Surgery: Neck Lift (Turkey Neck Surgery, Mentoplasty, Neck Muscle Repair)
A neck lift surgery will remove the excess skin around the neck area.
This procedure is often combined with a mid-face lift to allow for discreet placement of the incisions and provide the best results.
A neck lift doesn’t include microliposuction to remove fatty deposits but it may be recommended to give the best outcome to your surgery. A mentoplasty procedure may be recommended if you have prominent vertical bands on the neck.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How old do I have to be to have this surgery?
You must be at least 20 years of age to have elective surgery in Thailand. Patients under the age of 20 years need to provide a signed Consent Form from their parent/guardian if the surgeon accepts the case.
How soon can I have this surgery?
We can secure priority appointments for our clients subject to the surgeon’s availability. However it is best to request an appointment well in advance so that the surgeon can advise you about the steps to take before coming for surgery.
How long does the operation take and will I be asleep?
This procedure takes 2-3 hours under general anaesthetic.
Where will the incisions be?
The incisions will depend upon the type of neck lift and technique used. Generally, there will be an incision under the chin and possibly in front and behind the ears.
Will there be scaring?
Scaring will be present where the incisions were made. These may fade to fine lines or may remain obvious after healing is completed. How your scars will appear depends on how your body heals.
How long will I be in hospital?
Up to 2 nights dependant upon the surgeons recommendation.
How long do I have to stay in Thailand?
The surgeon usually recommends a stay of at least 12-14 nights in Thailand in total, (based on having surgery the day after you arrive). This is to allow you time to recover and to have a follow up consultation with the surgeon and removal of sutures. The surgeon may change the recommended time overseas based on age, medical conditions or where more than one surgery is being performed.
Why can’t I leave sooner?
For your own safety you should observe the recommendation. Air travel presents risks such as deep vein thrombosis. To leave sooner would present an unnecessary risk. If you cannot stay the recommended time it is best not to have surgery overseas.
Will I have a consultation with the surgeon before surgery?
Yes, the surgeon will examine you and discuss the procedure with you before your surgery. He will answer any questions you may have
What are the risks associated with a neck lift?
There are always risks in having surgery. This applies whether you have surgery overseas or at home. Risks include unfavourable scarring, bleeding or hematoma formation, infection, poor wound healing and tissue necrosis (skin and fat), numbness or other changes in skin sensation, fluid accumulation, pain, which may persist, skin contour irregularities, skin discoloration, sensitivity or swelling, and risks associated with anaesthesia and possibility of revisional surgery. There is the possibility of unsatisfactory results which may include, unsatisfactory surgical scar location and it may be necessary to perform additional surgery to improve your results. Smokers may experience a delay the healing process and are at a higher risk of complications. Please talk to the surgeon about all of the risks before proceeding with surgery.
How should I prepare for surgery?
When we have your case assessed by the surgeon before you travel overseas, you may be given some specific instructions by the plastic surgeon about preparing for surgery. Generally, you will be asked to stop some medications and all vitamin supplements, alcohol and smoking. You must not stop any prescription medications without first consulting your prescribing physician or instruction from the surgeon.
What should I do after surgery?
The surgeon will provide post-operative care instructions after surgery which may include wearing a compression garment. Exercise, strenuous activities and dental treatment after neck lift surgery is not recommended. Stretching the skin can cause scarring.
When can I start exercising?
Usually exercise and normal physical activities can resume in about 6-8 weeks after surgery however please ask your surgeon about this as it can vary from case to case.
How much does this surgery cost?
How can I get a surgeons opinion before travelling overseas?
To get a free surgeons opinion and estimate for this surgery please send your photos and complete the questionnaire by clicking here
Can I see before and after photos?
Due to privacy laws, before and after photos are not available online. The surgeon may provide these to you once you have your case reviewed. To have a free review of your case please send your photos and complete the questionnaire by clicking here
Can I talk to a past patient?
Yes, many of our clients are very happy to talk to others that are planning surgery through Stunning Makeovers. Before we can put you in touch, please send your photos and complete the questionnaire by clicking here.
I had heard of Stunning Makeovers through some type of advertising in the past and was very pleased with your service. Transfers were great and on time, hotel very nice and well located.
I am very pleased with what I had done. I am now 56 and have had people think I am in my early to mid-40s. No one in my family or friends picked up on anything being done. Thank you very much.
The staff at Sea Smile have been great. I have been 3 times so far and despite my morbid fear of dentists have found them to be pretty good. I do need to come back next year so will definitely be booking with you again. May have two or three friends coming along as well.
I will certainly have a much improved smile that’s for sure. It will end up costing me about 11 grand but it would have been 3 or 4 times that much in Australia.
I am very satisfied with Stunning Makeovers services. I was very impressed with the surgeon; he was extremely professional and polished which inspired confidence. My results were better than I had imagined they could be especially the tummy tuck. He provided an extremely high standard of care from pre op to follow up visits.
The nursing and support staff were always courteous, helpful and professional. I was given an excellent level of care and never had to wait when any request was made of them. Pain relief was offered regularly and I never had to ask for it. My comfort was maintained at all times. Vejthani Hospitalprovided excellent service even the van driver! The facilities were modern and clean, up to date equipment, as good if not better than I have experienced in any New Zealand or UK private hospital.
Considering the serious nature of surgery; the facilities and care provided were of an excellent standard. The cost was very reasonable. I was very impressed with the surgeon and the anaesthesiologist and felt confident that I was in competent hands during my lengthy surgery.
I would most definitely return, if I wanted more surgery/dental treatment.
Chatted with an Australian woman who booked the whole thing herself. She had a terrible experience. She was too afraid to go out and do anything. I have told her where to go and how and other things like how to call the translators at the hospital. She said she saw your web site but thought it was only for Kiwis. When I assured her it was for Aussies too she seemed quite upset. Her experience has been so different to mine. How wise I was to book through you!
On another note you don't have to take anything except your passport and money to Vejthani. They provide everything else including a comprehensive complimentary toilet bag filled with everything you could possibly need.
It's amazing how much just one day of recovery makes! My partner has already finished with his consultations so he's been enjoying playing tourist. I get the last of the stitches out this morning then continue recovery.
We wanted to say that there are no words to express how grateful we are to have had Mary (group trip coordinator) beside us on our journey. Having someone take away any added stress for us during an emotional and trying time has been incredibly and sincerely appreciated. Such a genuinely caring person is an asset for Stunning Makeovers. Thank You Paul
After doing extensive research on organisations which offered medical travel, I came across the TV interview of Paul on The Beat Goes On.
The fact alone that Paul was on national TV promoting Stunning Makeovers portrayed credibility in my opinion.
After reading the testimonies of others who had engaged Stunning Makeovers services I was satisfied that the company was held in high regard with a good reputation. From the beginning communication was quick and informative.
I liked that Stunning Makeovers was very thorough with expectations and requirements to mitigate or anticipate any potential health risks (e.g. requiring a medication certificate from own GP, plus the need to complete a comprehensive application form).
What satisfied me most is that Paul contacted me and contact continued via email post op.
Also, and especially, that a coordinator (Mary) was appointed to take care of the group while in Bangkok. I hate to imagine what my experience would have been like had Mary not been on-hand to take care of my well-being by following up any queries, questions or concerns I had of the surgeon or hospital. She also gave very useful local information about what to and what not to do in Bangkok.
I cannot speak highly enough of the nursing and support staff. They were caring, efficient, professional, compassionate and had a good command of English.
The international staff were also very helpful and reassuring, especially JR and Cindy. It was very pleased that Marcia of the international department was present in the room at both of my follow up appointments.
Service was very good, and very comprehensive (tests etc pre op). The meals were a little heavy which I found mostly difficult to eat due to not being able to chew very well (swelling and pain post facelift). The food did look tasty and well presented from what I saw. Felt embarrassed that I couldn't eat it.
The transport to and from the hospital was very efficient and timely.
I would recommend Stunning Makeovers to others because it is clear Paul has a personal and genuine interest in people who choose medical travel through his organisation. Having the option to have a cordinator appointed to a group makes such a huge difference to those travelling. Invaluable!
Offering extra's such as a day train pass and complimentary Thai massage was a bonus.
Paul, I can't thank you and Stunning Makeovers enough for making our trip what it was. I am already speaking to others who very interested in travelling to Thailand for procedures through Stunning Makeovers.I appreciate all Stunning Makeovers work from the travel to surgeons to follow up and support and that I am so pleased I decided to travel with Stunning Makeovers.
My friend had recommended Stunning Makeovers to me. All the staff and international support team where great. The service was fantastic and well above expected.
Service was great. It was good to have all the shuttles pre booked Nice to get messages after surgery
Dr Theera was great and he did a great job and was very reassuring.
I found the hotel was in an excellent spot once you got to know the city. I would certainly stay there again and the staff where great.
I’m very pleased and looking to come back.
Hi Paul, everything went perfectly with my surgery, hotel and travel arrangements, they all fell into place beautifully so thank you and all your team very very much.
I was very pleased too with all the nursing staff and coordinators and doctors. I had a lovely time at the Hotel and having the shops and trains at my fingers tips just topped it all off. I felt relaxed safe and confident in my surroundings.
Many thanks, I have no hesitation in recommending your company to anyone thinking of heading to Thailand for surgery.
I chose Stunning Makeovers because I liked the idea of not having the stress of organising everything myself and going with a reputable organisation made me feel more confident.
I am very, very satisfied with Stunning Makeovers service. Everything ran perfectly smoothly - hotel, transport and flights.
At the hospital, I was very well supervised after my surgery and felt safe. My surgeon spoke excellent English as did most of the immediate staff. He had good references and had done many ops like mine.
Nursing and Support staff were all great, helpful and cheerful and would go out of their way to assist as much as possible.
The service was excellent, a top job and the facilities were all lovely, modern and clean.
I would you return for more surgery and am now considering dental treatment for next year.I would recommend Stunning Makeovers to others unreservedly, no hesitation.
It was my second time to use Stunning Makeovers and their service was great again. Dr. Sivat was lovely. The nurses were overall kind and caring and one even lent me some money for a smoothie. JR and Cindy were both very kind and helpful and spoke English well.
The pick up and drop off service is great. All facilities were clean and modern.
I will definitely recommend Stunning Makeovers to others, their service is professional and of course the price is reasonable compared to what we pay here in New Zealand.