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Eyelid surgery, brow lifts, and fat transfers can be done in combination with neck lift surgery.

Neck Lift in Turkey

Neck lift surgery or lower rhytidectomy is a cosmetic surgery for reducing issues in the neck and jawline areas, such as excess fat and skin, wrinkling, jowl lines, or double chins.


Neck lift procedure

Neck lift surgery can take two to three hours and is performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Incisions are made either in the hairline or around the ear, depending on the method. The fat, tissue, and muscle are repositioned according to the desired outcome, and excess skin is removed. Another incision might be done under the chin for performing liposuction and repairing the muscle.



Patient profile

Neck lifts are generally sought by patients not requiring a full facelift because of a satisfying upper area of the face, but seeking to restore the jawline and neck area’s youthful appearance. Eyelid surgery, brow lifts, and fat transfers can be done in combination with neck lift surgery.


You should be healthy and ideally a nonsmoker in order to have a neck lift surgery. Smokers are instructed to abstain from nicotine for at least a month before and after the surgery to minimize the chances of any complications.



During neck lift surgery consultations, the following is discussed: surgical goals; medical history; substances used currently, including medications, supplements, alcohol, drugs, and tobacco; current health status; the expected outcome; postoperative care and potential complications.


The area of the neck and jawline is measured and examined. Photographs are taken, and options for the neck lift surgery are discussed, after which the surgeon recommends an appropriate course of treatment.


It is advised to make full use of the consultation appointment in order to make as informed of a decision as possible. It is essential for the neck lift’s success to honestly answer all of the surgeon’s inquiries and openly ask about anything requiring clarification.

Before Neck Lift Surgery

The following might be requested before having your neck lift surgery:


• Getting tests for health evaluation


• Avoiding nicotine for a month before and after the surgery


• Avoiding aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements


• Taking specific medications or adjusting current medication



Postoperative care & recovery

After your neck lift surgery, bandages are placed around the face over the incisions as they heal. Thin tubes might be placed under the skin for draining any build-up of excess blood or fluids. You are instructed on what medication to use for healing and how to take care of the treated area during your recovery. A follow-up appointment is arranged.


The head should be kept in an elevated position in a forward direction, without excessively turning the neck to the sides, upwards or downwards. Ice must never be applied to the treated area as it can lead to circulatory issues resulting in necrosis (skin death). The skin in the incision area should always be handled gently without exposure to any abrasive motion. Any form of physical strain should be avoided for at least three weeks after neck lift surgery.


About 10 to 14 days are needed in most cases to return to normal activities. However, you should expect to be able to see the final results of your neck lift only after external and internal healing is complete, and the swelling and bruising go down entirely, which might take several weeks to months. Scars remaining after the neck lift stay hidden as they heal in the hairline area and the natural contours of the ear.


It is advised to make inquires with your surgeon concerning the period immediately after the surgery and during recovery. You may have questions about where you will be placed after the surgery, what medications you will be given, and when to arrange an appointment for follow-up care.