Overview of Asian Neck Lift Surgery
All parts of our bodies change over time, including our necks. As we grow older, we may notice the skin around our neck beginning to sag or vertical neck bands becoming prominent. Some of us develop less definition around our jawlines or accumulate volume under our chins. These changes are caused by factors such as gravity, reduced skin elasticity and shifts in fat distribution.
An Asian neck lift is a surgical procedure designed to address these changes. By tightening the skin and muscle in the area, a neck lift can produce a smoother, tighter-looking neck and a more defined jawline. We meticulously tailor our Asian neck lift procedures to complement the facial structure, skin type and personal preferences of our Asian patients.
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Benefits of Asian Neck Lift Surgery
Asian neck lift surgery can achieve a variety of aesthetic goals related to the neck and lower face:
- Tightening of sagging skin and removal of excess skin
- Improvement of jawline contours by reducing jowls
- Reduction of accumulated fat in the neck or under the chin
- Changing the visual balance of features in the face and neck
- You have moderate signs of ageing in the neck area that don't warrant extensive surgical intervention
Our aim is to create results that look natural, respect your ethnic background and cultural preferences, and age well with you.
What to Expect From Asian Neck Lift Surgery
At APS, we pride ourselves on crafting personalised treatment plans. This starts with your consultation. In this initial appointment, we will conduct an in-depth assessment of your neck's anatomy, skin elasticity and any signs of ageing. We will also discuss your overall health status and medical history. The purpose of this meeting is to evaluate your suitability for a neck lift and understand your personal vision for neck rejuvenation.
An Asian neck lift is typically performed under general anaesthesia and lasts a few hours. The operation begins with the creation of incisions, usually placed within the natural contours of the ear and hairline. The surgeon then adjusts the tissues of the neck and redrapes the skin. The surgery ends with the closure of incisions and application of a supportive bandage to aid healing and minimise swelling.
Recovery from neck lift surgery requires time, rest and adherence to your surgeon's aftercare instructions. Immediately following the procedure, you will experience discomfort, swelling and bruising. You should take any prescribed medications as directed and rest with your head elevated to reduce swelling. For several weeks, avoid strenuous activities, direct sun exposure and anything that might put pressure on your neck.
The outcome of the procedure will become evident as swelling and bruising subside. Most of our patients feel comfortable returning to non-strenuous activities and work within two weeks. However, everyone's healing process is unique, and it's crucial to listen to your body and not rush your recovery.
The longevity of neck lift surgery varies based on individual factors such as genetics, lifestyle and skincare regimen, but many of our patients enjoy their results for years. It's important to remember that while a neck lift can change your appearance, it does not halt the natural ageing process. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and good skin care practices are crucial to preserve your results.
Depending on the individual’s goals, an Asian neck lift procedure can target up to three components of the neck:
After incisions are made, sagging skin is excised. The remaining skin is then pulled upwards and backwards and sutured into place. This technique not only removes the lax skin but also redrapes the remaining skin over the neck's newly adjusted contour, resulting in a smoother and firmer neckline.
The platysma is a thin, sheet-like muscle that runs vertically along each side of the neck. As we age, these muscles can separate and create vertical banding or a "turkey neck" appearance. This can be addressed with a technique known as platysmaplasty, in which the muscles are realigned and sutured together.
Fat present in the neck, along the jawline and beneath the chin may be reduced with liposuction. During this process, a small incision is made, and a thin instrument called a cannula is used to dislodge and suction out the fat deposits. This can help increase the definition of the jawline and create a more distinct angle between the neck and the chin.
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Procedure performed by
Dr Ellis Choy
Specialist plastic Surgeon
Dr Ellis Choy is an Australian trained, fully qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon. He specialises in a wide range of Asian Plastic Surgery procedures involving the face, breast and body works. As an Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon, Dr Choy helps his patients achieve life-changing transformation via personal enhancement.
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At Asian Plastic Surgery, our dedicated team of specialist plastic surgeons prides themselves on offering experienced and culturally sensitive care that caters to the unique needs of Asian patients. Whether you're considering a traditional neck lift or exploring less invasive alternatives like MyEllevate, our patient-first approach puts your comfort, safety and satisfaction at the forefront.