Neck Lift surgery treatments can help to reshape the skin around the neck and jaw, reducing the appearance of sagging skin and other visible signs of ageing. At the Cadogan Clinic, our specialist surgeons offer a full range of treatments, including several they have pioneered themselves.

Typical neck lift procedures include removing loose skin or ‘turkey wattle’, liposuction to remove fat, fat transfer to modify shape and volume of the neck, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, reshaping the neck area following weight loss and restoration of skin elasticity-loss caused by ageing, sun damage or genetics. We also offer a platysmaplasty to tighten the underlying muscles of the neck.

Various combinations of these procedures are available as part of our bespoke Cadogan Swan Neck Lift service, which is available in combination with a facelift treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

We use a variant of the general anaesthesia technique called TIVA (Total Intravenous Anaesthesia) that is delivered by our team of top anaesthetists. Intravenous delivery enables our anaesthetist team to monitor anaesthetic depth more closely via specialized computers to maintain an optimal level of anaesthesia. This means you will wake up feeling much better than with traditional alternatives and ready to go home shortly after.

During your initial consultation, your surgeon will give you pre-operative advice which may include stopping smoking or taking aspirin or any other medication prior to your surgery to ensure optimum healing.

Recovery time for this procedure will depend on the individual patient but we usually advise that you take one or two weeks off work following surgery as there will be bruising and swelling which may take around 10 days to subside.

This procedure usually requires an overnight stay in a nearby hotel that the clinic has good links with, as your surgeon will want to see you the next day. Your surgeon will recommend that you avoid exercise and any heavy lifting for a few weeks following your neck surgery.

The Neck Lift involves the removal of excess facial skin from the neck, chin and cheek areas, usually under general anaesthetic. You will have dressings on your neck and perhaps drains in place when you wake from surgery and pain relief can be provided if required. Depending on the kind of neck surgery you have had, you may be required to stay overnight in a hospital or nearby hotel with a nurse as your surgeon may want to see you the following day and any drains removed.

Neck tightening surgery is not an especially painful procedure though you may experience discomfort due to the tight feeling of the skin. Pain relief can be provided by your surgeon if required.

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Neck Lift Results

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What to expect

Free Consultation with a Patient Advisor

We offer a free, no-obligation 30-60 minute consultation with one of our Patient Advisors. They will work with you to understand your objectives and the results you want to achieve, talk you through the procedure and answer any questions you may have. If you decide that you would like to proceed to the next step and see a surgeon, your Patient Advisor will be happy to arrange this for you. At this point, you will be required to pay a consultation fee. 

Surgical Consultation

Once you’ve booked your consultation, the next step will be for you to meet your chosen surgeon at the Cadogan Clinic. Your surgeon will use this time to make a comprehensive medical assessment of you, your condition, and your expectations before making a recommendation and personalised treatment plan for you. You will then discuss the outcomes you can expect to see and ask any questions

The Procedure

On the day of your procedure you will be welcomed at the Cadogan Clinic by your Patient Advisor and dedicated nursing staff. Following a brief medical check, you will meet with both your surgeon and anaesthetist to run through the details of your procedure one final time and answer any last questions you may have.  


After the procedure, you will recover in the capable hands of our aftercare team. As we are a day-case facility you can expect your recovery to be complete within 2 to 3 hours. If your surgeon is happy with your results, you will be able to be discharged from the clinic the very same day. In some cases patients may wish to stay locally in our exclusive partner hotel the day before or after your procedure in order to be close to their surgeon. Talk to us about these options if this is for you. 

After Care & Support

Our care and support continues in the days and weeks following your procedure with our complimentary aftercare programme. This comprised of a series of appointments made with your surgeon and nursing team to monitor your progress and recovery. They will also introduce you to several scar minimization techniques and bespoke products to aid your progress. Our team are also on call to answer any questions you have around your surgery at any time you are concerned.

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Mr. Olivier Amar
Mr. Olivier Amar

Plastic Surgeon

A French plastic surgeon specialising in fat transfer, facial rejuvenation, liposuction, body contouring as well as breast and buttock enhancement