Get a neck lift in Thailand and look years younger. One of the biggest giveaways of age, neck lifts can improve turkey or wattle neck, double chins, jowls and neck bands. It can transform your lower face dramatically, but at the same time subtly, so that most people will not realise you’ve had surgery and just assumed you lost weight.
Often performed in combination with other procedures, such as a brow lift, or eye bag removal, your face can be totally rejuvenated without undergoing a full facelift.
Thailand’s stunning beaches and the effervescent Bangkok are enough to lure millions of visitors every year, so why not enjoy them as part of your surgery trip? Relax prior to your surgery on the beach, sample the culture in Bangkok and recuperate in luxurious surroundings after your treatment. What could be better?
Of course, your surgery abroad is not just about a holiday. The standards of care and expertise, facilities and cost are all important ingredients to the success of your trip.
Thailand has been the leading medical tourist destination since the 1990s, and it has gained a reputation for excellence – its vast array of Joint Commission International-accredited facilities demonstrating its incredibly high standards in patient care and safety.
The benchmark is generally high, especially at facilities who treat international patients – if they weren’t then patients simply would not come. However, we always maintain all patients do a little bit of research before taking the plunge. Check out your doctor and clinic, and make sure you know about your condition and the treatment of it – that way you can ask questions and hopefully put your mind at ease if you are satisfied with the answers.
Medical Departures takes the quality aspect very seriously and perform our own background checks on prospective doctors and clinics. Legal and criminal records are looked at, doctor qualifications and professional memberships verified and visits to clinics undertaken. If we’re not satisfied, you won’t see the clinic on our website. Along with published patient reviews, you can check the information for yourself, and make your own decision on whether surgery by a particular doctor is for you.
Neck lift surgery can correct a number of issues, and so no two procedures are necessarily the same. Depending on the exact nature of the procedures you are undergoing, the surgery can be completed in as little as an hour, but may take up to 4 hours.
To remove small amounts of fat, liposuction may be done. A small incision is made under the chin, a slim tube inserted and a solution to liquefy the fat injected. The liquid is subsequently sucked out, usually through the same tube – rather like a wet and dry vacuum cleaner.
Banding, turkey and wattle neck problems are treated with surgery, with incisions made behind the ears and/or under the chin, with muscles manipulated, excess tissue removed and the remaining skin stretched and stitched where the incisions are made.
You will be bandaged and may have drainage tubes inserted after the surgery – although not all surgeons use these – to help remove fluid away from the wounds and reduce swelling. They will be removed after a day or two.
Movement in your neck will be limited as it will feel stiff and sore. Over the next week you will begin to feel less discomfort and the bruising will start to dissipate.
Gentle stretching is recommended and most people return to work after a week or two – but no strenuous lifting or exercise is recommended for 6 weeks. The tightness in your neck may take a number of months to feel better.
A neck lift in Thailand costs around
AUD $3,000 (NZD $3,100; UK £1,700; EURO €2,000; US $2,200; CAN $3,000)
whereas in Australia it is approximately AUD $14,000 (NZD $14,700; UK £8,000; EURO €9,300; US $10,400; CAN $15,000)
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