A necklift or ‘platysmaplasty’ is a cosmetic surgery procedure to change the appearance of the neck and reduce signs of ageing or weight loss.

Necklift in Perth

The shape and tone of the neck can influence overall facial appearance. In Perth, necklift surgery is generally performed in combination with a facelift or lower facelift to change the appearance of the neckline and jawline.

Perth necklift surgery can help to:

  • Tighten loose skin
  • Remove excess fat
  • Reduce a double chin
  • Reduce jowls
  • Define the jawline
  • Reduce the appearance of stringy muscle cords (‘wattles’) that run the length of the neck

Please note, necklift surgery outcomes may vary based on individual anatomical and biological differences between genders. Male and female necks and faces have distinct characteristics, such as variations in skin thickness and facial muscle mass. These factors can pose unique challenges when performing necklift surgery on men and may require additional expertise to achieve desired results. At our practice, we only provide necklift surgery for females, as our team’s experience and techniques are tailored to address the specific needs of female patients. We do not offer necklift surgery for males.

Book a Consultation

To find out if a necklift in Perth is right for you, the first step is to book a consultation with your Specialist Plastic Surgeon. They will discuss your expectations and any concerns you may have. Pricing and post-operative care will also be discussed.

At Assure Cosmetic Centre, you’re in the care of a highly skilled medical team. Through your journey with us you will feel informed and comfortable and able to make the decision that is best for you.

Frequently Asked Questions


After necklift surgery, many patients report that the neck and jawline look about 5-10 years younger. The results of a necklift typically last up to 10 years, but do vary from person to person. The desired end result should be improvement, not perfection. Your Specialist Plastic Surgeon at Assure Cosmetic Centre is the best person to determine if your expectations are achievable.

The primary goal of a necklift procedure is to reduce the apparent signs of ageing and achieve a smoother appearance for the neck and skin. Furthermore, it is possible to combine a necklift with other surgical procedures like a facelift, lower facelift or eyelid surgery.

In conjunction with necklift surgery, non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as chemical skin peels, dermabrasion, or skin resurfacing may also be performed.

Your Specialist Plastic Surgeon at Assure Cosmetic Centre is the best person to determine if your expectations are achievable.

Necklift surgery can be performed in several ways, depending on factors such as muscle tone, skin elasticity and body fat in the neck area. In most cases, a facelift or lower facelift will also be performed as recommended by your surgeon based on your individual needs and goals. The procedure may take 1-3 hours, depending on the extent of surgery involved.

In Perth, a necklift is performed in an accredited hospital under general anaesthetic. In most cases you can expect a short stay of up to 1-2 days, but this will depend on your general health, the extent of the procedure and your surgeon’s advice.

You will need to attend a post-operative consultation approximately 5-7 days after necklift surgery, and again 7-14 days after surgery with subsequent post-op visits if required.

All plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures come with risks and potential complications. To ensure successful surgery, it is crucial to understand and minimise these risks. Whilst all measures are taken to mitigate risks, some risks are unavoidable.

All information on this page is general in nature – your Specialist Plastic Surgeon will discuss the specific risks and complications pertinent to your individual surgical procedure during your consultation. General risks for surgery are listed here.

Specific risks related to necklift surgery include, but are not limited to:

  • Temporary or Permanent Hair Loss: There is a possibility of experiencing temporary hair loss around the scars. While this is typically temporary, in rare cases, it may become permanent.
  • Skin Loss and Skin Grafting: Impaired blood supply can lead to skin loss, which might require a skin grafting procedure.
  • Bruising and Swelling: Following the surgery, it is common to experience bruising and swelling. These effects are typically temporary and will subside over time.
  • Temporary Numbness: Numbness around the operated sites is a common occurrence. Fortunately, in most cases, this is temporary and will gradually improve over several months.
  • Facial Nerve Damage: Rare nerve injury that could cause weakness of the lower lip: In rare cases, neck lift surgery can damage nerves in the face. This can lead to weakness or paralysis of the lower lip. While this damage is usually temporary, in rare cases, it may be permanent.
  • Differences in Facial Appearance: It is possible to observe a slight difference in appearance between the right and left sides of the face after the surgery.
  • Revisional Surgery: In some instances, complications may arise that require revisional surgery to correct.

While your surgeon will take great care to minimise their visibility, it’s important to understand that scars are an unavoidable outcome of any surgical procedure. Following a necklift, the scars are generally concealed within the skin’s natural folds. If you have a history of keloid or hypertrophic scarring, it’s essential to inform your surgeon about this tendency before the procedure.

Depending on the extent of your procedure, it may be necessary to take a few weeks off work to allow for proper rest. It is recommended to refrain from engaging in heavy lifting, strenuous exercise, swimming, and intense sports for approximately 6 weeks following the procedure or until your surgeon advises otherwise.

After 7-10 days, it is acceptable to apply regular makeup, but it is crucial to protect your skin from the sun. It is essential to follow appropriate sun protection measures to safeguard the health of your skin.

Some bruising and swelling are normal and may take a few weeks to resolve. Sleeping with your head elevated can help reduce swelling. It is typical to experience a feeling of tightness and numbness in the face and neck area, which may persist for several months. Your surgeon may recommend wearing post-surgical compression garments to assist in reducing swelling and promoting the healing process.

It’s essential to highlight that each patient’s recovery process requires sufficient time, support, and proper postoperative care. Healing abilities and pain tolerance may vary among individuals, resulting in differences in recovery duration and the ability to engage in various activities.

An initial consultation with your Specialist Plastic Surgeon will cost approximately $250, which is payable in full at the time of booking your consultation. Your consultation will take approximately 30-60 minutes.

Your Specialist Plastic Surgeon will provide an indication of the likely costs, such as your surgeon’s fee, anaesthetist’s fees and hospital and theatre fees. Your surgeon’s fee includes all post-operative care and nurse dressings. Pricing will vary from case to case, but an indicative range of your surgeon’s fee is $6,500 to $10,000 excluding GST as this procedure will always be combined with a lower facelift. Anaesthetist, hospital and theatre fees are additional.