A necklift involves the reconstruction of the neck’s so-called submental angle. This can be achieved through surgery, through tightening, or, if possible, using the more conservative method of a “fat-busting injection”.
The skin in the neck and décolleté area is a particularly difficult area, anatomically speaking. It is very thin, has little subcutaneous fat tissue, few sebaceous glands and is often heavily exposed to sunlight. In addition, unlike other skin areas, it has relatively little collagen and elastin and, therefore, has a low level of elasticity. Over the years it becomes thin and dries out quickly. The result is permanent wrinkles and a “sagging” neck region – the peripheral areas of the so-called platysma (a flat skin muscle) become more pronounced due to the thinner fatty tissue. The resulting “turkey neck” can be perceived as stigmatising and stressful for the patient.
In principle, there are three ways to restore the natural, youthful angle between the lower jaw and the neck, the so-called submental angle:
1.5 to 3 hours
Depends on the operation
14 days wearing a headband
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After 7-14 days
After 6 weeks
After a detailed consultation and a comprehensive examination, we will decide with you which technique is best suited in your specific case.
You should stop taking aspirin and other blood-thinning medication 14 days before surgery.
During your pre-op consultation, we will tell you exactly which medicines you are allowed to take and which you should stop taking before and on the day of the operation.
The operation takes about 1.5 to 3 hours and is usually performed under anaesthesia. However, it is also possible to perform the operation under sedation.
Despite localised swelling and small haematomas, you will be able to see the success of the treatment immediately. The final results will stabilise after 4-6 weeks.
You can return to your normal routine after 7-14 days.
Every surgical intervention carries risks, and we will discuss and explain these in detail with you before the operation. As cosmetic surgery constitutes what is known as an elective, voluntary intervention, it is even more important that the patient is fully informed and prepared for the operation. We offer our full support to you before and after the operation and are available 24/7 during this period.
No. Depending on your specific case, very good results can also be achieved with the “fat-busting injection”, which is performed under local anaesthetic.