At A Glance


From £7500

Expected Results:

Rejuvenated neck contour

Length of Surgery:

1-2 hours


Local or general anaesthetic


2-4 weeks

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What is a Neck lift?

A neck lift, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to address signs of ageing in the neck and jawline.

Over time, factors such as genetics, gravity, weight-loss and sun exposure can contribute to sagging skin, excess fat, and the development of neck bands.

A neck lift aims to rejuvenate the neck’s appearance by tightening loose skin, removing excess fat, and restoring a more defined contour. The procedure may involve fat reduction, muscle tightening, and skin repositioning, tailored to each individual’s specific needs. With advancements in surgical techniques, a neck lift can produce natural-looking results, enhancing both the profile and overall facial harmony. This transformative procedure is sought by those seeking a more youthful and rejuvenated neck contour, contributing to a refreshed and confident appearance.

Concerns associated with the desire for a neck lift includes:

  • Sagging skin
  • Double chin
  • Turkey neck
  • Neck wrinkles
  • Neck bands
  • Crepey skin

The Consultation

Ahid Abood Plastic Surgery - Your Consultation

During a pre-treatment consultation for a neck lift, Mr Abood conducts a thorough assessment to understand the patient’s concerns, medical history, and aesthetic goals. Detailed examination of neck skin elasticity, muscle separation, and fat distribution are performed. During the course of the consultation Mr Abood will take photos of the patients neck in order to aid surgical planning. These photos will be safely stored in the patient’s electronic file. Mr Abood discusses the available neck lift techniques and give his opinion on the best way forward for you. He will also discuss the expected outcomes from surgery, and any associated risks or side effects. A personalised treatment plan is then developed, taking into account the patient’s unique anatomy and preferences.

The consultation serves as an opportunity for the patient to ask questions, express concerns, and discuss their desired outcomes. Following this initial consultation, should further questions arise then Mr Abood is available on email, video consultation, telephone or through a further face to face appointment to answer these. Establishing clear lines of communication and understanding between patient and surgeon helps to contribute to a successful and satisfying neck lift experience.

The Procedure

Ahid Abood Plastic Surgery - Procedure

A neck lift procedure involves several key steps to rejuvenate the neck’s appearance. Typically performed under general anaesthesia, Mr Abood begins by making incisions strategically placed around the ears and sometimes under the chin. Techniques may be employed to remove excess fat, and the underlying muscles are often tightened to address any sagging. Excess skin is trimmed, and the remaining skin is repositioned for a smoother, more defined contour. Advanced techniques aim to minimise scarring and ensure natural-looking results. The duration of the procedure varies based on the extent of correction needed but is usually between 1 and 2 hours. Postoperatively, patients will typically experience some swelling and bruising that will gradually subside in the early recovery phase. Adherence to postoperative care instructions is crucial for a successful outcome. The result is a more youthful, rejuvenated neck contour, enhancing overall facial harmony.

Aftercare & Results

Ahid Abood Plastic Surgery - Aftercare

After a neck lift, diligent aftercare is essential for optimal results. Patients may experience swelling and bruising which is usually managed with simple pain killers, such as paracetamol, and the use of specialist supportive garments. It’s important that patients follow the post-operative instructions which they are provided with. While a change in appearance is visible immediately, it may be several weeks before the final outcome is achieved. During this time, swelling subsides and the skin starts to conform to it’s newly re-draped position.

Regular follow-up appointments with Mr Abood are scheduled to monitor progress and address any concerns. Following neck lift surgery patients often report a rejuvenated neck appearance with improved skin tightness and contour. The result from surgery is usually transformative and long-lasting, contributing to a more youthful and confident aesthetic.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and ensuring adequate sun protection can help prolong the results.

What our patients think

Lisa Buchan
Lisa Buchan
17 April 2023
Dr Abood and his team are amazing, having gone through a breast reduction recently I could not recommend him enough. Not only am I very happy with the results but the aftercare has been amazing. The team are always available to answer questions, help and provide advice. I have already recommended him to several people, if you are considering this surgery I would see him for a consultation.
RC Keay
RC Keay
11 March 2023
I visited Dr Ahid Abood and his team to have a squamous cell carcinoma removed from my nose which was followed by a skin graft. I was quite anxious about this procedure, especially as it involved a prominent part of my face. Dr Abood explained the process, possible side effects and outcome in a calm and informative way. After the procedure l felt relieved, relaxed and very glad to have met Dr Abood and his lovely team. Thank you!
Helen Roberts
Helen Roberts
7 March 2023
The care I had was excellent. All the staff were very good, Claire the nurse was so reassuring. His secretary Justine was so friendly and helpful when I had a query. Mr Abood was superb. He explained what was happening and the work he did was brilliant. I have a really neat scar which has healed well. Thank you one and all.
Deborah Chamberlain-King
Deborah Chamberlain-King
18 February 2023
From the moment I met Mr Abood I was certain that he was the Surgeon I wanted to perform my upper and lower Blepharoplasty operation due to his kind, calm and informative approach. Mr Abood explained the whole process thoroughly and I was always able to ask any questions that I had. I was 100% sure that I wanted this operation but after my initial consultation with Mr Abood I was 200% sure! Correspondence with Mr Abood's Secretary Justine was always a pleasure as she is efficient and understanding. I was so pleased that I was able to meet Justine in person. I chose the Weymouth Street Hospital for my surgery and it was a great choice. I was made to feel totally at ease. ALL of the staff there were so kind and caring but a special shout out to Arden and Suzanna (night nurse). Arden is so kind, caring and an absolute delight. I must also praise the food! Wished I could have stayed longer :) My recovery from surgery has been much faster than I thought it would be but exactly as Mr Abood predicted. After 4 weeks my scars have healed so well and in fact I can see improvement every day. I can now look in the mirror and like what I see already and am excited to see the end result. Thank you Mr Abood and Justine. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr Abood, Justine and The Weymouth Street Hospital. If you are looking for an excellent Surgeon look no further.
Amanda Plimley
Amanda Plimley
9 February 2023
Awesome support from beginning to end. I was nervous about breast reduction surgery and conscious of everything this is entailed. Super pleased to share that Dr Abood and Justine his secretary have made it is easy a process for me as possible. Lots of information and reassurance from the first consult to today, currently four weeks post surgery. I’ve been able to reach out directly with any questions or queries I’ve had along the way and have had answers really quickly! And most importantly I’m happy with my new look, feeling more confident already. Cannot wait for the final results ???? Thank you team Abood!
Lynette Hodge
Lynette Hodge
8 February 2023
I am so grateful to have been referred to Mr Abood for surgery, by my consultant dermatologist who diagnosed a rapidly growing tumour on my leg as a Keratoacanthoma. With the need to have this removed as a matter of urgency, Mr Abood’s wonderful secretary, Justine, clearly went to a great deal of trouble to arrange for me to have surgery within 24 hours. I arrived at The Weymouth hospital where I met Mr Abood for the first time. His warm, gentle manner was so reassuring while he explained the procedure clearly, including the need for a skin graft and put me at ease before I was prepared for surgery. I cannot speak more highly of the whole experience, from Mr Abood and his delightful, caring team of nurses, to the theatre staff, they were all friendly but respectful, filling me with confidence. The care I was given was exceptional and the facilities at this hospital were outstanding. When it was time to have the dressing and stitches removed, Mr Abood did it himself and was so gentle that I didn’t feel a thing. There is no question that Mr Abood is an extremely skilful surgeon who goes ‘above and beyond’ to provide the best possible outcome for his patients. I feel blessed to have been referred to him.
Teodora Nikolova
Teodora Nikolova
24 January 2023
If I can give 10 stars to Mr ABOOD, Justine and the whole team at the Weymouth Hospital I would. I’ve searched for months and had a few consultations before I’ve met Dr. Ahid Abood. He listened all my concerns and answered all of my questions. Very experienced, professional and respectful. I had a mommy makeover surgery ( tummy tuck with 360 liposuction, muscle repair and breast lift with implants) with him and what can I say, this surgeon is magician. Recovery was much easier than I expected. I am extremely happy with my results and I have so much confidence now. Huge shout out to Justine, this woman is a sunshine, so kind and supportive.
Eva Dhliwayo
Eva Dhliwayo
3 October 2022
Dr Abood is a wonderful Surgeon i have ever met. From the start to finish my experience was amazing. He explained everything to me in a very clear manner. He properly informed me about the procedure. His secretary Justine is incredible, very friendly and professional. I am 3 weeks Post Surgery and I have been following Dr Abood's recovery instructions. I feel so good and very happy with the results. I can't thank him enough on how he has changed my life.I am so glad I choose Dr-Abood and would highly recommend to anyone.

Potential Risks

All surgery, irrespective of how minor, carries an element of risk. Mr Abood’s philosophy is to always aim to deliver fantastic aesthetic results, but never at the expense of his patient’s safety. During the entire course of the patient journey- from the initial consultation and throughout the follow-up period- safety is at the forefront.

Mr Abood is a highly trained, board certified plastic surgeon. His wealth of experience helps to deliver exceptional care and results to his patients.

Related FAQs

Am I suitable for a neck lift?

A suitable candidate for a neck lift is an individual experiencing signs of ageing in the neck, such as sagging skin, excess fat, or muscle laxity. Good candidates are generally in good health, have realistic expectations, and seek a more rejuvenated and defined neck contour.

Is this safe?

A neck lift is considered safe when performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon, such as Mr Abood, in appropriate medical settings. Risks are generally low, and advancements in surgical techniques and recovery programs contribute to safety. Rigorous preoperative assessment, adherence to safety protocols, and postoperative care further enhance the safety of neck lift procedures.

Will it hurt?

The use of a local or general anaesthetic will ensure the procedure is pain free. While some mild discomfort is expected after a neck lift, pain is typically managed with simple medications such as paracetamol. Adherence to postoperative care guidelines helps minimise any pain associated with the procedure, contributing to a more comfortable recovery experience.

Are there any side effects or risks?

Risks and side effects of a neck lift may include temporary swelling, bruising, discomfort and altered sensation in the neck or around the ears. Infrequently, there may be permanent changes in sensation, scarring, or other complications. Adherence to postoperative care guidelines minimise these risks, and complications are generally uncommon, especially when the procedure is performed by a skilled surgeon such as Mr Abood.

How much recovery time can I expect?

Recovery time after a neck lift varies, with patients typically resuming light activities within a week. Strenuous exercises may be restricted for a few weeks. Complete recovery, including final aesthetic outcomes, may take several weeks. Adherence to postoperative guidelines is crucial for a smooth recovery and optimal results.

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