Melbourne’s Leading Specialist Plastic Surgeons for Neck Lift Surgery and other Facial Rejuvenation
Our Plastic Surgeons operate at accredited major hospitals in Melbourne using only experienced anaesthetists and a top team of surgical support staff.
Necklift surgery (called Platysmaplasty): Cosmetic Surgery to improve the appearance of an ageing neck
Am I good candidate for a Neck Lift Surgery or combined Neck lift and Facelift Surgery?
Do you suffer from:
- prominent neck rings or bands?
- an unsightly “turkey neck” or double chin?
- a ‘chook’ neck?
- ageing and wrinkly neck skin?
- a bulging or sagging neck?
- a heavy-looking neck
Has having this type of neck – or having an indistinguishable jawline – caused you to?
- look older than you are?
- dislike looking at photos of yourself?
- be unhappy with your profile?
- feel reduced self-confidence?
- experience clothing tightness around your neckline?
- feel less attractive and less feminine?
Considering a Neck Lift Procedure or other rejuvenating Cosmetic Plastic Surgery?
- As we age, the skin on our necks (and the tissues beneath the skin) tend to loosen and become inelastic. This effect is sometimes referred to as a ‘turkey neck.’
- Men get it also, but sometimes find it easier to hide with high collars; women’s fashions often reveal the neckline more openly. An aged, double-chin style ageing neckline can become an unwanted sign of facial ageing on an otherwise younger looking person.
- From a visual perspective, the looseness and inelasticity of the skin and superficial muscle in the neck tends to become apparent in the form of bands or rings of loose neck skin over “droopy” inelastic tissue.
- The bands are formed as the neck’s skin and supporting structures succumb to gravity.
Slack, loose-hanging neck skin that has lost its elasticity or tone can be addressed — and often eliminated entirely — through Neck Lift Surgery.
Benefits of a Neck Lift Surgery by a FRACS qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon
Neck lift patients have reported
- Looking younger
- Feeling more photogenic
- Having a more defined side profile
- Having a thinner neck and more distinctive chin
How Neck Lift surgery can reduce the appearance of ageing
The bands of tissue that form in the neck are usually caused by the thickening and ptosis (drooping) of the platysma muscle. A neck lift works in large part by smoothing and lifting the platysma muscle. The smoothing of the platysma restores the neck and leads to a more toned appearance that can reduce the signs of ageing.
Neck Lift Procedure Information (Platysmaplasty)
- A neck lift procedure lifts the back (rear) corner of the platysma
- To get to this area of the muscle a small incision is made behind the ear, just above and behind the “hinge” of the jaw
- As the muscle is lifted, it draws the surrounding tissue up
- This greatly reduces looseness in the skin and underlying tissue on the neck
- Combining Liposuction or fat transfer procedures may be of additional benefit for some neck lift patients
Sometimes some extra surgery to the edge of the platysma or skin at the back of the neck is needed to get a final result.
Are you a Candidate for Combined Procedures?
Depending on your rejuvenating goals, you might want to combine one or more additional procedures when you schedule your neck lift surgery, including:
- Lower Face Lift
- Brow Lift
- Eyelid lift surgery (blepharoplasty)
- Anti-wrinkle injections (injectables)
- Facial fillers (dermal fillers, fat transfers or Lipogems)
- Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
- Breast Surgery (Breast Lift, Breast Reduction)
- Arm Lift (upper arm contouring)
- Liposuction and Body Contouring Procedures
If any other face, body or breast procedures are of interest to you, just ask your Surgeon about potentially combining procedures.
Neck Lift Surgery Healing and Recovery
- Your face around the incision site will have some dressings on it immediately after the operation.
- The dressings are removed about a day after the operation and patients are provided with an elastic chin strap. You will need sleep with your head and shoulders elevated for the first seven to ten days after surgery.
- After Surgery patients experience some swelling after surgery but this usually subsides within a few days. There might also be some light bruising that will tend to settle with the swelling after a few days.
- For most patients a return to work is possible after two to three weeks.
Support for Interstate Patients
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NEXT STEPS on your Surgical Journey
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How to Book your Initial Consultation
- Email us or Call on (03) 8849 1400 to arrange your surgeon consultation
- A Referral from your GP or specialist is helpful but NOT essential – you can have a consultation without a GP Referral
- Book a consultation with your Surgeon by paying the $200 consultation fee
What to Bring to your Surgeon Consultation
- Bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information and your choices
- Take lots of notes and read the documents provided thoroughly
- You may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes
Want more information before scheduling your Surgeon consultation?
- Request more information about the procedure – call or contact us
- Book a Complimentary Nurse Consultation (FREE)
- Organise a phone call with Patient Advisor (FREE)
- Attend our Regular Practice Events and hear from our Plastic Surgeons and their top support team (FREE)
- Organise a Skype call consultation with a Surgeon (available for Interstate patients)
- Speak with a past patient that has had the procedure – call or contact us
- Browse our Frequently Asked Questions including how to choose a Surgeon for your procedure
Please contact us using this form to arrange to book a consultation with one of our Specialist Surgeons or to arrange to speak with our Patient Care Advisor.