Neck Lift: The Solution to the Effects of Weight Loss

neck liftOftentimes, people will not have that idea that the muscles, skin or fat in the neck has been under a surgery if a person will undergo a neck lift at plastic surgery Sydney. Even though time can affect the neck before the face, time is not always the culprit for the appearance a person would like to undo.

If one lost a lot of weight, the neck may require some time to be in balance with the body. The neck may still appear to be fat or sagging after a person loses weight. It is a matter of genetics for others. Whatever reason it is, people of different age range and gender may undergo a neck lift at plastic surgery Sydney.

A neck lift is consists of a set of procedures that is used to enhance neck appearance:

  • Cervicoplasty – procedure used to eliminate excess skin
  • Platysmaplasty – removes or change the muscles of the neck

In some cases, your plastic surgeon Sydney may do Botox injections if you happen to have bands or fullness.

How a Neck Lift is done

Typically, a neck lift will last about two to three hours. However, time may vary if other surgeries will be done by your plastic surgeon Sydney together with a neck lift. The exact procedure will depend on the desired results and per patient’s preference. Prior to undergoing a neck lift, a person must be in good health both physically and mentally.

Plastic surgeons Sydney will create a little incision beneath the chin and in front or behind the ears. These incisions give access to the muscles or fat in the neck. The muscles of the neck are now tightened and the unwanted fat is removed.

Once the muscles are tightened, the excess fat removed from the skin is reapplied and sutured over the neck. Plastic surgeons Sydney will let the patient know if the sutures need removal or if they can be absorb by the skin. It may also be possible that a drain will be put on the surgical site to remove any excess body fluids such as blood.