All of this can make you feel self-conscious, and it is in cases like these, having a neck lift can be extremely beneficial.
Dr Cotrufo is a highly-respected cosmetic surgeon who can help you achieve optimal results through a neck lift. Using years of experience, he can provide you with the youthful, natural look you desire.
WHAT CAN A NECK LIFT ACHIEVE?
Enhance features, regaining definition
Minimise jowls and reduce appearance of fat folds
Correct displacement of muscles, fat and skin that have altered through age
WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES TO A NECK LIFT?
There are a number of cosmetic procedures that work alongside a neck lift to give you a rejuvenated appearance (Profilho, thread lift) or address particular problems. Dr Cotrufo will be able to advise which procedure or procedures will allow you to best target a specific area.
BEFORE YOUR NECK LIFT CONSULTATION
Whether you choose to have a single procedure or a combination, feeling relaxed and comfortable about your surgery starts with good communication between yourself and the surgeon. This should begin in your consultation.
During your consultation, you will:
Have the opportunity to discuss your reasons for surgery
Be given time to pose questions to Dr Cotrufo
Be given a health evaluation
Have your face, neck and skin condition assessed
Discuss the facial surgery options available to you
Spend time talking through the benefits and potential risks of surgery
Talk about what will happen before, during and after your neck lift
As your neck lift surgery approaches, you may be asked to make minor changes to your lifestyle and in particular to avoid some medications and activities.
This may include:
Taking a blood test or other medical tests
Adjusting or taking certain medications
Avoiding aspirin, herbal supplements and anti-inflammatory drugs
Refraining from drinking alcohol
Avoiding overexposure to the sun
Committing not to make serious dietary changes
If the procedure is carried out under a general anaesthetic, you will need to follow fasting instructions.
THE NECK LIFT PROCEDURE
During the procedure, excess and loose fat and skin from around the area is removed, and the remaining skin is then tightened to create a smooth and wrinkle-free appearance.
AFTER YOUR NECK LIFT
It is likely that you will stay in the clinic for 1-2 nights after surgery, during which time you may have a drip fitted to your arm to help keep you hydrated. It’s also common to have some fluid tubes to draw any fluid away. When you are ready to leave, we recommend a friend or relative drives you home and assists you with your necklift recovery.
Take around 1 week off work after surgery and take things easy
Keep your head elevated and as still as possible for the first few days
Remove bandages after 1-5 days
On the second day after your operation you should be able to shower with slightly warm water
Walk around as soon as possible
After 7-14 days, the stitches and clips are removed
Bruising and swelling should start to subside after 7-14 days
Not use a hairdryer or colour, pull or wrap your hair
Avoid steam baths, saunas and sunbathing for 1-3 months
Avoid strenuous activity of any kind for 1 month
The appearance of scars may take a year to settle
Use camouflage makeup to mask bruising while it fades if you wish
You will attend scheduled aftercare appointments with Dr Cotrufo who will monitor your progress
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT A NECK LIFT?
Neck lift surgeries are very personal procedures. Ensure you’re happy with the course of treatment you decide upon by fully discussing the options available to you. The clinic’s surgeon, Dr Cotrufo, is an expert in cosmetic surgery and reconstructive microsurgery and specialises in carrying out surgeries to the face.
If you would like to discuss your neck surgery options and their cost or the aftercare you can expect to receive, should you choose to have a facelift at our clinic, please call 0207 873 2330 to organise a consultation.