It is often that people do not pay attention to the appearance of their neck. However, it is one of the first areas that exhibit signs of aging. In addition, significant weight loss or sun damage might also contribute to the skin on the neck appearing aged, sagged or loose. While most of us take great measures to improve or preserve the appearance of facial skin, there is hardly anything we do for the neck. It is equally important to pay attention to the appearance of the neck. If the skin on your neck loses its elasticity and has sagged, or if there is excess fat or skin you want to get rid of then the best available solution is neck lift surgery. Only a trained and qualified plastic surgeon can perform this procedure so that you can achieve a youthful-looking, slim and smooth neck. It is important to gain knowledge about this procedure to decide whether the neck lift surgery is right for you.

At Medtours4health, we aim at helping you get connected to some of the leading and renowned plastic surgeons who can help you achieve the desired goal.

Neck Lift Surgery Procedure

If only minimal contouring is required, this surgery could be done with liposuction alone. Listed below is the procedure for a full neck lift.

  • In this procedure, incisions are made behind the ears or/ and under the chin on the basis of the procedure that has been selected.
  • The platysma muscle is tightened and sewn together just like the way in which shoelaces are cinched.
  • The surgeon trims away the excess fat deposits and skin
  • Skin and tissue are repositioned and secured with sutures
  • Then the surgeon closes the incisions followed by placing the drains before bandaging the wounds.

What are the options?

When performed as a stand-alone procedure, neck lift surgery can be done with liposuction only, in case only fat has to be removed and the quality of your skin is good. however, when there are more significant signs of aging, like excess fat, a prominent platysma muscle, turkey wattle, sagging skin, and a dropping jaw, a more detailed and extensive procedure is needed that can address all those problem areas.

What would neck lift scars and incisions be like?

When it comes to this surgery, there are several incision approaches, depending on the surgery extent and the structures being modified. In case a corset platysmaplasty is planned then a small incision is made under the chin along with a limited facelift type incision behind each ear. In corset platysmaplasty, the platysma muscles are tightly sewn together for creating a smooth neck contour. Younger people who want to undergo a neck lift surgery with minimal alteration to the face, the neck correction can be acquired with only the incision behind each ear or with only the submental incision.


If you decide to undergo neck lift surgery, make sure you do take some days off from work, usually between three to four weeks. During initial days, you would experience pain, swelling and bruising and discomfort that can be controlled with medications. Return to normal activities almost after a week or ten days. Avoid strenuous and vigorous activities for at least six to eight weeks. If the neck lift surgery is performed along with other procedures such as brow lift or facelift then recovery period would be much longer.


It would take some time to achieve the proper results of the neck lift surgery. Optimal results are visible within six months of the procedure. Patients who refrain from drinking and smoking and other lifestyle habits are likely to recuperate and achieve the desired results more quickly.

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