Mini Neck Lift is probably 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 getting loose and saggy with time.
Neck Lift Surgery targets this saggy Platysma muscle as well as the the loose neck skin above it. Two procedures are available to address this concern:
1- Platysma-Plication Surgery:
Involves a small incision under the chin. 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. Incision is made behind the ears extending into the hair line. 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 patient is awake.
Respiratory depression, cardiovascular compromise and increased incidence of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) are the relatively common risks.
Very few people like pain. Hence 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. We also offer this procedure under Sedation in an accredited Day Hospital in Subiaco, if the patient prefer to be asleep during the surgery (Additional costs are associated).
Most people tolerate Mini Neck Lift extremely well. Since no general anaesthesia is administered; patients are able to go home straight after the surgery and do not required prolonged post-surgical hospital admission and monitoring.
The non-absorbable skin sutures are usually taken out at 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 majority of cases, the incision scars are barely noticeable and begin to fade quickly within 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 are after the surgery. This will disappear with time.
People unfit to undergo this procedure are :
– Physically unwell with preexisting medical conditions
– Those with unrealistic expectations
– Those who are going though an 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:
We recommend avoiding any strenuous physical activity for first 2-3 weeks after any surgery. Light exercise is allowed after 2,3 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, eye lid 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 discus 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, gensing, homeopathic or herbal tonics, fish oil etc has to 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 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.
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 in oral supplement from from most health food stores and pharmacies in Australia.
Healthy lifestyle and balance, nutritional diet after surgery is 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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