Neck Lift Surgery
The elegance of a neck contour in a Female and strong jaw line in a Male cannot be underestimated. For centuries sculpters and painters have depicted beauty with these features. The first signs of ageing in some people distort this contour. A Neck Lift is the solution for a “turkey neck” or neck with loose skin, wrinkles and platysma bands that cause the neck to lose shape. At Artiste Plastic Surgery patients have sought a Neck Lift to restore the elegant transition from Face to Neck. This results in a sharp neck line with better contour and will give you confidence from every angle.
Technically A Neck Lift is a plastic surgery procedure that may be performed alone but is often part of a Facelift procedure with an additional small incision under the chin. The neck muscles, glands and fat are repositioned through this access incision to produce a harmonious pleasing neck contour.
At Artiste Plastic Surgery a neck lift is performed for the following reasons:
- As part of a facelift procedure
- To rejuvenate the neck
- To form a youthful cervico-mental angle (Chin and Neck relationship)
- To address active Platysma bands
- To create a more pleasing aesthetic appearance of the neck
NECK LIFT SURGERY PROCEDURES:
Neck Lift Alone
In few cases a patient may seek only a neck lift to address:
- Cervical skin laxity
- Fat deposits in the neck region
This can be achieved with liposuction alone with the addition of a sub-mental and/or short post-auricular incision to address excess cervical laxity.
Neck Lift as Part of a Facelift
A sub-mental incision (in addition to the facelift incision) is used to access the neck structures. The following can be performed depending on anatomy and age changes:
- Removal of fat (Supra-platysma, Sub-platysma)
- Trimming of Digastric muscles
- Trimming of Submandibular gland
- Platsymaplasty (suturing of muscle together)
- Platsyma-myotomy (incising of the muscle to rid of active bands)
- Removal of excess skin through the facelift incision
57 Year Old Neck Lift
60 Year Old Neck Lift
64 Year Old Neck Lift
You will feel:
Neck Lift and Mini Lift Packages
Artiste Ultimate Neck Lift
Artiste Signature Neck Lift
Artiste Neck Sculpt
The Anatomy of Ageing
The Face/Neck consists of 5 concentric layers that differ in consistency in different parts of the face.
- Layer 1 is Skin which is thickest around the cheek and nose, and thinnest on the eyelids and temple.
- Layer 2 is Fat which is prominent around the cheeks and negligible in the eyelids (the fatty “bags” that we see under the eyelids comes from a deeper layer (deeper even than Layer 5).
- Layer 3 is the Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System (SMAS), a muscle layer that allows us to be humans, it is responsible for allowing us to talk, smile, whistle, sing, open and close our eyes, and for all facial animations. The SMAS in the neck of the platysma layer.
- Layer 4 is a space that contains Ligaments, Facial nerves and Vessels. The ligament holds the upper three layers and rests on Layer 5. The ligament is at its thickest in Layer 4 and branches into the dermis of the skin, akin to fine branches of a tree.
- Layer 5 is bone where the ligament holding up the facial anatomy resides on (Cheek and Jaw bones). In the cheek and neck there is no bone and it is deep fascia that is representative of layer 5. Layer 5 in the neck is the deep cervical fascia.
In some patients the muscle in the neck can undergo banding that results in the neck appearing as if there are strings when you are talking.
Some of our patients have never had a strong jawline, even in their youth, and this is an anatomical genetic variant of having a weaker jaw bone. This can be addressed during a Neck Lift through the use of Structural fat grafting along the jaw line or use of a chin implant.
A Facelift can also be combined with a Neck Lift by extending the Neck Incision in front of the ear and along the temporal hairline.
Combining a Neck Lift with a Facelift or vice versa, at Artiste Plastic Surgery, will transform your entire look. Our patients are so happy with the end result, having a sharper contoured neck line, and lifted face, gives the ultimate rejuvenated look. Ultimately they feel empowered with confidence because they look the way that they feel.
The Ultimate Neck Lift will restore your best possible Neckline and even make it look even better than it ever was.
The procedure will be illustrated in detail and you will be given a detailed instruction sheet on expected post-operative course and potential complications during your consultation with Dr Jack Zoumaras.
It is recommended that you are a stable weight for at least 3-6 months to obtain the best possible results.
It is advised to stop smoking at least 6 weeks before and after surgery.
Results vary and are illustrated as a guide only. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. These risks will be discussed with you in detail. A second opinion is beneficial and advised.
The Artiste Ultimate Neck Lift not only restores your neck to what it was, but it can also enhance it’s features particularly if you have always struggled with a neck line. This is because the submandibular glands and digastric muscles that contribute to an obtuse neckline can be trimmed. A chin implant or bone substitute can also be used to enhance the jaw line. This will ensure you look great from every angle and position.
An Artiste Signature Neck Lift involves restoring your neck to what it was by removing excess skin, fat and tightening the neck muscles
A Neck Lift is performed by placing an incision behind the ear and along the posterior hairline to gain access to the lateral part of the neck. A further small incision is made under the chin to remove fat, remove excess glandular tissue and tighten the muscle to form an internal firm neck layer. Loose skin is then excised through the incision behind the ear.
The Neck Lift will give you confidence in your new sharp profile.
A mini neck lift is where we perform liposuction to sculpt the neck and then add a small incision under the chin to tighten the platysma muscle. This is suitable for select patients.
A Neck Sculpt involves liposuction to contour and sculpt your neck line.
Yes this is what we call a Pony Tail Lift Plus.
Yes you can add eyelid surgery to your neck lift
Yes, extending the Neck Lift incision will allow the lower face and specifically jowl to be lifted. This is commonly done and requested by our patients.
A neck lift is a plastic surgery procedure and all procedures have risks. Dr Jack Zoumaras is a qualified Plastic Surgeon and will ensure the best safety possible. This includes operating in an accredited hospital with accredited anaesthetists. The neck structures present will be protected and you can rest assured that Dr Jack Zoumaras is a trained surgeon and will look after you. You are required to stay in hospital for one night.
Your Neck will feel tight because of the internal muscle work to restore your neck line. The tightness can last between 2-6 weeks.
A Neck Lift will last 10 years. After 10 years you would have anatomical changes of ageing but your neck will still look better than before you had your lift.
You can jog after 10 days and run after 4 weeks.
A Neck Lift will take 3 weeks to recover and return to work and normal social activities. An earlier return is possible, depending on the patient.
A Neck Lift is an overnight stay procedure that requires at least 14 days of downtime at home.
The anatomy of the ageing face applies to the neck as the layers are continuous. A neck lift is complementary to a facelift but it does not need to be done at the same time. This is a personal choice based on the outcome you want and the financial investment you want to make. From an operative point of view it will take an additional 90 minutes and you will have a slightly longer incision.
Dr Jack Zoumaras, is a peer reviewed Specialist Plastic Surgeon, and he knows how to respect your anatomy to transform your Neck. A Neck Lift in Sydney by Dr Jack Zoumaras can cost anywhere from between 15-20k for the surgical fee alone. A Neck Lift like any surgery is tailored to the patient's anatomy and desires. During your consultation Face expert and Neck Lift Surgeon Dr Jack Zoumaras of Artiste Plastic Surgery will assess your neck and offer at least two solutions to address the neck area to give you a sharp profile and youthful neck line.