Neck Lift Compensation Claims
Our team of specialist solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve if you have suffered as a result of negligent neck lift surgery.
With years of experience handling claims of this kind, we have recovered millions of pounds of compensation for our clients to date. That’s because we only handle cases in this field, and that shows in the service we are able to offer our clients.
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What is a neck lift?
A neck lift – also known as a platysmaplasty or a cervicoplasty – has become a popular cosmetic surgery in the UK.
As people age, the skin on the neck begins to sag, leading to so-called ‘turkey neck’, where the neck begins to age before the face does.
But that’s not the only reason patients undergo a neck lift – weight gain or genetics can result in double chins or jowls, while exposure to the sun can also damage the neck skin.
The procedure removes excess skin and fatty tissue from around the neck and jaw, leaving the skin appearing smoother and more defined and claiming to make the patient look younger. A neck lift is sometimes performed in conjunction with a facelift (also known as a rhytidectomy).
A neck lift is an invasive surgery that is usually performed under general anaesthetic. The procedure can take up to three hours and include an overnight stay in hospital. If it is performed along with a facelift, then the time required for the procedure will increase accordingly.
The surgeon makes an incision that begins in the hairline at the level of the sideburn, goes down and around the patient’s ear and ends in the hair at the back of the neck.
The tissue underlying the neck skin is repositioned, and commonly the platysma muscle is tightened. The skin is reshaped over the uplifted contours and any excess skin is trimmed away.
Sutures or skin adhesives are used to close the incisions.
Liposuction is often used in combination with a neck lift to help take away the excess fat.
Neck lift negligence
It may take a few weeks for the swelling to subside and for the results of the surgery to become more apparent. When the procedure is successful, patients should have a more defined neck and jaw line.
However, sometimes the procedure results in complications like the following:
- Facial unevenness or asymmetry
- Neck tightness where the skin has been stretched too much during the neck lift
- Pixie ear deformity
- Inappropriate scarring
These complications can lead to a significant amount of emotional and physical pain and could lead to the patient requiring restorative surgery.
How we can help you
We understand this area of the law inside out because our solicitors are dedicated to the field of cosmetic surgery negligence, and only this field.
That means our clients can rest assured that, from start to finish, the process of claiming compensation will be as stress-free and efficient as possible. It also means we offer our clients a great chance of success – in fact, we have a 95% success rate in all the cases we have taken on after obtaining medical evidence.
Let us give you the advice and support you need so you can get your life back and on track and leave behind the pain and suffering you have felt since your botched neck lift.