Neck Lift Surgeon in Vancouver
Some individuals experience stubborn and persistent fat deposits under the chin and along the jawline that can be unrelated to bodyweight and instead be the result of an unfortunate genetic tendency to store fat in this area. In these circumstances, liposuction (performed via concealed 3 mm incisions) can be an excellent way to target the fatty tissue resulting in a slimmer, more svelte neckline and contour.
With more advanced changes in the neck, there can be an excess of skin, fat as well muscular bands (platysmal bands). In this case a more comprehensive surgical procedure is indicated. A ‘neck-lift’ targets excess skin and fat as well as muscular bands via an incision located and hidden around the ear and hairline. Neck-lifts result in a much improved and more youthful neckline. Commonly, neck-lifts are performed in conjunction with a facelift that additionally targets the jowls, mouth-corners, naso-labial folds and cheeks for a comprehensive and synchronous ‘rewinding of the clock’ by 10-20 years!
Dr. Tregaskiss will discuss with you the options that are best suited for your specific needs and requirements.
Neck Lift Quick Facts
|Cost||- Liposuction prices starting from $6,000
- Neck-lifts starting from $15,000
- Comprehensive face & neck-lifts starting from $20,000+
|Recovery||- Typically go home with 2 drains tummy-tuck after surgery for 5-7 days
- 2-3 weeks off work, 1 week of very limited activity, 2-4 weeks light activity only
- After 4 weeks activities can be increased
- Resume full activities after 6 weeks
Neck Lift FAQs
The best candidates for liposuction are individuals who have a normal weight or are modestly overweight, and who have pockets of fat that are resistant to the usual weight-loss techniques such as following a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Many areas can be treated, such as upper and lower abdomen, hips, thighs, bra-line, back, arms and underneath the chin.
Bruising, swelling, paraesthesia (altered skin feeling/sensation, takes 3-6 months to settle), lumpiness/contour irregularity (minimized significantly by wearing the compression garment 24/7 for 6 weeks), infection (less than 1%) and rarely seroma (fluid collection under the skin).
Most patients will experience some pain after their procedure, more so in the first few days after your surgery. The severity of pain experienced varies between individuals based on their tolerance for pain and the surgical technique used. Dr. Tregaskiss will provide you with a prescription for pain relief medication which can be tailored to each individual. Prior to and during surgery you will receive both a combination of analgesics (painkillers) and local anesthetics to minimize post-surgery pain. The post-surgery pain can be well controlled with tablet analgesics that will be prescribed before discharge from the surgery centre . Some pain medications can cause constipation so remember to stay well-hydrated and consider a stool softener to help.
Nausea and sickness:
Some people find that the anesthetic medication used during surgery can cause them to feel nauseous. You can try taking ginger drinks or Gravol tablets from the pharmacy, but if it persists a prescription for stronger anti-sickness medication can be provided. Even if you are feeling sick it is important to keep taking fluids to prevent dehydration and constipation.
Recovery will vary widely depending on the areas and extent of liposuction performed and can be anything from a couple of days to a couple of weeks.
Showering and bathing:
Showering can commence the day after surgery as your dressings are showerproof.Do not shower in very hot water, rather use a more moderate water temperature. At the end of the second week it is usually OK to start taking baths, if Dr. Tregaskiss is happy with your healing.
Very light regular daily activities are allowed by day 2 after surgery, but these may be sore initially. Depending on the recovery and the first post-operative visit, you can increase your activity level after the first week, but this will depend of the area and extent of liposuction and you will be advised on specific instructions by Dr. Tregaskiss.
You must not drive for 48 hours after a general anesthetic. Driving can typically begin again 3-7 days post-surgery.
Return to work depends very much on the individual and the type of work activity you perform. Most individuals can return to work in some capacity 1-2 weeks post-surgery (typically 1 weeks).
Follow-up is tailored to the individual case but typically occurs, 1-2 weeks post-surgery, 4-6 weeks, and 3-6 months post-surgery.
You will have 2-4 very small (5-7mm) incisions in different areas for the liposuction. Dr. Tregaskiss will make every effort to hide these in inconspicuous areas.
Liposuction cannot tighten skin that is loose or baggy, it cannot remove stretch marks or eliminate cellulite. It also is not a substitute for health diet and exercise.
Areas that have had liposuction can with weight gain increase in size again, although typically not as readily as they did prior to the liposuction. The bottom line however, is that long-term aesthetic outcome is at risk if you gain significant weight after liposuction.
If it is likely that you will have loose skin after liposuction then Dr. Tregaskiss will be able to assess this during your initial consultation and may recommend an incision to remove extra skin at the same time.
You will be provided with a compression garment after your surgery that you must wear for 6 weeks. It is essential that you wear this at all times for 6 weeks post-operatively for the optimal cosmetic outcome.
About Dr. Ashley TregaskissMB, BS, MSc, FRCS (Plast), FRCSC
Dr. Ashley Tregaskiss is a plastic surgeon based in Vancouver and Langley, British Columbia who has practiced medicine in the UK, Australia and Canada for over 15 years. He works in both the private sector with a focus on breast, body and facial aesthetic surgeries as well as in the public sector. His public/MSP work is varied, with a focus on cancer reconstruction and trauma. He has completed fellowship training in aesthetic surgery, breast reconstruction, craniofacial trauma and head & neck reconstruction.
Dr. Tregaskiss and his team strive to create a welcoming, professional and courteous environment for all patients and to achieve surgical excellence and beautiful cosmetic outcomes.
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Dr. Tregaskiss takes the time to listen to your goals and concerns, answer all your questions, make recommendations and discuss your surgical options in detail so you feel comfortable before deciding to proceed with surgery.
We understand that choosing to get surgery can cause anxiety in some people. Therefore our caring and licensed staff is there to support you and make you feel comfortable every step of the way from consultation to recovery to follow-ups. Our team ensures patient safety and strives for quick recovery time. Dr. Tregaskiss uses innovative techniques and customized approach for each patient to achieve natural looking and incredible plastic surgery outcomes.
Liposuction prices starting from $6,000. Neck-lifts starting from $15,000. Comprehensive face & neck-lifts starting from $20,000+.
Fees can vary depending on your requirements. Contact us to know the exact fees for your procedure.
Financing AvailableThird-party financing options available. We are pleased to have partnered with Medicard who can provide patient financing for medical procedures. We will provide any assistance with this process that we can.
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