Neck lift

Many people experience the loss of youthful contours in the face and neck when they age. For them, getting a full facelift is a bit superfluous as they only want to treat a double chin, neck fullness, or excess wrinkling on their neck. So, instead of a facelift, a more extensive procedure, they can benefit from, is neck lift. 

What is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift or Lower Rhytidectomy is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves surgical removal of the fat and excess skin in the neck area. This treatment aims to reduce wrinkling and creasing and help you get a slimmer profile.

What is the Aim of Neck Lift Surgery? 

Neck lift surgery in Dubai aims at treating the following medical concerns:

  • Loose fat in the lower face that creats jowls
  • Loose skin on the neck
  • Fatty deposits in the neck area
  • Abnormal contours in the neck due to muscle banding

You can discuss this procedure with your plastic surgeon to get more information regarding its candidacy criteria.

Neck Lift Before and After

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Benefits of Neck Lift Surgery

The primary benefit of neck lift surgery is a refined facial contour. Other benefits of this treatment include:

  • Reduced excess skin
  • Reduced appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
  • More tightened subcutaneous neck muscles
  • Reduced platysmal band lines
  • More contoured chin and jawline
  • A more youthful appearance of the neck from the front and back

Neck Lift Techniques

Plastic surgeons use several techniques to perform neck lift surgery. The choice of the treatment method depends on the goals and preferences of the patient. The three most common ways to perform neck lift surgery are as follows.


Platysmaplasty, or the conventional neck lift, involves incising the skin from sideburns and moving the scalpel around the ears to the back of the head. The second much smaller incision is made under the chin. This neck lift method mainly involves fat sculpting and redistribution from the jowls and neck, tissue repositioning in the neck skin, and platysma muscle tightening. The incision under the chin is made to repair neck muscles and, sometimes, perform liposuction.

Short Scar Neck Lift

During this procedure, the surgeon makes a small incision under the chin to access fat deposits that cause fullness in the neck area. This technique also addresses muscular laxity and loose skin. After removing the tissue causing the neck fullness, the surgeon tightens the neck muscles, creating a right angle between the neck and chin.


Neck liposuction involves one or two incisions, usually under the chin or behind the ears, to insert a cannula under the skin. This cannula removes subcutaneous fat and sculpts the neck area to improve its contouring. Liposuction, when performed in conjunction with a neck lift, can enhance contouring by removing excess fat, especially if there’s localized fat accumulation under the chin or in the jowls.

How to Prepare For The Neck Lift Procedure?

The surgeon will provide you with complete instructions regarding how to prepare for a neck lift surgery during the initial consultation. This preparation guide may comprise some standard as well as personalized instructions.

Here is a generalized summary of pre-op steps you must perform before a neck lift.

  • Get yourself medically evaluated through prescribed lab tests.
  • Discuss your current medications with the doctor and follow their recommendations.
  • Stop smoking or using tobacco in any form.
  • Avoid anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin to avoid blood thinning.
  • Neck lift surgery is an outpatient procedure, so be sure to have someone drive you back home after the treatment.

Specific guidelines usually vary depending on the treatment technique finalized by your surgeon.

What to Expect During Neck Lift Procedure?

Your doctor will choose a treatment from a list of procedures, depending on what may fulfill your requirements more appropriately. Here is a brief overview of the procedural steps involved in neck lift surgery.

  • Anesthesia is the first step before neck lift surgery. Depending on the procedural requirements or your preferences, the doctor will administer local or general anesthesia.
  • Then, they will make an incision around the ears or under the chin, depending on the excess tissue location. Based on the patient’s requirements, the surgeon will choose a technique from the above-mentioned treatment methods.
  • After removing the fat and sculpting the neck area, they will close the incisions using sutures.
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How Long Will the Surgery Take? 

A neck lift surgery can last anywhere between 1-2 hours, depending on the individual’s case. This doesn’t include anesthesia. 

How Long Does It Take To Recover From A Neck Lift?

The treated region generally recovers from the impact of surgery in 4-6 weeks. There will be scars at the site of the incision. These scars fade in six months to a year.

What are the Risks of a Neck Lift?

Modern-day methods of neck lift surgery are safer than ever and, so, come with a significantly reduced risk of infections or complications. That being said, some risks associated with this treatment include:

  • Rare reaction to anesthesia
  • Thick scarring
  • Infection
  • Skin loss
  • Bleeding under the skin

How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost?

The starting price of a neck lift surgery in Dubai is 25,000 AED. You can discuss the pricing plan in detail during the initial consultation with a plastic surgeon. Factors that determine the final cost of the treatment include the amount of excess fat and skin, degree of skin sagginess, and the aging impact.

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How Long Does a Neck Lift Result Last?

The results of a neck lift generally last 10 to 15 years, depending on the amount of neck skin sagginess at the time of the procedure. The longevity of this treatment is also affected by how soon your body exhibits the aging signs.

Is Neck Lift Surgery Painful?

As far as the surgical process is concerned, neck lift surgery is not painful as you will be under anesthesia. However, some pain will arise after surgery, which you can manage with the help of pain medication prescribed by your surgeon.

Does a Neck Lift Leave Scars?

Yes, a neck lift will leave scars at the site of incisions, but these scars are generally not visible as they are well-concealed under the chin or behind the ears. Initially, these scars may be thick, but they fade over time.

What is Better: A Neck Lift or a Facelift?

Both the neck lift and facelift are designed to deliver specific results. So, the answer to which one is better rests upon the candidate’s requirements. For instance, a facelift gives the drooping lower face, including the cheeks and jawline, a lifted appearance. On the other hand, a neck lift helps achieve chin and neck rejuvenation.

How to Choose the Right Surgeon for Neck Lift in Dubai? 

Choosing the right man for the right job is always crucial, especially when it comes to your aesthetics. Therefore, evaluate your surgeon on the following parameters:

  • Ensure your surgeon is board-certified
  • They have a successful track record and a portfolio of satisfied patients. 
  • They should be willing to provide you with before-and-after photos of their previous work. 
  • The surgeon should possess a keen aesthetic sense and the ability to offer personalised treatments. 
  • He has an aesthetic sense and capability of providing tailored treatments
  • Their clinic should prioritise patients’ privacy.  
  • If the surgeon has been in town for a long time, it is a plus. They should be available for follow-up check ups whenever needed. 

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A neck lift is an effective treatment to give your facial profile the prominence you want. However, it is imperative that you get this treatment from skilled practitioners with a proven record of successful treatments. You will find such plastic surgeons at Euromed Clinic Dubai, a state-of-the-art medical cosmetic facility. You can also call us at +971 4 394 5422


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