The skin of the neck can show the signs of aging even faster than skin on the hands and face. This is because it is thinner and more sensitive in nature. Loose, sagging skin and neck banding are the common concerns that arise. The main triggers for these age-related changes are loss of collagen and elastin, shrinking adipose tissue and the platysma muscle becoming pronounced and rigid. A neck lift is one of the most effective means of cosmetically improving an aging neck.
Oakville Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skincare is committed to providing the highest level of care and safety to its patients. Plastic surgeon Dr. Nancy de Kleer will thoroughly assess your condition and conduct a general health assessment to determine treatment candidacy. Surgical procedures are performed at either Oakville Hospital or Georgetown Hospital. General anaesthetic is administered and can last between two and four hours. Our team of highly skilled professionals take every measure to ensure you’re fully informed and prepared for both pre- and post-surgical care.
How it works
A thorough cosmetic consultation with Dr. de Kleer will establish a surgical plan that will most effectively achieve your desired aesthetic outcome for a rejuvenated neck. A neck lift involves a series of procedures that can include trimming excess skin, removing and repositioning muscle, tightening connective tissue and liposuction. Small incisions are made under the chin and behind the ear. Every effort is made to minimize visible scarring.
Dr. de Kleer and her team utilize the latest approaches and surgical techniques to achieve a youthful silhouette for the neck.
There will be swelling, redness and possibly bruising and discomfort at the incision sites. You will be instructed prior to and after your procedure on pain management options as well as the aftercare for your surgical incisions. You may be fitted with a compression bandage to be worn for a week post-surgery to aid in wound healing. Most people can expect to return to work within 10 to 14 days after undergoing neck lift surgery.