As we age, the appearance of the neck can cause a great deal of concern to both male and female clients. With unflattering wrinkles and sagging skin, many become self-conscious and start to cover up, using clothing and accessories to hide their ageing skin. However, there is a surgical procedure offered at Wentworth Clinic, and performed by our surgeon Professor Ilankovan, that can rectify this issue.
Life-Changing Neck Lift Surgery
Here we describe what has been a life-changing procedure for many of our clients. Our neck lift surgery is where we reposition, tighten and improve the appearance of the neck and lower face.
We correct the platysmal architecture and improve the cervical neck contour using various (published) suturing techniques. Using these procedures, we also aim to improve the definition of the angle of the jaw.
Performing Neck Lift Surgery
Ninety per cent of the neck lift procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic with oral sedation. The oral sedation is given approximately forty-five minutes prior to the planned surgical time. The necessary surgical approaches are marked while the patient is resting. When the patient is ready he or she will be transferred to the operating theatre. Once in position and the patient is secured, local anaesthetic blocks are given with supporting nursing staff, holding hands if necessary. They are followed by, stab incisions under the chin and both earlobes where the diluted local anaesthetic solution will be infiltrated through a blunt cannula. The whole process of local anaesthetic would take no longer than five minutes.
Wentworth Clinic Neck Lift Technique
Once the platysmal is stabilised, the skin can be draped in a superolateral and posterolateral direction to give an un-operated outcome.
Further simultaneous autologous fat volumisation (transfer of fat from one location to another) will enhance the definition of malar projection, nasolabial fold (smile lines), and chin projection, as well as improvement in the intrinsic (ageing) and extrinsic (sun exposure, etc) issues of the skin.
Autologous Fat Transfer
The autologous fat transfer is carried out in three separate formats where ‘purified fat’ is positioned above the bony periosteum (vascular connective tissue) in needy areas, particularly the malar eminence. ‘Emulsified and nonfat is positioned to enhance perioral aesthetic (around the mouth), particularly the mucosal exposure of the lip, the definition of the vermillion border (lip border) and the prominence of the white roll (white line border above the lip).
For the majority of patients, this procedure can be carried out as a day-case (out-patient) procedure. However, the patient’s preference is crucial in this process.
If you would like to find out more about our neck lift procedure or wish to schedule a consultation with our surgeon, please get in touch via our contact form.
We perform our neck lift surgery at our Bournemouth Clinic.