Who Is It For?
Jowls and unclear boundary between the jaw and neck might appear even amongst young people; it is either caused by a genetic predisposition or a fat deposit in this area. Amongst older patients, there is also the factor of sagging skin and loose platysma muscle. The solution is a jowl lift or neck lift, usually combined with a minor fat deposit liposuction.
How Is It Done?
The incision is made in the natural line under the chin. During the operation the tissue and platysma muscle are tightened and the excess fat and skin are removed. In cases of larger fat deposits, it is advisable to combine the operation with minor liposuction of the area.
Neck lift operation is performed under general anaesthesia, but the clients can also ask for intravenous sedation, which is more comfortable because they sleep during the operation. It takes approximately one hour.
The client stays overnight at the clinic. Immediately after the surgery the client starts wearing a compressive bandage. The elastic garment is worn for one week and then for three weeks only at night. It is necessary to avoid bending forward, flounces and physical effort for one week after the operation.