What neck lift scars can I expect?

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What neck lift scars can I expect?

You should expect minor scars following a necklift, but they should be well hidden. A neck lift, otherwise known as a lower rhytidectomy, tightens and lifts sagging skin on the neck. Usually the incisions made to carry out this straightforward procedure will be made behind the ears and under the chin. The Cadogan Clinic’s expert surgeons will ensure these scars are hidden as much as possible, usually in the folds of the neck.

The scars will usually be red at first, turning purple before fading over the course of 12 to 18 months. Very occasionally scars may become thicker, red or painful and further surgery will be required to correct them.

Neck lift surgery scars can be reduced by regular moisturising and utilising special massage techniques.

What are the scars for a neck lift?

A neck lift procedure will leave scars behind the ears and under the chin. However any scars are well hidden and will fade over time. Here at the Cadogan Clinic, we have an excellent scar aftercare programme to ensure patient scarring is kept to a minimum.

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What is a short scar neck lift?

A short scar neck lift involves a small incision underneath the chin. This neck lift is minimally invasive and results in minimal scarring.

Can I get a neck lift without surgery?

There are many ways to get a neck lift without surgery, ranging from fillers and Botox to simple laser surgery under local anaesthesia and Ultherapy.

Although these are ideal solutions for someone who does not want to undergo surgery, these procedures are not as effective as surgical solutions and the results do not last as long.

What is a non surgical neck lift?

A non-surgical neck lift is a procedure which requires no incisions and no general anesthetic. A patient may wish to consider a non-invasive alternative to a neck lift such as Ultherapy.

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What is the best procedure for neck tightening?

There is no doubt that the best procedure for permanent and effective neck tightening is a necklift, and you should consider this treatment first if you are after meaningful, lasting results.

That said, Ultherapy can tighten the skin and can help avoid the need for a surgical neck lift altogether.

Ultherapy uses micro-focused ultrasound to lift up and tighten loose skin over a period of several sessions, with minimal downtime for the patient. This non-invasive procedure uses ultrasound to stimulate the growth and formation of new collagen deep inside the layers of the skin.

The results won’t be immediate, as new collagen takes time to produce. But the results will become more apparent over the course of two or three months. The procedure takes between 30 and 90 minutes per session depending on the part of the body which is undergoing treatment.

Ultherapy can also be used after a neck lift to improve the skin quality of the final lift.

Here at the Cadogan Clinic, we favour treatments that cause minimal disturbance to the patient and consequently recommend Ultherapy as a viable alternative in cases where we think it can have a comparable impact to surgery.

If you are interested in hearing more about the options open to you, speak to one of our plastic surgeons who can help talk you through the treatments we currently offer here at the clinic.

Treatments mentioned in this article

Neck lift and double chin surgery treatments can help to reshape the skin around the neck and jaw, reducing the appearance of sagging skin and other visible signs of ageing. At the Cadogan Clinic, our specialist surgeons offer a full range of treatments, including several they have pioneered themselves.

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