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A sagging or poorly defined neck can have a significant impact on your facial age. As you age, the muscle and skin along the neck become weak, begin to droop, and make you appear older. Neck lift surgery can restore a more youthful contour to your face by tightening sagging jowls and removing excess fat.

Enhance Your Neck

Sagging jowls can obscure the attractive definition at the jawline. This can rob you of the chiseled contours that many people find attractive. By removing excess skin, we can define the jawline for a more appealing look.
Storing submental fat becomes more common as we age. This can cause you to look heavier than you actually are. We can remove excess fat from below and around the chin, which restores a slimmer and contoured neck profile.
When your skin thins during the aging process and muscles grow weaker, the vertical muscles that are banding can become more prominent along the neck. A neck lift smooths and eliminates these vertical muscle bands by tightening the neck muscles.

Neck Lift Techniques

Neck Tightening

  • An incision is placed below the chin.
  • The platysma muscles are tightened using a corset technique.
  • We trim away excess skin.
  • The remaining tissue is draped, so it maintains a smooth and natural appearance.

Fat Removal

  • Liposuction is used to remove fat below the chin and to contour the jawline.
  • A small incision is placed just below the chin.
  • With liposuction, we can eliminate a double chin or improve the look of fatty jowls.

Neck Lift Concerns

*Results may vary from patient to patient. There is no guarantee of outcome.


Frequently Asked Questions

Ideal candidates for neck lift surgery will meet the following criteria:
  • Overall good health
  • Non-smoking
  • Realistic expectations about the results
  • Moderate to severe neck laxity
A neck lift is often performed in conjunction with a facelift. Since the neck significantly impacts facial aging, improving your appearance starting at the neck and moving to the face provides a more natural look with longer-lasting results.
Results will become more noticeable within a few weeks after your neck lift as the bruising and swelling subside. Your minor incision lines will refine over the following year.
Though the neck will continue to age naturally, individuals who undergo neck lift surgery can expect long-lasting results that reveal a more rejuvenated, refreshed, and youthful appearance. To maintain the best results, take good care of your skin and protect the area from sun exposure by wearing sunscreen.
Learn about Mr Ivo Gwanmesia’s cosmetic surgery experience and professional credentials at his 'about' profile page.

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Dr Ivo Gwanmesia

Dr Ivo Gwanmesia is one of Harley Street’s most experienced and renowned craniofacial plastic surgeons. With over a decade of professional experience, he has transformed the lives of countless patients from all over the UK & abroad.

Due to his vast and hands-on training in the UK and the US, Dr Ivo now specialises in more than a dozen different aesthetic, craniofacial and transgender procedures. Some of them include face, neck, and brow lifts, upper and lower blepharoplasty, breast reduction & breast uplift as well as facial feminisation surgery, to name a few.

Dr Gwanmesia has also conducted pioneering research, which led to the development of a new technique for the reconstruction of the middle vault of the nose, known as the ‘Fulcrum Spreader Graft’. He was also part of a study comparing the efficacy of the Sheen Spreader Graft and the Fulcrum Spreader Graft. The study has since been published on PubMed and the Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.