One of the most common signs of facial ageing are changes in the neck such as the appearance of vertical bands (platysma) in the neck , sagging skin below the jaw (jowls) and deep-set wrinkles in the neck. A neck lift restores the sharp angle between the jawline and neck for a more youthful silhouette.
Mr Olivier Amar tailors neck lift surgery to each individual patient as different facial shapes, ethnicity and individual anatomical changes require a different approach in order to achieve natural looking, long lasting results.
Neck lift surgery requires the repair of the neck muscle that causes the vertical bands in the neck as well as the the restoration of the defined angle between the jaw line and the neck that is lost due to sagging soft tissue of the face.
It is often a combination treatment to remove fat, tighten the skin on the neck and pull the skin upwards into the angle between the chin and the neck. This is sometimes referred to in the industry as a ‘Swan Neck Lift”, which is a direct excision of the ‘wattle’, or ‘turkey neck’, combine with liposuction to reduce fat.
A neck lift may be confined to the ageing problems on the neck, but as these are often associated with the jowls along the jawline, patients sometimes combine this surgery with a lower facelift.
All neck lift procedures are performed by Mr Olivier Amar as day surgery. Neck lift surgery is performed under total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA), a technique of anaesthesia which uses a combination of agents given exclusively via the intravenous route without the use of gas anaesthesia. This means you will sleep comfortably throughout the procedure and wake immediately afterwards with a significantly reduced likelihood of feeling groggy or nauseous. The anaesthesia will be explained to you by your anaesthetist during the preoperative consultation. Having surgery under TIVA allows you to go home the same day to rest and recuperate in comfort. Mr Olivier Amar’s practice is happy to assist with a nurse to stay with you overnight if you wish, as well as helping you find local accommodation after your surgery if necessary.