Neck lift Sunshine Coast

With age, the skin on the neck can become saggy and create the appearance of what is often referred to as jowls or a turkey neck. Fat pads may have moved down towards the neck, which are hard to target with just diet and exercise efforts alone. Plastic surgeon Dr Grant Fraser-Kirk can perform a neck lift procedure to tighten excess skin and remove fat deposits on the neck, creating a youthful, defined and toned appearance.

Neck lift model 02, Dr Grant Fraser-Kirk Sunshine Coast

How is the neck lift procedure performed?

Patients can be under general anaesthesia, depending on their personal preference and the details of the procedure. The procedure is performed with a highly personalised approach, so each patient’s procedure will have different specific steps.

The neck lift procedure generally involves removing excess skin and fat deposits, before tightening and repositioning the underlying muscles. Your surgeon will place an incision around the ears to access the skin on the neck.

Patients may decide to undergo a facelift in conjunction with a neck lift to achieve facial harmony and an overall youthful appearance, targeting loose skin on the facial areas. You can discuss your needs and goals for surgery during your consultation to decide upon the best treatment plan for you.

What can a neck lift achieve?

By sculpting and defining the neck area, removing excess skin and fat, a neck lift can:

  • Achieve a youthful looking, toned and defined neck
  • Create neck symmetry
  • Achieve facial harmony
  • Eliminate discomfort caused by excess skin and fat deposits on the neck
  • Increase self-esteem

How much does a neck lift cost in Sunshine Coast?

The costs of a neck lift procedure will depend on individual factors and will therefore vary from patient to patient. Costs are based on surgeon’s fees, anaesthesia fees, hospital fees, and the complexity of the procedure, as well as the potential need to combine the procedure with a neck lift or another suitable treatment.

To receive an accurate quote, you will need to have a consultation with Dr Fraser-Kirk to discuss your goals for the procedure and assess the current features of your neck. Taking a patient-centred approach, Dr Fraser-Kirk will ensure that you feel involved in the decision-making process, empowering you to feel in control of your surgical journey.

For any further questions on the costs of a neck lift procedure, please contact us.

What can I expect during recovery?

After your neck lift procedure, you may experience swelling, pain, numbness, nausea or general discomfort. These experiences are normal after neck lift surgery and will subside as your body recovers. Dressings will be placed on the operated area for about 24 hours after the procedure. You will be provided with a list of recovery instructions that are directly relevant to your personal needs and details of the procedure, that will be important to follow to ensure a sufficient recovery.

General recovery instructions:

  • Avoid strenuous exercise for one week
  • Try to sleep with your head elevated on an additional pillow for one week to reduce swelling
  • Avoid heavy lifting for at least ten days
  • Do not smoke for at least two weeks
  • Avoid excessive heat exposure for one month
  • Avoid using hair dye, bleach and other strong products in your hair for six weeks
  • Take antibiotics, if prescribed
  • To manage pain or discomfort, gently apply cold compress or take prescribed medication

Throughout your recovery, it will be important to monitor your health and healing, ensuring that you report any concerning signs to your doctor as soon as possible. Taking care of your general health will help to support your recovery process. You should get plenty of rest, follow a healthy diet and stay hydrated during your recovery.

What are the risks and potential side effects associated with a neck lift procedure?

No surgical procedure is without risk. It is important to choose an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr Fraser-Kirk to perform your neck lift procedure, as well as closely follow your preparation and recovery instructions, in order to minimise risks.

The associated risks and complications of a neck lift procedure include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Numbness
  • Bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Nausea
  • Asymmetry
  • Scarring
  • Blood clots at the incision site
  • Nerve damage
  • Deformity of the earlobe
  • Skin necrosis

Since the incisions will be placed around the ear, any scarring that occurs should be concealed. Dr Fraser-Kirk will always try to place incisions in locations that will minimise the risk of visible scarring, to produce the best results possible.

Book a consultation with Dr Grant Fraser-Kirk

Dr Fraser-Kirk will assess your individual needs, consider your treatment goals and determine your suitability for surgery. You will also be provided with the necessary preparation instructions and a costs outline, preparing you for your procedure. Dr Fraser-Kirk draws on his experience and expertise to create optimal results, supporting his patients throughout their surgical journey.