Overview (Neck Lift)
Mr. Nduka performs neck lift under general or local anaesthesia for patients with a sagging neck. Combined with a lower facelift, you can have a harmonious result.
Often, in particular for patients after their mid-40s, the lower part of the submandibular glands is palpable below the jawline. It is possible during the neck lift procedure to address both the superficial and deep-seated fatty tissue in the neck, as well as trim the lower poles of the submandibular glands, for a more detailed neck contouring.
For people with loose, sagging skin under the chin, vertical bands and wrinkles or necks that are too heavy. Neck lift surgery is performed either alone or in combination with other cosmetic procedures.
Mr Nduka uses the following procedures for each of these problems:
• Sagging skin – cervicoplasty procedure tightens or remove sagging skin entirely.
• Vertical bands – Platysmaplasty is a technique which tightens the muscles of the neck.
• Fat deposits – Liposuction directly removes these.
The end result of all these procedures will depend upon the elasticity of the neck skin and degree of sun damage to the area. It is also important to have realistic expectations.
Liposuction improves the jawline by getting rid of mild excess fat. However, significant skin excess requires tightening of the skin and underlying muscles. Mr. Nduka may perform this as part of a facelift procedure. Occasionally, a separate incision beneath the chin is needed to repair the slackened neck muscles.
During your consultation, your surgeon should take a general medical history and ask about any other facial surgery you may have had. You should then discuss your goals and your surgeon will explain what results you can reasonably expect.
What to expect from surgery
Neck lift surgery usually takes between two and three hours. When performed in conjunction with a face lift or other procedure it takes longer. Neck lift surgery is a day case when performed alone.