The neck is often the first place where the impacts of aging begin to show. The skin in this area loses elasticity, losens and begins to sag, making lines and wrinkles more visible. There might be excess fat under the chin or vertical bands known as the platysma bands, creating what is known in layman terms as a “turkey neck”. If you are unhappy with the sagging of your neck then some form of a neck lift may be the right cosmetic procedure for you. Dr. Motakis performs a multitude of neck rejuvenation procedures that will help restore the sharper more youthful contours of your neck.
What Does a Neck Lift Involve?
First an extensive discussion with the patient helps determine their desires and expectations. It is imperative that the surgeon and the patient can see eye to eye with respect to outcomes, and determine whether the patient is indeed a good candidate. There are several non-invasive and invasive neck procedures, that alone or in combination can result in a more optimised result, and those are also discussed with the patient. The use of a surgical procedure is suggested if that is the only way to give the patient the desired result, and of course if the patient is fit for surgery and is accepting of a short downtime.
During a neck lift procedure, Dr. Motakis expertly removes excess skin and fatty tissue in the neck and jaw area, giving them a soft, smooth and refreshed appearance. If vertical platysma bands are present then a platysamaplasty may be necessary as part of the operation. During this procedure, which aims to tighten your neck muscles, an extra small incision is required under the chin. If you have fatty tissue in these areas, it can be safely removed using liposuction to give your neck a sharper appearance.
Frequently the neck is addressed concurrent to a facelift. Others opt to have the neck lift alone if that addresses their only concern or in order to minimise their recovery. You can discuss your goals and concerns with Dr. Motakis during your consultation in order to decide the best course of action for you.
Typically, the neck lift procedure is performed under general anaesthetic although twilight deep sedation anaesthesia may occasionally be chosen. An overnight stay at the surgical facility is usually required for observation and comfort. A neck lift can be performed alone or in conjunction with another facial procedure such as nose reshaping, liposuction, or eyelid surgery.
Are You an Ideal Candidate for a Neck Lift?
The ideal candidate for a neck lift is someone who has good overall health and who has realistic expectations. Looking natural and having no ‘tell-tale’ signs of surgery are imperative! Neck lifts are a beneficial procedure for patients who wish to achieve a more defined jaw line, minimize the appearance of a sagging neck, and remove excess skin and fat. If the quality of the skin is poor due to sun damage or just aging, additional treatments may be deemed beneficial. Options include various lasers, intense pulse light treatments (IPL), platelet rich plasma injections (PRP), radiofrequency ablation or skin tightening (RF, Fractora) or fat and filler injections to improve jawline countour . Whether you are unhappy with the effects of aging on your neck or have experienced significant weight loss, scheduling a consultation with Dr. Motakis will expose you to all your surgical and non-invasive options. Based on your exam, medical history and desires Dr. Motakis will tailor the treatment plan to your needs. Patients of all ages can benefit from neck rejuvenation procedures.
The Dr. Motakis Difference
Dr. Motakis understands that selecting a physician and deciding whether a neck lift is right for you requires thoughtful consideration. During one-hour consultation, Dr. Motakis will provide you with information about the surgery, associated risks and recovery in order to make an informed decision. Having expertly completed countless cosmetic facial surgeries, the doctor and his team are committed to providing exceptional care and results that are second-to-none. Dr. Motakis has established a reputation as a trusted and highly recommended cosmetic plastic surgeon in Toronto. Your peace of mind, comfort and natural results are of outmost importance.
For information about the cost of a neck lift or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Motakis, contact us.