Platysmaplasty (Neck Lift)
As we age, the effects of gravity, sun exposure and the stresses of everyday life can begin to show in the face and neck. Our skin loses elasticity and our neck and jawline can begin to change. A platysmaplasty is a cosmetic procedure that can address these concerns.
What is a Platysmaplasty?
A platysmaplasty – also referred to as a neck lift – is a surgical procedure that aims to revise the appearance of the neck region by removing excess skin and tightening the area.
A neck lift may be considered if you are looking to change the appearance and signs of ageing of your neck as a result of:
- Weight loss
- Double chin
- Skin laxity in the neck region
This procedure is performed under a general anaesthesia in an accredited hospital facility by a qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon.
Who is a Candidate for a Neck Lift?This procedure could be considered if you have concerns with excess skin around your neck area, have realistic expectations and are otherwise healthy.
Neck Lift Before and After
The first step is having a consultation with one of our Specialist Plastic Surgeons, during which you can discuss expectations, ask questions and receive a detailed explanation of what happens during the procedure.
Prior to your procedure, it’s important to stay healthy. This means eating the right foods, getting enough sleep and exercise, and keeping your immune system strong. It’s also im-portant to prepare for your recovery before your neck lift. You may wish to pre-prepare some healthy meals, purchase some comfortable loose clothing and ice packs, and fill any prescriptions you may need in the week following surgery. You must stop smoking at least six weeks prior to your procedure.
You will need to arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery and stay with you for a couple of days. This is particularly necessary if you have small children at home – you will need someone to assist you. You may wish to set up a recovery area where you can relax and sleep in an elevated position.
After your procedure, your neck will likely be bruised and swollen. This will ease over the following weeks, and our clinic team will be able to offer you advice on effective pain man-agement. Your Specialist Plastic Surgeon may also ask you to wear a compression bandage to help keep post-operative swelling under control.
The cost of a neck lift is dependant on a number of factors. This includes the complexity of the procedure, the experience of the surgeon, anaesthetic fees and hospital fees. Once you have met with your surgeon and a clinical plan has been established, our client support of-ficers will organise a quote.
Medicare and private health insurance may cover a portion of the costs if this procedure is deemed medically necessary.
To receive a more accurate cost for this procedure, please contact us to book a consultation with one of our Specialist Plastic Surgeons.
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Face Surgery Before & After
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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.