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Neck lift

There comes a time when your skin loses its youthful elasticity.

No matter how well you take care of yourself and your skin, there comes a time when your skin loses its youthful elasticity. Unfortunately, this includes sagging skin. Sagging skin in the neck is one of the ageing processes that we are happy to help you get rid of. Although we can’t stop time, we can certainly help you slow down the effects of time on your skin and sometimes even reverse them for a few years. If you suffer from too much loose skin in your neck (‘turkey neck’) we have good news for you. It can easily be remedied with a neck lift, also known as a Z-plastic.

No more turtlenecks, buttoned up shirts and scarves! After our neck lift you will be proud of your neck again.

Why choose for Essential Aesthetics?

Safety & quality mark
Your safety is crucial to us. Essential Aesthetics is therefore proud to have ISO-9001 and NEN-8009 quality marks. This means that we meet international requirements for quality, safety and care. In addition, this certification emphasises the importance of the wishes of our patients and of our commitment to continuous improvement.

Your trust is the heart of our clinic
The standard of Essential Aesthetics is that the most precious asset that you place in our hands is treated with respect and dedication. Our team understands that surgery is a big step that has not only a physical, but also an emotional impact. We therefore do our utmost to support you in this as well as possible.

Excellence is our norm
The combination of international surgeons and the sharing of knowledge and experience enables us to deliver a high level of aesthetic surgery. The team of Essential Aesthetics always strives for the highest achievable and shows this through great involvement and striving for excellent results. Our surgeons have a heart for people and for everyone’s personal and natural beauty.

Unlimited pre- and post care
Essential Aesthetics is known for excellent before and after care. During the consultations we take the time to listen carefully to your questions and wishes. Our personal attention and warm approach makes you feel at home. Even after the procedure, our medical team will offer you the necessary care.

What happens with a Z-neck lift (Z-plastic)

This procedure is performed under local anesthetic. The surgeon makes an incision in the shape of a Z, under your chin and removes the excess skin. This treatment only affects the neck and leaves a visible scar. You may get the best result by combining this treatment with liposuction [link to liposuction]. It may also be that our surgeon advises a different procedure, or a combination of procedures because the muscles have also slackened. Ask our experienced expert during a free consultation about the possibilities available to achieve what you wish for.

What happens with a classic neck lift

This procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia. The surgeon makes an incision behind the ears, sometimes up to the hairline. Then he carefully loosens the skin and shortens the flaccid muscles. The skin is then tightened and stitched. Sometimes a further Z-plasty is necessary to remove excess fat and skin and restructure the local muscles again.

The result

You will see results as soon as the bandage comes off. After 1 – 1.5 months the result is even more visible. The scars are at the ear, under the chin or in the hairline. The plastic surgeon always performs the procedure in such a way that the scars are as inconspicuous as possible. The result depends on the chosen procedure and the health of the patient. The effects of the neck lift remain visible for about 10-15 years.

Recovery after a neck lift

You don’t usually feel much pain after a neck lift. You will wear a support bandage immediately after the procedure to prevent swelling and to speed up healing. You wear this bandage at least 1 week after the neck lift. There is a risk of swelling and bruising around the treated area. A few weeks after the neck lift you will usually already have an idea of the result. However, the final result of the neck lift, as in almost all plastic procedures, can only be fully assessed after one year.

Safety through precautionary measures

Our care team will not only help you in advance with your preparations and during your intake interview with the surgeon, but will also guide you after the surgery, so that you know what to expect and heal as well and as quickly as possible. Once you have decided which surgery you want, you will receive a patient document with general information. The surgeon will give you advice that is specific to you.

The best result is obtained by taking into account the following general advice:

Before the surgery

  • Stop smoking four weeks before the surgery
  • Start taking Arnica drops two weeks in advance to reduce bruising and swelling.
  • If you are taking medication such as Marcoumar, Sintrom/Sintrommitis or Asprocardio, consult your surgeon, the same applies to Aspirin or painkillers with aspirin such as Advil, Diclofenac and others.
  • Do not use blood thinning medication before surgery.
  • Don’t forget to arrange transportation home. Driving yourself after the surgery is not allowed.
  • Arrange for someone to help you in your home for the first few days.

The day of the surgery

  • Take a shower, after the surgery you may not shower for at least 24 hours
  • Do not use make-up or facial cream
  • Do not wear jewellery or watches
  • Bring a scarf to protect your throat from direct sunlight after the surgery.

After surgery

  • Make sure you are not alone at home.
  • Consult with the doctor if it is necessary to cool (tip: freeze some bags of peas, which you can use to cool).
  • Rest preferably lying on your back so the swelling goes down faster.
  • Keep the blood circulation active by taking walking about. This promotes healing.
  • Shower is on average possible 24 hours after the procedure, but make sure the area remains as dry as possible.
  • Working This is usually possible after a week if the work involves moderate to light physical exertion, but consult with your doctor first.
  • After a week you can move normally again and gently take a walk and ride a bicycle.
  • For the first three weeks after surgery, make sure that you have do not push, lift and bend.
  • Exercising is allowed six weeks after surgery.
  • Do not drive the first period yourself. You can ask your insurer whether or not you are insured after the surgery as a driver.
  • Avoid direct sunshine on your wounds for the first months. So no sun or sunbed. Don’t forget to cover them properly when you’re planning on enjoying the sun with the rest of your body.

Risks and complications

There are risks associated with every surgery. You will receive all the information about it from our plastic surgeon. It is important for your own well-being and health not to withhold medical information and to follow the advice of the plastic surgeon. If you have any complaints, don’t hesitate and call or app the care team to see if an extra check-up by the surgeon is necessary.

Complications that can occur:

  • Haematoma formation (an accumulation of blood under the skin that requires removal)
  • Negative reaction to the anesthetic
  • blood loss
  • Infection
  • Change of feeling
  • Permanent scars
  • Damage to underlying structures


  • Neck lift from € 3.750,-
  • Postoperative scar treatment 125 euro per zone

Use the free (and obligation-free) consultation, to ask any questions you may have. The doctor will examine, together with you, the possibilities that best suit your body. Should you want another appointment after this one or need more information, we would be delighted to oblige. This is your body we are talking about, you deserve the best so make that appointment. Essential Aesthetics is proud to have already helped so many patients on their journey to a more beautiful body and is honored with a satisfaction score of no less than 96%. [Read the reviews here]

Now it is up to you! Book a free personal consultation with one of our care team specialists 070 220 2222. Because you are essential to us.

The second consultation with your chosen surgeon costs € 50 and is then deducted from the cost of the operation(s). Even if you do not go forward and book a treatment with us after the second consultation, you will still have received, for € 50, an extensive and medically sound consultation which will provide you with a lot of information, and a valuable basis for any subsequent steps.


Our results


Why choose Essential Aesthetics

Pleasantly surprised by the care I received at Essential Aesthetics. Top doctors and staff are very kind and caring!  definitely recommend this clinic!


Essential Aesthetics is a special clinic with ISO 9001 and NEN 8009 certification, in a beautiful monumental building in The Hague. We are specialised in plastic surgery, injectables, weight loss and anti-ageing treatments. From our vision, Essential Aesthetics offers you as much guidance as possible in all disciplines necessary for a healthy lifestyle.
Our clinic was born from the passion of one woman. The passion for beauty and a deep sense of gratitude for all that our body gives us has led to the life work of the owner and founder: a clinic that encourages women to become more self-confident and empowered and to enjoy more of the gift of a beautiful and healthy body. And that’s what Essential Aesthetics does with a passionate team of Dutch, international doctors and experienced experts. Essential Aesthetics is a brand made by women, for women. It’s a lot to trust your body to someone else. We understand that and therefore offer you only the best and safety from our clinic.
You can come to our clinic for fillers, muscle relaxants treatments but also for plastic surgery: breast augmentation, buttock augmentation, facelifts, liposuction and more. What makes our clinic unique is that we will also be offering you professional DNA research, nutritional advice, connective tissue massage and sports guidance.

Meet our specialists

Our ISO 9001 and NEN 8009 certified clinic only works with experienced qualified specialists with passion for the profession, who care and have an eye for your needs and wishes as our patient, with respect for your natural beauty. Our business is built around fulfilling your wishes! We bring in the commitment to details, to the highest quality and safety requirements, to ensure the best result. Thanks to our international doctors active in the field and up to date with the latest trends and techniques, we can help you to get the best result possible. Our specialists are looking forward to working with you to see how we can make your dream come true. The Essential Aesthetics care team is there for you before, during and after the journey. From the intake to the aftercare. With us you are in capable, safe hands because you are essential to us.

Dr. Gabriel Jansen

Senior Dutch plastic surgeon

Cosmetic surgery requires a personal,
tailor-made approach, something that
Dr. Gabriel Jansen is always aware of.

Dr. Aniel Sewnaik

Medical director & Face surgeon

Dr. Sewnaik is a BIG-registered physician with years of experience in reconstructive surgery to the head and neck.

Dr. Luca Piombino

Italian plastic surgeon

Dr. Luca Piombino is an Italian trained and registered expert in plastic surgery.

Dr. Professor Philippe Levan

Renowned French plastic surgeon

Dr. Professor Levan is a leading French plastic surgeon with more than 27 years of experience in plastic surgery and a pioneer in the field of remodelling. He is an internationally recognized innovator in the field of buttock implants and the inventor of biconvex implants.

Neck lift The Hague

The intake and after care of the neck lift take place in our beautiful building in The Hague. Any check ups after the neck lift also take place in the clinic in The Hague. Neck lift in The Hague is done at Essential Aesthetics.


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