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Neck Lift is one of the most performed plastic surgical techniques in Turkey and as well as in the World.

Neck Lift can improve nasal breathing which is called a functional treatment and also can provide cosmetic benefits which is also called aesthetic treatment. Opr. Dr. Hasan Duygulu aims to provide their patients happiness and satisfaction with a team that is diligent to serve at the highest level at his private clinic.

Dr. Hasan Duygulu has successfully operated more than 2.600 Neck Lift surgeries for the last 12 years.

What is Neck Lift Surgery?

Neck lift surgery; is an operation performed to treat wrinkles and sagging on the neck and lower face. It can be done under general or local anesthesia. The basis of the operation is based on the stretching of the skin and subcutaneous muscle tissue. During the surgery, liposuction or procedures to remove sub-muscle fat tissue can be performed on this area.

Wrinkles and sagging on the face, which are seen in people with the advancement of age, also occur in the neck region. Face and neck problems can also occur at a young age. The reason for this is due to genetic factors and rapid weight gain and loss.

Neck lift surgery is applied to the patient due to reasons such as looseness of the skin in the neck area, sagging in the muscle structure due to gravity, jowl especially seen in women, and excess fat tissue in the neck area.


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Before & After

In order to have information about rhinoplasty, the photos in the Before and After Nose Aesthetics section can help you and you can see the results of others, and you can get detailed information by meeting with Dr Hasan Duygulu.

    Who is a Candidate
    or Neck Lift Surgery?

    The criteria for the appropriate patient profile for neck lift surgery can be listed as follows;

    • Patients with sagging in the neck area due to genetic reasons,
    • Those who experience skin deterioration due to environmental conditions, smoking, weight gain, age, and stress,
    • In case of sagging of soft tissues under the skin,
    • In cases where there is loss of elasticity and volume in the skin tissue,
    • Neck lift surgery is performed in cases such as wrinkles in the neck area.

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    Preparation Before Neck Lift Surgery

    The points to be considered before neck lift surgery can be listed as follows;

    • It is necessary to stop taking blood thinners.
    • If such drugs are taken before the operation, it is necessary to inform the doctor.
    • Not only blood thinners but also cold medicines should not be used.
    • Painkillers can be taken as needed.
    • It is necessary to stop the consumption of tobacco and alcohol products.
    • Eating and drinking should be stopped after midnight.
    • Even if the operation time is late in the day, it is necessary not to eat or drink anything after 06:00 in the morning.
    • If there are medications such as blood pressure and diabetes medication that must be used continuously, these medications can be taken with a small amount of water well before the operation. The doctor who will perform the surgery on time can be consulted

    How is Neck Lift Surgery Performed?

    How is Neck Lift Surgery Performed?

    • Neck lift surgeries are performed by following the steps below;
    • Neck lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia.
    • It is carried out on average between 2 hours and 3 hours.
    • In neck lift surgery, incisions starting from the front of the ear are opened, these incisions are extended from under the earlobe to the back of the ear. An incision is made from the hairy area to the bottom of the chin.
      • Loose skin and muscle tissue in muscle tissue in the neck area are removed. This area is made tenser.
      • The skin is made tauter and the neck is reshaped.
      • Pipes called “tiny drains” are inserted to prevent blood accumulation after the surgery.

      Postoperative Period

      The following situations occur after neck lift surgery;

      • After 4 hours to 6 hours after the operation, the patient can eat something and walk.
      • The drains placed during the surgery are usually removed after 1 day to 2 days.
      • The bandages made after the surgery stay for an estimated one week.
      • Mild pain that can be managed with painkillers after surgery is considered normal.
      • Swelling and bruises continue for 1 week, gradually decreasing and disappearing.
      • Post-operative scars are hidden in front and behind the ear, so it does not cause aesthetic problems.
      • After 6 months to 1 year, these scars become invisible at all.

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        Is There Any Scar After Neck Lift Surgery?

        Neck lift surgery is an operation performed for sagging in the jowl region, under the chin. The incision starts from under the earlobe, turns behind the ear and then enters the scalp behind the ear. The whole incision is hidden behind the ear and in the scalp. Stitches can be removed seventh- ten days after the surgery. There are various techniques for this surgery. Platysma plication, limbrication, skin stretching or deep plane technique are the most commonly used techniques. In addition to these procedures, operations such as fat removal with a second incision under the chin, liposuction, muscle modification to correct neck bands, salivary gland removal may be required. When these are necessary, a second three-four cm long incision is needed under the chin, but since the incision here is matched to the chin wrinkles, it usually becomes undetectable after the surgery.

        How soon will I recover and return to my normal life?

        Neck lift surgery is an operation that takes about two-three hours. After the operation, swelling and bruises occur on the neck and under the chin, but after the third day, these begin to decrease rapidly. After the operation, a drain is placed on the patient and dressing is done. The reason for placing a drain is that blood does not accumulate in the surgical field and accelerates healing. On the second day, the drains are removed and the patient is usually discharged on the second day of the surgery. If the face and eyes are also involved, it is better for patients to bring a pair of sunglasses when they are discharged. You can take a bath three-four days after the operation. Numbness that occurs after surgery and lasts for several months is usually normal. On the seventh-tenth day, swelling and bruising is minimal. On the tenth day, the metal sutures behind the ear are removed the next day and the patient can return to work. For the first two weeks, the patient is not recommended to do things that require constant movement, such as heavy exercise, sexual activity, housework. It is said to stay away from sauna , steam and alcohol for the first three months. Smoking is very important. It is requested not to smoke a week before and three weeks after the surgery. The most common cause of skin necrosis problems that may occur after surgery is smoking. It is recommended to the patients to use sunscreen cream for six months after surgery.

        Does it require a hospital stay?

        There is no need for hospitalization for simple neck lift procedures, which are usually performed under local anesthesia, and the patient can return home on the same day. However, in procedures such as open neck tear removal and deep plan neck stretching under general anesthesia in the hospital, a drain is usually placed in the neck, followed by hospitalization for 1 day, and the drains are removed and discharged the next day.

        Who Is Neck Lift Surgery Performed? Is There an Age Limit for the Procedure?

        Neck lift surgery is performed on patients who have lost their jaw line, sagging chin and neck skin, neck bands, severe lubrication on the neck or skin sagging due to excessive weight loss. Over time, due to the decrease in the collagen structure of our skin, decrease in bone mass due to atrophy, decrease in the amount of intercellular fluid, due to the long-term effects of smoking and sun over our skin ; there bocomes sagging of the skin and subcutaneous structures in our neck area. It may become evident in our neck region as a reason of the hypertorsion of the salivary gland and the loosening of the structures holding our salivary gland. In addition, the submuscular fat pad in our midline of the neck may gain volume, bands and wrinkled lines may occur on our neck in advanced ages. We recommend neck lift surgery to treat such conditions. There is no age limit. It can be done at any age, but this patient group is usually not young. Because at young ages, the jawline is prominent and the jaw-neck angle is sharp. In the middle age group, the problems are still mild and these problems can be eliminated by methods such as liposuction and lipolysis. However, there may be sagging of the skin in the middle age group due to losing excess weight in a short time, and in such cases, the need for neck lift surgery may arise. Therefore, the procedure is generally performed on the elderly patient group, and there is no upper age limit.

        How Long Does The Neck Lift Surgery Takes And With Which Anesthesia Type Is Made?

        Neck lift is a jaw aesthetic surgery. The aim is to make the jawline clearer and a sharper jaw-neck angle. For this purpose, many procedures are performed on patients today. Apart from neck lift, applications such as jowl liposuction, jawline filler applications, jaw prosthesis are also performed or these applications can be combined with neck lift surgery. If the patient has decided for neck lift surgery, what will be done in this surgery, which technique will be used; It directly affects the result of the operation, the recovery process, the duration of the operation and the type of anesthesia to be applied in the patient. A simple skin removal and platysma application procedure can be performed under local anesthesia and the procedure usually takes an hour on both sides. However , if deep plan neck lift , fat removal with an incision under the chin or platysmoplasty ( tightening the muscle tissue under the skin with an incision under the chin , tightening the muscle tissue under the skin ) and salivary gland removal will be applied , these procedures are performed under general anesthesia and the operation takes approximately three hours . In other words, the need of the patient in neck augmentation surgeries , the treatment that should be applied to the patient is the first factor in determining this type of anesthesia and the duration of the operation.

        Is the Result of Neck Lift Surgery Permanent?

        Neck lift surgery is a permanent procedure. During the surgery, the sagging tissues are fixed to the hard area behind the ear. However, the surgical technique is important here. For example, procedures such as skin stretching and appplication do not give long-term results in severe sagging problems. In a few years, sagging will occur again. The deep-plan neck stretching method is the method with the highest permanence today. However, no treatment method has yet been found to stop the aging process. Therefore, after these surgeries, age goes backwards, but aging continues from where it went. Over time, our skin elasticity decreases, the skin stretches, and as it stretches, new sagging develops in the skin and the tissues under it. It is impossible for us to stop this process.

        Is Neck Lift Surgery a Painful Procedure?

        When neck lift is performed under local anesthesia, patients do not feel any pain due to the effect of local anesthetic. After the procedure, painkillers are given during discharge home. In operations performed under general anesthesia, the patient does not feel anything during the operation. After the operation, intravenous painkillers are given during hospitalization and the patient spends the first day comfortably. On the 2nd day , the pain decreases , and the patient is discharged with oral painkillers while being discharged home.

        What are the Methods Used in Neck Lift?

        When planning a neck lift for a patient, the patient is evaluated with his/her whole face. Generally, this surgery is combined with a facelift. Patients with jaw retardation have sagging in their necks at an earlier age, and a jaw prosthesis can be recommended for these patients. There are different methods used in neck lift surgery. The simplest of these is skin stretching. It is made by separating the skin from the underlying muscle tissue and removing the excess part, it is not used much today. Another method is muscle plication. In this technique the skin is separated first, and then the muscle tissue is tightened by suturing the muscle tissue in several places.İt creats tension in the muscle . Then the excess skin tissue is removed and closed. It is a safer operation in terms of risk, facial nerves are almost not encountered. In the deep plan facelift technique, the muscle tissue under the skin is incised and this muscle tissue is stretched with stitches after it is separated from the tissue under it. It is a bit more risky than plication because the facial nerves pass under this muscle tissue, but it is a more effective and long-acting method in terms of effect. When done with care, the possibility of complications is not very high. This method is generally preferred for elderly patients and patients with advanced sagging. Fat removal with an incision under the chin is performed together with neck lift for patients with excess fatty tissue under platismal muscle. With this under-chin incision, it can be created a tight muscle tissue that makes a corset effect on the neck by connecting the both platisma muscle edges via suturing them together under the skin in elderly patients with neck bands.

        Which Operations Can Be Combined with Neck Lift Surgery?

        Neck lift surgery can be combined with all operations on the face. However, it is most often combined with mid-face lift and chin prosthesis and jowl liposuction surgery. Since the patient group who usually have this surgery is advanced in age, it can be combined with operations performed on elderly patients, such as eyelid aesthetic surgery, face lift, eyebrow lifting surgeries.