• 20 October 2020
  • Dr Masood Ansari

Is there any more famous hallmark of beauty and grace than having a swan-like neck? Unfortunately, aging may prove to be a barrier between you and a supple, youthful firm visage when the lax skin on your neck begins to weigh you down. If this is the case, then you should be relieved to learn that the right cosmetic surgery can resolve this issue for you. At My Cosmetic Clinic in Crows Nest, we are confident that neck lift surgery is a good option for patients who want to defy both time and gravity.

How Long Does a Neck Lift Last?

Broadly speaking, you can anticipate the results of a neck lift to last for 10 to 15 years at a time, making this procedure one of the top long-lasting cosmetic surgeries around.

For some patients, this length of time may be shorter or longer based on factors such as your current age, the condition of your skin, and how quick your unique aging process is – or in other words, how fast your levels of collagen are decreasing.

Can You Do Anything to Prolong Results?

Many patients want to know if there are any personal actions they can take to prolong the results of their procedure – and the answer is yes. There are a couple of things you can do to extend your results.

Leading a Healthy Lifestyle

Drinking enough water, getting enough sleep, eating the right foods, and exercising regularly are all key tenants for leading a healthy lifestyle, and for slowing down your natural aging process. By restricting the consumption of alcohol and tobacco, and opting to make healthy lifestyle choices, you can assist your genes in slowing your aging.

Hydration is a particularly important factor, as studies show that hydrated cells are more likely to retain proteins such as collagen and elastin, which are paramount to keeping your skin supple, firm, and youthful. Adequate sleep is also essential for regulating metabolic processes that lend themselves to premature aging.

Good Skincare Routine

Having a good skincare routine that focuses on cleansing, moisturizing, and protecting the skin from potentially harmful UV rays is another way you can prolong your results. You can support your anti-aging efforts by using skincare products that contain retinol, collagen, and hyaluronic acid, or other active ingredients that thwart cellular aging.

Using sunscreen when you plan to be outside for any length of time is also important, as UV rays are damaging to the skin surface and will cause skin damage along with premature aging. It’s important to use SPF 30 or higher and to apply the sunblock at the correct intervals, which is usually once every 30 to 60 minutes for most products.

Is There a Best Age to Have This Procedure?

Ideally, the patients who seek this treatment are between 40 and 70s years old. However, there is no “best” age to have this procedure. If you have a substantial or moderate amount of loose skin and excess fat beneath the chin, the time to get this procedure is now. Your age is probably one of the last factors to consider.

What if You Are Under 40?

You can have this treatment even if you’re under the age of 40. In fact, there are many younger people who seek this treatment, such as those who have lost a considerable amount of weight and those who would simply like to have a slimmer visage.

Should You Consider Combining Treatments?

Absolutely! If your goal is to have comprehensive anti-aging results with a natural appearance, then it might be a good idea to consider combining this procedure with other cosmetic procedures, including facelifts, eyelid lifts, and brow lifts.

You might also consider non-surgical treatments, including injectable treatments and aesthetic treatments for superficial skin concerns, to truly encapsulate your anti-aging goals.

What Are Common Reasons to Have Neck Lifts?

This procedure involves removing excess fat from the neck and lifting skin into a higher, tighter position, which slims down the face and the jowls and also redefines the jawline. But knowing how the procedure works is a bit different than knowing why you are considering the surgery. Some common reasons to seek this procedure include:

  • Correct loose or sagging skin beneath the chin
  • Remove unwanted fat
  • Redefine chin and jawline

 

Is This Procedure Safe?

This is cosmetic surgery, and like all other cosmetic surgeries, it comes with a set of risk factors all patients should consider. For example, this surgery will require either “twilight” sedation or general anesthesia based on your treatment plan, so it’s important that all patients are healthy enough to tolerate sedation.

And while this procedure is minimally invasive, cosmetic surgeries always pose a slight risk of scars from the incisions. We will discuss other safety factors with you during your consultation.

Who Are Good Candidates?

Provided you are healthy enough for the procedure and you have a fair amount of excess fat and skin you wish to have removed, you are likely a good candidate for this treatment. Candidates for this procedure are men and women of all ages, particularly those over the age of 40 who have age-related appearance concerns. A consultation appointment will further confirm your qualifications for this procedure.

Enjoy a More Youthful Visage With a Neck Lift Procedure!

The key to achieving a more youthful visage is seeking the right cosmetic surgery. If you believe a neck lift is the right option for your anti-aging goals, contact My Cosmetic Clinic in Crows Nest to schedule your consultation appointment today!

Dr Masood Ansari
About The Author

Dr Masood Ansari

Dr Ansari has undergone nine years of extensive surgical training around the globe. He received his initial surgical training under the auspices of the National Health Services (NHS) in the United Kingdom and obtained Membership in the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 2006. Due to his particularly keen interest in surgical research, Dr Ansari has been involved in multiple academic research projects and was awarded a Masters (MSc) in Advanced Surgical Practice from Cardiff University in the United Kingdom.

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