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Alexandra, Romania
star star May 2021

Everything went well

Everything went well. Thank you Luna team.

Andela Bastos, Czech Republic
star star May 2021

My experience was great!

I was worried that I would have my surgery in a foreign country alone, but Luna Clinic made me feel right at home. They attended to my every need right away, and I didn’t feel alone even for one second. Thanks for everything. My experience was great!

Ian, Turkey
star star May 2021

Excellent Service from Abud of Flymedi

Abud was excellent in arranging my visit to Istanbul for both Eyelid and Hair Treatment. I decided to combine both treatments at Estecenter due to the clinics reputation. recommendations and also Abud's guidance. Abud clearly communicated the types of treatments available , estimated costs , all treatment schedules , travel logistics , hotel arrangements and daily transportation to and from clinic. Through responses coordinated between Abud and Estecenter he answered all my questions beforehand and was concise in the cost of treatments being communicated by Estecenter . Truly excellent service and i highly recommend you engage Abud as this leaves you know worries in relaxing during and after your very important treatments that you waited so long to have done Also i decided to stay and additional 7 days , at my own cost in Istanbul, to help my recovery.

Claudia Terrano, United Kingdom
star star May 2021

Life changing !

I had a massive operation with a full body lift that actually required 2 separate visits to Turkey which was very daunting for me to commit to but I’m so happy I did. I’ve never felt comfortable in my own skin and really struggled with my body especially after having 2 kids. It was really nice to do something for myself and Luna clinic made the experience hassle free for me. They were there for me from beginning to end through both visits and it couldn’t have gone better for me. Thank you so much for the life changing operation and experience.

Charlie, France
star star May 2021

Really happy with my experience

Really happy with my experience. Will deffinately reccomend Luna Clinic and the team to everyone.

Recommended For Neck Lift

Neck lift surgery, also known as platysmaplasty surgery, is recommended for patients with one or more of the following: 


  • Excess loose skin or fatty tissue in the neck area 
    Submental fat also is known as a double chin 
    The droopy neck also is known as turkey wattle neck

Not Recommended For Neck Lift

Platysmaplasty surgery is typically not recommended for morbidly obese patients or patients suffering from severe health conditions such as heart disease, lung disease or cancer. Other restrictions may also apply to patients suffering from any underlying health conditions; therefore, the final decision will be given by the doctors themselves.

Discharge From Hospital

Patient may spend one night in hospital

Duration Of Operation

2 - 3 hours

Overview

Neck lift surgery, also known as platysmaplasty surgery, is a type of plastic surgery performed widely all around the world in order to improve the pleasant appearance of the neck region. 

Sometimes platysmaplasty surgery or neck lift surgery is used to remove excess tissue as well as tightening the skin and underlying muscle tissue in the region. Although non-surgical techniques are often used with products such as laser, tape, cream or botulinum toxin, the surgery offers a more permanent and long-lasting solution. Ultherapy, which is one of the non-surgical lifting procedures, is safe enough to be applied to almost any area of the face and neck. Surgeons may maximize the overall amount of skin firming patients receive and create more lifting by combining this procedure with a thread lift. Scarscould also be minimized in this way. 


Many people feel self-conscious about the appearance of their neck because it is obvious. Sagging excess skin and tissue around their necks can make them feel unattractive or undesirable.

What Can Lead To An Unattractive Neck? 

Being overweight, even by a few pounds, can lead to an unattractive neck. The neck area can be too fleshy or obtuse. On the other hand, losing excess weight can also cause excess sagging skin in the neck area. Some patients have a genetic predisposition for fatty tissue growth and accumulated in the jaw area. Aging is another factor that can lead to an unattractive neck, as the skin loses its elasticity, and it begins to sag in time.  


When platysmaplasty surgery or neck lift surgery is combined with the following procedures, more successful results can be achieved:

 

● Facelift - also known as rhytidectomy, can eliminate the appearance of aging and wrinkles in the face area

● Chin augmentation - weak jaw patients can have more aesthetic jaws with this procedure

● Brow lift - this procedure is performed to elevate the eyebrows in order to make the forehead skin appear smoother and younger

Preparation

Platysmaplasty surgery patients need to have realistic expectations from the procedure– this is the first preparation step for neck lift surgery. As with any surgery, patients need to stop smoking at least a month before and after the procedure. Herbal teas, herbal supplements, vitamins, anti-inflammatory drugs, and aspirin are forbidden at least 2 weeks before and after the procedure is performed.ed.

How It Is Performed

Platysmaplasty surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia, making it practically painless. The procedure itself lasts around 2-3 hours. The surgeon will begin the operation by creating incisions under the ear and under the jaw. Subsequently, a portion of excess skin is removed. At this point, fat tissue and muscle tissue can also be removed. In order to achieve a better result, different neck lifting techniques can be applied to meet the needs of the patient. When the desired result is achieved, the surgeon closes the incision and the neck lift recovery time can begin.

Recovery

The average neck lift recovery period lasts around 2 weeks. During this time, patients are required to wear a special compression garment that facilitates the healing process and limits any potential scarring from the neck lift surgery. Patients usually return to work and their daily routines after approximately 2 weeks of platysmaplasty, but sporting activities should be avoided for at least 3 weeks. It is forbidden to smoke and drinks excess alcohol during the neck lift recovery period as the risk of postoperative complications may increase.

Risks

Neck lift surgery complications can include the following: 
 


  • Allergic reactions to anesthesia 
    Infection in the neck area 
    Hematomas 
    Nerve injury in the neck area 
    Scarring 
    Neck lift surgery revision

Side Effects

Neck lift surgery side effects can include bruising, swelling, burning and tingling sensations. Patients will feel a tightness sensation in the neck area for a few days after the surgery. Numbness, pain or poor wound healing are other neck lift surgery side effects. In around a week or two these post-op effects will pass, if it will not, patients should inform their surgeons. 

Success Rates

Neck lift surgery reviews set the average platysmaplasty surgery success rate at around 94%.

Before And After

Patients will be able to notice their neck lift surgery results in around a week. The effects of platysmaplasty surgery last between 5 and 10 years, but patients should pay attention to some precautions in their lifestyle to maintain their results.

Faq

Can Platysmaplasty Surgery Be Combined with Other Procedures? 
Yes, popular choices include facelift surgery, brow lift, and cheek lift surgery. Patients may choose some destinations abroad, such as Istanbul, Glasgow or Prague, to have their neck lift surgery in an experienced and cost-effective clinic. 


Are There Any Alternatives to Platysmaplasty Surgery? 
Neck liposuction is an alternative. This procedure can be performed in younger people with less skin in the neck area.


Is Platysmaplasty Surgery Painful?
No, the patient doesn’t feel anything during the procedure.

Back To Work

2 weeks

Back To Sports

3 weeks

Extra Content

This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in June, 2019.