Our plastic surgeons in Thailand, offer Neck Lift surgery in Phuket to create a smoother, more toned “youthful” appearance to the skin under the jaw line, chin, and neck area that has lost elasticity and firmness.
Much like a traditional facelift, the neck lift tightens up and smoothes loose skin, but this targeted procedure focuses on the jawline and neck region. A neck lift in Thailand removes excess skin and resculpts neck muscles and tissue to restore the youthful appearance of your neck. Fullness or “bands” may be treated with liposuction or additional procedures to further smoothen the area. Incision lines may be well hidden under the chin and the ear.
In some individuals, the neck is the first area to reveal their increasing age. Their neck develops crepe-like skin, it accumulates excess fat (a “Double Chin”), tight bands form in some areas and tone is lost in other regions of the neck, and a “Turkey Waddle” or turkey-like neck can form. For others who have achieved significant weight loss, excess loose skin that has lost its elasticity contributes to an exaggerated older neck appearance.
Time, gravity and chronic sun exposure all act together to produce typical changes in the neck as you age. Loss of definition to the neck and jawline, a creation of an “obtuse” wide angle to the neck rather than a sharp and well-defined angle, a formation of vertical “Platysmal Bands”, “Jowls” and sagging of the lower face.
A Neck Lift is a surgical procedure designed to accurately smooth the neck, correct and raise crepe-like skin and redefine the jaw line. A neck lift has many different features and options, all designed to help recontour the skin of the face and neck, tighten the underlying tissues and muscle, and remove excess skin.
Each neck lift technique, used in the right setting, has outcomes that are consistently reliable and long-lasting. The results are a reversal of the effects of gravity and gentle redraping of the soft tissues to restore a more youthful contour to the neck. Neck lift surgery is often combined with a Facelift to address both the face and neck and correct the visible signs of aging.
The definitive goal of a neck lift is to look Refreshed, Natural and Rested, not to appear “done”, hollowed out or pulled too tight.
Smokers, patients with multiple or untreated medical problems, and individuals who are psychologically unprepared for surgery are not suitable candidates for a neck lift.
A neck lift can be an extremely rewarding and empowering experience, but should be done at the right time and for the right reasons, by a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon. Candidates for a neck lift surgery should be emotionally stable, have the support of their surrounding friends and family members, and be fully educated about the procedure they are contemplating
A traditional neck lift makes use of three general components to treat the aging neck in an individualized, tailored approach:
- Liposuction of the neck eliminates excess fat from under the chin and the neck
- “Cervicoplasty” redrapes and removes excess baggy skin from the neck
- “Plastysmaplasty” corrects “banding” from redundant and loose plastysma muscle visible as sharp vertical lines in the neck.
The effect of a neck lift is reversal of the effects of aging, loss of elasticity and gravity on the neck, recreation of a well-defined jaw line, and repositioning of the soft tissues of the neck to a more youthful and smooth contour.
Liposuction of the Neck and Chin
Liposuction of the neck and chin removes excess fatty tissue stored in this area, creating better definition to the jaw line and neck. A small incision is hidden in the natural crease under the chin, and fat cells are permanently removed by a blunt-ended “cannula” (wand) and a vacuum. For individuals with only extra fat under the chin or along the jaw line without redundant skin or jowl formation, liposuction alone may be enough to rejuvenate the neck.
A “cervicoplasty” procedure removes excess skin in the neck region using incisions in the natural fold beneath the chin and behind the ears. The skin of the neck is “elevated”, redraped in a smoother and tighter contour, and excess skin is trimmed.
Like the “SMAS” layer of the face, the “Platysma” muscle is part of the “superficial musculo-aponeurotic system”. The platysma is visible when you bear your lower teeth and depress your lower lip in the mirror; you will see vertical “platysmal bands” form in the neck region. With age, these bands can become accentuated by the loss of muscle tone, loss of elasticity and skin redundancy. Plastysmaplasty surgery tightens the muscles and recreates a smooth contour to the neck from the inside out.
During a platysmaplasty, incisions are made under the chin, behind the ears or in both locations. The muscles of the neck are tightened, sutured together in the midline or realigned to create a smoother and more well-defined contour to the neck.
• Reestablish your chin and jawline profile
• Get a firmer, tighter neck
• Help remove wrinkles and sagging skin
A neck lift can be an extremely rewarding and empowering experience, but should be done at the right time and for the right reasons
Your Neck Lift surgery will be performed by PIAC at Phuket International Hospital, where your surgeons team of specialised nurses will take only the best care of you.
Incisions are made under the chin and usually behind the ears, ending in the lower scalp behind the ear. If a Facelift is also being done, incisions will start in front of the ear in a natural crease and extend around the bottom of the earlobe before traveling behind the ear for access to the neck.
Liposuction is performed first to permanently remove excess fat from the neck and under the chin. The skin of the neck is then gently “elevated” off the deeper structures under surgical “loupe” magnification to protect delicate blood vessels and nerves. The neck plastysma muscle is repositioned and sculpted to create a more youthful contour to the jaw line and to correct “jowling”, known as Cervicoplasty. Dissolving stitches (“sutures”) are used wherever possible. Surgical staples may be placed in the hair-bearing scalp region for easy removal in a week or two in the office.
When you awake from your neck lift, soft dressings will be in place and you will be comfortable. Neck lift surgery is not normally very painful. Pain medication is prescribed for you to take after surgery as needed. A small, soft Drain may be placed to gently remove “wound fluid” under the skin for 1 to 3 days after surgery. An 1-2 night stay is recommended, depending on the details of surgery.
Neck lift incisions tend to heal very well with good quality scars due to the excellent blood supply of the facial and neck region and avoidance of tension on the skin closure. As mild swelling and any bruising subsides, visible improvements of the neck lift procedure will appear over a few weeks.
Neck lift Scars are permanent, but remain concealed in the natural contours of the neck, behind the ears and in the hairline. It takes several months up to a year for the final results to be evident and for all scars to become “mature”. It is important to minimize direct sun exposure to the face and neck not only during healing, but as a life-long behavior to help maintain your rejuvenated appearance and to minimize future “photo-aging” (sun damage).
The final effect of a neck lift is a natural, more youthful and toned neck that reflects the youthful, energetic and extraordinary person that you are!
After any facial surgery, some swelling and bruising are expected. Initial asymmetry from swelling or an uneven appearance to the skin is quite common and will normalise as healing progresses. After approximately two weeks, visible signs of surgery such as puffiness or discoloration should disappear.
Sleeping with a few extra pillows to elevate the head can help speed the resolution of post-op swelling. Strict sun avoidance and the regular use of sunblock of at least SPF 30 are vital to prevent permanent “hyperpigmentation” (darker color to the skin and incisions) and sunburn. Wearing makeup over sunblock is permitted for a week postoperatively and should continue as part of your morning beauty routine.
Prior to a neck lift, some patients grow their hair a little longer than usual if it is short to help conceal any incisions in front of the ear during healing. Any chemical hair coloring should be avoided for at least a month after surgery; splurging on a trip to the salon before a neck lift helps many patients prepare for surgery.
Any sutures or staples that do not dissolve on their own will be painlessly removed at the hospital within 7-10 days after surgery. two.
Cost is always a consideration in any Cosmetic surgery. Prices for neck lifts can vary widely in Australia cost up to $10,000. Choosing to have a Neck Lift Surgery in Thailand can significantly reduce those cost making in an option for many who can not afford it otherwise.
Our advice to get a clear picture of what is going to work to achieve your results is to submit your images and patient information so our Thailand Surgeons who can provide you with recommendations. These recommendations will include what surgery will achieve your results, confirmation of price and duration you require for recovery in Phuket.
The pricing below is for Neck Lift cost in Phuket and should be used a guide only without having surgical recommendations provided.
|Facelift/Necklift||Lower Facelift + Necklift||160,000||$5900||140,000||$5,200|
|Facelift/Necklift||Mid-Lower Facelift + Neck Lift||195,000||$7,200||160,000||$5,900|
|Facelift/Necklift||Lower Facelift + Neck Lift+ Neck Muscle Tightening||210,0000||$7,800|
|Facelift/Necklift||Mid-Lower Facelift + Neck Lift+ Neck Muscle Tightening||250,000||$9,300|
|Brow/Forehead Lift||Endoscopic Forehead Lift||120,000||$4,400||130,0000||$4,800|
|Brow/Forehead Lift||Endoscopic Coronal Brow Lift||110,000||$4,100||110,000||$4,100|
Please Note Phuket:
- Revision case from other hospital, Plus 30% of below package price.
- Coronal brow lift price = Endoscopic Forehead Lift price.
- All items are procedures done under General Anesthesia
We understand that you will not always be sure about what surgery will be needed and that you will need to know that you are, in fact, a candidate for your Neck Lift Surgery in Thailand. To address this, you have the opportunity to have one of our highly qualified surgeons from Phuket International Hospital provide you with their personal recommendations at no cost or commitment to you to proceed with surgery.
Step 1: Take photos as required
Step 3: Receive personalised Recommendations, exact cost and duration required to stay in Phuket for recovery, from a surgeon specialised in your chosen procedure.
The following information sheet has been created as a general guide to assist patients considering having Neck Lift Surgery in Thailand and is intended to provide a broad overview of the important considerations related to the decision to have Neck Lift surgery. The specific nature of the surgery will vary between individuals and is dependent on the unique circumstances of each person.