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Neck rejuvenation is a cosmetic procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the neck area. The procedure can include a combination of techniques such as skin tightening, fat reduction, and skin resurfacing. The goal is to address issues such as sagging skin, wrinkles, and fat accumulation that can cause an aged or “turkey neck” appearance.
The procedure is performed by a qualified medical professional and can take between 1 to 2 hours to complete. The procedure is done with minimal discomfort and the procedure is considered to be minimally invasive. The results of a neck rejuvenation can be seen immediately, and the final result will be visible after a few days.
Neck rejuvenation is suitable for those who want to improve the appearance of their neck area, but are not ready for a surgical facelift. It is also suitable for those who want to improve the contours of their neck and jawline. However, it is important to note that this procedure may not be recommended for certain individuals based on their individual anatomy.
At Skin Club Cosmetic Doctors located in Sydney, our team of medical professionals are trained in various techniques of neck rejuvenation to provide a comprehensive approach to address individual concerns and achieve desired outcomes. The procedure can be tailored to suit individual needs and goals, and our team will work closely with you to ensure satisfaction with the outcome.
All you need to know about Neck rejuvenation
While the first thing you should do to treat your turkey neck is exercise, most of the time, it won’t improve the condition of your skin. In this background, neck rejuvenation, including cosmetic surgery like neck liposuction, can significantly help remove the excess fat deposits around your neck. However, being surgical, this procedure is invasive, and an invasive procedure carries risks such as being left with permanent incision lines.
Sagging skin is the most common symptom of ageing. Skin laxity can and does occur in various areas of the body, including the neck and jaw. Weight loss can also cause sagging skin, but ageing is the most common reason why skin begins to sag and sag. With the ageing process, the production of collagen and elastin in the deeper layers of the skin, known as the dermal layers, decreases.
As these important proteins become less prevalent in the skin, the volume of the skin decreases. Symptoms of skin volume loss include wrinkles, fine to thick lines, skin laxity, and sagging or sagging skin. Skin laxity occurs all over the body during the ageing process, but the most visible and accelerated areas include the face, neck and collarbone.
Good candidates for a neck rejuvenation treatment include:
Some people feel they are not ready for a full facelift because the upper part of the face is still comfortable. However, many patients will notice excessive wrinkling of the skin on the neck, a double chin or “turkey wattle”, and lines on the jaw.
When the neck area does not match the appearance of the upper part of the face, a neck lift can be a good solution.
Before your neck lift surgery during consultation, things will discuss like:
Your neck lift surgeon will also:
It is very important to understand all aspects of your neck lift. It’s natural to feel some anxiety, whether it’s the excitement of your anticipated new look or a bit of pre-surgery stress.
The decision to undergo a neck lift is a very personal one. You will need to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications of a neck lift are acceptable.
You will be asked to sign consent forms to make sure you fully understand the procedure and any risks and potential complications.
Risks of neck lift surgery include:
Stitches may spontaneously emerge through the skin, become visible, or cause irritation and require removal
In preparation for neck lift surgery, you may be asked to:
Special instructions you will receive will cover:
A neck rejuvenation treatment in Sydney can be performed in an accredited office-based surgical facility, a licensed ambulatory surgical centre, or a hospital. Since your neck lift will be performed on an outpatient basis, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery and stay with you for at least the first night after surgery.
While recovering from neck rejuvenation treatment, you can gently place a bandage around your face and neck to minimise swelling and bruising after the procedure is complete.
A thin tube may be present to drain excess blood or fluid that may collect under the skin.
You will receive specific instructions, which may include how to care for the surgical site and drains, medications to inject or take orally to aid healing and reduce the chance of infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site, or your overall health and when to see your plastic surgeon.
It is important to keep the head elevated above the heart to minimise swelling and keep the head straight (no excessive twisting or bending of the neck). DO NOT apply the LED to the neck as it could compromise blood flow and cause skin death.
As you begin to evaluate the results of your neck lift, remember that it can take several weeks to months for the swelling to completely dissipate and up to six months for the incision lines to mature.
A sun protection and a healthy lifestyle will help prolong the results of your rejuvenated, more youthful appearance.
Once the swelling and bruising subsides, there will be a visible improvement in the neck lift. Your end result should not only give you a more youthful and rested look, but also help you feel more confident.
Although good results are expected from your procedure, there is no guarantee. In some situations, optimal results may not be achieved with a single surgical procedure and additional surgery may be necessary.
After treatment, patients can resume their normal daily routine. Neck rejuvenation expert would advise patients to avoid heavy exercise for 24 hours and not to rub the treated area to prevent the injection toxin from spreading to other areas of the face.
Using sunscreen is important to resist the effects of ageing, patients should also apply a retinol cream.
For patients who have an upcoming event, we would recommend that they make an appointment for an injectable toxin at Dental & Skin 3-4 weeks before the event.
In general, you can expect your neck lift to last 10 to 15 years, depending on how severely sagging your skin was when you had the procedure. Other factors that can affect the longevity of your results include your age when you have the procedure and how quickly your body ages. Everyone’s body is different and the most important factor is how quickly your personal collagen levels decrease. Collagen is a protein that gives our skin strength and keeps it flexible and supple.
There isn’t much you can do to make the results of the procedure last more than 15 years or so; however, there are a few things you can do to prevent the results from fading sooner than they should.
Most people who have a neck rejuvenation treatment between the ages of 40 and 70; however, there is no “best” age to get a lift. The question is not your age, but whether or not you are satisfied with the appearance of your neck. If you suffer from loose skin and excess fat under your chin, then it is the right time to consider a facelift. There are even people under 40 who can benefit from this procedure, often because they have lost a lot of weight, but also just because they want a slimmer look.
The most important factor in any surgical procedure is the Neck rejuvenation expert in Sydney. You never want to entrust your health to anyone who doesn’t have the skills, training and experience to safely give you ethical results.
Your personal results will depend on your unique situation and we can give you a better idea of when you can expect your final results during your consultation. For most people, the final results will be seen a few weeks to six months after the procedure as the incision lines fade and your skin settles into its new position. We will give you aftercare instructions to follow, and in general, the more carefully you follow them, the faster you will see your results.
After the Neck rejuvenation Sydney is completed, you will likely notice an improvement in the muscles, skin, and fat on your neck. Since your tissues will take several weeks to recover from a facelift, you won’t be able to see the final impact of your procedure right away.
Instead, your neck will gradually heal over the next few weeks. Although your skin and muscles will heal at a unique rate, you will likely see the final changes in your neck within about six months.
After the neck lift procedure, patients will experience some soreness and tension. However, these are easily managed with prescription pain medication.
Tape and bandages are also applied to incision sites to minimise discomfort and swelling. The neck and head will be wrapped with an elastic band. You can expect slight swelling and bruising for up to ten days. There will also be some mild numbness at the incision site, which will disappear during this time.
The neck rejuvenation treatment itself takes approximately an hour and a half; you will need to plan to be there ahead of time to prepare. Since this is an outpatient procedure, you will also need to arrange transportation home after surgery. You will likely be in twilight or general anaesthesia. When you wake up after a neck lift, you will be groggy and someone should stay with you overnight to watch and supervise you.
Neck lift candidates should be in good physical, mental and emotional condition and have realistic expectations. Patients with chronic medical conditions and allergies to anaesthesia are not suitable candidates.
As with most surgeries, Neck rejuvenation in Sydney patients can expect some bruising and swelling in the days following the procedure. Oral medications are usually prescribed to increase your comfort during this time, which can help manage any discomfort you may experience. Swelling and bruising will normally begin to subside within seven to ten days after surgery, and by the end of the second week, the vast majority of swelling should have subsided.
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After every procedure, our cosmetic doctors will provide you with specific instructions and guidelines for post-treatment care. Aftercare is crucial to the health and safety of each patient as well as determining ethical outcome of your results.