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Over time, genetics, age, and other factors can give the skin a creased or drooping appearance and obscure those underlying facial structures. The neck develops sagging skin and fat deposits, making the jaw less prominent. Weight gain and loss, as well as sun damage, can also contribute to sagging or wrinkling of the neck skin.

Modern surgical techniques are able to create a tighter and smoother neck contour, reviving a youthful appearance. Male neck lift surgery is tailored to the patient and their needs to produce natural, lasting results.

What is a Male Neck Lift?

Although neck lifts are popular with women, men often seek this procedure to redefine the chin and jawline. Sagging neck skin and creases around the neck can cause people to feel older than their actual age. Genetics, gravity and weight changes slowly cause the skin to lose elasticity, contributing to these issues.

As a result, Dr Richardson performs this procedure to tone and refine the skin for a smoother neck and chin contour. As well as this, the procedure can address signs of ageing around the lower face. A male neck lift can be ideal for men who want to rejuvenate their features while staying true to their natural appearance.

What to Expect During Your Consultation

Since every patient has different requirements, you will need to have a consultation with Dr Richardson before the procedure. He will examine your level of skin laxity and wrinkles in order to begin outlining a path for treatment. This way, you will be able to ask any questions and gain a better understanding of your surgical options.

Additionally, we will inquire about your health and medical past to determine if you are a good candidate for male neck lift surgery. Ideally, patients should be at their ideal weight, physically healthy, and have realistic goals for their procedure.

The Procedure

Male neck lift procedures are performed in a hospital under general anaesthesic. It can take around four hours to complete, depending on the specifics of the surgery.

You will discuss which surgical methods are appropriate for your case during your initial appointment. Generally, the procedure involves tightening the platysma muscles and re-draping the skin to create a tighter appearance. For some patients, liposuction may help to remove excess fat from under the chin. Doctor Richardson will then close the incisions with stitches, creating a more defined, masculine jawline and youthful neck contour.

Cost of a Male Neck Lift

Since every procedure is slightly different, fees can vary per patient. The fees will depend on the amount of lax or excess skin you have, as well as the details of your chosen procedure. Additionally, we will need to consider the anaesthetist fees, hospital fees and other aftercare related costs, such as medication. Due to the personal nature of surgery and the associated fees, we can answer further questions during a discussion with you.

Your Personal Consultation

Request a Consultation

Your personal consultation is the first step to finding the right procedure for you. Doctor Jeremy Richardson is a highly skilled Specialist Plastic Surgeon, dedicated to providing quality results and a positive patient experience.

Book your appointment to
  • Discuss your physical concerns and goals
  • Receive an outline of your surgical options
  • Get quality advice from a Specialist Plastic Surgeon
  • Receive a customised treatment plan
  • Meet Dr Richardson’s Patient Coordinator and team who will support you through your journey


Following your male neck lift, you may have some discomfort, but we can help you manage this with pain medication. Most of the discomfort will subside within the first few days, but you should still make sure to rest and take care of your incisions until you are fully recovered. You may also have some numbness and stiffness, which will fade over time. Doctor Richardson will give you at-home care instructions, such as:

  • Sleep on your back with your upper body raised
  • Take time off work to recover
  • Wear a compression garment for six weeks
  • Keep your incisions and bandages clean and dry
  • Drink water and eat a healthy diet
  • Refrain from strenuous exercise
  • Take prescribed medication
  • Inform Dr Richardson if any issues arise

Adhering to these guidelines will help your incisions heal well and give you the best chance at an overall pleasing result. Generally, patients may:

  • Feel some soreness and tightness for the first few days
  • Resume light, non-strenuous activities after three to five days
  • Return to work after two weeks; however, if your work requires heavy lifting or strenuous tasks, you may need more time to recover at home
  • Resume a normal exercise routine after six to eight weeks

Risks and Complications

There are always risks to be aware of when considering surgery. We will explain the risks of male neck lift surgery before the procedure so that you are fully informed. Risks include:

  • Pain and swelling
  • Anaesthesia reactions
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Poor healing
  • Visible scarring
  • Unwanted results
  • Damage to underlying tissues
  • Further surgery

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