Neck Lift Gold Coast

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Neck lift surgery

“Through a neck lift it is possible to create a more defined and youthful-looking neck”

With ageing the muscles and skin in the neck become lax or loose. This creates a hanging effect and even a double chin appearance. The platysma muscle of the neck tends to form gutters called platysmal bands. These are difficult to hide and reveal during a person’s ageing process. A Neck Lift tightens the skin and muscles of the neck to improve the overall contour and angles of the neck and jaw.

Dr Sawhney performs a tailored neck lift that improves the contour of the neck and divides platysmal bands completely. Additionally, he often uses this muscle to create a hammock to hold up deeper tissues of the neck. This provides a longer lasting result. The results of this surgery can be quite astonishing. It is of utmost importance that Dr Sawhney carefully plans this surgery to ensure he can remove the optimal amount of skin. Otherwise the patient’s skin will look and feel too tight, making it obvious they’ve “had work done”.

Dr Sawhney performs neck lift with a facelift to give a harmonious result as ageing in the neck goes hand in hand with facial ageing. Liposuction removes unwanted fat deposits under the chin prior or during a neck lift.

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What can you expect from neck lift


treat skin sagging


more youthful aesthetic


decrease nasolabial folds

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Why undergo a neck lift?

If you are noticing skin sagging and drooping around your neck a neck lift may be a suitable procedure. A neck lift removes the sagging skin that makes you appear older to help you reclaim a youthful aesthetic. Patients feel and look younger after a neck lift as their neck is rejuvenated and tightened. Neck lifts are often performed in conjunction with a facelift to address areas such as the appearance of jowls and nasolabial folds. A neck lift removes excess fat, excess skin and turkey wattle neck.

A neck lift tightens the underlying neck muscles and loose neck skin, to create the illusion of losing neck weight. You will find your skin is smoother, without wrinkles and fine lines, thanks to the tightening of the skin. A reduction in loose neck skin creates the appearance of a toned neck. This is something diet and exercise can unfortunately never change. On the other hand only a neck lift can improve the appearance of the neck.

If you are healthy and are a nonsmoker you are an ideal candidate for a neck lift. Before the procedure it is important you have realistic expectations of your neck lift and a positive attitude. A neck lift has minimal scarring as surgeons hide the scar in your hairline. A neck lift is a good solution to improve a neck area that does not match a patient’s face. Patients who have struggled with their neck appearance, find a neck lift improves their confidence. Fortunately, the recovery process of a neck lift is minimal and can see patients returning to their daily routine within a week.

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How much does a neck lift cost on the Gold Coast?

Sculpted will create a personalised treatment plan for each patient to determine their individual cost of the neck left procedure. Dr Sawhney will discuss the cost of your neck lift in your consultation so it is important to book a consultation prior to your treatment. When booking a neck lift, it is important to consider several factors including the cost surrounding the surgery fees, anaesthesia fees and hospital fees. Also your fees are determined by additional cosmetic procedures often combined with the surgery. Contact our team at Sculpted Gold Coast to receive a personalised quote.

It is important to check whether health insurance or medicare cover the cost of your neck lift procedure. As a neck lift is primarily a cosmetic procedure, health insurance companies rarely cover neck lifts. If your neck lift is for medical reasons, discuss this with your health insurance before the surgery to learn if they cover this. Unfortunately medicare does not provide a rebate for the costs of a neck lift as it is an elective cosmetic procedure. Before your procedure, discuss your individual case with Dr Sawhney if you are receiving a neck lift to correct a birth defect or injury as a reconstructive surgery and whether your case is supported by medicare. Reach out to our team at our Gold Coast clinic to learn more about what a neck lift can do for you.

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Neck lift procedure

There are several ways a neck can be treated including liposuction and botox however the most comprehensive procedure is a neck lift. The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia with an overnight stay in a private hospital. A neck lift usually takes around one to three hours to complete depending on the extent of the procedure. The main reason for the procedure is to remove turkey wattle neck, excess skin and fat from the neck.

Firstly, your surgeon, Dr Sawhney, makes an incision in front of and behind the ears and into the hairline behind the ears. Secondly, he then pulls the skin and repositions the neck with the excess skin trimmed. This procedure has minimal scarring thanks to this positioning of the scars. As we age the platysma muscle separates, creating a softer jawline and sagging skin creates a wattle turkey neck. Thirdly, Dr Sawhney ties the two sides of the platysma muscle together, beneath the chin.

Then he divides the underlying platysma muscle and uses it as a hammock to lift the angle of the neck to give a youthful appearance. Dr Sawhney places a drainage tube beneath the skin to remove excess fluid and the drains are removed the following day. In some cases an incision is made under the chin when this procedure combined with liposuction and to repair the muscle. Finally, we close the incisions with sutures.

What should I expect in terms of recovery?

Usually recovery time for a neck lift is between one to two weeks however this will depend on the extent of your procedure. Each patient will find their neck lift produces different results and therefore it is important to follow your set recovery plan. For some patients after one week, they are able to return to work and are happy to cover the treatment area with make up or turtlenecks. In some cases a patient experiences discomfort or is uncomfortable returning to work. Therefore we encourage you to take time off work for your recovery. Those who have a physical job or had more than one procedure completed at once should rest at home until their neck recovers. It is important to clean the incision site to avoid infection.

Patients will wear a face garment which helps reduce swelling and fluid accumulation after your surgery. The facial pressure dressing is worn around the head and under the chin. You will have to wear this for between 24 hours to a week post-surgery depending on your individual instructions from Dr Sawhney. Your surgical drains will stay in place for one to two days after the procedure before Dr Sawhney will organise a follow up appointment to remove them. This follow up appointment is usually within a day or two to monitor your healing and the progress made.

Before your surgery, we inform our patients not to lift and bend for a week and no intense physical activity for two weeks post-surgery. You will have to keep your head elevated above your heart to decrease swelling. Patients should avoid applying ice wherever their pain is as this can increase the chances of skin necrosis. Swelling, bruising and itching will occur and settle 12 to 14 days after the treatment. When an unknown risk occurs, patients should reach out to our Gold Coast clinic about their concerns.

Risks and complications

As with any surgery, there are potential risks and complications with this procedure. When it is not tended to, the surgical site can get infected. It is important to follow the recovery instructions Dr Sawhney has set for you to decrease the chances of infection. Patients commonly feel tightness and tingling after the procedure however these symptoms resolve quickly.

Other risks include:

  • Damage to nerves
  • Bleeding
  • Fluid build up
  • Skin loss or necrosis
  • Hair loss along the incision
  • Scarring, including formation of keloid scars
  • Hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation of scars and surrounding skin
  • Pain and/or numbness
  • Bruising and swelling
  • Allergic reactions to sutures, dressings or antiseptic solution

Dr Sawhney will treat you with care and precision to create the best possible results.


Neck lift surgery Gold Coast

When you attend your consultation with Dr Raja Sawhney at our Sculpted Gold Coast Clinic, he will spend time getting to know you and your goals for your surgery. From here, he will be able to advise you as to the best course of action to address your concerns.

He may recommend a combination of different procedures, and even some non-surgical treatments. Dr Sawhney will work closely with you to create a tailor-made plan to address your unique needs.

Contact us today to request your consultation and start your journey.

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