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Advantages of Neck Surgery
As skin loses elasticity and there is loss of volume due to the ageing process, skin can begin to sag, resulting in the appearance of vertical bands, lines and wrinkles. If you lose a lot of weight you may be left with excess skin under the chin and around the neck area too. A separate neck lift may be sufficient to achieve the results you desire but it can be performed in conjunction with a facelift. As with any cosmetic procedure, your expectations should be realistic. The results of a neck lift surgery will depend on the elasticity of your skin and to what degree it has been affected by age, sun damage and loss of volume.
1. Local anaesthesia + IV sedation
2. Moderate discomfort
3. Day procedure
4. 2-3 hours
5. Permanent change
Neck Surgery Procedure
The procedure is normally undertaken with IV sedation. A U-shaped incision, approximately 5 cm is made around the earlobe, through which the platysma muscle is stretched to improve the laxity. A small amount of excess skin is removed. Double chins may also be corrected during the same procedure by making a small incision underneath the chin to release the platysma muscle.
The procedure is performed in the clinic, under local anaesthetic with sedation. This is minimally invasive surgery so the patient can return home, fully recovered, the same day
Neck Surgery Aftercare
Once your treatment is complete you will be transferred to the recovery room where you will rest and eat and drink. Usually after 30-45 minutes you will be ready to go home.
At Day 1 and Day 7 we will expect you to return for a wound check. Some sutures will be removed after 7 days and your wound checked. The remaining sutures will be removed 10 days to 2 weeks later.
Following surgery it is advisable to keep your head elevated for at least a week (2 days for mini facelift). Scars can get wet within 48 hours but do not rub the wounds. Most bruising disappears in a couple of weeks but residual swelling may last for months. Your appearance is generally presentable in a week for mini facelift and 2 – 4 weeks for a full facelift however healing continues for up to a year.
Your surgeon will see you after six weeks for a follow-up assessment and as often as required until you are fully recovered. It is vital that you attend all necessary postoperative appointments.
The best candidate for a neck lift is a man or woman whose neck has begun to sag, but whose skin still has some elasticity and whose bone structure is strong and well defined.
Following surgery it is advisable to keep your head elevated for at least a week. Scars can get wet with water only within 48 hours but do not rub the wounds. Most bruising disappears in a couple of weeks but residual swelling may last for months. Your appearance is generally presentable in 2 to 4 weeks but healing continues for up to a year. Avoid excessive neck turning movements and movements that give a feeling of pulling or tightness along the suture line for the first month. Some sutures will be removed after 7 days and your wound checked. The remaining sutures will be removed 10 days to 2 weeks later.
The surgeon who performed your surgery will see you after six weeks for a follow-up assessment and as often as required until you are fully recovered. It is vital that you attend all necessary postoperative appointments. You may need to take 2-3 three weeks off work.
May 19 2018
If you want liposuction this is the place to go!!!!
If you want liposuction this is the place to go!!!! Dr Anthony and Sister Gill are fantastic and so friendly. If you have any worries everything is explained to you in great detail to keep you at ease. I couldn’t ask for a better result and if I decided to do more, I will 100% be coming back here!
June 12 2018
Super impressed by everyone at EA clinic. Really happy with my results, thank you Dr Anthony, Gill and Suki for looking after me – you really are the dream team. Everyone is very welcoming and put me at ease throughout the process. Highly recommend to anyone!
July 3 2018
After doing my research online and reading all the good reviews on the EA Clinic i decided to have my Vaser Lipo with Dr Anthony on 25th June
I am very please with my result so far. Both he and Gill are friendly, caring, and very professional. I was looked after very well from start to finish. Gill answered all my questions . I am very happy to recommend this clinic.
November 13 2018
EA clinic is outstanding
EA clinic is outstanding. I see Dr Edwin Anthony for my treatments. Excellent professional. I can highly recommend this clinic.
March 14 2019
Deserves more than 5 stars!!
I cannot recommend this fantastic team enough! I always leave feeling amazing and confident. Dr Anthony and his nurse manager Gill Hallett take my lifestyle into consideration before any procedure and custom make it to my needs. They always make time for me and value returning patients. I am 100% confident you will leave with a smile everytime! If there were more than 5 stars I would rate higher!
May 1 2019
Ali the anaesthetist and Dr Elwin are amazing
Ali the anaesthetist and Dr Elwin are amazing. I would highly recommend him for any procedures. If I could give him more than a 5 star then I would.