Cervicoplasty (Necklift) Surgery Sydney

About the treatment

As the dermis on the neck is thinner than other areas of the body, this delicate area is highly vulnerable.

“A meloplasty (facelift) or cervicoplasty (neck lift) is not about pulling the face and neck tight, but rather lifting them to the right degree — Dr Liew.


A cervicoplasty (neck lift) is a surgical procedure designed to treat excess skin beneath the chin and on the neck. This treatment involves elevating the skin and tightening underlying muscles.

  • In most cases, cervicoplasty (neck lifts) and meloplasty (facelifts) are performed as a combination treatment
  • Improve the transition from the chin to the neck
  • Tightening the underlying muscles and lifting the skin in the right direction

What to expect from Cervicoplasty (Neck Lift)

Dr Liew performs meloplasty (facelift) and cervicoplasty (neck lift) together.

  • Procedure time: 3.5 hours
  • Downtime required: 2-6 weeks

Disclaimer: All surgical procedures are performed by Specialist Plastic Surgeons, Dr Steven Liew (FRACS) and Dr Ania Smialkowski (FRACS). No before and after image is guaranteed to be the same. Individual results and recovery times may vary. All procedures carry inherent risk. Please contact Shape Clinic on 02 8356 2888 to discuss this with your practitioner before proceeding with treatment. Written and verbal consent for the use of images on our page has been given by all patients photographed. ⁠

Cervicoplasty (Neck Lift) Recovery

First Week:

  • Swelling and bruising: These are the most prominent initial effects, peaking within the first 24-48 hours. They can significantly obscure your surgical outcome, making it difficult to assess early results.
  • Discomfort and tightness: You may experience some soreness and feeling of tightness around your neck, which is normal and manageable with medication.

Second Week:

  • Gradual improvement: Swelling and bruising start to subside, revealing a clearer picture of the initial tightening and lifting effect.

Third Week:

  • Significant progress: Most of the swelling and bruising should have resolved by now, allowing you to appreciate the improved neck contour and jawline definition.

Fourth Week and Beyond:

  • Refined results: Continued healing brings further reduction in any remaining swelling, with the final, refined results becoming more evident.

Full Recovery:

  • It can take up to 3-6 months for all swelling to completely resolve and the final scar to mature. During this time, the rejuvenated appearance of your neck will continue to evolve


Candidates for Cervicoplasty (neck lift) surgery

Cervicoplasty is suitable for both men and women who have :

  • Excess or loose skin below the chin and around the neck.
  • Restore shape between the chin and lower part of the neck.

Face contour sketch

Like to know more about your treatment options? 

Email us at concierge@shapeclinic.com.au or contact us on (02) 8356 2888 to book your consultation.

Shape clinic team

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How Long Does a Neck Lift Last?

There are a number of factors that influence its duration including, age, genetics and lifestyle. However, the results of a neck lift generally last for 10 to 15 years on average, with some people enjoying even longer-lasting effects.

When Do You See The Results?

While you won’t see the final results of your Cervicoplasty (neck lift) surgery immediately, you can expect to see progress unfold over several weeks.

Will There Be Scarring After Cervicoplasty Surgery?

It’s important to remember that scarring is a normal part of the healing process, and everyone scars differently. While significant scar reduction is possible with a skilled surgeon and diligent aftercare, it’s crucial to maintain realistic expectations and understand that some degree of scarring may always be present.

What is The Difference Between Cervicoplasty and Platysmaplasty?

Cervicoplasty is a broader neck lift procedure focusing on overall rejuvenation. It addresses excess skin, wrinkles, platysma laxity, and fat deposits, while Platysmaplasty aims to tighten and re-drape this underlying muscle to address sagging skin and jowls caused by its weakening.


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