Neck Lift (Chin Lift) in Toronto

Pricing
Starts at $14,999
Procedure Time
3-4 hours
Recovery Time
1-2 weeks

How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost?

SpaMedica’s neck lift procedures start at $14,999. During your consultation, the SpaMedica treatment professional will discuss the treatment options available to meet your aesthetic concerns and will provide you with a quote. The price of mini-neck lifts and Suture Suspension Thread lifts can start as low as $4,999.

Special financing options are available for our patients.

How Long Does it Take to Recover From a Neck Lift?

The initial soreness and pain around the neck area will diminish after approximately 1-2 weeks. Anti-inflammatory painkillers will be administered so that any discomfort you experience is minimal. Most patients return to work 10-14 days following surgery.

How Long Does a Neck Lift Take?

The neck lift procedure will last between 3-4 hours, depending upon the number of ancillary procedures performed. Patients stay overnight at the SpaMedica face clinic in Toronto and go home the next day.

What is a Neck Lift

The neck is often the first area of the body to show signs of aging. A daily skincare routine can help, but completely avoiding the loss of tone and elasticity in the neck region is impossible.

Time, gravity and sun exposure all act together to change the appearance of the neck leading to a loss of definition, skin sagging, fine lines and excess fat accumulating into a double chin, or, what is less affectionately referred to as “turkey neck”.  Others might have an excess skin sagging after losing a significant amount of weight.

A neck lift is a surgical procedure designed to recontour the neck and jawline, tighten the underlying tissues and muscles, and remove excess skin. The procedure reverses the effects of aging in the area by pulling the skin tightly together, bringing the neck muscles and cords back together in the midline and creating a youthful slim neck contour.

Who is a Neck Lift Candidate?

A neck lift is a procedure ideal for men and women who want to correct the signs of aging in the neck or remove significant neck fat and excess skin and correct a “turkey neck”. 

In terms of general health, patients should be fit and be in overall good health. Your health status will be evaluated during the initial consultation to ensure you are a suitable candidate for chin tuck surgery.

Benefits of a Neck Lift

Reduce Excess Skin
Excess skin is removed, eliminating the ‘turkey-neck’ appearance.

Contour the Chin and Jawline
The removal of excess fat improves the contour along the jawline and chin.

Minimize Lines and Wrinkles
By tightening the skin, lines, wrinkles and crepe neck skin is eliminated or greatly reduced.

Younger Appearance
Get a refreshed, youthful appearance.

Neck Lift Risks

Like all procedures, Neck lifts are associated with possible risks and complications that patients should consider prior to undergoing the procedure.  Dr. Mulholland has been performing high volume neck lift surgery for 25 years and after this many neck lifts, the risk of significant complications is very, very low. Although Dr. Mulholland has not seen most of the risks listed below, these neck lift risks have been reported:

Neck and Mouth Tightness
If the skin is stretched too much during surgery by an inexperienced surgeon.

Dissatisfaction With Results
The most common reason for an enhancement revision procedure is the neck is still somewhat lax and the muscle cords still visible.

Hematoma or Seroma
Collection of blood beneath the skin that needs to be drained surgically. That is why most surgeons will use a drain for a few days to remove this fluid.

Numbness
Numbness, tingling and burning sensations at the incision point should stop after a few months.

Why Choose SpaMedica for Neck Lift?

Dr. Mulholland has extensive experience performing neck lift procedures and has been the recipient of many awards. He has also been named by “Toronto Life”, “Flare” and in “Toronto Fashion” as one of Toronto’s best neck and facelift surgeons.

Dr. Mulholland spent 7 years as a head neck cancer surgeon, removing complex tumors and cancers of the neck, mouth and face and reconstructing them, giving him unparalleled experience in the anatomy of the deeper structure of the face and neck and the confidence to operate in this delicate area. Over the last 25 years and 2000 deep plane face and neck lifts, Dr. Mulholland has never had a patient with permanent injury to the facial nerve.

Dr. Mulholland helped engineer and pioneer several of the neck lift procedures that are currently popular in facial rejuvenation surgery that will be discussed with you during your initial consultation.

Different Types of Neck Lift

The neck lift incision points will vary depending on the goals of the surgery and the patient’s facial and neck structure. The incisions for your neck lift can be hidden under the chin, and inside and behind the ear. The neck lift may involve tightening and suturing together the two neck muscles under the chin called the platysma bands.

You will have a thorough consultation process with Dr. Mulholland and his team to determine the best possible procedures for you to address your neck concerns.

Non-Surgical Neck Lift Alternatives

Suture Suspension Threadlift neck procedures combined with Facetite, Necktite internal RF procedures (developed by Dr Mulholland) and the Morpheus8, together with Botox injection to the neck muscles, can duplicate (without scars) many of the long term effects of a neck lift in those patients with moderate aging of the neck.

How is a Neck Lift Performed by Dr. Mulholland?

The procedure is done on an outpatient basis under local or general anesthesia. The procedure requires an incision under the chin where the fat is removed, the muscles are tightened, and the loose skin is removed – all depending on the patient’s individual findings. Low lying submandibular glands and obtuse hyoid bone angles can also be adjusted.

The incisions for your neck lift can be hidden under the chin, and inside and behind the ear. The neck lift may involve tightening and suturing together the two neck muscles under the chin called the platysma bands. You will have a thorough consultation process with Dr. Mulholland and his team to determine the best possible procedures for you to address your neck concerns.

How to Prepare for a Neck Lift

Patients should avoid drinking alcohol and smoking for at least a couple of weeks before the procedure date. By continuing to smoke and drink, you increase the likelihood of complications and lengthen the recovery process. Any medications you are taking must also be disclosed to Dr. Mulholland beforehand.

You should arrange for someone to drive you to and from the SpaMedica centre and prepare your home to make the recovery period as easy as possible. All neck lift patients stay overnight at the SpaMedica operating facility.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Mulholland will talk through how you can best prepare for your neck lift.

What to Expect After a Neck Lift

After the neck lift procedure has been completed, you will be taken to the recovery area where you are observed by our nursing staff and stay overnight. Once the anesthesia has largely worn off and our nursing staff are happy to discharge you, you can return home the next morning with the help of a friend or family member.

A special chin and neck wrap will be applied to the area to support the healing process and you will be prescribed oral medication to manage the pain.

Neck Lift Recovery & Timeline

After a neck lift, patients will need to plan and prepare for sufficient time to recover.

Week 1-2: Sutures can be removed, most people return to work.

Week 2: Initial swelling and bruising disappear around this time. 

Month 3-6: Final results will be evident.

Sports and physical activities should be avoided for at least 3 weeks. You can blame any residual swelling on gum or dental surgery.

Best Procedures Paired with Neck Lift

Blepharoplasty, facelift or midface lifting and Morpheus Fractional RF or Fractional CO2 are often combined with neck lifts. Facial fat grafting for restoration of facial volume is also common.

Neck Lift FAQ

What Is the Best Age to Get a Neck Lift?

Age isn’t a factor when it comes to a neck lift. A neck lift is as appropriate for a patient in their 30s who has excess skin after losing weight, or a hereditary obtuse neck angle from a low hyoid, as it is for someone middle-aged who wants to counter the signs of aging.

Everyone is different, those who maintain a daily routine might keep skin firm well into their 40s or 50s, while others might see the signs as soon as their early 30s. Whatever your age, a neck lift can revert drooping, sagging and a double chin. However, the average age for a neck lift remains between 50-70 years old.

How Long Will a Neck Lift Last?

Cosmetic surgery does not stop the aging process, but what it does do is turn back the clock.  Then you start aging again, but with your neck looking 10-15 years younger.

A neck lift results in a youthful appearance which should last for around 10-15 years. For long-lasting results, follow a strict skincare regimen, energy-based maintenance treatments and continue a healthy diet and weight neutrality.

What Is the Difference Between a Neck Lift and Neck Liposuction?

Both the neck lift and neck liposuction contour the neckline, but each is used for different purposes.

Neck liposuction is the correct option for those with firm skin, free from wrinkles, but who want to remove excess fat. A neck lift, however, is used to remove loose skin and tighten the area. Fat can be removed simultaneously during a neck lift if it will aid the final results.

Is a Neck Lift the Same as Double Chin Surgery?

A double chin can form because of hereditary factors, weight, and anatomy. As well as eliminating sagging or loose skin on the neck, neck lift surgery is used to correct a double chin.



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Stephen Mulholland, M.D
Physician and internationally recognized cosmetic plastic surgeon and lecturer.
66 Avenue Road, Suite 4 Toronto, Ontario M5R 3N8