iGuide Neck Lift is a minimally invasive procedure to treat sagging, loose skin around the neck area
Uses a stitch (suture) that is passed under the skin to tighten the skin of the neck and jowls
Procedure performed under light sedation and local anaesthetic
Tiny punctures and no cutting of the skin
Costs from $7,000
Prices from $7,000
*Results may vary from patient to patient
iGuide Neck Lift costs vary depending on overall situation and expectations.
As a guide:
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.
Unlike the conventional neck lift, the natural anatomic structures of the neck are left intact and are used to lift and accentuate the neck. The iGuide Neck Lift can be used as a stand-alone procedure or as an add-on to other procedures such as the Laser Face Lift and Vaser Neck Liposuction.
Developed by USA board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory Mueller, the iGuide has been FDA cleared for general use since 2007 and has recently been introduced in Australasia. The doctors at Cosmos Clinic received first hand training in the iGuide procedure from Dr. Gregory Mueller in Los Angeles in 2012.
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.
This tightening effect elevates the skin, muscle and soft tissue of the neck as a whole unit, giving beautiful definition to the neck and jawline contours.
Traditionally, neck lifts required cutting of the skin and muscle to create a defined jawline. This meant a large risk of damage to internal structures in the delicate area around the neck as well as visible scaring. The iGuide has neither of these potential complications.
Advantages of the iGuide procedure include:
The iGuide Neck Lift can also be perfromed in conjunction with other procedures such as the Laser Face Lift and Vaser Neck Liposuction.
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.
There is hardly any downtime and patients are back to their normal activities within 2 to 3 days.
An iGuide Neck Lift is suitable for people who have thin or loose skin with pockets of fat and want to redefine their neck and jawline.
If you have little to no loose skin with pockets of fat, the Laser Neck Lift may be more appropriate.
As outcomes can vary, initial consultation with our cosmetic surgeons will determine if this procedure is suited to your needs and expectations.
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.
There are inherent risks and complications as there are with any surgery. You should be aware of the potential risks and discuss any concerns you may have with your doctor before your surgery is performed.
Your initial IGuide Neck Lift consultation and subsequent procedure can be undertaken at one of our cosmetic clinics in Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide or the Gold Coast.
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