What is a neck lift?
A neck lift is a form of cosmetic neck surgery, which helps to lift and tighten the skin around the neck area. Having out neck lift in the UK 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 London treatment performed alone, or as part of a face and neck lift surgery with excess neck skin removal, may help resolve this issue. Below, we will talk you through the full and mini neck lift procedure steps in order to help you make an informed decision.
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 surgical neck lift London 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. They then move on to excess neck skin removal in order to give a smooth and more defined appearance. As extra neck lift procedure steps, Liposuction may also be used to remove any excess fat that may be causing the skin to sag. This cosmetic neck surgery 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 surgery, the procedure will involve a small incision beneath your chin, to remove excess fat from the neck area. This mini neck lift treatment will last approximately one hour.
You may also be offered Anti-wrinkle injections as a mini neck lift or part of a neck lift surgery. These injections help to relax the neck muscles that cause banding. If you opt for a mini neck lift, the treatment is short, with fewer neck lift procedure steps, involves no downtime and can take as little as fifteen minutes.
Once this has been achieved, the neck is bandaged to minimize bruising and swelling. The cosmetic neck surgery 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 for a face and neck lift and usually requires the patient to stay overnight in our partner private hospital. Should the patient experience any discomfort following the cosmetic neck surgery, pain relief is provided.
What are the benefits of a neck lift London 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. The excess neck skin removal gives it a smooth and more defined look. This neck lift in the UK can be combined with a face lift 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 Neck Lift London Treatment
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 neck lift in the UK.
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 surgery 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 face and neck lift surgery.
3 Before the Procedure
On the day of your neck lift London 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 surgery, your surgeon will make a series of small incisions below the chin area to access and tighten the neck muscles. Next, excess neck skin removal gives a smooth and more defined appearance. Neck lift London 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.
Neck Lift London FAQs
Is the procedure painful?
The neck lift surgery will be performed under general anaesthetic; you will be asleep and will not feel any pain during the procedure. You may experience some discomfort due to the tightness of the skin surrounding the neck. 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. Your Doctor will provide you with the relevant medication to ease any discomfort.
How long will the results last?
The results of your neck lift surgery can last up to 12 years.
How long does a surgical neck lift in the UK take?
The duration of your neck lift surgery will depend on the extent of work being done, and how many neck lift procedure steps are needed. Typically, cosmetic neck surgery takes 3-4 hours. You may be required to stay overnight in our private partner hospital.
Is neck lift surgery safe?
Your cosmetic neck surgery will be performed by qualified and surgeons well experienced in performing surgical neck lift in the UK, which minimises the chances of anything going wrong. As with any surgery, there are risks involved in having a face and neck lift procedure. Our experienced medical team will advise you of the potential complications and risks associated with this operation.