Neck Lift (Platysmaplasty)

Do you suffer from a sagging jawline and loose crepey skin around the neck? Neck Lift Surgery involves a combination of excess skin excision, liposuction and internal tightening is used to achieve a more youthful appearance and reduce the effects of ageing.

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Duration 1 hour
Anaesthesia Local anaesthetic
Hospital Stay None
Recovery 1 week
Addresses Loose crepey skin, loss of contour and definition due to loosening muscle and a sagging jawline and neck

Is this right for me?

Combination of neck lift, neck liposuction and platysmaplasty can be performed to tighten the neck, reduce the volume of the neck that tends to give the appearance of a double chin and to smooth out the lines and wrinkles that are visible as the early signs of ageing.

Neck rejuvenation procedures are very common and our cosmetic surgeons will assess and advise you on what you may require to achieve the look you are after. Often the neck rejuvenation procedures can be combined with facelift surgery.

Neck surgery can be performed under local anaesthetic and does not require any drains or bulky bandages. As a walk in walk out procedure, you can now have the neck you once had and one that you've wanted.

What does this involve?

Neck rejuvenation surgeries are performed under local anaesthetic and often combined with local anaesthetic facelift.

If you may require muscle tightening, also known as platysmaplasty then a small incision is made under the chin hidden from view to suture the platysma muscle together than you often see as two vertical lines in front of the neck. This tightens and pulls back the neck.

When there is fat under the skin of the neck and under the chin then local anaesthetic liposuction can be performed. However it is important that the skin of the neck is elastic so that once the volume is removed then the neck skin can contract. Otherwise you will be left with loose skin in the neck. Our Plastic surgeons will examine you and advise if liposuction alone is suitable for you or if you need another neck procedure to reach your goal.

Finally the skin of the neck that loses elasticity over time will need to be pulled and tightened under local anaesthetic to smooth out all the lines visible as early signs of aging. Generally this is combined with a local anaesthetic facelift and can be performed and pulled behind the ear.

Frequently asked questions

Find the answers to our most frequently asked questions.

The recovery following a necklift is similar to that of a facelift. There will be some bruising around the neck if you have had liposuction. A dressing is placed on the neck for 1- 2 days following liposuction to help reduce the swelling.

The scars are made behind the ear and are a continuation of the facelift scars in front of the ear. Hence the two procedures are more commonly carried out together.

The scars are tucked away from view and they fade very quickly so that they are hardly noticeable within weeks.

Yes, often one or more of the procedures are performed under local anaesthetic.

  • Rejuvenation of your neck
  • Defined jawline
  • improved self-confidence
  • Dramatic improvement or reduction of lax skin and wrinkles within the neck
  • Discrete scarring
  • Long lasting results

The skin of the neck is often lifted upward and backwards and redundant skin is removed leaving the scars behind and under the earlobe.

Depending on the procedure the scars can be behind the ear for skin excision, under the chin for platysmaplasty and for liposuction.

Usually when the fat is removed by liposuction then it will not reoccur. However if you put on weight there is a chance that some fat can return.

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