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Neck Lift London

A Neck Lift is a plastic surgery procedure designed to restore the youthful appearance of the Neck, by redefining the jaw line and improving the neck contour. This is achieved by lifting the soft tissues of the neck and fixing these in a suitable position until natural healing occurs, to permanently secure the soft tissues in the desired position.

Neck Lift Surgery aims to correct the signs of aging and gravity, improving the appearance of the jaw line and neck. The aim is to achieve a more youthful look without dramatically changing your face. Patients who do not have excess skin due to laxity, commonly do not require full Neck Lift. Many of these patients will benefit from Silhouette Neck Lift, Mini Neck Lift or non invasive Neck rejuvenation. The procedure which is best suited to your goals will be discussed at your consultation. Your result can restore self-confidence and boost self-esteem.

If you are concerned about the aging changes of your Neck and would like to achieve a fresher, more youthful look, then Neck Lift Surgery may be suitable for you. If you do not have significant skin laxity, you may be suitable for other less invasive procedures, such as Silhouette Neck Lift. You should be realistic as to what can be achieved by the Neck Lift Surgery and understand the risks and side effects of this surgery.

We support and endorse the Guidelines for the Standards of Care for transgender, trans-individuals set out by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).

Summary of Neck Lift

Procedure
1-2 hours
Downtime
Mild pain / discomfort for 3-5 days
No strenuous exercise / activity for 6 weeks
Back To Work
2 weeks
Lasting Effects Of Treatment
Results expected to remain stable for 5-10 years. However will not halt ageing process
Anaesthetic
General Anaesthetic
Your Procedure
  • Does Neck Lift Surgery require a general anaesthetic or hospitalisation?
    Neck Lift surgery is performed under general anaesthetic, commonly as a day case or an overnight procedure. Less invasive Neck Rejuvenation procedures such as Liposuction to the neck or Silhouette Neck Lift are usually performed under local anaesthetic as an out-patient treatment.
  • How long is the procedure?
    Neck Lift Surgery normally takes approximately 1 to 2 hours to perform depending on the complexity of the surgery. A cold Hilo-Therapy mask will be worn for 4 hours post-operatively to aid the control of swelling and any discomfort. In some cases we advise that Hilo-Therapy be used at home to aid healing and reduce swelling.
Neck Lift FAQ’S
  • What are the risks of Neck Lift Surgery?
    Common to all surgical procedures there are always risks associated with surgery. However, complications are uncommon. Bruising can occur and may take 2 weeks to resolve, while major bleeding is rare. Infection is infrequent (less than 0.5%) and will require a course of appropriate antibiotics. Facial muscle weakness is uncommon, but typically can affect the corner of the mouth and is temporary lasting 4 – 6 weeks. Permanent weakness is rare – this risk is greater with revision Neck Lift Surgery. Some altered sensation around the Neck is expected and will commonly return to normal between 6 to 12 weeks after surgery.
  • What about the scars following Neck Surgery?
    The incisions are placed in the natural skin crease in front of the ears, in the groove behind the ears and within the hairline and are therefore hidden. These incisions heal well in 10 to 14 days. The amount or extent of the incisions will depend on the degree of skin laxity and the complexity of surgery required to achieve the optimum results.
  • Will a special garment be required after Neck Lift Surgery?
    In the majority of Neck Lift Surgery, a facial support garment is fitted at the end of surgery to help control swelling and reduce movement post operatively. This should be worn day and night for the first two weeks, then as much as possible for 4 weeks.
  • Can Neck Lift Surgery be performed at the same time as other procedures?
    Yes, Neck Lift Surgery is commonly performed together with other facial feminisation surgery such as, Hairline Lowering, Brow Contouring, Face Lift, Brow Lift, Chin Augmentation or Reduction, Neck Liposuction as well as Breast Uplift or Liposuction. What is appropriate and safe for you to combine will depend on your current and past medical health, your goals and the individual procedures.
  • What reassurance do I have with Neck Lift Surgery?
    At London Transgender Surgery, we understand that your decision to have Neck Lift Surgery can be a daunting and anxious time for you. Our aim is to fully understand your concerns and desires, and assess your face and neck accurately, before agreeing on a treatment plan which is in your best interest. If for any reason you are unsuitable for Neck Lift Surgery, you will be advised against this form of surgery. We will provide you with all the information you need and support before, during and after your surgery.
  • How long is the recovery time?
    Mild pain / discomfort is expected for 3 – 5 days. The neck will feel tight for 3 to 4 weeks after your surgery. Patients can go back to their normal daily activities after 2 weeks, but must avoid strenuous exercise / activity for 6 weeks including any contact sports.
  • What about the results?
    The results are first and foremost natural. The goals of Neck Lift surgery are to restore an aesthetically pleasing, rejuvenated jaw line and neck which is in balance with your facial features. Remember it can take 6 weeks or more for the final result to be achieved.
  • How long do the results last?
    The results of Neck Lifting Surgery are expected to be stable for 5 to 10 years or more, but note that as you age your face and neck will change over the years. For example, the tissues around the jaw line will continue to be affected by the aging changes and gravity.
  • What is the cost of Neck Lift Surgery?
    The cost for Neck Lift Surgery will vary depending on your individual case, and includes your pre-operative and post-operative care. You will be provided with a detailed quotation following your consultation. Please read more about our Fees at LTS.
  • Is there an alternative to Neck Lift Surgery?
    Yes, if Neck Lift Surgery is not appropriate or not desired, rejuvenation of the Neck can be achieved using the Silhouette Neck Lift, which may be combined with non surgical skin rejuvenation treatments such as Obagi Elastiderm Decolletage, Radiofrequency Skin Rejuvenation, LASER Rejuvenation, Lifting or Dermaroller treatments.

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London Bridge Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Clinic

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2 minutes walk from Harley Street.