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What is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure designed to address excess, sagging skin, tighten muscles and redefine the neck shape. The first signs of aging often occur in the neck as we lose muscle tone and our skin loses elasticity, in some cases causing our platysma muscles to become prominent. 

Additional factors include the development of fat deposits under the chin as well as visible salivary glands.

With meticulous detail, our expert neck lift surgeon, Dr. Solomon can remove unwanted tissue and reposition the neck muscles to create a neck shape that you had 10-20 years ago. Dr. Solomon offers several surgical options to achieve a sculpted and more youthful neck contour. Factors determining which neck procedure is right for you include age, gender and anatomy. 

Patients from all over Canada choose Dr. Solomon to do their neck lift surgery because he is recognized as one of the most skilled and experienced face and neck surgeons in Toronto. If you’re considering a neck lift, you can have confidence that Dr. Solomon will provide exceptional care and transformative results.

Who is a Candidate for a Neck Lift?

Ideal candidates for neck lift surgery are individuals who present with sagging skin, visible neck musculature, a heavy or thick neck with excess fat and an obtuse neck shape lacking definition.  Both men and women ranging from ages 30 – 70 can be candidates for a neck lift, however, some techniques are better suited for specific anatomical concerns.

When choosing to have a neck lift, a good candidate maintains a stable weight, is in good health, lives a healthy lifestyle and is a non-smoker, as these factors can contribute significantly to the healing and outcome. 

A neck lift cannot only transform the neck’s shape but also rebuild one’s self-esteem and confidence.

Types of Neck Lift Surgery

At Solomon Facial Plastic, we specialize in precision neck sculpting tailored to the individual needs of our patients. We offer a variety of options for reshaping the neck and will determine which procedure is best for you in your one-on-one consultation with our neck lift surgeon, Dr. Philip Solomon.

Lateral Neck Lift

A  lateral neck lift is ideal for addressing the early signs of aging along the jawline and neck. An incision is made behind each ear and extends back into the hairline. The platysma muscle is repositioned to create a more sculpted and defined neck and jawline contour. A lateral neck lift is ideal for individuals with isolated neck laxity or for those genetically predisposed to a less defined jawline.

Central Neck Lift –  Submentalplasty

Submentalplasty, also known as a central neck lift, is ideal for individuals with a heavier neck or an obtuse neck angle, looking to create a “swan neck” appearance. Dr. Solomon makes a small incision under the chin to access the platysma muscles and removes excess fat both behind and in front of these muscles, and creates a corset around the muscles as part of the neck reshaping. This technique can be combined with neck liposuction as well as FaceTite to maximize neck sculpting. This procedure is often appealing to male or female patients in their late 20s – early 40s whose neck shape is naturally more angular.

Direct Neck Z-Plasty

Mostly suited for male patients, the Direct Neck ZPlasty uses a Z-shaped incision on the neck to enhance the neck contour without doing a facelift. This procedure only targets the neck, therefore not addressing the jawline or lower face, and can be appealing to males who don’t want a facelift. The ideal candidate is a male in his 50s – 70s, who prefers wearing facial hair that can conceal any signs of surgery.  In the Direct Neck ZPlasty, Dr. Solomon tightens the platysma bands and removes excess skin to create a youthful neck shape. A Direct Neck ZPlasty is performed in a 2hour procedure and patients can opt for either local or general anesthesia. 

FaceTite with Neck Liposuction 

For patients looking for the most minimally invasive surgical procedure that can deliver quite an impactful result, FaceTite combined with neck liposuction is a great option. This combination can achieve a neck shape comparable to a more invasive surgical procedure.

A small incision is made under each earlobe and beneath the chin to carry out the neck liposuction procedure. Dr. Solomon extracts the excess fat from all three entry points in the first step of this facial reshaping procedure. The FaceTite procedure is used to address skin laxity and tighten the skin using bi-polar energy with radio-frequency to shrink the tissue. In some cases, we combine FaceTite with neck liposuction for further neck sculpting depending on the patient’s anatomy and goals.

Ideal candidates range in age from 20 – late 40s whose anatomy and skin type are compatible with this procedure. An in-person consultation with Dr. Solomon can determine if this procedure is right for you.

Neck Lift vs. Facelift

A neck lift is an excellent procedure if you only want to target your neck. A neck lift only addresses the neck and does not address the jawline, jowls, nasolabial folds and cheeks. A mini facelift only addresses the mid-face whereas a facelift addresses both the lower face and the neck, providing a fluid result from the cheek down to the base of the neck. The advantage of addressing both the lower face and neck is a more comprehensive and natural-looking lift. In some cases where patients only address the neck and not the lower face, the lower face/jawline can look loose compared to the operated neck, which could result in pleating (gathered skin) that can hang over the neck.

Price of Neck Lift Surgery in Toronto

Several factors can influence the overall cost when considering the price of neck lift surgery in Toronto,. At Solomon Facial Plastic, we tailor our pricing to each patient’s unique needs

The neck lift technique required for your neck surgery will determine the cost. Different surgeries have different requirements such as local or general anesthesia, operating room nursing staff, surgical facility fees, medication, supplies and the surgeon’s fees. 

Solomon Facial Plastic is a state-of-the-art surgical facility that offers the latest in technology and surgical technique and is a level three surgical facility, the highest designation for an out-of-hospital facility and governed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons. 

Combining a Neck Lift with other Facial Surgery 

Often patients combine a neck lift with other anti-aging procedures such as blepharoplasty, fat grafting, chin augmentation or laser resurfacing. Combining procedures can be more economical, as Dr. Solomon offers savings to patients when undergoing multiple surgeries at one time. A combined procedure is also appealing to patients who need to schedule time off work. It’s more cost-effective to schedule time off work for one recovery period as opposed to multiple. 

Why Choose Solomon Facial Plastic for your Neck Lift Surgery in Toronto?

Dr. Philip Solomon, is an esteemed facial plastic surgeon who has restored the youthful appearance of hundreds of patients travelling from all over Canada for his meticulous and skilled approach to neck lift surgery. Recognized as one of the best neck lift surgeons in Toronto, he has devoted his career to delivering results that will provide patients with a renewed sense of self and confidence

He has been helping people of all ages acquire the neck shape they have longed for. Dr. Solomon has dedicated his career and is passionate about providing the most desirable neck shape to every patient seeking neck surgery.

In his career of nearly 30 years, he has worked alongside some of the most renowned facial plastic surgeons in North America who also perform his advanced techniques. Dr. Solomon also offers a fellowship program to international surgeons who travel from abroad to learn from him and his techniques. 

Contact us today to explore how our tailored neck lift procedures in Toronto can enhance your natural beauty and confidence.

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    A surgical neck lift can turn back the clock at least ten years, providing a more youthful neck contour. By resetting the clock, patients will continue to age however they will look and feel more youthful.

    A neck lift procedure may also inspire patients to take better care of themselves by improving their diet, exercise routine and limiting sun exposure, all of which can impact the longevity of their neck lift.

    To help maintain surgical neck lift results, we recommend utilizing energy devices such as microneedling with heat, laser resurfacing and medical grade skin care products to help maintain the quality of the skin.


    The average recovery from a neck lift is 2-3 weeks. Resting is an essential part of the healing process as it can help minimize swelling and expedite healing. We recommend avoiding strenuous exercise for the first 3 weeks following your neck lift surgery. Final results can take up to 3 months for all swelling to subside.


    There isn’t an ideal age for neck lift surgery as the anatomy of the neck and skin laxity will dictate if a patient is a good candidate for a neck lift. The average age can range between 35-65, however there are certainly younger and older candidates who may opt neck lift surgery.


    If you feel that you are unhappy with the shape of your neck, a neck lift may be a good option. Weight loss, age, genetics can impact the shape of your neck. Understanding all your options and the risks associated with neck lift surgery can help guide your decision. If you want to look younger and improve your self-esteem, a neck lift may be an ideal procedure.


    Neck lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia and in some cases, local anesthesia depending on the neck lift procedure. Patients should not feel pain during their procedure and receive pain medication post-operatively. Patients describe their post-operative pain as mild to moderate.


In order to best assist you, we require all cosmetic patients to schedule a virtual or in-person consultation. There is a fee of $200 plus HST for all consultations. Your consultation fee will be credited towards your procedure and/or treatment. To schedule a consultation, please complete the attached form or call our office at 905-764-7799. We look forward to hearing from you.