About Neck Lift surgery
Neck lift surgery is performed to improve the appearance of the neck and the jaw line. Patients who suffer from sagging skin in the jowls and neck that causes the appearance of deep lines, excess skin under the chin, wrinkles and/or stores of fat can benefit from neck lift surgery. Typically, this procedure is recommended to patients whose conditions have been caused by aging and are otherwise irreversible.
Morris Ritz is known for providing his patients with safety, quality care and excellent results. By choosing a surgeon with experience and proper certification, you can ensure you will get exactly what you want out of your neck lift. Mr Ritz is a member of both the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) and the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), giving him the professional credibility you should seek in your plastic surgeon.
Scheduling a consultation with Mr Ritz is an opportunity for you to learn more about the procedure you are considering and determine whether it is the right solution to your cosmetic needs. If you are interested in neck lift surgery, Mr Ritz will be able to tell you all of the details of the procedure and answer all of your questions. With your personal medical history and after assessing the skin on your neck and jawline, he will be able to tell you the specific details of the procedure, how to prepare, what to expect from recovery and results and any complications you might encounter.
If you do decide to opt for neck lift surgery, you will be able to schedule a second consultation with Mr Ritz for two weeks prior to surgery. This appointment will give you a chance to speak more specifically about your surgery day and ask any final questions you might have. Mr Ritz is very transparent with patients and hopes to alleviate any concerns before your procedure day.
During the surgery
You will arrive at hospital between 30 minutes – 2 hours before your surgery time on the day of the procedure. Mr Ritz will then meet you in order to draw pre- operative markings on your body and prepare you for surgery. Anaesthesia will be administered, and you will be taken to the operating room.
During neck lift surgery, an incision is typically made behind the ear and often under the chin. Excess skin is removed, after which the underlying muscles will be tightened. The remaining skin will be connected and sutured, leaving you with better contour and a more defined profile in your chin and neck. You will be fitted with a drain to remove any excess liquid after surgery.
You will need to remain one night in the hospital. These details will be covered during your consultation with Mr Ritz. We will see you in our offices about 5 days after surgery to check on your progress. Following that visit, you will return weekly for about one month to ensure proper healing and no complications.
You will not be able to drive for about the first week, and will be limited with physical activity, including heavy lifting and gym time. It is important that you give your body a chance to rest and heal properly and fully. If you follow recovery instructions carefully, you should be able to resume normal activities within 4-6 weeks of your procedure. As we will be seeing you weekly after your procedure, you will have plenty of support and resources to have your questions answered along the way.
Benefits of Neck Lift Surgery
When you choose neck lift surgery, you can be sure you are doing something positive for your confidence while improving the look and feel of your skin. Other benefits of a neck lift include:
- A younger profile: By tightening the skin around your jaw and neck, you will sculpt a shape that does not know signs of aging like wrinkles, excess skin and hanging jowls. Your profile will return to its natural form.
- No fear of angles: You no longer have to worry about which way the camera is pointing. Selfie or not, you will look great in your photos and embrace memories without shying away from the lens.
- Feel your absolute best: The best part about improving the way you look is the affect it has on the way you feel. When you feel confident in yourself, our job is complete.
To schedule a consultation for neck lift surgery with Mr Ritz or learn more about the procedure you have been considering, call today at 03 9508 9503. We would love to help you overcome your cosmetic condition and feel the best you ever have!