Liposuction with Suture Plication
“Suture Plication of the Neck” is a procedure which results in a younger looking neck line and face without the costs, risk or time needed for a traditional facelift. The procedure is an outgrowth of an entirely new approach to traditional cosmetic surgery. This procedure requires less recovery time and less post operative discomfort, allowing patients to return to work and normal activities in much less time.
Who is a Candidate
If you don’t want a facelift and have excessive, sagging or laxity of neck muscles and skin. If you have a poorly defined jaw line. If you have lost your neck angle.
A more youthful and contoured neck and jaw lone. A tighter appearance to the neck skin is noted due to suctioning of the excess fat and muscle tightening.
The technique involves a small incision underneath the chin, through which the skin is undermined and excess fat in the triangle below the chin and jaw line is suctioned with a very thin liposuction cannula. Then, through half inch incisions inconspicuously placed in the creases behind each ear, a permanent nylon suture is drawn underneath the chin and platysma muscle situated on either side of the neck. Once the suture is anchored in place, this muscle is tightened and held in a more youthful position. Additionally, because the technique is performed below the jaw line, the odds of damaging facial nerves, always a risk with a face-lift, are much lower.
“Patients with this procedure have been followed for over 15 years. The results have been extraordinary. They are very long lasting.”
Recuperation and Healing
The patient goes home with head and neck wrapped in dressings, which are usually removed the next day.
Minimal initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication.
Sutures are removed within 7-14 days. Bruising and swelling decreases to “socially acceptable” levels in 10-20 days.
The final result is evident in 4-6 weeks or sooner with continued improvement for several months.
Additional procedures that may enhance the results are: O’Neil Skin Rejuvenation (skin peeling) and Liposuction or fat grafting to the Midface.
These procedures are not covered insurance, since it is considered cosmetic.
The specific risks and suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual.
- Necklift $5500
- Operating room and anesthesia fees included.
- Fees are cash discounted prices (certified/cashiers check and money order) credit card prices are slightly higher
Neck Lift Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Neck lift?
A necklift at the O’Neil Skin and Lipo Medical Center, is a surgical repair and tightening of
the platysma muscle that covers your neck. Fat, if present, may be removed. The intended result is a more youthful and contoured neck and jaw line. A tighter appearance to the neck skin is noted due to suctioning of the excess fat and muscle tightening.
Who is a Candidate for a Neck Lift?
You may be a candidate if you have excessive, sagging or laxity of neck muscles and skin, a poorly defined jaw line or have lost your neck angle and are not ready for a full facelift. We can set up a consult with Dr. O’Neil to discuss the procedure and to see if you are a candidate.
How Long does it Last?
Patients with this procedure have been followed for over 15 years. The results have been extraordinary and very long lasting.
Can the Neck Lift be Performed with O’Neil Skin Rejuvenation?
Not on the same day. The bandage required, for the week following the necklift, would interfere with the Skin Rejuvenation healing. Usually, it is done a week prior to the O’Neil Skin Rejuvenation.
How Long will I be off Work after Neck Lift Surgery?
You may perform most household duties the day following you surgery but the bandage that you must wear for a week is unsightly. You will probably not wish return to work for the first week.
Does it Hurt?
No. There is a feeling of “tightness” which may last a month or two.