A neck lift can reduce visible signs of ageing and help you achieve a sleeker, more youthful appearance.
What is a neck lift?
Neck lifts are one of the most effective ways to reduce the signs of ageing and to improve your appearance. If you want to remove the effects of gravity, sun exposure, and daily stress, and look great at any age, a good neck lift may be the answer. As people age, the jaw line grows slack and jowly, and folds and fatty deposits appear around the neck. While a neck lift can’t stop the ageing process, it can work to reverse the most visible signs by removing excess fat, tightening muscles, and re-draping the skin of your neck.
Why choose a neck lift?
A neck-lift can improve the deep cheek folds, jowls, and loose, sagging skin around the neck that come with age. After surgery, you’ll present a fresher, more youthful face to the world.
Our plastic surgeons will assess your skin quality and bone structure to determine the approach that is best for you. A neck lift can be done alone or in conjunction with other procedures such as a face-lift, forehead lift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping
Neck lift results
Our goal is to help patients feel more confident and comfortable with a sharper jawline that enhances the definition of the neck angle and reduces the appearance of “double chins”. Our doctors will focus on delivering a result that is beautiful, natural-looking, where the lower part of the face and neck has a smoother, more youthful and natural contour.
Final results are usually evident in six to eight weeks with continued improvement for up to six months. After that, the ageing process continues. Lifestyle choices, bone structure, skin type, sun exposure and genetics all play a role in determining the extent and longevity of results.
What to expect during a neck lift procedure
There are several different types of neck lift surgeries, each with their own unique benefits and risks. The type of rejuvenation surgery that is best for you depends on your objectives, the specific features of your face and skin, and the degree of sagging in the neck and jowl area. Our plastic surgeon uses a wide variety of techniques to achieve your rejuvenation objectives.
During your neck lift surgery, bleeding spots will be cauterized to reduce bruising and swelling, making for an easier recovery. Some minor liposuction may also be performed during the procedure to sharpen the definition of the neck.
- Incisions usually follow the natural line in front of the ear, curve behind the earlobe into the crease behind the ear, and into or along the lower scalp.
- Facial, neck tissue and muscle may be separated; fat may be trimmed or suctioned and underlying muscle may be tightened.
- Most of the scars will be hidden within the normal creases of your skin.
- After deep tissues are tightened, the excess skin is pulled up and back, trimmed and sutured into place.
Recovery after a neck lift
You will experience swelling and bruising during the first seven to fourteen days. However, the discomfort is minimal and easily controlled with medication. Your bandages will be removed at the centre in a day or two after surgery. Sutures are removed, often in stages to minimize scarring, within seven days. You will be able to return to work and social activities within 2-3 weeks.
Get a neck lift with Centric Health
Many men and women from across Canada and all over the world choose Centric Health Surgical Centres for neck lifts. Our pre and post-operative care is exceptional, and combined with our patient centred philosophy will provide you with a positive and rewarding experience. We will help you regain your confidence and achieve the look you desire.
Next steps: Book your neck lift consultation
If you are ready to discuss your cosmetic surgery needs, request a consultation today. During your consultation your patient care adviser will discuss:
- Your medical history
- Incision techniques
- Potential risks and complications