What is a neck-lift?

Some people age prematurely in the neck. This may be a familial trait—especially in the chin; if the chin is weak, the neck will age more rapidly. The “turkey” or “chook” neck is an obvious sign of ageing that patients around 40 often want fixed. Men in particular lose their youthful look when the jaw sags.

A neck-lift is done with a small incision behind the ears and another under the chin. The loose muscles under the chin are brought together and any excessive fat is carefully re-modeled. In addition, particularly in men, a specially designed Giampapa nylon suture is used to sling up the muscles to give a tighter, more defined masculine jaw.

A neck-lift is appropriate for a limited number of female patients. The result probably only lasts four to six years because the rest of the face will age and catch up with the neck. So eventually you need the real thing—a facelift.

Neck Lift

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Dr. Darryl Hodgkinson is an experienced cosmetic plastic surgeon and is the Surgical Dean of The Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgeons as well as serving on the editorial board of the international journal Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.  He is an invited guest lecturer and teacher to plastic surgeons internationally on the topics of facelifting, rhinoplasty, body contour surgery and general cosmetic surgery and has more than 30 years of experience in performing a range of surgical procedures. His Double Bay clinic is a fully licensed and accredited day surgery centre.

To learn more about cosmetic surgery book in a consultation email the clinic on info@drhodgkinson.com.au or call us to discuss procedures or make an appointment on 02 9362 7400