Neck Lift

Conveniently located to serve the areas of Montreal, Quebec

Neck Lift Montreal, QC

Dr. Doumit is an internationally recognized leader in facial surgery. He has authored a few plastic surgery textbook chapters and articles on facial surgery. He has also been invited to give numerous lectures, panel lectures, and teaching courses in the U.S. and Europe. Dr Doumit chaired a major facial surgery course in the United States biannually for 7 years. WHAT IS A NECK LIFT? A neck lift improves the appearance of the neck by offering a slicker and trim contour of the skin under the chin and neck area. Skin in the neck area often loses elasticity as a result of aging, and improving neck contour not only provides a more youthful appearance but is also associated with health and vitality. Dr. Doumit disposes of a variety and LATEST INNOVATIONS of neck lift procedures, for both men and women and other complementary cosmetic procedures that will rejuvenate the overall appearance of the neck and offer a more vibrant look.

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Ideal Candidate

Signs of aging in the neck area often result from the accumulation of loose skin, muscle, and some excess fat that combine to form the “turkey gobbler.” If this is the only area that is a cause for concern and that you wish to get treatment for, therefore not the entire face, then a neck lift surgery is right for you. Typically, a neck lift is performed on patients between 30 and 70 years of age who feel the need to improve their neck contour.

Good candidates for neck lift surgery usually include:

  • Individuals with excess skin under the chin and neck area that has decreased elasticity
  • Individuals with excess fat under the chin and neck area
  • Healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that compromise healing or increase the risk of surgery.

For a neck lift through a chin incision, better skin quality is often correlated with a better degree of profile improvement. Consequently, good candidates for a neck lift through a chin incision include:

  • Individuals who are young or middle-aged
  • Individuals with minimal, mild, or moderate skin excess
  • Individuals with mild to moderate subplatysmal fat.

Good preparation for your neck lift surgery involves discussing important points about your health, lifestyle, and expectations with Dr. Doumit at his clinic. He will be better informed to assess your overall health and any potential health problems that might compromise the results or risk factors that might play a certain role in ascertaining your safety during the whole process.

To ensure the most favorable outcome from your neck lift procedure, be prepared to talk about:

  • Why you want the surgery, your expectations, and desired outcome
  • Medical conditions, drug allergies, and medical treatments
  • Use of current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drugs
  • Previous surgeries.

Dr. Doumit may also:

  • Explain to you the different neck lift procedure possibilities to help you take the best decision
  • Assess your face and document the dimensions
  • Take pictures for your medical record
  • Talk about your options for the different neck lift procedures and propose a treatment plan
  • Discuss the expected results outcomes of a neck lift, with the potential risk factors and complications of the procedure.


Dr. Doumit offers and performs a variety of different neck lift procedures, each of which is highly tailored to your individual needs, wishes, and goals:

  1. An incision is made behind the ear with a small extension when necessary in front of the ear. An incision under the chin is also occasionally performed when the patient has a platysmal band. The skin of the neck is fully undermined. A corset platysmaplasty is performed. The platysma muscles are also tightened on the sides. Excess skin of the neck is removed at the incision site behind the ear. The skin incisions are closed and dressing is applied.
  2. Another option is to create an incision under the chin without removing any skin and without having to do an incision in front of the ear. In this method, skin is tightened automatically by the release of the neck skin from the muscles underneath allowing it to contract by itself. By the same token, the platysma muscle is also tightened (corset platysmaplasty) through the chin incision.
  3. This alternative is preferred for elderly people: A zig-zag incision is made under the chin and skin is removed directly from there, without making an incision in front of behind the ear. The complexity of the operation is greatly reduced by this method.


The effects of the neck lift are easily perceivable immediately after surgery and even more so in the following months when the minor swelling subsides and results are apparent. Results are generally long-lasting, and since this procedure uses a minimally invasive approach, scars are often very small in properly selected patients.


Recovering from a neck lift procedure will take time, and you must remain patient through the whole process. It usually takes people no more than 7 to 14 days to return to work but at least 3 weeks to resume physical activities such as sports or other forms of exercise.

Dr. Doumit might also recommend you wear a medical compression bandage to help reduce post-operative swelling. This bandage is usually worn both night and day for a minimum of 5 days and usually no more than 7 days followed by a longer period where it is worn at night only. Following the instructions that Dr. Doumit will give you is key to ensuring proper recovery.


A neck lift is a minimally invasive procedure and therefore involves less risk than a more complex procedure such as a body lift. Nevertheless, it still carries some risk, as in any surgical procedure.

Possible complications from a neck lift procedure include:

  • Swelling and ecchymosis that can last for several days
  • Tightness, tingling, or other sensations such as burning or pulling
  • Numbness of the skin, which is normal in the first few weeks post-surgery
  • Infection (You should contact your doctor at the first sign of fever or unusual discharge from the incision site.)
  • Allergic reaction to medications given during the procedure or post-operative care (very rare).


The cost of a neck lift varies according to the complexity of the surgery that needs to be performed. The cost of a neck lift under sedation starts at  $8,500 for women and $10,500 for men.