Neck Lift Surgery


A neck lift is a plastic surgery procedure that may be performed alone but is often part of a facelift procedure with an additional small incision under the chin. The neck muscles, glands and fat are repositioned through this access incision to produce a harmonious pleasing neck contour.

At Artiste Plastic Surgery a neck lift is performed for the following reasons:

  • As part of a facelift procedure
  • To rejuvenate the neck
  • To form a youthful cervico-mental angle (Chin and Neck relationship)
  • To address active Platysma bands
  • To create a more pleasing aesthetic appearance of the neck


Neck Lift Alone:

In few cases a patient may seek only a neck lift to address:

  • Cervical skin laxity
  • Fat deposits in the neck region

This can be achieved with liposuction alone with the addition of a sub-mental and/or short post-auricular incision to address excess cervical laxity.

Neck Lift as Part of a Facelift:

A sub-mental incision (in addition to the facelift incision) is used to access the neck structures. The following can be performed depending on anatomy and age changes:

  • Removal of fat
    • Supra-platysma
    • Sub-platysma
  • Trimming of Digastric muscles
  • Trimming of Submandibular gland
  • Platsymaplasty (suturing of muscle together)
  • Platsyma-myotomy (incising of the muscle to rid of active bands)
  • Removal of excess skin through the facelift incision

Neck Lift Menu

Artiste Ultimate Neck Lift

  • Submental and facelift incision approach for neck lift
  • Muscle suspension, platysma band removal, gland contouring
  • Fat removal and skin contouring
  • Lasts forever

What you get:

  • Full Necklift
  • Submandibular gland removal
  • Digastric muscle trim
  • Platysmaplasty
  • Platysmamyotomy
  • Fat removal
  • Skin removal

  • Operative time: 4 hrs
  • Recovery: Day or Overnight Hospital Stay
  • Unsociable for 10 days

Artiste Signature Neck Lift

  • Submental and facelift incision
  • Muscle suspension
  • Fat and skin removal

What you get:

  • Full Necklift
  • Platysmaplasty
  • Fat removal
  • Skin removal

  • Operative time: 3 hrs
  • Recovery: Day Hospital Stay
  • Unsociable for 10 days

Artiste Neck Sculpt

  • Neck liposuction through minimal incision submental
  • Liposculpture of the neck

What you get:

  • Neck liposculpture
  • Fat removal

  • Operative Time: 30 minute procedure
  • Recovery: Day procedure
  • Fast recovery


The procedure will be illustrated in detail and you will be given a detailed instruction sheet on expected post-operative course and potential complications during your consultation with Dr Jack Zoumaras.

It is recommended that you are a stable weight for at least 3-6 months to obtain the best possible results.

It is advised to stop smoking at least 6 weeks before and after surgery.


Results vary and are illustrated as a guide only. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. These risks will be discussed with you in detail. A second opinion is beneficial and advised.