Articles on Neck and Lower Face Lift (including many before and after images, click to open)
|Cosmetic Surgery Magazine #44 – New Approach to Neck and Face Lifting|
|Cosmetic Surgery Magazine #67 – Advanced Z-Lift. New Lower Face & Neck Lift|
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The ageing process of the face results in a downward movement of soft tissue. As volume deflates the skin sags, the definition of the jaw is obscured and the neck which is often sun damaged, has a crepey, untidy appearance.
Patients frequently request improvement in the neck and lower face but many are not prepared to undergo a conventional surgery.
In early 2000, Dr Zurek developed a lower face and neck lift which he called the “Z-Lift”. The letter “Z” refers to the shape of the incision around the lower ear and coincides with his name initial. This procedure consists of platysmaplasty with an oblique vector.Dr Zurek reported his procedure in Australia and at a number of international conferences.
After performing over 100 Z-Lift procedures, Dr Zurek retired this technique as he was convinced that a vertical vector of elevating the platysma/ SMAS was more effective.
Following the return, after many years, of patients very happy with the result from his Z-Lift and in the search for the least invasive and most effective method of improving the ageing lower face (including jowls) and neck, Dr Zurek revisited and reintroduced the Z-Lift concept, utilising the latest advances in face lifting (vertical suspension of the muscle of the neck, tightening the ligament in front of the ear, additional tightening of the lower SMAS and reducing the buccal fat pad if necessary).
His current Z-Lift is a procedure that is customised to the particular concerns and expectations of patients.