1. WHAT IS NECK LIFT?

Do you look in the mirror and When you have an excess of skin in the neck region the only way to correct this is to remove the excess skin through a procedure called a direct neck lift. A ‘Z’ shaped incision is made directly down the mid-line of the neck, excess fat and skin are removed and the underlying muscle laxity is corrected. The incision heals very well and often becomes almost invisible. This procedure has a very high satisfaction rate and drastic improvements in the right patient. Come see us to see if you are a good candidate for this 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 procedure you've had, you will have some swelling and bruising. A Neck lift is not a 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 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 to 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 with you to drive you home.

6 MONTHS

Typically, it takes 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 discuss 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 a 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 Months

It can take anywhere from 1-3 months for incision lines to start fading and for irregularities to smooth out. There will often be lumps and bumps in the neck where we have created support and there may be 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 discuss 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 Months

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.

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4. BENEFITS OF A NECK LIFT

Removal of excess neck skin  “turkey neck “.

5. AM I A CANDIDATE?

This procedure is more common with male patients having excess neck skin and fat.

There is an incision line the middle of the neck so any patient must be willing to take this trade off. Often males with facial hair can hide this well.

6. RISKS

As with any 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 always temporary, but can last up to 6 months.

7. RECOVERY

1 week: sutures are removed; most of the bruising has resolved by 10 days. The majority of the swelling will be gone by 2 weeks. You're allowed to shower 48 hours after surgery; you're restricted from significant exercise for 14 days.

Three months: The incisions almost totally healed and are reduced to a fine line. The end result can take up to 6 months, but at 3 months you're nearly 95% there.

8. WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR 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.

9. CHOOSING A SURGEON FOR YOUR NECK LIFT PROCEDURE

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

10. COST OF NECK LIFT PROCEDURE IN WINNIPEG

COST: $4500 +gst