Don’t let your neck give away your age. The skin on the neck ages faster than facial skin because it’s thinner and less elastic. A neck lift (also called a Platysmaplasty) is a series of treatments addressing neck concerns such as loose skin, wrinkles, bands, wattle and double chins. Under the exceptional care of Cutis’ Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ron Lemckert, ENT, our patients are treated to all the latest techniques and applications in neck rejuvenation. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lemckert to learn more about your neck treatment options.
As a cosmetic surgery centre, Cutis is equipped in providing the highest level of care and safety to our patients. During a consultation with Cutis' Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Ron Lemckert, ENT, a general health assessment will be made to ensure treatment suitability. The treatment is performed under general anesthetic when surgery is required and can last between two and four hours. Our highly trained professionals take every safeguard to ensure our patients are fully informed and prepared for both pre and post-treatment care.
Recovery time for platysmaplasty is between 5 and 14 days. A moderate amount of swelling, bruising and redness are to be expected. Ice packs can be applied to ease discomfort. Effective pain management will be discussed and prescribed prior to treatment. A compression bandage will be fitted and worn for one week following treatment and after this at night time only for another 1-2 weeks. The participation in regular activities, including work, should be suspended for one week.
How It Works
There are a variety of treatment options and pairings for neck lifting. Depending on the desired treatment outcome a combination of incisions, trimming, SMAS Lift, Subdermal Helium Plasma Resurfacing, Vaserlipo and BOTOX COSMETIC® may be applied. Conventional Neck Lifts are performed under General Anesthetic while all of Cutis' advanced technology methods are performed in our in-house surgical suites using tumescent freezing. Our most sought after procedure the 'Cutis Invisible Lift' consists of 3 Steps: STEP 1 is VaserLipo; using ultrasonic energy skin is gently separated from underlying tissue. If fat is need to be removed it is during this step. STEP 2 is the SMAS Lift; The SMAS layer is a connective tissue layer over muscles in the face (in this instance the lower jaw). Over time, the muscles and soft tissue, along with the SMAS layer, begin to stretch and sag. Approx. two suspension sutures are placed through 5mm incisions below the ears, lifting the SMAS layer, muscle and tissue beneath placing this part of the lower face where it was. STEP 3 is the Subdermal Helium Plasma Resurfacing; Helium Plasma and Radio Frequency energy are delivered through these incisions into the space created in step 1. Results are immediate with more aesthetic benefits to come. Botox can also be utilized to relax or deactivate the platysma bands in the neck.
- Number of Treatments 1
- Treatment Time 2-4 Hours
- Average Treatment Frequency n/a
- Average Recovery Time 5-14 Days
DISCLAIMER: Individual outcomes, results and number of treatments recommended may vary based on individual patient needs, medical history, and circumstances. Cutis Cosmetic & Laser Centre cannot guarantee exact or permanent results or cures.