Neck Lift

Neck Lift (Ribbon Lift)


A neck lift (or platysmaplasty) is a surgical procedure of the neck itself. It commonly addresses excess skin and fat beneath the chin and neck to improve jawline definition. Traditional neck lifting is outside the scope of Dr Hollenbach’s practice, but he is able to refer patients to an appropriate qualified plastic surgeon for this procedure.


Dr Hollenbach does perform ribbon lifting around the jowls and beneath the jawline in the upper neck, which is effective in tightening this part of the face. Whilst this does not address the loose tissues of the neck itself, other procedures at Prèface Cosmetic can be effective as a non-surgical alternative. These procedures include collagen stimulation with Thermage and Fraxel re:pair CO2 skin resurfacing.

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Risks of Neck Lift Surgery


This web page refers to several surgical procedures of the neck area. Like all surgical procedures, Neck Lift surgery carries risks. It’s important to be aware of common risks so you are able to weigh up the benefits, risks and limitations of the surgery. Below is a list of possible complications and specific risks for Neck Lift surgery. General risks and complications of surgery can be found here. There may be complications that are not listed here and some lifestyle factors and medical conditions can cause greater risks.


Risks of Neck Lift Surgery:

  • Hematoma
  • Scarring
  • Nerve injury or paralysis
  • Hair loss around scars
  • Skin loss
  • Bruising and swelling
  • Numbness around operated sites
  • Post-operative asymmetry
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