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Male Neck Lift (Platysmaplasty)

A male neck lift or platysmaplasty is designed to target neck laxity, excess fat tissue, and neck bands

Signs of ageing around the neck are common concerns for men as well as women. Dr Hunt has performed hundreds of neck lift (platysmaplasty) surgeries on men throughout his 20-year career.

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The facial procedures guide has been created by Dr Hunt and his team as a useful tool to help you plan and consider these procedures.

Throughout the guide, we will discuss the ins and outs of different types of surgery what makes a suitable candidate, pre-surgery planning answers to the most frequently asked questions received from patients.

How much does Male Neck Lift (Platysmaplasty) surgery cost in Sydney NSW? Prices & Fees

The costs for a male platysmaplasty surgery in Sydney vary depending on several factors. The type of procedure you get, type of anaesthesia used, location (hospital or clinic), and the experience and skill of the plastic surgeon performing the procedure. Dr Hunt and his team will provide you with a detailed quote after your first consultation.

Is male neck lift platysmaplasty surgery covered by Medicare or private health insurance?

If you meet certain strict criteria, you might be eligible for a partial rebate by Medicare or health insurance subsidy for plastic surgery.

You can learn more about possible Medicare & Health Fund coverage, Male Neck Lift Surgery Payment Plan, or the costs for male plastic surgery on our Surgical Costs page.

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With over 20 years of experience as a plastic surgeon, Dr Jeremy Hunt aims to provide patient-tailored procedure outcomes using different surgical techniques.

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

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Should I have a Male neck lift (platysmaplasty)?

If you are concerned about skin laxity or excess fat around the neck, then you might be a candidate for platysmaplasty surgery.

However, any surgery is a big and highly personal decision. That’s why Dr Hunt personally meets with each and every potential patient to discuss their situation and goals. During this consultation, Dr Hunt will explain male neck lift platysmaplasty surgery in detail, as well as evaluate your neck and face.

Dr Hunt will then recommend which neck surgery he feels will be most appropriate according to your characteristics and desired results. Different techniques include liposuction (removal of excess fat), cervicoplasty (removal of excess skin) and/or platysmaplasty (tightening of the skin.)

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What's involved in male neck surgery?

After choosing your preferred hospital, male platysmaplasty will be performed under general anaesthetic by one of Dr Hunt’s carefully selected anaesthetist partners, all of whom are members of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists. Your safety and care is Dr Hunt’s number one priority.

Your surgery may entail one or more of the following procedures:

  • Liposuction: Dr Hunt will make a small incision below your chin to remove any excess fat from the neck area
  • Cervicoplasty: Dr Hunt will make small incisions behind your ears or under your chin to remove any excess skin
  • Platysmaplasty: Dr Hunt will make small incisions at your hairline or behind your ears to tighten any loose muscles and stretch any excess skin

Your neck lift (platysmaplasty) surgery may take anywhere between one and three hours, depending on the procedures required.

When can I go home after platysmaplasty surgery for men?

After your male neck lift (platysmaplasty) surgery, you will stay in hospital overnight. Once you’re discharged, you’ll be given a prescription for pain medication to help with any further discomfort. Cold packs can also help.

Will I have to return for post-operative care?

You’ll see Dr Hunt during the days following your surgery. All sutures will be removed around one week after your procedure.

You will then have follow up visits with Dr Hunt at six weeks, six months and 12 months.

How long will I be off work after a neck lift (platysmaplasty)?

You should allow around 10-14 days off work.

When can I resume my normal activities after surgery?

When you get home from hospital after your surgery, you’ll relax in bed for the first couple of days. It’s important not to move around too much at this very early stage.

You should not increase your heart rate above 100 beats per minute for the first three weeks after surgery, and must sleep with your head elevated on two pillows for the first week to 10 days.

However, you will be able to wash your face and take care of your incisions two days after your surgery, and wash your hair the day after this.

When will I see the end result of a male neck lift (platysmaplasty) surgery?

You can expect to see the final result of your male platysmaplasty approximately six weeks after your surgery. At this stage, you will meet with Dr Hunt to discuss your results.

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About Dr Jeremy Hunt

Dr Hunt has worked with thousands of patients across his 20-year career. 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.

Dr Hunt has a strong interest in helping his patients achieve their desired results by employing the most appropriate practices for each individual patient.

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