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Neck lift

A face lift creates a very significant improvement in looseness of tissues in the neck but there are limitations to what can be achieved, particularly where there are prominent bands of muscle in the front of the neck, known as platysmal bands. To achieve the best correction of these bands it may be necessary to approach the neck through a separate incision just underneath the chin. This allows a more accurate removal of fat from between the skin and muscle and from deep to muscle where it cannot be removed with liposuction. Prominent muscle bands can then be clearly identified, released, or repositioned to improve the contour of the neck.

Procedures on the neck are usually done in combination with at least a lower face lift, but can be done as stand alone procedures.

In men re-contouring the neck through incisions underneath the chin is particularly useful as this avoids the displacement of the hair bearing skin to behind the ear, which is a drawback of the traditional neck lift. If there is a lot of looseness of skin in a man’s neck, this looseness can be removed incorporating a Z into the final closure which is well disguised by hair bearing skin of the beard area.

COVID-19 Update

With the present curtailment of activity in private hospitals we are no longer able to see or treat Private Patients except in emergencies. Unfortunately there is no indication as to when we may be able to resume normal activity. If you have concerns or wish to register for a future appointment please contact one of the following; For Spire Thames Valley, Circle Reading or Chiltern Hospitals: Jackie Pincham 01753665434. For Spire Dunedin in Reading: Natalie Headley 01189521319. For the Berkshire independent Hospital in Reading Ann Randall; 0118 902 8121. We apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to being of assistance in the future. Stay safe and healthy. John Dickinson