Whether due to recent weight loss or as a natural consequence of aging, lumpy spots and unsightly creases in your neck can happen to anyone.
When you are ready to explore your options for neck contouring Sydney plastic surgeon Dr Joseph Rizk can be your first choice for help getting the neck appearance you want. He has extensive experience in body contouring and has the expertise to make things right for you.
The goal of every neck contouring procedure Dr Rizk performs is to get rid of lumps and lines and leave your neck looking natural and healthy.
This is done by applying one or more processes to smooth out contours and leave the neck with a younger look. Depending on the results you’re after, liposuction and/or fat-dissolving techniques may be used.
At our award-winning plastic surgery clinic in Sydney neck contouring procedures are highly customised to your specific needs. During your consultation, make sure to discuss all of your hopes with Dr Rizk, and he’ll work with you to determine the treatment that will work best for you.
Neck contouring can address several issues in the appearance of your neck. As we age, our skin can lose elasticity, and fat deposits can build up anywhere. These factors often lead to unsightly, uneven contours in our neck, a condition commonly referred to as “turkey neck.” Contouring will correct these imbalances in appearance by:
If you’re unhappy with the way your neck looks and are ready to find solutions, Dr Rizk is ready to help.
Candidates for neck contouring often have several things in common. First, they are in good overall health and don’t have any serious medical conditions like cancer, heart disease, or an active infection.
These kinds of issues can raise the risk of complications during the surgery and impair the healing process. Further, ideal candidates are non-smokers and are at or near their ideal weight. A commitment to maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine is important as they contribute greatly to the procedure’s long-term success. Finally, they understand the surgery well and have realistic expectations for their results.
As for all of his procedures, Dr Rizk recommends that you follow the National Law and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) guidelines and get a second opinion from another reputable healthcare provider. A second opinion is always advised before getting any cosmetic procedure done because any surgical or invasive procedure has risks.
The exact procedure Dr Rizk will use for you will depend entirely on the results you’re after. You and Dr Rizk will talk through all of your options and craft a customised surgical plan appropriate for your specific situation. Neck contouring procedures usually involve one or more of the following processes:
Small incisions are made, and excess fat is removed using a small tube and suction machine
Excess, loose, or sagging skin is surgically cut away and the remaining tissue is sewn together
A mix of chemicals and compounds are injected into deposits under the skin to break down the fat and promote reabsorption by the body
In most cases, neck contouring surgeries are done as an outpatient procedure, so you will be able to return home on the same day as your operation. Only a topical or regional anesthetic is usually needed, but this will be determined by the scope of your procedure.
Recovery from most neck contouring procedures takes several weeks. In the first few days, you can expect swelling and bruising around your neck, especially if any excess skin was removed. Dr Rizk will give you a prescription for pain medication and/or antibiotics if needed. He’ll also give you detailed instructions to properly care for your incision sites and stitches. Make sure to follow these guidelines closely to allow for a quick recovery and to achieve your ideal results.
It will be important not to strain your neck during your recovery, so you should avoid quick movements of your head, including side-to-side and up-and-down. Dr Rizk may recommend you use a neck brace or another device to inhibit movement and allow your body to heal.
After the swelling and bruising have resolved themselves, you will be able to easily see your smoother, younger-looking neck. You should notice a significant decrease in rolls and creases.
The keys to making sure your results last for the long term begin with you. Being diligent to care for your skin and protect it from sun exposure will help preserve its elasticity and resilience. Also, keeping up with a healthy, balanced diet and regular exercise will minimize the amount of new fat that accumulates and keep your neck looking healthy and young for years to come.
Consult Dr Joseph Rizk about Neck Contouring procedures in Sydney
Schedule a consultation appointment with Dr Rizk’s office in Sydney today to learn more about neck contouring from an award-winning Sydney plastic surgeon. Simply complete the consultation request form on this page, or call us on 1300 707 007, Monday – Friday, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm. We are ready to help you!
*Dr Rizk advocates the National Law and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) guidelines that any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.Meet Dr Rizk
Dr Joseph Rizk became Australasia’s plastic surgeon of the year by making sure that each patient is heard, respected, and treated well. His patient-first approach provides you with the accurate medical information you need to make informed decisions about your course of treatment. At the same time, he offers his decades of knowledge and experience to help you along your path.