New Lower Face & Neck Lift v2

A Lower Face and Neck Lift is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin and tissue from the lower face and neck. The objective is to reposition the soft tissues of the face: putting them back where they belong, thus restoring an elegant, youthful facial appearance.


New Lower Face & Neck Lift v2

Lower Face & Neck Treatments



What can help?

A Lower Face and Neck Lift starts with carefully-placed incisions around the ears. These begin in the hairline, at the lower temple, and follow the curve in front of the ear: around the cartilage of the ear (the tragus), in front of the earlobe, up the crease at the back of the ear, and finally over into the hairline behind the ear. Next, the skin is elevated over the cheek and neck area; then the muscle layer – known as the SMAS – is lifted and tightened. Finally, the skin is re-draped: excess tissue is removed; the remainder is gently stitched together again. If there is excess fat in the neck area, the procedure might be combined with liposuction under the chin: this involves inserting a small cannula into the pocket of fat beneath the chin and removing fatty tissue to improve the contour of the neck area. Most importantly, every procedure is tailored to the individual patient – there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach.

An example of a patient before and after treatment at the McKeown clinic.

Lower Face & Neck Treatments



The Initial Recovery Process

See the day-by-day evolution of the healing process over the first week. Typically, the bruising and swelling gets worse over the first few days before slowly starting to improve. Although recovery varies from patient to patient, most patients can expect to resume some social activities around two weeks after surgery.
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Lower Face & Neck Treatments



Before & After

Here are some examples of our facelifts on our patients, all performed at McKeown Medical. Every patient is unique, and during our consultation process, we work with you to develop a bespoke treatment plan based on what you want to achieve. We are truly proud of these results and the incredible outcomes we deliver for our patients.

Lower Face & Neck Lift


Lorna's Story

Deep Plane Facelift

One of our patients who underwent a deep plane facelift, with liposuction under the chin, and full face skin resurfacing.
One of our patients who underwent a deep plane facelift, with liposuction under the chin and facial volume restoration.

Liz's Story

Deep Plane Facelift

Meet Our Facelift Expert

Read on for answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions



A Lower Face and Neck Lift is performed under local anaesthetic – which means that you are awake throughout the procedure. This might sound daunting; however, there are several benefits. Significantly, it avoids the complications related to anaesthetic; but it also enhances the recovery process (most patients experience comparably less bruising and swelling following use of local, rather than general, anaesthetic). Administering local anaesthetic is simple. A series of injections is delivered, sufficiently numbing the area and ensuring that you experience only sensation, rather than pain, during the procedure. In fact, many patients compare it to undergoing a dental procedure.

Lower Face and Neck Lift
Lower Face and Neck Lift

Although the procedure involves lifting some of the skin from the cheek, a Lower Face and Neck Lift has very little impact on the cheek itself. Likewise, deep lines and wrinkles around the mouth area are rarely improved by this procedure in the long-term. This is because the changes that occur in this region are predominantly related to volume loss – so they are best treated using restorative techniques, such as injectable fillers, which are often combined with a surgical facelift. The main impact of a Lower Face and Neck Lift is on the jawline and neck area, where the facelift remains the gold-standard for improving the jowls and neckline.


Lower Face and Neck Lift

Most people will require a couple of weeks off work following the procedure, to allow the immediate signs of surgery to settle. We do have some patients who choose to return to work after a week or so – but we prefer you to take two weeks off if you can. We do not routinely use drains or bandages following surgery – thus enhancing patient comfort.

We ask you to come in the day after your procedure for a quick check-up. Following this, we would normally see you back in the clinic for a routine follow-up at one week, two weeks, six weeks, three months and six months – plus, of course, as many other times as you require until we are all satisfied that you have fully healed and achieved the outcome we were anticipating. The scars from a Lower Face and Neck Lift can take a year or more to fully settle and for any numbness to recover – however, we will keep you under our care until you are fully satisfied with the outcome.

Lower Face and Neck Lift
Lower Face and Neck Lift

Lower Face & Neck Lift Treatments performed by


Mr Russell Bramhall

Mr Russell Bramhall

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Regarded for his facelifts and blepharoplasties, our specialist plastic surgeon strives for an elegant, “invisible” result. His surgeries are complemented by the work of our non-surgical specialists: for a wholly holistic rejuvenation.

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Surgical Treatments
Dr Russell Bramhall
Lower Face & Neck Lift
Face & Neck Lift with Deep Anterior Neck Reduction

See for yourself, just what the clinic can do


Justine, aged 31

Tear Trough Fillers

The tear trough is the groove that runs between the lower eyelid and the cheek, contributing to dark hollows below the eyes. This can be improved with precise volume restoration. Hear how this treatment turned out for our patient Justine.
Catherine, aged 50

Treatment of Lines Around the Lips with Injectables

Lines around the lips are one of the most common complaints that women come to us with. These can be treated permanently with aggressive resurfacing, although a much less invasive option is to simply restore some volume around the area. Hear how Catherine got on with filler injections around the mouth.
Michelle, aged 35

Treatment of Deep Frown Lines

When the frown muscles are strong, and frown lines well established, sometimes we need to employ a combination approach to achieve the best result. Hear how this worked out for Michelle. 
Lorraine, aged 50

Treatment of Jowls with Dermal Filler

The jowls are one of the most commonly complains about parts of the face. For patients who do not wish to undergo surgery, fillers in the cheek, chin and jawline and offer an effective non-surgical solution. Listen to how this approach worked for Lorraine.
Lisa, aged 45

Combination Treatment of Advanced Crow's Feet

Sometimes when the crows feet get stronger, simply relaxing the muscle around the eye is not enough and we need to do combination treatments to achieve the best result. Listen to how this turned out for our patient Lisa.
Marie, aged 46

Treatment of Downturned Mouth Corners

Downturned mouth corners can make us look sad, even when we feel happy inside. Hear how treatment with filler injections corrected this problem for our patient. 
Claire-Louise, aged 28

Augmentation of the Chin

Deficiency of the chin and jawline is a common problem that leads to facial disharmony and can lead to early jowl formation. Hear how correcting the chin improved our patients profile, and her self confidence. 
Deana, aged 57

Treatment of Eye Bags and Jowls with Injectables

Bags under the eyes and jowls along the jawline are some of the most common concerns patients have as they age. For patients who do not wish to have surgery, these can be significantly improved by restoring volume to the facial anatomy. Hear how this treatment approach worked out for Deana.
Jennifer, aged 27

Nose & Chin Contouring

A prominent nose can be one of the most distressing features for some people. Often, the problem is exacerbated by a weak or recessed chin and contouring the nose and chin with filler injections can help to re-balance to profile, achieving facial harmony. Hear how this treatment turned out for Jennifer, and the impact it had on her life.
Grant, aged 32

Male Wrinkle Reduction

Most people – men and women – begin to notice wrinkles appearing in the upper face in their early to mid 30s. This is the optimal time to start considering aesthetic dermatology to reduce the wrinkles and prevent them getting worse as the years progress. Listen to how the treatment turned out for Grant.
Tony, aged 38

Male Facial Volume Restoration

Tony had lost of a lot of weight, and the effects were showing on his face. As we age, we all lose volume from our face but in Tony’s case it was accelerated by significant weight loss. Listen to how treatment with facial fillers restored Tony’s facial volume, and his self confidence.