Best hospitals and doctors for neck lift
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University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Department of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hand Surgery
University Hospital Erlangen
Department of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Adult and Pediatric Hand Surgery
University Hospital RWTH Aachen
Department of Plastic, Burn Surgery and Hand Surgery
University Hospital Jena
Department of Adult and Pediatric Oral, Maxillofacial, Plastic Surgery
University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich
Department of Adult and Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
University Hospital Bonn
Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery
HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal
Department of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Adult and Pediatric Hand Surgery, Reconstructive Burn Surgery
University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
University Hospital Giessen UKGM
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic Surgery
Charite University Hospital Berlin
Department of Adult and Pediatric Plastic, Reconstructive Surgery
University Hospital Duesseldorf
Department of Adult and Pediatric Oral, Maxillofacial Surgery and Facial Plastic Surgery
Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Department of Plastic Surgery
Medicana International Ankara Hospital
Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery
Medicana International Istanbul Hospital
Department of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery
Hospital Bogenhausen Munich
Department of Adult and Pediatric Plastic, Reconstructive Surgery, Hand Surgery, Burn Surgery
- Types of neck lift surgery
- Neck lift surgery
- Postoperative period
- Where can I undergo neck lift surgery?
- The neck lift treatment abroad
- How can I undergo neck lift surgery?
During the skin-care routine, we mostly focus on the face. Nevertheless, the changes that occur over the years affect more than just the area of the face. Often, the real age is visible in the neck area. Sensitive skin in this area gradually loses its elasticity, becomes flabby and wrinkled. Signs of natural aging are especially pronounced after 50-55 years. For some people the process begins earlier, for others – a bit later.
During the facelift surgery, the plastic surgeon emphasizes the importance of neck lift surgery as well.
Aging of the neck is difficult to stop without surgical methods, and not because they are hopelessly bad. The structure of the subcutaneous muscles makes it really hard to improve skin tone and remove the wrinkles on the neck area without plastic surgery.
Platysma (the thin sheet-like muscle that lies superficially within the neck) goes up from the collarbone and is fixed on the ligaments of the lower jaw. This muscle is large but very thin, and it is covered with delicate skin, which is the first one to show age-related changes such as wrinkles, folds, and sagging skin.
During facelift and neck lift surgery, plastic surgeons use a variety of techniques based on a specific purpose. On average, the facelift and neck lift surgery take 1-2 hours. Most often, local anesthesia is used during these types of plastic surgery.
Types of neck lift surgery
Neck lift surgery is considered difficult, but also highly demanded plastic surgery. It is often combined with facelift plastic surgery.
The main methods of neck lift surgery include platysmoplasty, endoscopic neck lift surgery, thread neck lift surgery, chin and neck liposuction, mentoplasty (chin plastic surgery), and chin contouring.
The platysma is a flat muscle that lines the front of the neck. With age, its tone weakens and the muscle begins to sag. Because of this, the angle between the neck and the chin becomes less pronounced (the angle between the neck and chin, should ideally be around 90 degrees) and excess skin is formed in the chin area.
There are two techniques of this type of neck lift surgery:
- Lateral neck lift surgery. Lateral neck lift surgery involves lifting the tissues of the anterior surface of the neck laterally and upwards.
- Medial neck lift surgery. Medial neck lift surgery involves stitching the edges of the platysma in the central section to restore the skeletal function of the muscles of the anterior surface of the neck and achieve a pronounced neck lift effect.
As a rule, patients over 40 are prescribed this type of neck lift surgery.
- Endoscopic neck lift surgery.
Endoscopic neck lift surgery is the most sparing and very effective type of neck and chin plastic surgery, which is suitable, however, only for patients without problems with skin laxity. As a rule, these are people under 50. In this case, an endoscopic neck lift surgery is conducted by creating a clear visual transition area from the neck to the chin.
It is possible to see the results of the neck lift surgery only after a few months since the formation of the contour can last up to six months. However, the intermediate results of the endoscopic neck lift can be observed in 1.5 months.
- Thread neck lift surgery.
Thread neck lift surgery is a minimally invasive method of neck rejuvenation performed on an outpatient basis (without hospitalization). To tighten the skin of the neck, the plastic surgeon passes the threads subcutaneously and fixates them behind the ears. In thread neck lift surgery, the threads are fixed under the chin. The duration of the plastic surgery is from 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Thread neck lift is recommended for patients with ptosis (prolapse) of the soft tissues and muscles of the neck and slight sagging of the skin. The technique of such procedures allows the plastic surgeon to make the chin-cervical angle more pronounced.
- Chin and neck liposuction.
Neck lift with liposuction is most commonly used to remove excess fat from the chin and neck areas in relatively young patients. Liposuction can solve the problem of a double chin.
If the problem is in the excess of subcutaneous fat tissue, liposuction and techniques that involve the excision of excess skin and soft tissue come to the rescue. Such surgical intervention can be performed on an outpatient basis, under local anesthesia.
The excess fat is removed with special thin cannulas, through small punctures under the chin and behind the earlobes. Liposuction is successfully combined with all types of plastic surgery of the face, chin, and neck area, and even with eyelid surgery facelift.
- Mentoplasty (chin plastic surgery).
The technique of performing chin plastic surgery procedures (thread implantation and contouring of the chin, liposuction, bone grafting) depends on the task facing the plastic surgeon.
Thus, chin plastic surgery in patients with a small chin to enhance the naturally correct look of the chin and neck can be performed by introducing autologous fat, fillers, and threads. Patients, who complain that a protruding chin violates the overall harmony of their face, often look for chin reduction.
Thread chin lift is effective when patients need to eliminate the effects of sagging soft tissues and skin.
In cases where bone grafting of the chin or corrective osteotomy is required, the neck lift surgery is carried out in a hospital by the maxillofacial and plastic surgeons.
- Chin contouring.
Chin contouring (that is, correction of the chin with fillers) is an effective non-surgical technique. The obvious advantages of the technique include low trauma and an almost instantaneous result, and the disadvantages are the temporality of the effect.
Neck lift surgery
Neck lift surgery is performed for wrinkle correction, sagging skin correction, neck contouring, and double chin corrections. Neck lift surgery is often combined with facial surgical procedures. The most pronounced results are achieved in such combinations.
Neck lift surgery is relatively low traumatic but requires special preparation, which includes:
- Consultation with the operating plastic surgeon. The doctor will tell you about all the peculiarities of the surgical intervention, and select the appropriate technique, taking into account the individual features of the patient's appearance, the type of skin, etc.
- Comprehensive examination. A comprehensive examination, including the ECG and X-ray screening, blood, and urine tests is carried out. If necessary, the patient will undergo additional medical studies.
- Consultation with related specialists (in the presence of chronic diseases). Doctors will determine the absence of contradictions that will ultimately reduce the risk of complications.
Two weeks before neck lift surgery, patients are advised to give up:
- Physical activity
- Use of skin-care products and make-up
- Undergoing cosmetic procedures
There are 2 methods of performing the operation: medial platysmoplasty and lateral platysmoplasty.
With medial platysmoplasty, the muscle is sutured towards the center. The incision in this case is located in the chin area.
With lateral platysmoplasty, the incisions are located in front of the auricles and behind the ear. Such plastic surgery is more effective in case of pronounced age-related changes since it allows getting rid of all the shortcomings of the neck. With these procedures, neck lift is aimed at the creation of the perfect chin-neck angle.
For the best results, plastic surgeons often combine these procedures.
At the preoperative stage, the plastic surgeon assesses the location and size of the salivary glands, the area of the excess soft tissue, and skin elasticity.
The current angle between the chin and neck and the location of the platysma (the muscle of surgical focus), its sagging, deformation, and symmetry are also determined. A specialist draws up an individual plan for neck lift surgery; marking is performed in the platysmoplasty zone.
On the day of surgery, the patient should not consume any food.
Neck lift surgery is performed under general or local anesthesia. The method of anesthesia depends on the volume of the surgical intervention and the method chosen for its implementation.
On the first day after plastic surgery of the neck, the patient stays in the hospital. For several days, he stays under the supervision of doctors, so it is possible to prevent edema and pain syndrome, for the relief of which special drugs are prescribed. Usually, the stitches are removed in 10-12 days.
The rehabilitation period after plastic surgery of the neck lasts 3-5 weeks. Physiotherapy procedures are prescribed that help restore the processes of blood and lymph circulation, allowing accelerating healing and reducing swelling.
Within 1 month after neck lift surgery, patients should avoid visiting the solarium, swimming pool, sauna, and bath, using make-up, and undergoing cosmetic procedures in the affected area.
The operating plastic surgeon will give specific recommendations. The postoperative regimen will be determined by the current state of the patient, the speed of recovery processes, the characteristics of the wound healing, and the presence of concomitant diseases and pathologies.
Possible complications after the surgical intervention include:
- Seromas and hematomas in the tissue (can appear in response to trauma)
- Suppuration of the wound (extremely rare)
- Changes in sensitivity in the area of the plastic surgery
The intersection of small nerves can provoke temporary numbness of the skin, but such a complication is harmless and does not require additional medical procedures.
Serious complications usually arise only if the protocols for neck lift surgery are violated due to the lack of sufficient experience of the plastic surgeon or if patients do not follow the recommendations during the rehabilitation period completely. It is for this reason that you should entrust the neck lift surgery conducting only to experienced doctors.
Where can I undergo neck lift surgery?
Medical tourism becomes more and more popular these days, as treatment abroad ensures a much better quality of neck lift surgery.
The best success rates in neck lift surgery demonstrate:
- PAN Clinic Cologne, Germany
- University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
- Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
- Hanyang University Medical Center Seoul, South Korea
- University Hospital Erlangen, Germany
You can check out the full list of hospitals on the Booking Health website.
The neck lift treatment abroad
The prices in hospitals listed on the Booking Health website are relatively low. With Booking Health, you can undergo treatment abroad in the best hospitals in the world at an affordable price.
The cost of neck lift procedures varies, as the prices depend on hospitals, the chosen type of treatment, and its complexity.
The cost of neck lift in Germany is 7,000-8,300 EUR.
The cost of neck lift in Israel is 3,900-5,300 EUR.
The cost of neck lift in South Korea is approximately 3,900 EUR.
You also need to consider the cost of additional corrective procedures and follow-up care. Therefore, the ultimate cost of neck lift surgery may differ from the initial price.
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How can I undergo neck lift surgery?
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Authors: Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova, Dr. Sergey Pashchenko