What is a neck lift?
A neck lift is a form of cosmetic surgery, which helps to lift and tighten the skin around the neck area. A neck lift can help to improve loose or sagging skin, resulting in a more youthful appearance.
As we age the skin under the chin can lose elasticity and begin to sag. Some individuals can develop excess skin in this area, which is sometimes referred to as a ‘turkey neck’.
A neck lift performed alone, or as part of a facelift, may help resolve this issue.
All treatments are tailored to the individual and personal experiences and results may vary. We recommend a one to one consultation with our Treatment Coordinators to discuss your treatment options.
What happens during the procedure?
During a neck lift procedure, your surgeon will make a series of small incisions below your chin and behind the ears, to minimise and conceal scarring. These incisions allow the surgeon to access and tighten the neck muscles. Excess skin is then removed to give a smooth and more defined appearance. Liposuction may also be used to remove any excess fat that may be causing the skin to sag. This procedure lasts approximately three to four hours and is performed under general anaesthetic.
Should your consultant advise on liposuction treatment, instead of a complete neck lift, the procedure will involve a small incision beneath your chin, to remove excess fat from the neck area. This treatment will last approximately one hour.
You may also be offered Anti-wrinkle injections. These injections help to relax the neck muscles that cause banding. This treatment is short, with no downtime and can take as little as fifteen minutes.
Once this has been achieved, the face is bandaged to minimize bruising and swelling. The operation is carried out under a general anaesthetic, which means patients are asleep throughout the procedure and unable to feel any pain.
The time the procedure takes is typically two to five hours and usually requires the patient to stay overnight in our partner private hospital. Should the patient experience any discomfort following the procedure, pain relief is provided.
What are the benefits of a neck lift treatment?
A neck lift surgery aims to combat the signs of ageing and improve the appearance of sagging skin around the neck and jaw line.
Your surgeon will remove any excess skin or fat from beneath your chin, to give it a smooth and more defined look. This treatment can be combined with a facelift to help tighten any loose skin on the face and create a more youthful appearance.
Summary of Neck Lift Treatment Procedure
- Procedure Time 3-4 Hours
- Anaesthetic General Anaesthetic
- Downtime Bandages for a week; redness, bruising & scarring several weeks to fade
- Duration Of Results Depending on the Patient
- Results Up to 12 years
*Individual results may vary.
Step by Step
1 No Obligation Consultation
We offer a no obligation consultation with one of our expert Treatment Coordinators, to talk about your concerns and goals and discuss your treatment options. This gives you the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about our facelift procedure.
2 Meet with our practitioners
We will arrange for you to meet with your Surgeon before any treatment begins. This will allow you to discuss the neck lift procedure in more detail and express any concerns that you may have. Your Treatment Coordinator will then put your procedure schedule in place, book in any necessary tests and arrange your aftercare plan for optimal results. We also offer a 14 day cooling off period, should you change your mind about your neck lift surgery.
3 Before the Procedure
On the day of your neck lift treatment, your Surgeon will meet you in your private room to run through the procedure and discuss any questions.
Once you have been escorted to the operation theatre, your anaesthetist will administer the anaesthetic to ensure that you are comfortable, and the procedure is pain free.
4 During the Procedure
During a neck lift procedure, your surgeon will make a series of small incisions below the chin area to access and tighten the neck muscles. Excess skin is then removed to give a smooth and more defined appearance. Neck lift surgery usually takes around three hours.
5 After the Procedure
Once the procedure is complete, your neck will be wrapped in compression bandages to prevent swelling and bruising. You will usually need to wear these bandages for around a week after surgery. You may be required to stay overnight.
1. Is the procedure painful?
You may experience some discomfort due to the tightness of the skin surrounding the neck. Your Doctor will provide you with the relevant medication to ease any discomfort.
2. How long will the results last?
The results can last up to 12 years.
3. How long does the procedure take?
The face and neck may feel tight, numb or puffy, but this will settle down and the bruising, scarring and redness will also begin to fade several weeks after the operation.
4. Is there any downtime?
As with any surgery, there are risks involved in having a facelift procedure. Our experienced medical team will advise you of the potential complications and risks associated with this operation.