Toronto Neck Lift (Chin Lift)

  • Price Starts at $14,999
  • Procedure Time 2.5-3 hours
  • Recovery Time 10-14 days

What is The Cost of a Neck Lift?

During your consultation, we will discuss the treatment options available to meet your goals and provide you with a quote. Neck lift cost in Toronto Plastic Surgeon starts from $14,999.

Recovery Period Following a Neck Lift

Typically, you’ll return to work after 10-14 days. Patients usually stay overnight at our facility and return home the following day. We provide a chin and neck wrap to help support healing, and initial discomfort is managed with oral medication. Swelling and bruising disappear after 2 weeks, and your final results are noticeable in 1-3 months.

How Long Does it Take to Perform a Neck Lift?

Although dependent on your specific needs and whether or not you have chosen to undergo other procedures as well, a neck lift typically takes 2.5-3 hours to complete.

What is a Neck Lift?

Performed under local or general anesthesia, a neck lift begins with a small incision under the chin. Fat and loose skin is then removed, and the muscles of the chin and neck are tightened.

Excess neck skin may be caused by weight changes, UV exposure, hereditary factors or just aging. People typically opt to undergo a neck lift because they have ‘turkey neck’ and/or a ‘double chin.’

Am I a Good Candidate for a Neck Lift?

If you have localized deposits of fat under your chin, on the front of your neck, muscle laxity under your chin or sagging skin combined with folds on the front of your neck, you are a good candidate for a neck lift. The best candidates are also fit and in good health.

Neck Lift Benefits

We can help you attain a smoother, tighter, slimmer and more youthful neck and chin region. A neck lift can provide the following benefits: 

Lifts loose or sagging skin

A neck tightening surgery is designed to reduce the appearance of excess skin, while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Tightens lax neck muscles

Neck lift surgery tightens your underlying muscles, diminishing the appearance of undesirable “neck bands.” 

Removes excess fat

In addition to addressing excess skin, neck tightening surgery can remove excess neck fat and double chin fat.

Defines the chin and jawline

A neck lift from The Toronto Plastic Surgeons can provide more attractive, youthful, and streamlined contours to your chin and jawline region.

Neck Lift Risks & Complications

The best thing patients can do to minimize the likelihood of complications is to select a trusted surgeon. The Toronto Plastic Surgeons have been performing neck lift procedures for years. Significant complications are uncommon and, in the rare event they occur, are expertly managed.

  • Swelling and bruising: You will have swelling and bruising after a neck lift which can affect the neck, jaw, and ear region. This is perfectly normal in the first couple of weeks.
  • Bleeding under the skin (hematoma): A collection of blood under the skin causing swelling and pressure may occur within 24 hours. If this occurs, we will promptly treat it to prevent damage to skin and tissue.
  • Scarring: Most individuals find that neck lift scars are barely noticeable. For some, however, it can take up to a year or more for scars to fully heal. Laser skin resurfacing may help improve scars further.
  • Infection: As with any surgery, infection is possible, and antibiotics are often administered preventatively. At the first sign of a fever or unusual discharge, always contact us.

Why The Toronto Plastic Surgeons?

The Toronto Plastic Surgeons team can expertly manage your neck lift surgery. From pre-consultation to post-op care, we have you covered with our state-of-the-art facility.

Members of our team helped engineer and pioneer several of the neck lift procedures currently popular in facial rejuvenation surgery, such as using radiofrequency energy to melt fat under the chin, or laser energy supported sutures and threads to support neckbands.

Dr. Stephen Mulholland has been the recipient of many awards and has been named one of Toronto’s best neck surgeons by “Toronto Life,” “Flare,” and “Fashion Magazine.” Dr. Michael Roskies is renowned for his meticulous, aesthetically pleasing neck lifts.

Neck Lift for Men in Toronto

A strong neckline defines a youthful, masculine look. With its ability to reduce excess neck skin and tighten underlying tissues, the neck lift is ideal for men seeking a relatively simple procedure that will dramatically alter their facial appearance. Dr. Mike Roskies brings his exceptional skill as a Cleveland Clinic trained head and neck surgeon to perform excellent, rejuvenating neck lifts.

Oftentimes, the effects of aging begin to show first in the neck with a noticeable loss of definition including saggy skin, jowls, fine lines, and a double chin. A neck lift is designed to recontour the jawline, tighten the neck muscles, and remove the unwanted fat. After the operation, patients will notice a slimmer contour that makes the neck and jawline look 10-15 years younger. The procedure starts as low as $11,999.

As for the recovery, any initial soreness and discomfort around the neck area will subside after a single week. In addition, most patients are able to return to work only 2 weeks after undergoing their procedure.

For men, a neck lift is particularly desirable as it offers a quick fix without the scope and lengthy process of a more extensive full facelift operation. The scars are completely hidden, always important for men as their hair is usually short and over the ears. The scars are placed inside and behind the ears, with no extension into visible regions. As a result, the procedure can be performed on men who are completely bald.

If you’re interested in restoring your neck to its youthful tautness, book a consultation with the Toronto Plastic Surgeons today!

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Jawline Lift for Men in Toronto

As men age, their faces lose volume, elasticity, and jawline definition. To counter the sagging facial skin and loss of a square jaw, many men opt to undergo a jawline lift. The procedure, which starts at $14,999, is designed to boost confidence by removing jowls and adding definition to the chin and jowl areas.

Performed under local or general anesthesia, the surgery involves making a small incision under the chin and behind the ears, and then removing the fat and loose skin. After the surgery, patients can expect a jawline that is smoother, tighter and far more youthful. The best part? There will be no visible scarring, and patients can generally return to work after 10-14 business days.

A jawline lift is particularly popular among men, as a defined jaw and contoured neck area convey freshness, vitality, and youthfulness. A jawline lift represents a “quick fix” to a sagging jawline, without the scope and invasiveness of a more extensive facelift.

The Toronto Plastic Surgeons utilize a minimally invasive approach to reduce the risk of complications from a male jawline lift. Book a consultation today and find out why the Toronto Plastic Surgeons is the place to go to achieve a contoured, youthful jawline!

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Different Types of Neck Lift

A patient that only has excess fat can be treated with neck liposuction. But if you also have excess skin which is sagging or stretched, a neck lift is required.

There are many different types of neck lifts. The main types include:


In this procedure, excess skin and fat are both surgically removed while the muscles underneath the chin will be left intact.


This procedure reduces the appearance of ‘neck bands’ by removing, tightening and/or realigning the muscles of the neck.

The Extended Neck Lift

This procedure addresses the same issues as a neck lift but also helps to get rid of jowls (droopy lower cheek area).

The Mini Neck Lift

A mini neck lift in Toronto consists of just one incision behind the chin. During a mini neck lift, skin is not usually removed. This procedure is well-suited to those with excess fat or banding only.

Neck Lift Alternatives

Fractional RF, Forma bulk radiofrequency heating (Forma), AccuTite, Morpheus, fractional RF, and Suture Suspension Thread lifting are all suitable alternatives to neck lifts. Many of these can duplicate the long-term effects of neck lifts in those patients who have mild to moderate aging in the neck area.

How is a Neck Lift Performed?

A neck lift is performed under local or general anesthesia and requires an incision under the chin. Fat and loose skin are removed and muscles are tightened.

Your incisions can be hidden under your chin, and inside and behind the ears. The procedure may also involve tightening and suturing together the two neck muscles under the chin called the platysmal bands.

Preparing for a Neck Lift

  • Smokers will be strongly encouraged to quit at least 2 weeks prior to surgery and not resume until a month post-surgery.
  • We will also recommend pausing the intake of certain medications and supplements that can thin the blood.

What to Expect Post Neck Lift Surgery

After your neck lift surgery, we will recommend our medical grade Home Skin Care to help support and enhance your results. Long term maintenance of your results can be achieved with postoperative FotoFacial ST and Ematrix treatments. We offer a complimentary FotoFacial program as part of your treatment package.

Once at home, be sure to rest and relax as much as possible. You may do non-strenuous activities such as watching television, reading and making meals. It is best to sleep in a reclining chair, or with multiple pillows elevating your head to decrease swelling.

You will have scheduled follow-ups with our team at 6 weeks, 6 months, and one year after surgery to ensure an optimal outcome.

Neck Lift Recovery

The specifics of your neck lift recovery will depend on what kind of neck lift you’ve undergone. However, generally here’s what to expect:

Days 1-2:  You may elect to go home the same day, but we can also arrange an overnight stay at our centre. We bandage your neck to minimize swelling and bruising and insert a thin tube that helps drain excess fluid. The dressing and tube are typically removed the following day.

Weeks 1-2: Stitches are removed after 1 week. Once your swelling and bruising resolve (within a few weeks), you’ll begin to see your more contoured neckline. Most patients return to work and light activities after 10-14 days.

Weeks 4-6: Avoid strenuous activity until 4-6 weeks after surgery.

Months 1-3: Final results are noticeable.

Neck Lift FAQ

Is Getting a Neck Lift Painful?

The surgery is performed under sedation and local or general anesthesia. You may experience minor discomfort and swelling for up to two weeks post-op, and pain medication will be prescribed.

What Is the Best Age to Get a Neck Lift?

Neck lift patients can be fairly young. A typical neck lift patient is between 40 and 60, but simple neck liposuction is commonly performed on patients as young as their 20s and 30s. Common candidates include older patients with signs of neck ageing, patients of any age with neck fat and excess skin, or patients of any age with neck skin sagging as the result of weight loss.

How Long Will a Neck Lift Last?

Your neck lift results can last for years if you lead a healthy lifestyle and don’t smoke. Typically after 7-10 years, your results may gradually diminish as the result of natural ageing.

What Is the Difference Between a Neck Lift and Neck Liposuction?

Neck liposuction is a better solution for patients who wish to remove excess fat around the neck and chin and do not have excess skin, whereas a neck lift/chin lift is a better-suited to patients most concerned about sagging neck skin.

Is a Neck Lift the Same as Double Chin Surgery?

There’s no one specific double chin lift surgery, but instead a combination of approaches. If you have a double chin, we may recommend neck liposuction, neck lift surgery, or a combination of both.

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