Gravity, ageing, weight loss and genetics can all work against you when it comes to having an elegantly contoured neck and jaw. A neck lift in Sydney can repair laxity and fat accumulation, giving your neck a firmer, more youthful appearance. Performed alone or in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures, neck lift surgery can correct a sagging or fullness in the neck, jowls, neck banding, or a ‘turkey wattle.’
Ready to see how a Sydney neck lift can help you achieve your cosmetic goals? Call our office at 13000 DRTIM to schedule your appointment today. Dr. Tim and his friendly, knowledgeable staff specialize in personalizing each procedure to match the unique needs of every patient.
Anesthesia: General anaesthesia or sedation
In/Outpatient: Usually inpatient
Length of surgery: 3 hours
Recovery: Depending on the extent of surgery, most patients are able to return to work within 10 to 14 days. Following the initial recovery period of two weeks, more strenuous activities may be resumed. Most patients usually notice the disappearance of bruising within 2 to 3 weeks.
Results: Assuming that a generally healthy lifestyle is maintained and no significant weight fluctuations occur, patients can expect to see results for 5 to 10 years.
Your Treatment with Dr. Tim
Dr. Tim has trained with plastic surgery experts from around the world, and uses his experiences as a foundation for creating optimal results for each patient. His exceptional training and attention to detail make him a top choice among women and men who desire personalized results.
Dr. Tim offers an innovative express recovery to minimize post-procedural pain, making the recovery process more comfortable. Everyone involved in the surgery, from anesthetists and the surgeon to nurses, is committed to your safety, comfort, and results.
What to Expect
The goal of neck lift surgery is to reduce the appearance of sagging skin, wrinkles, and excess fat below the jaw line. Dr. Tim achieves smoother skin through a range of techniques, each of which is tailored to match a patient’s specific needs. Soft tissue below the jaw line is lifted by tightening neck muscles (known as platysma) to create a supportive ‘sling.’ This is often the method of choice for women and men who notice excess neck fat or banding.
Dr. Tim also commonly performs liposuction below the front jaw line (submental) to remove excess fat for a more sculpted neck. Many patients feel that this method gives their neck a longer and more youthful appearance, and some people combine this procedure with a face implant for chin augmentation. The combination of these procedures can help you tighten skin and create a more defined jaw.
Results for neck lift surgery typically appear after the initial week of recovery, depending on the extent of the procedure. You can expect bruising to last 2 to 3 weeks, but most patients are able to return to work within 10 to 14 days. Assuming a healthy lifestyle is maintained and no significant weight fluctuations occur, results will last from 5 to 10 years.
For some patients neck lift surgery doesn’t provide a complete solution to their cosmetic needs. Dr. Tim commonly combines neck lift surgery with face lift, brow lift or eyelid lift. Depending on your concerns and cosmetic goals, Dr. Tim will help you develop a surgery plan to achieve the enhancement you desire.