The best treatments for a sagging neck

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Generally, sagging in the neck starts to appear after the age of 40. There are several factors that cause this, including aging and the loss of collagen.

As we get older, it is normal for the skin to lose elasticity and firmness, due to a drop in collagen and elastin production and a weakening of the fat and muscles in the neck.

Another factor that can contribute to a sagging neck is excessive exposure to the sun without adequate protection. This is because ultraviolet rays can damage the skin’s collagen and elastin.

There is also the genetic predisposition of each individual to consider. Those who have close relatives with sagging necks are more likely to suffer from this condition.

Finally, certain lifestyle habits can cause the neck to sag, such as smoking and poor diet.


The most effective treatments for a sagging neck

The good news is that it is possible to counteract the problem of a sagging neck by having a treatment for a sagging neck. At Living Clinic, we have several solutions for you. Check out the best treatments for a sagging neck:

Neck lift

A neck lift is a type of surgery that rejuvenates the neck and face by counteracting sagging skin and muscles. This treatment is suitable for anyone with

  • sagging and excess skin on the neck and jawline;
  • moderate or increased volume of fatty tissue (jowls);
  • drooping muscles;
  • vertical folds along the neck;
  • mild to moderate transverse cervical wrinkles.


With this procedure, you will achieve:

  • reduce sagging in the neck;
  • reduce the depth of neck wrinkles;
  • reduce folds and bags in the neck;
  • improve the contour of the jaw
  • eliminate the double chin (jowls);
  • combat general aging in the neck area.
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Non-surgical facelift (facetitis)

Those looking for a less invasive solution can always resort to a non-surgical facelift. This is an effective and safe procedure that uses Facetite and Accutite technologies and radiofrequency to reduce fat and sagging skin on the face and neck.

One of the advantages of this treatment is that it doesn’t leave scars and allows for faster recovery. It is even considered one of the most effective treatments for improving facial contour and reducing excess fat and sagging skin in the neck.

Using thermal energy, the skin contracts and excess fat is removed. To do this, a small cannula is inserted under the skin, through which radio frequency is emitted that heats the various layers of the skin evenly.



The entire procedure is performed under local anesthesia, so there is no discomfort. The results are visible after a month, and from then on you can see the effects of this procedure more and more clearly.

Another positive point associated with this treatment is that it usually only takes one session of this procedure to achieve significant results.

As well as being effective, the effects of this treatment are usually quite long-lasting and can last for several years. However, it is always essential to carry out an assessment consultation in order to be able to determine the individual needs of each patient more precisely.

It is also essential to comply with all the doctor’s instructions, such as wearing a headgear 24 hours a day for the first week and then only at night for three weeks. If there is any discomfort, it is recommended to take painkillers prescribed by the doctor.


Morpheus 8

Morpheus8 is a minimally invasive solution capable of rejuvenating the skin, combining techniques such as microneedling and bipolar fractional radiofrequency (RF).

The micro-injuries caused to the skin will trigger a response from the body, namely an increase in collagen and elastin production.

The number of sessions required for this treatment to be effective varies, but generally at least 3 sessions are needed, lasting around 30 minutes. To reduce the sensation of pain, a powerful anesthetic topical is applied beforehand. 

As for recovery, after 2 or 3 days the swelling and redness is expected to disappear, but the definitive effects are only noticeable after 6 weeks to 3 months.



Within a few days you should start to see an improvement in skin texture.

For best results, you should avoid sun exposure for 15 days after the procedure. It is also advisable to apply sunscreen with factor 50 to prevent hyperpigmentation.

Other important precautions are to moisturize your skin well and drink plenty of water. To enhance the effects of this treatment, the doctor often prescribes a cream to be applied to the treated area.

Although the results of this treatment are not eternal, as are the effects of any anti-aging procedure, the reality is that Morpheus 8 has many advantages as a treatment for sagging necks. 


Here are some of the pros of this procedure:

  • minimally invasive;
  • applicable to all skin types;
  • quick (30 to 60 minutes);
  • not painful;
  • customizable;
  • low risk of hyperpigmentation;
  • simple recovery.
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Responsible for the treatments

Dr. Francisco Martins de Carvalho
Dr. Francisco Martins de Carvalho

Dr. Francisco Martins de Carvalho is a specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. He graduated in Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto and completed his Internship in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at the Hospital de São José (Lisbon) and the Hospital de São João (Porto).

He currently works at the Hospital de São João - Porto, and is also a guest lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto.

In the field of aesthetic surgery, he is particularly interested in facial aesthetic surgery, breast aesthetic surgery, body contouring surgery and female intimate surgery.

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