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 which are difficult to hide and revealing of 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 and provide a longer lasting result. The results of this surgery can be quite astonishing. It’s of utmost importance that this surgery is carefully planned to ensure the optimal amount of skin is removed, else the patient can be left with skin which looks and feels too tight, making it obvious you’ve “had work done”. Dr Sawhney usually performs neck lift with a facelift to give a harmonious result as ageing in the neck goes hand in hand with facial ageing. Liposuction can be used prior to or during a neck lift to remove any unwanted fat deposits under the chin. Why undergo a neck lift? If you are noticing skin sagging and drooping around your neck, which can make you appear older than you feel, a neck lift may be a suitable procedure to help you reclaim a more youthful aesthetic. Neck lifts are often performed in conjunction with a facelift to address other issues such as the appearance of jowls and nasolabial folds from the base of the nose to the corners of the mouth. How is a neck lift performed? The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia with an overnight stay in a private hospital. Incisions are made in front of and behind the ears and into the hairline behind the ears; the skin is pulled and repositioned with the excess skin trimmed. The underlying platysma muscle is divided and used as a hammock to lift the angle of the neck to give a youthful appearance. A drainage tube is placed beneath the skin to remove excess fluid and is usually removed the following day prior to discharge. You will be fitted with a Face Garment which helps reduce swelling and fluid accumulation after your surgery. Are there risks involved in a neck lift surgery? As with any surgery, there are potential risks and complications with this procedure: Infection Damage to nerves Bleeding 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 anti-septic solutions Dr. Sawhney will explain these in detail during the consultation. Neck lift surgery Gold Coast When you attend your consultation with Dr Raja Sawhney at Sculpted 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. No matter what your needs, 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. Don’t forget to share this via Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and LinkedIn.