Neck Lifts (Cervicoplasty)

Neck lifts work best for younger patients, although occasionally older patients benefit from the procedure if they have excellent skin tone.

The procedure is carried out with either intravenous sedation or a light general anaesthetic. Although occasional patients only require liposuction, in most cases refinement of the deeper tissues is indicated to get the optimal improvement.

Slits are made beneath the chin and behind each ear. If subcutaneous fat (the fat between the skin and muscle) is excessive then this can be modified. The majority of patients benefit from removal of fat beneath the muscle, as well as tightening of the muscle. Interlocking suspension sutures running from behind the ear to the midline help delineate the jawline. Most patients can resume work in 8-10 days. Return to rigorous physical activity should be avoided for 2-3 weeks.


This young woman is the same weight after her surgery. A small chin implant has been inset along with the cervicoplasty.


This young woman had a cervicoplasty. The jawline is enhanced with suspension sutures.


This middle-aged patient had fat removed at two different levels both subcutaneous as well as submuscular.


This elegant middle-aged woman had a cervicoplasty augmented with a small geniomandibular implant.


This young woman in her 30’s has had muscle and deep fat manipulation. No subcutaneous fat has been removed.


This woman had direct fat sculpting of her superficial fat as well as removal of the deep submuscular fat and muscle tightening.


This attractive patient had fat removed at two levels as well as muscle tightening.


This lady had a cervicoplasty as well as an insertion of a geniomandibular implant. By bringing the chin forward it tightens the skin.


This young man had a cervicoplasty which was further improved with chin augmentation.


This young woman has had a standard cervicoplasty. The post operative photo was taken at one week.


Despite diet and exercise, this middle-aged gentleman had a cervicoplasty done. This also delineated the jaw line better.


This patient did not require any fat removal. The improvement was based on muscle realignment.


This heavier set woman had a fair amount of subcutaneous fat removed in addition to muscle tightening.


This 45-year-old gentleman had a standard cervicoplasty.


This pleasant middle-aged woman had 5 different tissue layers modified during her cervicoplasty.


One benefit of the interlocking suspension sutures is that the jawline is better delineated.