Neck Lift


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The outcomes shown above are only relevant for this patient and do not necessarily reflect
the results other patients may experience, as results may vary due to many factors including the individual’s genetics and diet. The after photo was taken 3 months following the procedure.

A neck lift can tighten your neckline and produce a firmer neck

A neck lift can be an excellent way of reducing sagging in the neck.

The neck tends to sag or become wrinkled due to time and gravity. In addition, excess fat can accumulate resulting in a ‘double chin’. Dr Szalay offers a number of options which can significantly improve sagging or excess fat.

  • Liposuction can remove excess fat beneath the chin or along the jawline. Liposuction by itself however can result in loose skin over the age of 40.
  • A neck lift improves laxity of the upper and lower neck. Often this procedure is combined with a lower facelift. One reason for this is to obtain a blended result. Another reason is that the upper neck requires tightening of the lower face in addition to neck tightening in order to obtain an optimal result. So, a neck lift alone is useful for people wanting tightening of the lower neck but if you require tightening of the upper neck it is best to combine a lower face lift with the neck lift. More information on the lower face lift is here

How does a neck lift work?

Dr Szalay uses multiple fine sutures to lift and support sagging skin and muscle of the neck. He loops the sutures through the sagging muscle layer beneath the skin. Dr Szalay anchors the other ends of the sutures to firm tissue behind the ear or at the back of the scalp. So this strengthens the result.

Dr Szalay removes excess skin with an incision which is carefully placed behind the ear or beneath the chin.

How long is the recovery period for the neck lift?

Following the procedure we will fit you with a bandage for 4 days. You will also have drains for this time.

It is important for you to have someone to pick you up following the surgery and they will need to stay with you that night and help care for you for 4 days.

Some pain will occur so we give you a script for pain medication. The neck may feel tight the first night but this typically settles each day.

Swelling and bruising will occur following the procedure, so most patients feel comfortable facing the general public again after 14 days.

Dr Szalay will discuss what to expect during your recovery as part of your consultation and we will provide you with detailed pre and post operative instructions.

A detailed list of pre and post operative instructions is here.

How much does it cost?

The initial consultation with Dr Szalay is $75.00. The neck lift is from $9990. This includes hospital and anaesthetist fees and is based on a 2 hour procedure.

Please note that in many patients it is not ideal to do the neck lift without also lifting the lower face. (please read the first paragraph for an explanation of this)

More information on a neck lift can be found here.

Your consultation

Here is what you can expect from your first consultation with Dr Szalay:

Step 1: Meeting with Dr Szalay
We will first discuss the areas of your neck that you would like improved. We carry this out in a warm and professional environment to make you as comfortable as possible.

Step 2: Dr Szalay assesses your neck and explores feasibility
Dr Szalay will examine your neck and skin to ensure that a neck lift is the best solution for the results you desire.

Step 3: If the procedure is viable, Dr Szalay explains the procedure
Dr Szalay takes this time to explain how it works, possible risks and answer any of your questions.


As with any surgery, there are possible risks involved with the neck lift. Dr Szalay will discuss these with you during your consultation. A list of possible risks is here.

Dr. Szalay does his utmost to prevent and treat negative side effects. Please read the pre-operative instructions that we provide you with carefully and contact us anytime if you have any questions or concerns.


Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner

Book your initial consultation

Our team will make you feel right at home. Call Precision Cosmetic Surgery on (07) 3839 7222 and schedule a consultation with Dr Michael Szalay.