Neck Lift

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Procedure time

2 to 4 hours

Overnight stay

Day case or one night


General anaesthetic or local anaesthetic with sedation

Final results

6 to 9 months

Neck lift overview

What is a neck lift?

A neck lift is a procedure that tightens and lifts the skin and muscles of the neck. The medical name for this is a platysmaplasty. This procedure achieves smoother, slimmer skin in the neck, therefore giving you a more youthful appearance. The surgeon will often perform this alongside other facial surgeries such as a facelift or brow lift. Below is a neck lift overview, which will provide you with some general information on the procedure.

What can a neck lift achieve?

In many people, the first signs of ageing start to appear around the face and neck. The skin around the jawline and neck can start to lose its elasticity and sag, and wrinkles may begin to show. A neck lift can address these problems and improve the appearance of your jawline and neck. Thus, a neck lift can:

  • Improve the appearance of the skin of your neck.
  • Tighten loose skin around your neck.
  • Remove excess fat from the neck.
  • Reduce wrinkles and lines in your neck.
  • Achieve a smoother, more youthful looking neck.

Overall, a neck lift can help you to achieve a younger, rejuvenated appearance, so that you can look as young as you feel!

Neck lift technique

To perform a neck lift, the surgeon must adjust and reposition the skin and soft tissues of the neck. Typically, the surgeon will also use liposuction to remove any excess fat. Overall this is a relatively straightforward surgery that lasts two to four hours. The length of the surgery does also depend on whether you undergo additional procedures. Most often it is performed with a facelift. The two main techniques of a neck lift are as follows:

  • Platysmaplasty
  • Cervicoplasty


BAAPS and BAPRAS stand for The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Members of these two leading plastic surgery colleges must regularly attend training, and their skills and knowledge are continuously assessed. The surgeons we select at Medbelle are always members of one, or both, of these associations. Therefore, we can guarantee that you receive only the best care by some of the most skilled and experienced cosmetic surgeons in the country.

Surgery results and benefits vary per individual.
Specific results cannot be guaranteed.