iGuide Neck Lift Information | Sydney, Canberra & Adelaide
What is involved in an iGuide Neck Lift procedure?
The iGuide Neck Lift is a technologically advanced, minimally invasive method to the conventional necklift and is the next big thing for neck lifts. Traditionally neck lifts required a surgeon to cut into muscles and tissue, repositioning them to achieve an aesthetically pleasing neck and jawline contour. At Cosmos Clinic, cutting into these structures is now a thing of the past as only small punctures are made into areas of the jawline and below the chin. This translates into minimal bruising and quicker recovery time for the patient. A numbing solution is infiltrated under the skin through these small punctures to create a surgical field. Excess fat is removed at this point if necessary. A suture (thread) is weaved through this area in a series of passes, to form a “shoelace” like pattern. This weaving is aided by a tiny lit probe which ensure accurate placement throughout the entire procedure. The natural retaining ligaments of the neck are left intact and used to anchor the suture. When the suture is pulled taut, the patient’s own ligaments work with the suture to naturally elevate the skin, muscle and soft tissue of the neck for a defined neck and jawline. The suture knot is tied at the base of the neck under the skin.
What are the possible complications?
As with any procedure there will be minimal bruising and scarring at the puncture sites, which will resolve within one to two weeks. There may be visible tethering of the skin post-operatively for the first month. Patients may have the sensation of tightening while eating but this will improve in the first week following the procedure.
What happens after the procedure?
After the iGuide Neck Lift, patients will be fitted with a compression garment for the neck which is to be worn for 3 days. Patients are advised to use cold compresses over the area for 24 hours and to preferably have a soft diet for the first week. Patients will be reviewed again during the follow-up at one week and six week’s time.