‘Turkey neck’ is one of the most common complaints of men and women of a certain age as gravity causes the skin to sag. For others, it’s not just a sign of ageing – a drooping neck and ill-defined jaw can also be down to genetics. Options to deal with this include liposuction and traditional neck lift surgery, but both of these bring with them a serious amount of downtown. The iGuide is a brand new non-surgical neck lifting procedure which promises maximum results with minimal incisions.
iGuide: Am I suitable?
Suitable for those who are concerned about droopiness of the neck muscles – either as a result of ageing or genetics – and are interested in a non-surgical option. The iGuide can also be used for patients who may have already undergone a facelift and have started to see early drooping of the muscles under the neck (the platysmal bands) or carried out at the same time as undergoing a facelift.
iGuide: What’s the treatment like?
The iGuide is comprised of a sterile kit containing five unique surgical tools, which allow surgeons to elevate and define any soft tissue areas – like double chins or sagging neck tissue – be weaving a ‘suture trampoline’ underneath the jaw.
This is achieved through a series of needle punctures with one continuing thread, instead of the cutting and repositioning muscles and soft tissue which occurs in a traditional neck lift. The skin, muscles and soft tissue are supported as one unit, leaving you with a tauter, more defined jaw line.
iGuide: What about after?
Straight after iGuide surgery, there will be a dimpling effect on the treatment area which should subside after a few days. There may be some swelling and bruising but that should subside quickly.
iGuide: Are there any risks or side effects?
Side effects associated with the iGuide include infection, nerve and muscle damage.
iGuide: What will it cost me?
It will cost approximately £3,000 to £4,000.