Neck lift serves to address both the excess fat and lax skin and can have a profound rejuvenating effect on the neck.

1. How long is the recovery?
You should be able to go home the following day. You should be able to return to your normal activities after one week. Depending on your type of work, you should be able to return after a week. Vigorious activities such as going to the gym, can be resumed after approximately four weeks.

2. I’m worried about pain.
There is slight pain or discomfort following a neck lift but for most, swelling and bruising reduces within a week.

3. Will I look natural?
Every effort will be made to give you a natural end result.

4. Can I avoid general anaesthetic?
This procedures is performed under sedation anasthesia.

5. What is the cost?
If you would like a tailored quote, please book an initial consultation to discuss your condition and treatment options with your chosen consultant. Once the initial consultation is complete, you will receive your a tailored quote for your treatment.  Please call us on 01709 464200 or email if you wish to receive a guide price for any specific treatments.


Changes to the neck and jawline are one of the earliest, most visible signs of ageing. Patients can develop excess fat, platsymal bands, jowls and sagging skin, otherwise known as ‘turkey neck’. These can all be improved with a necklift.

A neck lift is actually a multi-component procedure that may involve liposuction to remove excess fat, tightening of the underlying muscle (platsyma) and division of vertical platsymal bands. Not all patients require all components to achieve the improvement they desire.

Younger patients with excess fat can be treated with liposuction to improve the angle between the jaw and the neck (cervicomental angle). Whereas older patients with sagging neck skin, will require tightening of the neck muscle. Because of the wide variation of neck anatomy, our Consultants perform customised surgery for each patient. During your consultation, we will evaluate your neck and face and explain the best approach to meet your desired results.

Am I A Good Candidate For A Neck Lift?

The best candidates for a necklift are those;

  • Looking to improve excess skin, platsymal bands or fat in the neck
  • Who have a well-defined jaw bone
  • Who have normal chin prominence
  • Who are generally healthy and do not have a medical condition that could impede healing
  • Who do not smoke
  • Who have realistic expectations of the results and willing to follow all pre-op and post-op instructions


Neck Contouring With Liposuction

Neck contouring with liposuction is performed as an outpatient procedure taking one to two hours using sedation anaesthesia. Your Surgeon begins by injecting the neck with tumescent fluid, which is a combination of saline, local anaesthetic and adrenaline. This constricts the blood vessels thereby reducing bleeding and bruising. Tumescent fluid is not injected until you are asleep to minimise discomfort. Once the neck is numb, tiny incisions are made just under the chin and behind the earlobes. Through these incisions the liposuction cannula is inserted and the fat suctioned. A compression garment will need to be worn for a few weeks to help tighten the skin and minimise swelling.

Neck Tightening (Platsymaplasty)

Neck lift requiring tightening of the neck muscle is also performed under sedation anaesthesia. A small inconspicuous incision is made beneath the chin,  the neck muscle is then sutured together in the midline. This is a procedure known as corset platsymaplasty. Fat may also be removed from the area. Incisions are also made around the ears in order for the neck skin to be lifted and trimmed. Sutures are removed after 7 days.

Prior to your surgery, our team will give you detailed aftercare instructions. This will include how to care for the surgical site and incisions, pain relief that may be used to handle discomfort and when you may resume normal activity.

Speak to a member of our team for further information or to arrange a consultation

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Possible Risks

As with all surgical procedures, a neck lift has risks that should be considered before a decision on treatment is made. Fortunately, most complications following neck lift are rare, and include;

Scar / poor scarring


Bleeding / haematoma


Asymmetry – there is always a risk of asymmetry whenever surgery is performed on both sides of the body. It is important to understand that nearly everyone has some pre-existing asymmetry e.g. the right cheekbone may be fuller than the left etc.

Overcorrection / undercorrection

Skin discolouration

Prolonged swelling

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Pricing & Finance

When you’re considering a cosmetic procedure, there’s a lot to think about – the choice of treatments available, the results you want to achieve, the recovery time, any potential risks and, of course, the cost.

Kinvara Private Hospital is registered with the Care Quality Commission. Cosmetic surgery results and benefits can vary and are different for each individual. As such, we cannot guarantee specific results.

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