NATURAL LOOKING RESULTS
Overview of Mini Neck Lift
The natural ageing process, sun damage, stress, gravity, and sudden weight loss are the key factors causing the facial tissue sagging
Areas of the lower face and neck, particularly around the jawline, are especially prone to the ageing process. Characteristically soft tissues of the face can hang over the jaw resulting in jowls creating an irregular jaw line.
Surgical Neck Lift is a cosmetic procedure designed to lift sagging facial tissue and restore youthful contours to give you the look that is more consistent with how you feel.
Dr Ehsan Jadoon has successfully performed countless Neck Lift surgeries and is known to achieve natural looking results with high patient satisfaction.
Frequently Asked Questions
Mini Neck Lift is best suited to a person who is contemplating a serious facial rejuvenation procedure with visibly significant and longer lasting results.
The procedure is designed for patients who have started to notice sagging of the face and neck but want something more substantial than dermal fillers (Liquid Face Lift) and thread lift techniques.
To be considered suitable For undergoing This Procedure you have to:
- Be Physically Fit and active
- Have a balanced and healthy diet
- Be of sound emotional/ mental health
- Have realistic expectations
Mini Neck-Lift surgery can be performed under local anaesthesia as a day-procedure without the requirement for hospital admission. It can also be performed under general or twilight anaesthesia in an accredited day hospital.
The thin superficial muscle enveloping almost the entire front half of the neck is called Platysma muscle. Platysma muscle sits right under the neck skin and is very prone to becoming loose and saggy with time.
Neck Lift Surgery targets this saggy Platysma muscle as well as the loose neck skin above it. Two procedures are available to address this concern:
1. Platysma-Plication Surgery:
This involves a small incision under the chin. The platysma muscle is then identified and tightened in the midline using surgical sutures.
2. Lateral Platysma-Suspension Surgery:
This surgery is often carried out in conjunction with the Facelift Surgery. An incision is made behind the ears extending into the hairline. The platysma muscle is identified and pulled upwards and tightened using surgical sutures. Any excess neck skin is also pulled up and excised after that.
Mini Neck Lift is a relatively quicker procedure to perform. On average it takes under two hours when done alone. It is tolerated quite well by the patient and there is significantly less risk of DVT, and other potential complications often associated with General and twilight anaesthesia.
We routinely perform this procedure under local anaesthesia while the patient is awake.
Respiratory depression, cardiovascular compromise and increased incidence of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) are the relatively common risks.
We offer our patients the highest level of care. Therefore, we make every effort to ensure that any procedure we perform is associated with minimal pain or discomfort. Once the treatment area is anaesthetised, patients are not able to feel anything.
Most people tolerate Mini Neck Lift extremely well. Since no general anaesthesia is administered; patients can go home straight after the surgery and do not require prolonged post-surgical hospital admission and monitoring.
The non-absorbable skin sutures are usually taken out on day 7, provided the wound has healed reasonably well.
Light activity is permitted after 72 hours, and most patients can return to office-based work within 7 to 10 days.
In most cases, the incision scars are barely noticeable and begin to fade quickly within a few weeks
At Medaesthetics®, we have the most extensive range of Fractional CO2 Lasers to help reduce any type of scarring whether related to a surgery or trauma.
Patients may have some numbness in the treated area after the surgery. This will disappear with time.
People unfit to undergo this procedure are:
- Physically unwell with pre-existing medical conditions
- Those with unrealistic expectations
- Those who are going through emotional stress
- Those we are unable or unwilling to follow a healthy lifestyle (exercise and diet) after the surgery
Like any surgical procedure, the Neck Lift Surgery comes with possible risks and complications that include, but are not limited to:
- Inadequate Correction
- Unfavourable Scarring
- Prolonged Numbness
We recommend avoiding any strenuous physical activity for the first 2 to 3 weeks after any surgery. Light exercise is allowed after 2 to 3 weeks.
Mini Neck Lift costs $7500 as a stand-alone procedure when performed under local anaesthesia.
Most people opting for a Mini Neck Lift may also be candidates for some other cosmetic procedures such as Facelift, facial fat grafting or fillers, brow lifts, eyelid surgery, and skin resurfacing.
Facial ageing is a continuous and dynamic process. The results of Mini Neck Lift in an average person last for up to 10 years or more.
Preparation for any surgical procedure involves:
Avoiding blood-thinning medication such as Nurofen, Aspirin, Heparin etc. Please discuss this with your GP in detail and make sure you are aware of any side effects of the medications you are currently on.
Herbal medication and nutritional supplements such as St John’s Wart, garlic, ginger, ginseng, homeopathic or herbal tonics, fish oil etc must be stopped for at least 2 weeks before surgery. These substances are known for their potential to thin blood and may cause excessive bleeding during and after the surgery.
This prevents excess bleeding during the procedure and reduces post-surgical swelling and bruising.
Alcohol and cigarettes are the two main culprits when it comes to excessive bleeding during or after any surgery. Please avoid these harmful agents for at least 2 weeks (preferably more) prior to any surgery. Alcohol and cigarettes interfere with the normal healing process, increase the risk of potential complications and prolong the recovery time.
We recommend that you organise a friend or family member to give you a lift back home as driving is not recommended for first few days after the eyelid surgery. You also must consider organising a family member or friend to stay with you for first 3 days after any surgery What can I do to improve my recovery?
In clinical practice, we have found that a herbal substance called Arnica is helpful in reducing bleeding during or after the surgery. It also helps with healing and minimises bruising. Arnica is a naturally occurring herb and is available as an oral supplement from most health food stores and pharmacies in Australia.
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and a balanced, nutritional diet after surgery are essential for optimum healing.
Important: Please inform your GP and seek professional medical advice before stopping any regular medication or starting any new medication
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