you about all the features of the intervention, select the appropriate technique for its implementation, take into account the individual parameters of the patient’s appearance, the type of his skin, etc.

Comprehensive examination, if needed ECG and fluorography, as well as the delivery of blood tests. If necessary, the patient can be assigned other studies.

Consultation with an anesthesiologist. This doctor will identify all available general contraindications related to the patient’s health.

Consultation with a specialist (in the presence of chronic diseases). Doctors will determine the absence of contraindications and will reduce the risk of complications.

2 weeks before plastic surgery of the neck and lower third of the face, patients are advised to refuse:

  • Smoking
  • Active physical activity
  • The use of cosmetic products
  • Undergoing cosmetology procedures

Certain medications may also be prescribed to patients. If a person is already taking some means, be sure to inform the doctor about it. He will decide on cancellation, dosage adjustments or other actions.

Neck lift surgeryNeck Lift Surgery

Before deciding on surgery, it is necessary to determine the reasons for the need for neck lift by examination. The skin, muscles, adipose tissue and salivary glands, which are the cause of aging in the neck area, are evaluated separately and can be added to the treatment plan if deemed necessary by the doctor.

The surgical Neck Lift methods used for the neck area are as follows:

  • Stretching of neck skin
  • Repair of the platysma muscle in the midline where it is split
  • Separation of platysma bands
  • Removal of sub-chin fat tissue by liposuction or direct excision methods
  • Treatment of sagging salivary glands

Neck lift surgery is usually performed as follows. An incision is made behind the ear (also in front of the ear if combined with a facelift). Since the incision is just under the scalp, it is invisible and heals very well, because it is in a very good area in terms of skin quality. The important thing is that the shape of the scar depends on the application, where the incision is made and how much skin will be removed. Wound healing after the operation varies from person to person, so the amount of scarring may be different. In general, very good results are obtained in all patients.

Factors that affect scar healing include:

  • Genetics of the person
  • Nutrition and habits
  • Smoking
  • Regularly used drugs

When these factors are taken into account, various precautions are taken before the surgery. For example, for the patient who smoked before the surgery, the doctor is asked to quit smoking at least 1 month before the surgery.

After the incision made on the back of the ear, the neck skin is lifted from both sides until the midline. Except for the incisions behind the ear and in some cases in front of the ear, there is no scar on the neck. Sometimes, if the person has fat accumulation under the chin and muscle laxity, approximately 4 cm transversely under the chin to remove the jowl area. Length incisions can be made.

During the procedure, fats in the deep region that cause double chin formation are removed in suitable patients. If there is a situation where muscle repair cannot be performed in this area, liposuction is applied instead of removing the fat by making a small incision.

However, the salivary glands under the chin can be partially removed or hung in the chin. Along with the repair of the muscles under the chin, the separation of the platysma bands that cause transverse wrinkles in the neck region can be done through the same incisions. After all these procedures, excess skin is collected behind the ear and removed from this area. Your doctor will do the neck lift with the method most suitable for you.

Neck liftAfter Neck Lift Surgery

After neck lift surgery, the pain is almost non-existent. The neck area recovers very quickly. You can return to your daily life after 1 or 2 weeks. The most important point to note is that after neck lift surgery, it is necessary to lie down without a pillow for about 15 days (use of pillows may cause stretching of the repaired structures in the neck and loosening without recovering).

Result of Neck Lift

  • The double chin and fat deposits on the neck are removed;
  • Eliminates skin folds and sagging;
  • The straight neck-chin angle is restored;
  • A clear chin contour and a slender neck line are restored.
  • Neck lift surgery can return you 10-15 years!

Who is suitable for a Neck Lift?

In general, a neck lift is performed when there is wrinkled and sagging skin in the area, a double chin, an absent neck contour without a chin outline, or fat deposits in this area. As a rule, this type of lifting is not recommended until the age of 50.

Validity and Duration of Neck Lift

Before the cosmetic operation, a detailed discussion is carried out between the doctor and the patient, in which the wishes of the latter and the best option for their coordination with the methods of therapy are determined. Our experts will consult with you in order to ultimately obtain an aesthetic and satisfying result.

Typically, patients come to the clinic on the day of surgery on an empty stomach, like fasting. A final conversation with the surgeon is held to discuss the planned incisions while the patient is awake and standing. 

During the procedure, excess fat is removed in the neck area and the underlying muscles are tightened. Typically, a very small skin incision is made below the chin or behind the ears. As a result, the scars after the procedure are barely visible. The methods used are individually adapted to the specific patient. 

A neck lift is often combined with various facelift (facelift) techniques. It depends on the individual patient’s wishes and medical options. On average, a surgical procedure, which is performed under general anesthesia, takes three to five hours.

Follow-up Treatment and Recovery After a Neck Lift

Patients stay in the hospital for an average of one to two days after the procedure for postoperative monitoring so that they can be treated promptly in case of severe pain or complications such as bleeding or infection. Swelling, bruising, skin numbness and a feeling of tightness may occur immediately after the neck lift. They usually disappear after seven to ten days. 

A two week rest period should be planned immediately after the procedure. Do not perform heavy physical work or exercise for four weeks after surgery. Typically, the patient can return to normal after 1-2 weeks. In order not to disrupt the scarring process, direct sunlight should be avoided in the first three months after the procedure.

Postoperative Period of Neck Lift

The first day after the neck lift, the patient is in the hospital. For several days, it is possible to preserve edema and pain syndrome, for the relief of which special drugs are prescribed. Usually, the stitches are removed after 8-12 days.

The rehabilitation period after plastic surgery of the lower third of the face and neck lasts 3-5 weeks. Physiotherapy procedures aimed at restoring the processes of blood and lymph circulation allow accelerating healing and reducing swelling.

Within 1 month after platysmaplasty, patients are prohibited from visiting the solarium, swimming pool, sauna and bath, using cosmetics and undergoing cosmetic procedures in the affected area.

The operating surgeon will give specific recommendations. In many respects, they will be determined by the current state of the patient, the speed of recovery processes, the characteristics of the wound surface and the presence of concomitant diseases and pathologies.

Indications for Neck Lift

Neck plastic surgery is indicated for women 40–65 years old in the following cases:

  • flabbiness, sagging skin;
  • double chin formation;
  • decreased muscle tone;
  • divergence of the edges of platysma.

The procedure is also performed at an earlier age if similar symptoms have been identified due to a genetic predisposition.

Contraindications for Neck Lift

A neck lift is contraindicated in the presence of:

  • oncologic diseases;
  • diabetes mellitus;
  • heart failure;
  • chronic diseases in a progressive stage;
  • blood clotting disorders;
  • damage to the cervical region;
  • complete loss of elasticity.

Consultation Before Neck Lift Surgery

Before the operation, the patient undergoes the necessary tests in order to exclude all contraindications and minimize postoperative complications. During the examination, the surgeon determines:

  • the degree of skin elasticity;
  • the presence of body fat;
  • chin shape;
  • proportions of the cervico-chin angle;
  • symmetry of platysma;
  • position and size of the salivary glands.

These data allow you to choose the optimal aesthetic surgery method and achieve the maximum effect.

During the procedure, the doctor makes fine incisions in the chin and auricles, gently sutures the muscle, removes excess skin if necessary and forms new contours of the neck. Plastic surgery is performed under general anesthesia.

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Duration of Neck Lift Surgery

The operation takes an average of 2 hours.

Recovery Process After Neck Lift Surgery

There will not be any visible scar in the patient’s neck. The small incision scars for the liposuction normally are hidden in the neck folds. Those small incisions scars are fading by the time.

It takes less time to recover from the neck and double chin procedure, you can start continuing your daily life very fast.

In case the patient has just the liposuction for the neck, then it takes just 5-7 days for recovery. But if a patient has skin tightening nearby liposuction for double chin, then it may take more than 10 days for recovery. After this period, daily activities can be easy. During the double chin tightening, the scars are hidden either behind the ear or hair.

Neck Lift Surgery Alternative Methods:

Neck aesthetics is an important element affecting our profile. Fine wrinkles in the neck and décolletage can also be removed with non-surgical methods such as fillers, mesotherapy or thermage. They can be applied to patients who do not want to have or who do not require a surgery.

Non-Surgical Neck Lift

Liposuction

The neck can be shaped by the liposuction process in women and men. Liposuction is performed by taking fat from 2–3-millimeter holes under the chin. The patient wears a bandage for a week after the procedure. Liposuction can be performed with local anesthesia. 

When people gain weight, the fat tissue under the neck and chin grows and, in this case, it stretches the skin. When adipose tissue is removed by liposuction, an abundance occurs in the skin. This abundance makes the skin droopy and unwanted wrinkles can occur. This excess skin can become evident when the person turns his/her face to the right and left. To solve this problem, threads can be used to stretch the skin.

Who is Suitable for Neck Liposuction?

  • People with jowl sagging
  • People with fat under the chin
  • People with neck fat
  • Young patients

If liposuction is done aggressively, it can cause problems that can only be solved by face and neck lift surgery. Choosing the right doctor is very important.

Liposuction and Jaw Tip Surgery

Liposuction application is suitable for young patients. Even in this patient group, the fat taken can create a loosening of the skin. This surgery method allows the person to add the reduced volume from the chin and jowl to the tip of the chin, allowing it to be distributed without reducing the total volume. 

The fat taken from the patient’s lower chin can be transferred to the chin tip. At the same time, the prosthesis can be placed on the tip of the chin. In another way, the jaw tip can be advanced with genioplasty (jaw bone advancement) surgery. The doctor will decide which method will be used according to the patient’s suitability.

Non-surgical Neck Lift with Ultherapy

Ultherapy activates metabolic processes in subcutaneous adipose tissue, stimulates collagen synthesis in the skin, and increases its tone. The connective tissue of the double chin is stimulated millimeter by millimeter.

For the double chin area, 1 session is required. The result is a clear and toned oval of the face, no folds and flabbiness in this area. And for the next few months, the dermis itself, without cosmetological assistance, will reproduce the processes of rejuvenation, intensively form collagen fibers and elastin, which is a “building material” for new tissues.

Non-surgical Neck Lift with Thermage CPT

Thermage CPT is RF therapy. Under the influence of a high-frequency electromagnetic field, a controlled heating of the skin and subcutaneous fatty tissue of the chin region is carried out up to 40-42 ° C. As a result, RF-lipolysis quickly and effectively breaks down the fatty deposits that form the second chin, and as a result of RF-lifting, the existing excess skin that appears with age or after the removal of fatty deposits is removed.

Non-surgical Neck Lift with Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy the introduction of biostimulants, lipolytics (drugs that destroy fat), vasodilators, and vitamins by injections directly into the subcutaneous fatty tissue of the chin that provides a noticeable effect in a short time.

Non-surgical Neck Lift with Vshape

Vshape is a painless and non-surgical face lift, neck lift, face rejuvenation application that provides facial rejuvenation. With the V Shape application, it is painless and painless to look young and to recover the jowl. Vshape ; It breaks the fat cells and removes them from the body, tightens the skin under the chin and neck even in a single session and can destroy the jowl. Sessions last approximately 20 minutes. Even in the first session, very good results are obtained. Serious positive results are obtained in approximately 4 sessions with an interval of 2 weeks.

Botulinum Toxin Application

If the person only has wrinkles caused by the muscle called platysma, but there is no sagging of the skin or lubrication under the chin, it is possible to relax this muscle with botulinum toxin injections and to prevent its progression by treating wrinkles. Neck botox application is not a surgery, it is an injection with a needle performed in the clinic. It is not a permanent application; it can be repeated with your doctor’s approval.

Double chinWhat is a Double Chin?

The second (double) chin is a cosmetic defect characterized by the appearance of fat and skin folds under the lower jaw and in the neck area. This problem occurs more often in men and women after 40-45 years. Sometimes excess fat in the chin can be deposited at a younger age.

Among the reasons that lead to the appearance of a double chin, there are: 

  • Hereditary features of the skin, muscle tissue, metabolism, anatomical structure and location of the lower jaw and hyoid bone.
  • Obesity.
  • Improper diet that contributes to the formation of body fat.
  • Sedentary lifestyle.
  • Violation of posture and “wrong habits” in which a person lowers his chin (stoop, reading with his head down, etc.).
  • Hormonal changes in the body.
  • A sudden loss of body weight, which causes the skin and muscles to begin to sag.
  • Age-related changes.
  • As a rule, after 45 years, a double chin is combined with wrinkles, soft tissue ptosis and other aesthetic imperfections.

Are the Results of Neck Lift and Double Chin Procedures Permanent?

Permanence of the results of neck and double chin procedures may vary depending on the patients’ habits. In neck and double chin procedures, fats in the patient’s double chin are removed. If the patient keeps on gaining weight after the operation, formation of fat is inevitable.

If neck and double chin procedures are applied to patients over 50, we recommend inclusion of the neck tightening procedure in the operation. After the neck tightening operation is made, the patients may develop a saggy double chin again due to aging and gravity, but this sagging will not be as prominent and intense as it was before the operation.

Neck liftHow Much Does Neck Lift Cost in Turkey?

With Neck Lift, women and men aim to achieve a structurally tighter neck. The face and neck are perceived as a whole. Therefore, care and aesthetics for the face are also applied to the neck. The face and neck are complementary to each other.

Neck lift surgery; It is preferred due to reasons such as falls in the muscle structure due to gravity in the neck region, jowl, looseness, excess fat tissue. The development of technology and new generation devices are very useful in this regard. 

Prices may vary depending on the person’s physical appearance and complaints.There are various factors that affect Neck Lift Prices. Which Neck Lift method will be applied; the price will be determined according to the application? That’s why it’s important to be examined.

In order to get more detailed information about the Neck Lift Cost and to get information about the technique suitable for you, you should be examined by our doctor. You can learn your price information in the most accurate way at the end of the examination. For Ministry of Health-accredited centers, it is not legal to specify prices on their website. Therefore, please dial 0212 241 46 24 to contact Quartz Poliklinik and get information on Neck Lift Prices in İSTANBUL, TURKEY.