Many people ask for a "neck lift" only, not wanting a facelift as they do not want their faces altered.
However, to get the best result under the chin, tissue has to be moved upwards into the lower face at least which has the advantage of giving a cleaner jawline and if appropriate reducing the jowls and folds on either side of the mouth to give a less severe but still natural look. It does not need to alter the rest of the face.
Questions and answers
The "extended neck lift" as described above requires a small incision under the chin through which excess fat can be removed and the deep tissue trimmed and supported. You also need an incision around the earlobe extending in the groove behind the ear into the hairline so the jawline can be tightened and excess skin removed.
This is discussed in the article on face lifts but essentially after ten days there should be minimal bruising in the neck easily covered by a polo neck or scarf.
More detailed information can be obtained during a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons. Please contact the Institute for a consultation.
Pre and post operative photographs of all procedures are available to view at the Institute during your consultations.
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