Neck Lift Sydney

As we age, gravity, sun damage and the stresses of daily life all take their toll.

The neck is one of the first areas of the body to show signs of ageing. As the dermis on the neck is thinner than other areas of the body, this delicate area is highly vulnerable to gravity, sun exposure and the ageing process. Combined with modern pressures like “tech neck” from spending ever increasing amounts of time looking down at your phones or computers, as a result, the skin becomes lax, and folds and wrinkles usually begin to form on the neck first before they appear elsewhere. The draping or hanging skin around the neck often creates a crêpey texture, jowls or platysmal bands that produce a prematurely aged or worn appearance. Neck lift surgery aims to correct these effects by lifting loose or droopy skin around the neck and below the chin and jawline. Drawing on exceptional artistry and technical skill, Dr Steven Liew performs neck lift surgery to rejuvenate the lower face for a more defined jaw to clavicle contour.

What is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift is a surgical procedure designed to treat excess or sagging skin beneath the chin and on the neck. This treatment involves elevating the skin and tightening underlying muscles to counteract the ‘turkey bands’ and loose skin that come with age. Dr Liew’s vision is to create a beautifully sculpted neck that refines the lower face and complements your unique facial structure. Through a carefully placed incision hidden behind the hairline or on the inside of the ear, Dr Liew may remove excess skin or fat to artfully shape the curve transition that defines the lower face.

In most cases, neck lifts and facelifts are performed as a combination treatment. Patients who age excessively in the neck compared to their lower face may undergo an isolated neck lift, though this is generally rare. As the face and neck are united and rely on each other to define your appearance, Dr Liew performs the procedures together to produce holistic and personalised results. By tightening the underlying muscles and lifting the skin in the right direction, Dr Liew performs this combination treatment to restore shape and symmetry to the face, refreshing your entire facial aesthetic as a result.

Based on his holistic approach to cosmetic beauty, Dr Liew combines surgical treatment with a specialised aftercare process. Shape Clinic’s Beauty Through the Ages program encompasses a series of non-surgical treatments, selected and tailored to your individual needs to ensure that results continue to flourish and complement your natural beauty. During aftercare, Dr Liew will also work with you to establish a simple, gentle and balanced skincare routine that is personalised for your skin type and stage of life.

What Can Neck Lift Surgery Treat?

As skin elasticity and muscle tone deteriorate, the neck becomes vulnerable to various common concerns. Dr Liew’s neck lift surgery aims to correct these imperfections and improve the transition from the chin to the neck. Overall, the result is a firmer and tighter contour of the lower face that enriches your entire profile. By elevating the skin and underlying muscles, a neck lift can help treat:

  • Loose or sagging skin
  • Jowls and skin folds
  • Platysmal or ‘turkey’ bands
  • Crêpey skin
  • Double chin
  • Lines, wrinkles and creases around the neck

Candidates for Neck Lift Surgery

Neck lift surgery is a highly rewarding procedure that can significantly improve skin that has loosened or sagged with age. This treatment is highly suitable for men and women seeking to undergo facelift surgery, as the two work in harmony to correct the aged or worn appearance and restore shape to the face. The procedure is generally sought by those with excess or loose skin below the chin and around the neck, as well as those wanting to correct the ‘double chin’ or ‘turkey neck’ appearance. Neck lift surgery is suitable for those who are mostly satisfied with the upper portion of their face and are merely seeking to correct concerns that are ageing the area or disturbing the natural contour between the chin and lower part of the neck.

Combining a Neck Lift and Facelift

Since the neck lift focuses primarily on the area below the jawline, many patients benefit from combining this treatment with a surgical facelift. A facelift is a complex surgical procedure designed to reposition or remove sagging skin, lift underlying muscles and restore volume to create youthful contours that can redefine the face.

By combining the neck lift and facelift surgeries, Dr Liew can create transformative results. Together, the two procedures can produce a well-toned and refreshed appearance that complements your unique facial features and enriches your natural beauty. Drawing on expert artistry and revolutionary techniques, Dr Liew has helped countless patients restore symmetry, harmony and shape to their face by combing the neck and facelift surgeries for the most effective results.

A Word from Dr Liew

A facelift or neck lift is not about pulling the face and neck tight, but rather lifting them to the right degree. We reshape the whole area from a bottom-heavy look due to jowls and sagging skin to that of more fullness in the upper part of face and a taper in the lower face, the so-called ‘triangle of youth’. A good facelift and neck lift should look soft, natural, well-enhanced and never tight.

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When seeking facial treatments, many people tend to disregard the neck. However, for those wishing to maintain a youthful and refreshed appearance, the neck is one of the most critical areas to address. The area below the chin and jawline play a crucial role in defining your profile, so it is vital to tend to the face as a whole. As a highly skilled and passionate specialist plastic surgeon, Dr Liew performs treatments by envisioning and working towards your ideal facial aesthetic. By elevating the underlying muscles of the neck, he aims to restore balance, symmetry and shape to your overall appearance.

At Shape Clinic, we are dedicated to your cosmetic journey. From consultation to aftercare, our team of professional and friendly specialists work to create a relaxed and comfortable service experience, using the highest quality facilities and providing an exceptional level of care and support. Drawing on his knowledge of how to achieve the angle of beauty, Dr Liew aims to design a completely individualised treatment plan, in harmony with your personal circumstances and stage of life, that will allow you to embrace and appreciate your natural beauty. Neck lift surgery is an excellent, highly developed procedure that can provide truly transformative results. If you are interested in learning more about how neck lift surgery can benefit you, email us at or call (02) 8356 2888 to book a consultation

*This information about neck lift surgery was reviewed by Dr. Steven Liew. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us using our contact form here.

Procedure time: 3.5 hours

Downtime required: 2 weeks

Results duration: Long lasting*

Pair this treatment with: Skincare and laser therapy

*Individual results may vary

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