Neck lift or lower rhytidectomy is a surgical procedure to improve the visible signs of ageing in the neck and jawline commonly referred to as “turkey neck”. It involves the removal of excess fat and sagging skin in the lower face, neck and under the chin. The loss of youthful contours in the face and neck is attributed to a wide variety of factors including heredity, gravity, environmental ...+
Neck lift or lower rhytidectomy is a surgical procedure to improve the visible signs of ageing in the neck and jawline commonly referred to as “turkey neck”. It involves the removal of excess fat and sagging skin in the lower face, neck and under the chin. The loss of youthful contours in the face and neck is attributed to a wide variety of factors including heredity, gravity, environmental conditions and stress, but the reality is that the face and neck age at different and varying rates. Some patients are not suitable for a full facelift because the upper face isn’t showing the same signs of ageing and simply doesn’t require surgery. In this case, for the face, a non-surgical skin treatment such as Thermage may be recommended.-
- Eliminate loose, sagging skin
- Restore definition around the jaw and chin
- Eradicate that jowly appearance
- Achieve a more youthful, contoured appearance
A Neck Lift involves the surgical removal of excess facial skin and can be carried out either by keyhole surgery or incision. Depending on your concerns, your Surgeon may perform other surgical procedures on the face at the same time; this will be discussed in full at your consultation.
What can I expect, pre treatment?
A key aspect of preparing for any surgery is that your Surgeon understands your desires and expectations. At your initial ...+
A key aspect of preparing for any surgery is that your Surgeon understands your desires and expectations. At your initial neck lift consultation, your Consultant will explain the procedure in great detail, discuss your expectations and what he/she can achieve for you, ensuring you have realistic expectations of the results.
Your Surgeon will also want to evaluate your current physical health and health history, ensuring you are a suitable candidate for surgery. Because this is an elective procedure, you and your Surgeon will naturally carefully discuss the benefits and risks involved, as is the case with any surgical procedure.-
What can I expect, during treatment?
A neck lift is usually performed under general anaesthesia and takes between 2-4 hours. All River Medical surgical ...+
A neck lift is usually performed under general anaesthesia and takes between 2-4 hours. All River Medical surgical procedures involve an overnight hospital stay to allow us to closely monitor your recovery and ensure optimum safety. After all, a hospital environment is the safest and only adequate place to deal with any potential eventualities.-
What can I expect, post treatment?
Typically you will stay overnight in hospital after your procedure. You will need someone to take you home when you are ...+
Typically you will stay overnight in hospital after your procedure. You will need someone to take you home when you are discharged by the Surgeon as you will not be able to drive. You will need to take between 10 and 14 days off work to recover; the exact time will depend on the extent of the surgery. You can expect to experience some bruising and discomfort after the procedure. Your Surgeon will tell you more about the typical recovery process and may make recommendations based on your individual case but by and large expect to take between 10-14 days off work. If your job is physical you may require more time. Everyone recovers differently but you can rest assured that we will monitor you closely to ensure the swiftest, safest and most comfortable recovery.-
Your Questions Answered
What can I expect to pay?+-
Cost should not be a deciding factor with an elective surgery. Trust, experience and aftercare are absolutely key, and River Medical is widely recognised as the industry leader in Ireland. We are also proud to say that we adhere to the strictest of ethical guidelines and believe that only highly trained medical staff should advise on cosmetic procedures - be it surgical or non-surgical.
Who will I meet at my initial consultation?+-
You will meet with one of our Consultant Plastic Surgeons who will discuss everything with you including your expectations and desires, the procedure and the best type of procedure for you, the results as well as any possible eventualities.
What is the recovery time like?+-
You will need to take 10 – 14 days off after your surgery, the exact time will depend on the extent of your surgery. If your job is physical you may require more time. You will have an element of discomfort after your surgery which typically lasts 1- 10 days but this will be managed with the support of your Consultant Plastic Surgeon and River Medical Registered General Nurse. We encourage patients to get back to their normal life as soon as it feels comfortable for them. We feel that this really promotes and aids a speedy and successful recovery. Everyone recovers differently but you can rest assured that we will monitor you closely to ensure the swiftest, safest and most comfortable recovery.
Am I a suitable candidate?+-
Your Consultant will assess your suitability and will recommend the best treatment for you at your free consultation.
How should I prepare for my procedure?+-
Preparation will begin with an initial consultation with your Consultant Plastic Surgeon, followed by a meeting with one of our Registered General Nurses. Each one will go through every aspect of the surgery in great detail. Prior to surgery you will return for a further comprehensive pre-operative assessment with your River Medical Nurse. Your Consultant will be available to you right up until your surgery should you wish to see him/her again.
Where will my surgery be carried out?+-
Your surgery should ONLY be carried out in a Private General Hospital that is fully accredited. A hospital environment is the safest and only adequate place to deal with any potential eventualities.
What sort of aftercare will I receive?+-
You should always receive FREE and unlimited aftercare post surgery. Furthermore your Consultant Plastic Surgeon should be a resident here in Ireland so should you need to see him/her in the weeks after surgery - he/she is available to you. You can rest assured that this is the case at River Medical.
Will there be scarring?+-
Our Consultant Plastic Surgeons use very fine specialist stitching which minimises scarring. He/she will discuss this in great detail with you at your initial consultation. He/she will also show you actual photographs of similar incision sites that he/she has carried out on other patients.
Why choose River Medical?+-
We are widely regarded as being the industry leader in Ireland, specialising in the most comprehensive range of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. At River Medical, we never compromise on the level of care and attention we give each and every one of our patients, every time, and we are committed to you from procedure right through to your 24/7, lifelong aftercare.
Why do you not have before and after pictures on your website?+-
Before and after pictures on websites can be misleading as they may not be patients of the surgeon who will be carrying out your surgery. As every person has completely different expectations and different treatment requirements, it is a much more valuable tool for your Consultant to show pictures of not only surgeries that he/she has carried out but also show you results you will be likely to achieve.
Is there a non-surgical alternative?+-
At River Medical, we will always endeavour to provide patients with the best possible solution. With this in mind if there is a non-surgical alternative, this will be discussed with you by your Consultant Plastic Surgeon. There is an excellent non-surgical, non-invasive skin tightening treatment called Thermage which can be discussed should you be deemed a suitable candidate.
Safest, most experience & trusted of hands
My neck just didn’t match my face. Call it turkey neck or a jowly neck, whatever the term I hated it and had to do something about it. My surgeon was just amazing. I knew I was in safe hands and just trusted him immediately. The team from the hospital, to the nurses and all the staff was second to none, it’s a really professional set up. And as for the results – I am so impressed, the skin was tightened and almost repositioned, to give me my old shape back. I look great!- River Medical patient on neck lift surgery