A neck lift surgery can restore the youthful contour of your neck

A sagging neck and slack jawline can leave you looking much older than you feel

Your Neck is one of the first areas to show the signs of ageing. Thankfully, just as there are lifts available for your face, so too there are options for improving the appearance of your neck and jaw. The most effective solution is a neck lift. By tightening the skin, eliminating your double chin and leaving your neck and jaw smooth and taut, you can say goodbye to those turtlenecks and enjoy a more youthful appearance.

Neck Lift Surgery

What is a Neck Lift?

Ageing, weight loss, excessive sun exposure, and even hereditary factors influence the aspect of the skin on the neck and can make your neck look more wrinkled and older compared to other people your age. However, any improvement at the level of the neck can give remarkable results with an immediate rejuvenating effect.

If you lost a considerable amount of weight, you might be confronted with the aspect of an ageing neck – sagging skin, unwanted fat deposits, and vertical bands.

The aspect of the neck can’t be improved with exercises or a special diet; plastic surgery is the only effective method to correct imperfections of the neck. And whatever these imperfections might be, they can all be corrected with the help of neck lift surgery.

The neck lift is a plastic surgery designed to recontour the mandibular and neck area to restore a youthful and rejuvenated aspect of the face.

Recovery after Body Contouring Surgery

How Is a Neck Lift Done?

The neck lift procedure is performed under general anaesthesia to prevent the patient from feeling any pain or discomfort during the intervention.

The incisions required for the neck lift intervention are placed in areas where they will be difficult (if not impossible) to be noticed – behind the ears, under the chin, and in the hairline. This means that the scars (which are minimal) will be well-hidden.

After Dr Hunt makes the incisions, the skin tissue is detached and pulled to create a firmer aspect. The excess skin is eliminated, and the incisions are sutured.

Neck Lift Surgery

Benefits of Neck Lift Surgery

Neck Lift Surgery is a popular procedure as it can significantly enhance the general aspect. There are multiple benefits associated with undergoing this procedure such as:

  • Improved contours of the jaw area
  • Improves the general aspect of the face
  • A rejuvenated look
  • Remodels the contours of the neck
  • No more saggy skin on the neck
Neck Lift Surgery Recovery

Recovery after Surgery

The recovery period after neck lift is highly dependent on the complexity of the procedure and you own healing pace. Bruising and swelling naturally occur after undergoing any surgical procedure, including a neck lift.

It is best to avoid strenuous physical activities during the first two weeks after a neck lift surgery. Here are more recommendations for the recovery period after neck surgery:

  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for at least two weeks
  • Avoid steam rooms, saunas, hot baths and pools for a few weeks
  • Sleep with your head slightly elevated
  • Don’t massage the neck area
  • Avoid ample head movements

To avoid risks and complications that could occur during the recovery period make sure to follow Dr Hunt’s indications.

Neck lift Costs Sydney - How much does a neck lift cost in Sydney NSW? Prices & Fees

The cost of Neck Lift in Sydney, Australia varies for each patient depending on the type of neck procedure, the results you want and the time required in theatre.

It’s always difficult to determine the exact neck lift cost without a consultation because it’s hardly ever performed as a standalone procedure. In many instances, patients will pair a neck lift with a facelift to create a more unified and youthful appearance.

Since a neck lift is mostly a cosmetic procedure, patients will very rarely qualify for a Medicare rebate. Your total neck lift cost will include surgeon’s fee, anaesthetist fee, hospital fees and surgical aftercare & support.

To get a better idea of what a neck lift cost, it’s best to schedule a consultation with Dr Hunt. This will allow him to evaluate the severity of the effects of ageing and discuss your goals. During your facial consultation, Dr Hunt will review your medical history, perform a comprehensive assessment of your neck and facial features, discuss risks & concerns and provide you with an accurate cost for your neck lift surgery procedure.

You can also learn more about a Neck lift Payment Plan or the costs for neck lift surgery on our Surgical Costs page or phone the clinic for an estimate of neck lift surgery costs.

Take the next step today

With over 20 years of experience as a facial plastic surgeon, Dr Jeremy Hunt has built a reputation in Sydney for his ability to get the best results using the most innovative surgical techniques.

Dr Hunt prides himself on the level of care and attention he offers and that begins from the day of first consultation.

Join the thousands of happy past patients today by booking a consultation with Dr Hunt at your earliest convenience.

Dr. Jeremy Hunt prides himself on providing some of the best Neck lift surgery Sydney has to offer.

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Dr Jeremy Hunt is one of Australia’s leading specialist plastic surgeons. With over 15 years experience and thousands of happy patients, Dr Jeremy Hunt is the smart choice for your plastic surgery or non-surgical procedure.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health professional.


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Neck Lift FAQs - Considering a neck lift?

What's involved in the Neck TIghtening Surgery?


A number of procedures may be performed on their own or in combination in pursuit of your desired neck results:

– Liposuction to remove excess fat in the neck area. To do so, Dr Hunt wil make a small incision below your chin.
– Cervicoplasty to remove excess skin, achieved by making incisions behind the ears or under the chin.
– Platysmaplasty to tighten the platysma muscles that cause the drooping skin commonly known as a turkey neck or turkey wattle.

Will I have to return for post-operative care after neck surgery?


You’ll come to see Dr Hunt within the first week after your surgery, so that he can check you’re recovering well and remove all your sutures. You’ll then have regular follow up visits over the next year – at six weeks, six months and 12 months.

When can I resume my normal activities after Neck Surgery?


You should plan on minimal activity for at least the first 48 hours after your neck surgery.

Through the healing process, you should wear compression garment as close to 24 hours per day as possible, including while you sleep.

Swelling and bruising may continue for up to 10 days, so you need to take care of yourself and not overdo it during this time.

However after this, you should be able to resume all normal activities that do not require a heart rate of over 100 beats per minute. This rule applies until three weeks after your surgery.

Recovery from a neck lift is approximately two weeks. At that time, patients can usually return to work though they will most likely not be comfortable attending social functions such as a wedding until the six-week mark. Full contact sport is allowed at approximately the three-month mark. 

When will I see the end result of a neck lift?


You will see the full result of your lovely new neck and jaw just six weeks after your surgery.

What is involved in neck surgery?


Patients who are considering improving the contour of their neck need to seek a surgical opinion and this is best performed in a consultation. During the consultation, the issues and concerns will be discussed, and the various components of their anatomy identified. A surgical procedure will be planned and performed at maximum safety to achieve the best possible outcome for the patient.


About Dr Jeremy Hunt

Dr Hunt has worked with thousands of patients across his 20-year career. He is widely regarded as a top plastic surgeon in Australia. This is reflected in his role as Spokesperson for the ASPS – Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr Hunt is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Supervisor of Plastic Surgery Training at Sydney Children’s Hospital.