Excess skin and fat in the neck, along the jawline, and in the submental area often contribute to an older appearance and cosmetic concerns, including the ever-dreaded double chin. While some patients with minimal excess tissue may be able to achieve their desired look with non-surgical methods, a neck lift offers the most significant improvement for patients with more advanced concerns. Board-certified plastic surgeon and neck lift specialist Dr. Abel Mounir offers neck lifts in Manchester, UK. With decades of experience and an artful approach to every procedure, Dr. Mounir designs every procedure to suit the patient’s unique anatomy and expectations for treatment.
A neck lift or lower rhytidectomy involves the surgical removal of excess skin, fat, and tissue from the neck to produce sleek, youthful, defined contours throughout the neck, jawline, and the area beneath the chin. As excess tissue is eliminated, you will appear younger and slimmer, with enhanced facial proportions that beautifully complement all of your features.
Dr. Mounir uses a number of neck lift procedures to ensure that your treatment is only as involved as necessary to achieve your aesthetic goals. Depending on your individual needs, you may benefit from liposuction, a mini neck lift, or a full neck lift.
A neck lift offers a range of benefits, particularly for patients who have not been able to resolve excess fat beneath the chin with diet and exercise. As aging causes metabolism to slow, stubborn pockets of fat often develop, especially in the area under the chin. Furthermore, aging causes skin elasticity to decline, paving the way for sagging skin, wrinkles, and jowls.
Advanced skin laxity is best resolved with surgical correction, such as a lower rhytidectomy.
Smoking can impair your body’s ability to heal, so if you smoke, you will need to quit for a minimum of six weeks before and after your procedure. Candidates for a neck lift are in good general health, with a positive self-image and reasonable expectations for their treatment.
A lower rhytidectomy is an excellent way for Manchester neck lift patients who are not ready for a full facelift to rejuvenate the neck and jawline. If you feel as though your neck, chin, and jawline are showing more advanced signs of aging than the upper part of your face, then a neck lift may be an ideal treatment to help you achieve a beautifully rejuvenated look.
Generally, neck lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia, though some patients who may need only liposuction to achieve their goals may be candidates for “twilight sedation”. For patients who need only liposuction to remove excess fat beneath the chin, Dr. Mounir will likely create a small incision beneath the chin through which to insert the cannula.
For full neck lift patients, the same incision will be used for both liposuction and to make any needed adjustments to the underlying muscle. Incisions will be made around the bottom of the ears to the posterior hairline for a full and mini neck lift in order to tighten the skin. In the full and mini neck lift procedures, underlying structures will be tightened and lifted to their more youthful position before the skin is redraped and incisions are closed.
Dr. Mounir will place a dressing over all affected areas to protect your incisions and minimize swelling and bruising. Dr. Mounir will only place drains when absolutely necessary. Before you begin your at-home recovery, Dr. Mounir will provide you with detailed instructions regarding your post-operative care, what to expect during your recovery, and any prescription medications you may need. While you recover, you will need to keep your head elevated and avoid moving your neck in any direction. You will likely have specific instructions for showering and when you resume your regular activities. Generally, you should expect to take one to two weeks off from work.
You will notice an immediate improvement in the appearance of your neck and lower face. However, it will take some time for any swelling or bruising to subside, revealing your final results. Ultimately, you can look forward to exquisitely defined contours and a naturally rejuvenated appearance.
Manchester Neck Lift Specialist & Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
If you are interested in discussing your options for a neck lift with Dr. Mounir, please contact Manchester Cosmetic Centre to schedule your consultation. Dr. Mounir also offers consultations in Liverpool and Birmingham, as well as virtually via Skype and Zoom.
Your uniqueness is beautiful. At Manchester Cosmetic Centre, our goal is to complement and highlight your unique beauty so that you can realize your ideal you.
If you would like to take the first step toward a truly exceptional experience and stunning results, please schedule your consultation with Dr. Abel Mounir today. We offer consultations in Manchester, Liverpool, and Birmingham.
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