5 Questions About The iGuide Neck Lift
1. What is an iGuide neck lift?
An iGuide neck lift is a minimally invasive procedure, and is an alternative to a traditional neck lift. The iGuide lifts the excess skin under the neck through using one long stitch which is passed under the skin in a shoelace pattern. The ends of the stitch are then pulled tight, which in turn tightens the skin of the neck and jowls.
2.How is an iGuide neck lift different to a traditional neck lift?
Traditional neck lifts require cutting the skin and the muscles of the neck. This is a more risky surgery, which has more chance of damaging the internal structures in the delicate areas of the neck, not to mention having to undergo general anaesthesia. There is also a large visible scar involved with a traditional neck lift. The iGuide neck lift passes the single stitch through tiny incisions, there is no large scar left behind, and its done as a day procedure under light sedation only.
3. What are the benefits of an iGuide neck lift?
Results: Even though the iGuide is not as invasive as the traditional neck lift, you will achieve real, visible, dramatic results.
Safer: An iGuide is a day procedure, and requires no general anaesthetic.
Quicker Recovery: Patients are back at work within 2 – 4 days.
Less Expensive: As there is less time required and no overnight stay required, iGuide is a less expensive procedure than a traditional neck lift surgery.
Scarring: Tiny incisions, mean only tiny, hardly visible scars are left. As opposed to a traditional neck lift which requires a long scar, nearly the entire length of the neck.
4. Are the results of an iGuide neck lift permanent?
Yes, the suture used to tighten the skin of the neck is a permanent stitch. Results will be permanent.
5. Who is a good candidate for an iGuide neck lift?
The iGuide neck lift tightens up loose and saggy skin. It combats turkey necks, and helps those who want a more defined neck and jawline.
If you also have fat in your neck, the iGuide will need to be combined with a Vaser neck lift procedure to liposuction out the fat, before the skin is lifted and tightened. This will be done at no extra cost.