What is a Neck Lift?

A Neck Lift is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of ageing in the neck region, such as excess fat and skin.

Who is a good candidate?

Someone concerned with the following characteristics:

  • Heavy sagging neck
  • Excess fat and/or skin in the neck

Who is not a good candidate?

Someone concerned with the following characteristics:

  • Unrealistic expectations

The procedure

Dr Oates performs the Neck Lift procedure at Academy Day Hospital under twilight sedation and local anaesthetic . The procedure takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.

How long will I take off work?

7 – 14 days.

The recovery

You may experience some swelling and bruising, which is normal.
You may be required to wear a facial garment for one week.

Is there discomfort?

Discomfort can be managed with Panadeine Forte or Panadol.

Pre and post operative care

Your pre and post operative care is managed by our registered nurses. This will include pre operative assessment and post operative wound management.

Risks and complications

There is a small risk of complications with any surgical procedure. This will be discussed at your consultation. You will also be provided with written information on Neck Lift.

I am interested what now?

Your first step is an initial consultation with Dr Oates. If you have a GP referral you can claim some of the cost from Medicare. If Dr Oates decides you are a suitable candidate and you want to go ahead, a booking for surgery and the pre operative care is scheduled. The usual waiting time is three to four weeks.

Complimentary consultation

You may wish to speak with our nurse consultant prior to seeing Dr Oates. During this complimentary consultation, the nurse consultant can discuss both surgical and non surgical options to treat your concern(s).
For more detailed information on Neck Lift, visit http://www.facialplastics.com.au/pd31-56/neck-rejuvination/