Neck Lift Procedure
Neck Lift in Sydney – Procedure
What happens during a neck lift in Sydney?
When you book your appointment to discuss having a neck lift in Sydney, you will be sent a Patient Information Form. Completing this and returning it prior to your appointment will streamline your appointment.
Consultation appointments prior to your neck lift in Sydney
At your first appointment to discuss having a neck lift in Sydney, you should expect to spend about an hour with Dr Gavin Sandercoe. During this time he will take a thorough history and examination. Your main points of concern, and the quality and thickness of the skin and muscle tissue of the neck, will help plan which is the most appropriate surgical technique for you. Digital photographs are taken to assist with planning and explaining any asymmetries or limitations.
Dr Gavin Sandercoe is a fully qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon with training and experience in many techniques of neck lift. He does not favour one particular technique – instead, he will help you understand which procedure will best suit your neck and your recovery needs, to create a personalised plan for your neck lift in Sydney.
Dr Gavin Sandercoe will discuss what you wish to achieve from your procedure. The risks and expectations of the procedure are then discussed and you are given a take home information package to review before your second consultation.
You are offered a second consultation free of charge to give you the opportunity to ask more questions that may have arisen after reading your information package, and to confirm your aims and choices for your neck lift in Sydney.
The day of your neck lift in Sydney
Dr Gavin Sandercoe only performs neck lifts in Sydney in accredited hospitals and day surgeries, ensuring that your safety is paramount. Prior to your operation, you will have planning marks drawn on you and a digital photograph taken.
You are put to sleep by a specialist anaesthetist (using a general anaesthetic), and pain relief and antibiotics are given through a drip before the operation is started. The antibiotic helps to prevent an infection from developing in the incisions, keeping you healthy and helping to improve your results.
The procedure begins with any required liposuction. The incisions are made and the neck muscles are usually sutured to strong points – each other or tough layers within the neck and scalp. An assessment of the deeper structures is then confirmed, and any extra procedures are performed at this point. Any excess skin is removed, and the incisions are closed and dressings applied. A surgical compression garment will be fitted before you wake up and go to the recovery room.
Most neck lift procedures are performed as an inpatient procedure, so you should expect to stay overnight in hospital. Many patients feel well enough to leave the morning after the operation, but there is no rush to get home if you do not feel up to it. Dr Gavin Sandercoe will monitor you to ensure your safety during and after your neck lift in Sydney.