1. WHAT IS DEEP NECK LIFT?

This procedure is ideal for those who have and good skin elasticity. It is not a great procedure for patients with significant lower face aging or jowling as it does not address this. These patients are better suited for face-lift procedures.

 In this procedure a small incision is made under the chin. Planes are elevated above and below the platysma muscle and fat removed from both layers. This muscle is then tightened in the mid-line like a corset, to provide a more refined Neck line. This procedure is often well paired with Radio-frequency skin tightening, buccal fat extraction and facial fat grafting for improved results.

after a deep neck lift procedure
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2. ABOUT DR. ESMAIL

Dr. Ali Esmail is Winnipeg’s first and only fellowship trained Facial Plastic Surgeon. Unlike a ‘general plastic surgeon’, Dr. Esmail has 6 years of specialized training that focused on procedures from the neck up. Facial plastic surgery requires extreme attention to detail, an eye for symmetry and a drive for perfection.

When it comes to someone’s face there is no room for error, and at Visage, this is the very work ethic that drives our entire team. It is those attributes that originally attracted Dr. Esmail to the field of facial plastic surgery. His obsessive attention to detail and keen eye for aesthetic symmetry is what makes him one of the most exciting and top young surgeons in the field.

2. ABOUT DR. ESMAIL

Dr. Ali Esmail is Winnipeg’s first and only fellowship trained Facial Plastic Surgeon. Unlike a ‘general plastic surgeon’, Dr. Esmail has 6 years of specialized training that focused on procedures from the neck up. Facial plastic surgery requires extreme attention to detail, an eye for symmetry and a drive for perfection.

When it comes to someone’s face there is no room for error, and at Visage, this is the very work ethic that drives our entire team. It is those attributes that originally attracted Dr. Esmail to the field of facial plastic surgery. His obsessive attention to detail and keen eye for aesthetic symmetry is what makes him one of the most exciting and top young surgeons in the field.

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3. TIMELINE

Day OF Surgery

Depending on the procedures you had you will have some swelling and bruising. A Neck lift is not particularly painful procedure. In fact most patients comment on how they had little to no pain in the postoperative period. You will be sent home with a facial compression dressing (like a pantyhose for the face, and medication. There are no Band-Aids for drains required for this surgery. The next week is for resting recovery.

Day 5-7

Non-dissolvable sutures are removed during this time frame. This can be a bit uncomfortable. We offer the use of laughing gas decrease the discomfort. It is often advisable to take the provided pain killer and 1 mg lorazepam 30 minutes prior to your appointment and have somebody who will be driving you home.

6 MONTHS

Typically take 6 months for final results after a deep neck lift.

The Consult

During the initial consult Dr. Esmail will take a complete medical history as well as discussed with you your goals for facial rejuvenation. We recommend you come to the consult with pictures of what you looked like 10 years ago. This is helpful for Dr. Esmail to determine your natural aging anatomy. Using state of the art skin analysis and 3D photography along with consultation with you Dr. Esmail will create a plan for your neck lift.

DAY 1

On the morning after your surgery you will visit Dr. Esmail at the office where he will remove your compression garment and check all of your incisions. It is a quick 5 minute visit.

1-3 MONTH

It can take anywhere from 1-3 months for incision lines to start to fade and for irregularities to smooth out. There will often be lumps and bumps in the neck where we have created support and there is irregular swelling. These will resolve with time.

3. TIMELINE

The Consult

During the initial consult Dr. Esmail will take a complete medical history as well as discussed with you your goals for facial rejuvenation. We recommend you come to the consult with pictures of what you looked like 10 years ago. This is helpful for Dr. Esmail to determine your natural aging anatomy. Using state of the art skin analysis and 3D photography along with consultation with you Dr. Esmail will create a plan for your neck lift.

Day OF Surgery

Depending on the procedures you had you will have some swelling and bruising. A Neck lift is not particularly painful procedure. In fact most patients comment on how they had little to no pain in the postoperative period. You will be sent home with a facial compression dressing (like a pantyhose for the face, and medication. There are no Band-Aids for drains required for this surgery. The next week is for resting recovery.

DAY 1

On the morning after your surgery you will visit Dr. Esmail at the office where he will remove your compression garment and check all of your incisions. It is a quick 5 minute visit.

Day 5-7

Non-dissolvable sutures are removed during this time frame. This can be a bit uncomfortable. We offer the use of laughing gas decrease the discomfort. It is often advisable to take the provided pain killer and 1 mg lorazepam 30 minutes prior to your appointment and have somebody who will be driving you home.

1-3 MONTH

It can take anywhere from 1-3 months for incision lines to start to fade and for irregularities to smooth out. There will often be lumps and bumps in the neck where we have created support and there is irregular swelling. These will resolve with time.

6 MONTHS

Typically take 6 months for final results after a deep neck lift.

after a deep neck lift procedure

4. BENEFITS

Removal of submental fullness, improved necklines and jaw line.

5. AM I A CANDIDATE?

This surgery is very dependent on your specific anatomy. The only way to tell if you are candidate is to book a consult with Dr. Esmail.

6. SO WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?

A neck lift, or lower Rhytidectomy is a surgical procedure that improves the visible signs of aging in the jawline and neck.  

7. RISKS

As within the procedure there is a risk of bleeding infection as well as excessive scarring. With face lifting procedures there is a 1% chance of temporary nerve injury to the facial nerve that moves the muscles of expression. Is almost all was temporary. But can last up to 6 months

8. RECOVERY

Most patients can return to their normal activities, particularly regular exercise at 3-4 weeks following surgery. Neck lift recovery will take at least 8 weeks for full recovery.

9. WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR DEEP NECK LIFT SURGERY?

Your final result should not only provide you with a more youthful and rested appearance, but also help you feel more confident about yourself. With the removal of excess skin and fat around your jawline, this procedure creates a more defined looking neck.

10. CHOOSING A SURGEON FOR NECK LIFT PROCEDURE

Dr. Esmail is considered one of the top facial plastic surgeons in Canada. When choosing which surgeon will perform your deep neck lift procedure, make sure you do your research and ask to see images of their past results.

11. COST OF NECK LIFT IN WINNIPEG.

$5000-7000 +GST