Neck Lift in Iran

It’s time to get rid of sagging neck skin and improve your appearance with our all-expense neck lift trip to Iran.

Neck Lift
in Iran

It’s time to get rid of sagging neck skin and improve your appearance with our all-expense neck lift trip to Iran.

Aging is one of the factors causing sagging skin and unattractive neck bands. Many men and women choose neck lift surgery to get rid of the unpleasant look. Neck lift surgery is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries done by highly skillful Iranian surgeons on patients from all over the world.

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Neck lift in Iran: all you need to know

Neck lift or lower rhytidectomy is a cosmetic plastic surgery intended to rejuvenate the neck area by removing excess skin and fat, with the result being a tightened, wrinkle-free skin and a more youthful neck.

The neck lift surgery is technically lower rhytidectomy platysmaplasty or cervicoplasty, depending on the type of the procedure (explained below). It can be done alone or in conjunction with other procedures, especially facelift.

What neck lift can treat

A lower rhytidectomy can address four common problems of the neck:

  • Neck wattle and neck bands, causing a condition commonly referred to as ‘turkey neck’
  • Loose neck skin
  • Excess fat under the chin (double chin)
  • Excess skin and fat in the lower face (jowls)woman examining her neck

Neck Lift surgery techniques and options

There are two main approaches to neck lift procedure, each addressing specific problems. Depending on the type of problem an individual suffer from, one of the neck lift surgery options below, or a combination of them, are recommended by the surgeon.

Neck liposuction

If there are excess fat deposits in the neck area, a liposuction procedure is carried out to give the person a slimmer, more graceful neck. Neck liposuction is often mean for double chin removal and is performed by making one or two incisions under the chin or behind the ears.

Neck liposuction is a quick procedure and it is often performed under local anesthesia. Patients normally need to wear a special chin strap for three to four days after the surgery and can return to work in one week. During the first 10-14 days after neck liposuction, patients usually experience some swelling and bruising.

Platysmaplasty (cervicoplasty)

As the name suggests, platysmaplasty is the surgical altering of a muscle called ‘platysma’, which stretches from the lower face to the upper chest and shoulders. As people age, this muscle starts to lose its strength and elasticity, causing vertical prominent bands on the neck and lose skin. This condition is informally known as ‘turkey neck’.

In a platysmaplasty procedure, the surgeon tightens the separated and weak platysma muscle of the neck. For achieving a more effective result, the method may be combined with cervicoplasty.

Cervicoplasty is another term used to refer to a neck lift procedure. It is a more general word than platysmaplasty, made up of the technical term for neck, cervix, and the suffix plasty (formation, repair). In general, cervicoplasty is intended to treat necks with sagging skin, wrinkles, and neck bands.

That said, some people differentiate between these two terms, associating cervicoplasty to removal of lax skin on the neck and platysmaplasty to tightening of neck muscles. In whatever way we look at it, a neck lift surgery is often a combination of these techniques. They also can be done together with neck liposuction to achieve the most ideal outcome.

Cervicoplasty and platysmaplasty are done through incisions made around the ear and sometimes a third incision under the chin. Depending on the surgical technique and whether it performed in conjunction with other procedures (liposuction, facelift, etc.), it takes between 2 and 4 hours. The surgery is usually done under general anesthesia, with the patient put to sleep during the surgery.

Preparation tips to follow before neck lift surgery

Nothing is as important as choosing the right surgeon in a plastic surgery procedure. Make sure to choose a board-certified surgeon who has vast practical experience in neck lift surgery.

You should have a good health to be a good candidate for a lower rhytidectomy. So, be frank with your doctor about your health issues and medical history during the pre-op consultation. Also, clearly define your desired results you want to get from a neck lift.

In order to have a successful neck lift surgery, consider the following recommendations:

  • Stop smoking at least three weeks prior to and three weeks after your surgery, because the nicotine in the tobacco inhibits blood circulation, and thus slows the healing process.
  • Stop blood-thinning medications such as aspirin and vitamin E, because they increase bleeding during the surgery and might cause post-op complications.
  • To prevent dehydration, do not engage in intense physical activities the day before surgery.
  • Arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery and take care of you during the first few nights after surgery.

Neck lift surgery recovery

A neck lift surgery patient usually has to wear a compression garment for a few days after surgery to minimize swelling and improve blood circulation. It provides comfort and support for the neck and helps the patient recover faster from the surgery.

There will be some swelling for a few weeks after a cervicoplasty or platysmaplasty, but within one week, patients can notice the initial results of their surgery.

The recovery period for a neck lift surgery depends on the patient and extent of the surgery. Typically, there will be a downtime period of two weeks, after which the patient can resume their normal activities and return to work.

Patients are advised to refrain from physical activities for two weeks after surgery. If stiches should be removed, you have to get it done within one week. In most cases, however, absorbable sutures are used and you don’t need to get them removed.

Neck lift surgery in Iran: cost and advantages

With the enormous costs of cosmetic surgeries in many parts of the world, people are getting more and more interested in getting their procedures, including neck lift surgery, abroad. Iran is one of the best countries for those who are looking for a budget neck lift procedure with a qualified surgeon.

Neck lift surgery in Iran is offered by beauty clinics and hospitals accredited by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education. Iranian plastic surgeons performing neck lift have graduated from top medical schools and have passed advance maxillofacial and plastic surgery fellowships at prestigious universities and hospitals.woman holding her neck

The fair prices of neck lift surgery in Iran, coupled with top-rated hospitals, clinics and doctors have made the country a great destination for medical tourists who are after safe and affordable options for neck rejuvenating procedures abroad.

Neck lift cost in Iran

Depending on the type of surgery, doctor, and the clinic or hospital you want to get your procedure done at, a typical neck lift surgery costs between $2000 and $3500. This includes all related costs, such as anesthesia, medicine, clinic fee, and pre-op tests. To make a comparison, a typical neck lift surgery in Australia ranges between $8000 and $1300.

Frequently Asked Questions About Neck Lift

Although there are some non-surgical neck lift options for turkey neck and neck wrinkles, such as Botox and dermal filler injections, laser resurfacing, and creams, as their effectiveness is often limited and short-term, surgical procedure is the most preferred option.

Since incisions are made in areas that are often out of sight, scars are not much visible. See some high-resolution before and after photos to see how noticeable neck lift scars are.

Age doesn’t matter much in a neck lift, but since age-related issues with the neck usually start in the 40s and 50s, neck lift surgery is best suited for people over 40 up until the age at which the patient has good overall health.

It is very common to perform a facelift and a neck lift at the same time. A facelift-neck lift combination involves a longer incision starting from the temples and ending at the back of the ears.

Thread-lift is a minimally-invasive procedure for treating minor wrinkles and lax skin on the face and neck. It is performed under local anesthesia and involves inserting special sutures for tightening the skin.

Your neck lift will be carried out in a health-ministry accredited hospital or outpatient clinic equipped with standard surgical facilities.

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January 3, 2023 9:37 pm

I’m only 35 years old and have got some deep horizontal lines around my neck since I remember. I know it’s genetics since my father and his family have them too. I’m looking for some real solution, be it surgical or non-surgical. Can you help me, please?

Dr. Shokrzadeh
Dr. Shokrzadeh
Reply to  Abigail
January 4, 2023 9:43 am

Thank you for your question. While neck wrinkles gradually appear as we age and factors such as sun exposure can speed up their creation, hereditary horizontal neck lines can even develop in people at a very young age as you just mentioned. They are quite challenging to deal with and often impossible to completely remove. But there are ways to make some improvements. Considering the fact that even a surgical neck lift can not help totally eliminate the lines, usually less invasive and non-surgical methods are offered to partially improve the appearance of the neck lines, among which fat grafting in combination with micro needling seems to be the best option. You may ask your doctor to test it on a small area to evaluate the efficacy of the method before trying it on the whole area. Other options include Botox, filler, and PRP injections, yet none offer a permanent solution and must be repeated to maintain the improved result. 
After all, I recommend an in-person visit with a board-certified plastic surgeon for a thorough analysis to discuss your options and see how they can help you. 

January 29, 2023 6:31 pm

I have a very loose and sagging neck at the age of 42, what seems to be a turkey neck I guess. But a little too much for my age. Can I get rid of it without surgery? How effective are the surgical and non-surgical methods? Will the surgery bring natural results?

Dr. Shokrzadeh
Dr. Shokrzadeh
Reply to  Grace
January 30, 2023 12:47 pm

Our neck skin and muscles start to become loose and weak as we age. The reduced ability of the skin to shrink and the weakened muscle can lead to the appearance of the turkey neck. While some may start to notice the signs at an earlier age due to genetics, UV exposure, smoking, poor diet, medication, and significant weight loss, aging is the most important factor contributing to this sagging. There are multiple non-surgical methods to improve a turkey neck depending on the underlying cause, including skincare routine, special exercises, laser skin resurfacing, Ultherapy, microneedling, filler, deoxycholic acid, and botox injections. However, non-surgical solutions can not offer significant and long-lasting results. Moreover, you usually need to go through several sessions of treatment before you start to see the improvements which are quite subtle. Surgical solutions, on the other hand, instantly bring substantial improvement with long-lasting results by removing excess skin and fat and tightening the muscles. Your surgical options mainly include a neck lift or a combination of a facelift and neck lift for more natural and elegant results which could leave minimal and barely noticeable scars. In some cases, liposuction to remove the double chin could also bring great improvement. 

February 16, 2023 1:03 pm

I’m an underweight young woman with a BMI of 17.6. I’m only 23 but started to notice a big cord under my chin which is most visible when I smile or look back. My neck skin also seems to be sagging a bit. I’m really worried if this is kind of premature aging. Is it normal? And how can I treat it to look like a normal 23-year-old?

Dr. Shokrzadeh
Dr. Shokrzadeh
Reply to  Mia
February 17, 2023 11:17 am

I need your photos for better consultation. However, what you describe as a vertical band seems to be the edge of the platysma muscle. It may be an early platysma band but considering your age it is most probably due to the muscle tension, not because the muscle is sagging. If you have an active neck which puts the neck muscle in constant tension, it is possible for the cord to be much more noticeable, especially in underweight patients who don’t have enough fat to cover the muscle under the skin. So, it’s not abnormal and not necessarily attributed to aging. It could be addressed through Botox or Dysport injection to help relax the muscle and reduce the tension therefore it won’t be so tight and visible.
While there’s also a surgical option to address your concern by cutting the band and suturing two muscles together to release the tension and bring a smoother appearance, I wouldn’t recommend surgery at your age. You’d better pursue non-surgical options. You can also benefit from skin tightening laser besides Botox injection for better results.

April 17, 2023 7:58 pm

I’m 32, fit, healthy, and quite satisfied with my appearance. I just have noticeable neck cords which cause my neck to look older. A medical consultant told me that a platysmaplasty could help me. Is it true? And how is it different from a neck lift?

Dr. Shokrzadeh
Dr. Shokrzadeh
Reply to  Lily
April 18, 2023 9:44 am

Thanks for your question. Yes, platysmaplasty, also known as the neck corset procedure, is a surgery to address neck bands by removing or tightening the muscles through an endoscopic incision under the chin. While the term platysmaplasty may be interchangeably used with a neck lift, here’s how they differ and why they may be used interchangeably. 
A neck lift generally refers to procedures that help smooth the appearance of the neck through tightening and removal of excess skin, fat, and muscles. Therefore a full neck lift includes three different procedures to address all three components; liposuction to get rid of the excess fat, cervicoplasty to tighten and remove the excess skin, and platysmaplasty to remove or tighten the neck muscle (platysma). Therefore, platysmaplasty is part of a full neck lift and could bring effective results when the only concern is the neck cords and not excess skin and fat. While some patients may need all three procedures for neck rejuvenation, many could achieve satisfactory results by performing one procedure as patients’ concerns could differ from each other.
In your case, as a young individual who’s satisfied with other features of the neck, a corset platysmaplasty could suitably replace a full neck lift.

June 27, 2023 2:43 pm

I had a neck lift 10 days ago and since the surgery, I feel like I’m being strangled. My neck feels too tight. Is it normal or does it mean that my neck has been overly done? Is it gonna feel like this forever? Will a revision surgery help me feel a bit released? I really wish I didn’t do it in the first place.

Dr. Shokrzadeh
Dr. Shokrzadeh
Reply to  Zoe
June 28, 2023 6:34 pm

I understand your concern but please stop worrying since this tightness is actually a sign of a properly done neck lift when the muscle and skin have been perfectly pulled.  
It’s too early to decide on a revision procedure. Your neck continues to heal and settle down over time and usually, it takes about a year to fully recover and judge the results. Therefore, while there’s a good chance that you won’t require a revision procedure, you’d better wait for a year before considering a revision procedure.
All patients feel the same after having a successful neck lift surgery and although it may be bothering them at first, they get used to this feeling and handle it pretty well as this tightness gradually gets better and the neck feels looser within a few weeks. Yet, if you feel too uncomfortable, I’d recommend you visit your surgeon and discuss your concerns.