iGuide Neck Lift – Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide & Gold Coast
Developed by leading plastic surgeon, Dr Mueller (USA), the iGuide technology can offer fantastic results with a minimally invasive method leading to a very fast recovery.
Tired of that turkey neck, saggy jowl or double chin appearance; yet not keen to go under the knife? Introducing the iGuide; the next big thing in the world of neck lifts; a new minimally invasive day procedure offering enhanced results with short recovery times. Medically known as a “trampoline platysmaplasty”, the iGuide tackles the dreaded excess skin around the neck by using a stitch (suture) that is passed under the skin in a pattern of a shoelace, to tighten the skin of the neck and jowls.
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.
What is involved?
The iGuide Neck Lift is a gentle, minimally invasive neck lift done as a day procedure at Cosmos Clinic. Patients are first given a light sedation and local anaesthetic to make them comfortable and numb any movement. Then, tiny discreet punctures are made along the jawline to allow a suture (thread) to be passed under the skin. This suture is weaved back and forth in a “shoelace” pattern in the neck area and then tightened. 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. There is hardly any downtime and patients are back to their normal activities within 2 to 3 days.
How does the iGuide differ to a traditional neck lift?
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.
What are the benefits?
Advantages of the iGuide procedure include:
- Effective: although not as intrusive as the traditional neck lift, the iGuide procedure provides visible and real results;
- Gentle: the procedure is gentle with only tiny punctures and no cutting of the skin. This results in minimal bruising and scarring;
- Safer: no general anaesthetic is required unlike a traditional neck lift;
- Immediate: results are immediate and patients will notice natural results of a defined neck and jaw line;
- Recovery: downtime is minimal with most patients back to work within 2-4 days; and
- The iGuide Neck Lift can also be done in conjunction with other procedures such as the Laser Face Lift and Vaser Neck Liposuction.
Who is an ideal candidate?
An iGuide Neck Lift is suitable for most healthy people who are concerned with the appearance of their saggy, turkey neck and simply want to redefine their neck and jawline. It addresses the issue of a turkey neck caused by lose and saggy skin. If you suffer from both saggy skin and pockets of fat in the neck, the Laser Neck Lift may be more appropriate, or a combination of the two treatments. As outcomes can vary, initial consultation with our cosmetic surgeons will determine if this procedure is suited to your needs and expectations.
What are the costs involved?
iGuide Neck Lift costs vary depending on overall situation and expectations. The initial consultation is $150-$220 with one of our medical team members however, this is refundable if you proceed with any treatment. As a guide, prices start from $7,000 including all theatre and anaesthetic costs.
iGuide Neck Lift Treatment Locations
The iGuide procedure can be undertaken at our Cosmetic Clinic in Double Bay, Sydney or our Cosmetic Clinic in Deakin, Canberra.