What is a Neck Lift?

Neck Lift or Neck lift operation is a type of operation applied to patients who show signs of aging in the jawline and neck areas. Neck lift surgeries can be performed in the following cases:

Loose skin on neck,

Excessive fat and skin causing sagging on the jawline

Fat areas under the chin.

Sagging skin on the neck can be caused by hereditary factors, environmental conditions and extreme stress.

What is Neck Lift?

Neck stretching is a set of surgical procedures that can be applied against sagging in the neck and jowl part caused by aging, genetic problems or severe weight gain and loss at a young age. Some patients experience this even though the skin in other areas is firm and healthy. In these cases, a neck lift alone will help them get rid of this problem. However, patients generally prefer additional operations such as face lift, eyebrow lift, fat transfers and eyelid surgeries in addition to neck lift operations. In this way, they can rejuvenate their entire face and achieve a youthful appearance.

Let us briefly explain what these additional operations do so that we can paint you a better picture.

Brow Lift: Brow lift procedures correct deep-seated or drooping eyebrows.

Fat Transfer: As the name suggests, these processes involve transferring oils around the face. Surgeons transfer fat to the lips and cheeks to add fullness. This reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

Eyelid Surgery: This operation reshapes aging eyes, giving them a youthful and rested appearance.

Neck lift, when combined with these procedures, can make a person look ten years younger.

What to expect from neck lift surgery

Neck lift surgeries are only restorative procedures. They do not change the basic appearance of the patient. If that's what you're after, you should look into more surgical facial reconstruction operations.

Neck lift surgeries cannot stop the aging process. You will definitely look younger after neck lift; However, the effects of this operation will naturally fade over time.

How Can You Prepare for Neck Lift Surgery?

As a patient, there are some precautions you can take to reduce the chance of any complications.

Diet and drugs

If you are taking aspirin or any other blood-thinning medication, you should stop taking it one week before the surgery. Otherwise, some complications may arise. You should also pay attention to what you eat. Eating light foods until your surgery can definitely affect how your body copes with this process.

Other factors

If you are a smoker, you should stop smoking before the surgery. Smoking can slow the healing of your wounds. Also, smoking has been proven to accelerate the aging process. You should try to drop it completely.

You will not be eligible to drive after surgery due to the effects of anesthesia. For your information, we leave our patients to their accommodation in our VIP vehicles. You are taken from the house before the operation and left at your home, hotel or airport/bus station by the vehicles provided by Clinic Result after the operation.

How Is The Whole Process Of Neck Lift Surgery?

We will examine the neck lift surgery process under three headings: before, during and after the surgery.

Before Surgery

First you will meet with our healthcare consultants and together you will discuss your goals and expectations for surgery. After doing some analysis, your doctor should decide which surgical method is more suitable for you.

It is essential to reach the wishes of our patients. If you choose to have your surgery in our hospital, our surgeons will prepare a plan to meet your demands.

During Operation

When you are ready for surgery, doctors will apply local anesthesia. This eliminates the chance of feeling pain. After that, your surgeon will start the operation.

Liposuction is the most common method in neck lift operations. With liposuction, you will get rid of excess fat on your neck. However, liposuction is not effective against sagging. Your surgeon may use a different method to correct sagging.

Skin stretching is effective against loose skin cases. Your surgeon cuts a small line under your chin. It takes your skin from your neck, lifts it and carefully stretches it. After our surgeons get the ideal tension, they remove the excess skin.

After Surgery

After the surgery, you will probably experience a little swelling and bruising. You may need to wear protective products to reduce the possibility of any risk. Your doctor will also prescribe you some drugs.

Healing Period After Neck Lift Surgery

The swelling and bruising we just mentioned will get worse after the second day. But after a few days they will start to disappear.

The doctor will remove the bandages and dressings after a week. Your wounds will have healed by the second week after your surgery. However, you should not do heavy physical activity until the fourth week.

You should avoid contact with water for a few days at least until your bandages are clean.

You may experience stiffness and some numbness in your neck muscles during the recovery period. This is normal.

You should avoid alcoholic beverages and smoking, limit your stress level and sun exposure.

If you follow your doctor's advice carefully, you will avoid any complications.

Do Insurance Companies Cover Neck Lift Surgery?

Most health insurance companies do not cover cosmetic surgeries as they are optional procedures. But you should check to be sure.

Alternative Procedures to Surgical Neck Lift

Some people are not fans of surgical interventions. However, some non-invasive treatments may be effective alternatives to surgical neck lift procedures.

Ultherapy (Non-Surgical Stretching Treatment)

Ultherapy treatments use ultrasound energy to correct sagging loose skin in the neck area. If you're looking for a non-surgical neck lift treatment, this might be it. Since these treatments do not require surgery, you do not have to worry about the length of stay in the hospital.

Neck Exercises

If you are looking for a more natural neck lift treatment, you can try doing some neck exercises. You can improve blood circulation in your neck by doing neck exercises. This tightens sagging skin.

Are You Planning a Neck Lift Surgery?

Neck lift prices are actually cheaper in Turkey compared to those in the EU or the USA. You can achieve your aesthetic goals and travel at the same time. If you're interested, we'd be happy to tell you more about neck lift costs.