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Neck Lift (Chin Lift) in Toronto

Starts at $14,999
Procedure Time
3 hours
Recovery Time
1-2 weeks
Thomas Bell, M.D
Physician and internationally recognized cosmetic plastic surgeon and lecturer.
66 Avenue Road, Suite 4 Toronto, Ontario M5R 3N8

How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost?

SpaMedica’s neck lift procedures in Toronto start at $14,999, and if you choose to combine your neck lift with other procedures, such as a facelift or brow lift, the cost will be in the $30,000 – $40,000 range. 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 $8,999.

Special financing options are available for our patients.

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

Once your neck lift surgery is complete, 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 surgery 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 in the form of sagging and neck bands. 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, neck bands, and excess fat accumulating into a double chin, or, what is less affectionately referred to as “turkey neck.” Others might have excess skin sagging after losing a significant amount of weight.

A deep neck lift is a surgical procedure designed to contour 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.

Neck Lift Recovery & Timeline

After a neck lift, patients will need to plan and prepare for sufficient time to recover.
Neck Lift Treatment Recovery Timeline

Day 1: You will be sent home with a bandage around your neck and/or a tube attached for draining extra fluids. Keep your head elevated to reduce swelling, especially while you sleep. Follow all aftercare instructions.

Week 1: Sutures can be removed; most people return to work.

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

Month 1: You can resume sports and physical activities after the 3 week mark, and you will see no more residual swelling.

Months 3-6: Final results will be evident, scars will begin to fade, and you can enjoy your defined jawline and rejuvenated neck!

Who is a Neck Lift Candidate?

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

Patients should be fit and overall good health. Your health status will be evaluated during the initial consultation to ensure you are a suitable candidate for neck tightening surgery.

Benefits of a Neck Lift

Reduce Excess Skin

Excess skin is removed during your lift surgery, eliminating the ‘turkey-neck’ appearance.

Contour the Chin and Jawline

The removal of excess fat improves the contour along the jawline and chin, giving you both a neck and chin lift.

Minimize Lines and Wrinkles

By tightening the skin, lines, wrinkles and crepey neck skin is eliminated or greatly reduced.

Younger Appearance

Get a refreshed, youthful appearance with neck plastic surgery.

Neck Lift Risks

Like all procedures, Neck lift surgery is associated with possible risks and complications that patients should consider prior to undergoing the procedure. Although Dr. Bell 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 are still visible.

Hematoma or Seroma

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


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

Why Choose SpaMedica for Neck Lift?

As one of Ontario’s most trusted and experienced plastic surgeons and neck lift surgeons, Dr. Bell has dedicated his 25 years to cosmetic surgery, always emphasizing patient care that is personalized for your specific needs. Dr. Bell’s expertise ensures your neck lift surgery will go smoothly and provide you with beautiful results, so book a consultation with him and the SpaMedica team in Toronto today!

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, 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.

Mini Neck Lift

Opting for a mini neck lift is also available to address minor to moderate sagging and fine line concerns. A mini neck lift is a minimally invasive option to a regular neck lift procedure that removes small amounts of excess skin in the jowl and chin area to contour your jawline and neck.

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

Non-Surgical Neck Lift Alternatives

Suture Suspension Thread Lift neck procedures combined with Facetite, Necktite internal RF procedures (developed by Dr. Mulholland, SpaMedica’s former Lead Surgeon) 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.

Facelift vs Neck Lift Differences

Many people are confused by the difference between a neck lift and a facelift, as both can reduce the look of sagging skin and fine lines above the shoulders. Generally speaking, the key differences between a facelift vs a neck lift are found in the technique.

In the case of a facelift, skin is pulled up at the cheeks, in the direction of the forehead. Typically performed to reduce wrinkles and sagging skin, facelift surgery focuses on improving the cheeks, the lower face, the jowls, and the jawline. By contrast, during a neck lift, excess skin is pulled up beneath the chin, the jawline, and the jowls and is typically performed to correct draping skin on the throat and smooth out any “neck bands” in the skin of the neck.

When seeking to understand the intricate differences between a facelift and a neck lift, it’s worth noting that patients who wish to undergo one or the other often opt to combine them both–once they better understand what will best fulfill their goals.

Although both procedures significantly improve saggy skin and weak muscles, it is still integral that you understand the key differences. If you are considering a facelift or a neck lift, it’s important to schedule a consultation beforehand to compare and contrast all your options.

Neck Lift vs Neck Liposuction

While a neck lift helps lift excess skin, reduce the look of fine lines, and define the jawline, neck liposuction aims to remove superficial or deep fat from the chin and neck area. This helps to create a defined jawline that wasn’t there before and improves symmetry in the lower face area. A neck lift is recommended for excess sagging and signs of aging, while neck liposuction is recommended for excess fat pockets in the area.

Neck Lift vs Chin Lift

A neck lift and a chin lift are often referred to as a platysmaplasty as they are the same procedure. Both involve the surgical tightening of the neck and jawline and removing excess skin in the area. A neck lift is tailored to each patient’s specific needs, so Dr. Bell will determine with you if your chin area should be lifted and rejuvenated.

How to Prepare for a Neck Lift

Toronto neck lift patients should avoid drinking alcohol and smoking for at least a couple of weeks before the procedure date. Continuing to smoke and drink increases the likelihood of complications and lengthens the recovery process. Any medications you are taking must also be disclosed to Dr. Bell beforehand.

You should arrange for someone to drive you to and from the Toronto 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. Bell will discuss 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 will be 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.

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

How is a Neck Lift Performed by Dr. Tom Bell?

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 with Dr. Tom Bell and his Toronto SpaMedica team to determine the best possible procedures to address your neck concerns.

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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