Many patients say they are unhappy with the appearance of their necks. A combination of skin character, laxity, fat accumulation and ageing can affect the appearance of one’s neck.


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As skin wrinkles and loses its elasticity and undesirable bands of fat accumulate in certain areas, more and more people look to surgery in order to gain a more youthful appearance.

Here at Panthea, we provide neck lift surgery for patients in both Sydney and Canberra. Offering cutting edge surgical techniques and innovations for the best outcomes that allow you to feel happy in your own skin. Our team of medical experts are passionate about offering the very best care available.

Get in touch with us today to book your initial consultation.


A youthful and ideal neck is often presented as taut, slim and angular and is defined by its sharp borders, most notably at the jowl line, as well as the cervicomental angle (the jaw-to-neck transition at the Adam’s apple). The neck is made up of the same basic structures that define the face:

  • a skeleton, which is sparser here and is only represented as bony anchors (the lower border of the jaws, the Adam’s apple and the collar bone);
  • skin and subcutaneous fat;
  • the superficial musculo-aponeurotic system (SMAS) or mimetic muscles of facial expression (platysma, the muscle that causes the banding of the neck); and
  • deeper structures such as the submandibular gland.
  • Facial harmony and rejuvenation is one of Dr Farhadieh’s areas of special interest and training. He has recently co-authored plastic surgery textbook chapters on this topic.

Various approaches have been used to address these problems and Dr Farhadieh will discuss what would be best suited to your needs. Where a small incision under the chin is needed, the skin’s natural creases can camouflage it. An incision around the ears allows access to the neck. This incision is often an extension of the facelift part of the operation. It is important that in any rejuvenation approach to the neck and face, the whole face is considered. A piece-by-piece approach to facial rejuvenation can enhance other problems areas, so it’s important to look at all area at once.

A combination of mimetic muscle manipulation, fat resection and re-draping of the neck with excision of this excess skin results in a rejuvenated appearance. This re-establishes the sharper and well-defined angles of the neck and jaw.

The operation is performed under general anaesthetic with an overnight admission. After discharge, a follow-up appointment is made 5–7 days. Some swelling and bruising is to be expected, but this usually resolves by the end of the second week. Your relationship with your surgeon is the most important aspect of this journey. We are dedicated to being there with you for every step of the journey.


Get in touch with Panthea Clinics today to book your consultation with either our Sydney or Canberra team. Committed to providing unparalleled surgical solutions for a range of surgeries – from breast liftsreductions and augmentations to mummy makeovers – you can have peace of mind knowing that your experience will be second to none.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, neck lift surgery is intricate surgery, which deals with the face and neck. General anaesthesia and overnight admissions are the safest way to undertake this surgery.

Immediately after surgery, yes, but the incisions are placed in such a way that once healed they will not be visible or noticed. From time to time, scar abnormalities or some skin loss might occur as a result of surgery. These can be managed conservatively, occasionally requiring secondary surgery.

This can vary from patient to patient. The majority of swelling resolves within the first 7–10 days. Most patients are out and about by the end of the second week. Any remaining swelling is usually gone within 4 weeks.

All humans have some intrinsic asymmetry to their face and body, and in adequately trained hands noticeable persistent postoperative asymmetry is rare. Occasionally the lower branches of the facial nerve are bruised during surgery, but this tends to recover within a matter of weeks.

The face and neck are amongst the most intricate parts of the body and their importance in projecting our sense of ‘self’ is clear. Performing neck lift surgery is often thought of as a subspecialty amongst plastic surgeons and those who are interested seek further training beyond basic plastic surgical qualifications. Dr Farhadieh has an interest in facial surgery and has undertaken two separate clinical fellowships in London, England, focusing on the face from both cosmetic and reconstructive perspectives.  You are in the safest and best trained hands with us.

Dr Farhadieh believes that the relationship between doctor and patient is sacred and privileged. Our practice is based on compassion, honesty, transparency and, above all, patient welfare. We pride ourselves on making sure that you feel supported at all times. We will be available during all stages of your journey and will schedule short-, medium- and long-term follow-ups as part of our overall practice.

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