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The neck is generally one of the first areas on the body to show the signs of ageing. Sun damage and the loss of significant weight can also contribute to the skin on the neck looking aged, sagging, and loose, as well as general skin deterioration. Neck lift surgery can help you when your skin has lost its natural elasticity or there is any extra fat or skin that you wish to remove.


If you come to Géniale for a necklift procedure you’ll be in the incredible hands of Dr. Bill Lyon. An Australian born and trained cosmetic surgeon, he has trained at Flinders University, undertaken extensive surgical training throughout both Australia and England, won numerous prizes and scholarships for both clinic and research work, and has numerous publications in international peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Lyon has also travelled to both Rwanda and Fiji as a part of the Open Heart International humanitarian agency. Dr Lyon’s gentle and caring approach will provide you with an honest opinion regarding your suitability for a necklift, with your safety and wellbeing at the core of every decision.


Here at Géniale, we will take the time to discuss a holistic approach to your goals for reshaping your body. A preliminary consultation is encouraged so you can get to know our team, and so that our resident necklift specialist can assess the proportions of your entire body, not only your neck and face, to ensure your results are as natural as possible. We also encourage consultations so you can learn more about alternative procedures that may be better suited to your goals.


First, a small incision is made behind each year and, in some cases, underneath the chin. Through these incisions any excess fat or sagging skin is removed. The muscles and tissue is then tightened to restore a tighter, more toned, more youthful neck aesthetic.

While all of our surgeons are highly trained to ensure that any undesirable side effects are minimal, there are
still inherent risks associated with this procedure. This include:

  • Anaesthetic risks
  • Bleeding
  • Temporary or permanent hair loss along the incisions – Facial asymmetry
  • Rare nerve injury that could cause weakness of the lower lip – Fluid accumulation (hematoma)
  • Infection
  • Unfavourable scarring – Prolonged swelling – Skin irregularities and discolouration – Skin loss
  •  Sutures may spontaneously surface through the skin that require removal. These can become visible or create some discomfort
  • Numbness or other changes in skin sensation
  • Persistent pain
  • Poor wound healing
  • Rare risk of deep venous thrombosis with cardiac or pulmonary sequelae

*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


Is it right for me?

We understand how difficult the decision is to undergo any medical procedure. During your preliminary consultation we will assess your suitability for a necklift procedure and discuss with you how best to achieve your desired result.

How long is the recovery time?

Brachioplasty is known for having a long recovery due to the arms being such a mobile part of the body. Patients should be prepared with someone to help them at home, and plan for at least 2 – 3 weeks off work. While every patient’s recovery experience differs, it is generally at least 4 – 6 weeks before you can return to physical activities and exercise.

Will there be any scarring?

The incisions from your necklift will be made in the most inconspicuous places possible to ensure any scarring is hidden from view. This may be behind the ears or under the chin. Dr Bill Lyon is extremely skilled in ensuring your scars are as minimal as possible.

Will I need anaesthetic?

General anaesthesia is a requirement for a necklift procedure. While the risks of modern anaesthetic are low they are still present. The doctor will discuss these with you prior to the procedure.

Will other medications affect results?

Our Géniale doctors will enquire into any medications you are taking during your consultation. Depending
on the medication these may need to be halted leading up to the surgery.

How long does the procedure take?

Typically this procedure takes two to three hours.


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