One of the first areas to show the signs of ageing
Thankfully, just as there are lifts available for your face, so too there are options for improving the appearance of your neck and jaw. The most effective solution is a neck lift. By tightening the skin, eliminating your double chin and leaving your neck and jaw smooth and taut, you can say “Ta-ta” to those turtlenecks and “Hello!” to a more youthful appearance.
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Dr Jeremy Hunt is one of Australia’s leading specialist plastic surgeons. With over 15 years experience and thousands of happy patients, Dr Jeremy Hunt is the smart choice for your plastic surgery or non-surgical procedure.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health professional.
Considering a neck lift?
Is it for me?
Neck lifts are in high demand with women in their early 40s and beyond. If you’re unhappy with your neck and jaw, from a pesky double chin to loose skin, you could be the idea candidate for a neck lift. However, the best way to determine that is to meet Dr Hunt for a one-on-one consultation, where he can provide personal advice for your current situation and desired result.
A number of procedures may be performed on their own or in combination in pursuit of your desired results:
– Liposuction to remove excess fat in the neck area. To do so, Dr Hunt wil make a small incision below your chin.
– Cervicoplasty to remove excess skin, achieved by making incisions behind the ears or under the chin.
– Platysmaplasty to tighten the muscles that cause the drooping skin “affectionately” known as turkey-wattle neck.
When can I go home?
You will stay overnight after your surgery so that Dr Hunt’s team can keep an eye on you and to ensure that you have adequate pain relief. The 24 hours after your surgery are the most uncomfortable.
After that you will be discharged with a prescription for pain medication, and instructions to take it very easy for the first 48 hours after you get home.
Will I have to return for post-operative care?
You’ll come to see Dr Hunt within the first week after your surgery, so that he can check you’re recovering well and remove all your sutures. You’ll then have regular follow up visits over the next year – at six weeks, six months and 12 months.
How long will I be off work?
You should plan on taking up to two weeks off work to allow a full recovery.
When can I resume my normal activities?
You should plan on minimal activity for at least the first 48 hours after your neck surgery.
Swelling and bruising may continue for up to 10 days, so you need to take care of yourself and not overdo it during this time.
However after this, you should be able to resume all normal activities that do not require a heart rate of over 100 beats per minute. This rule applies until three weeks after your surgery.
When will I see the end result?
You will see the full result of your lovely new neck and jaw just six weeks after your surgery.
How much will a neck lift cost me?
It’s always difficult to determine the exact cost of a neck lift without a consultation because it’s hardly ever performed as a standalone procedure. In many instances, patients will pair a neck lift with a facelift to create a more unified and youthful appearance. If you will be undergoing a neck lift as a standalone procedure, your specific requirements will determine the final cost. Surgeon, anaesthetist and hospital fees will also be added to the total surgery cost. Since a neck lift is purely a cosmetic procedure, patients won’t qualify for a Medicare rebate. Some of the costs of cosmetic procedures are only ever covered in unique circumstances. To get a better idea of what a neck lift will cost, it’s best to schedule a consultation with Dr Hunt. This will allow him to evaluate the severity of the effects of ageing and discuss your goals.