Top 3 Benefits of a Neck Lift

The skin of your neck spends a lifetime stretching and folding as you move your head. Over time, this stress and collagen loss can lead to sagging skin and loss of definition. A neck lift addresses sagging skin, accumulated fat, and other signs of aging in the neck area. This procedure restores a slimmer, youthful profile so you can feel more confident. 

What is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift is performed to tighten and rejuvenate the neck area. It uses small incisions to tighten and repair sagging skin and separated muscles for a more contoured result. Common concerns about this area include:

  • Loose skin (turkey neck)
  • Accumulated fat under the chin (submental fat or a double chin)
  • Visible muscle bands
  • Lines, wrinkles, and creases

A neck lift can correct all these issues by tightening the skin and muscles to give you a more sculpted appearance. At Specialty Aesthetic Surgery, a facelift is often paired with a neck lift for improved overall results. 

Top Three Benefits of a Neck Lift

A neck lift has several advantages. The procedure offers the most effective way to restore the neck area, especially for treating skin laxity and visible bands. Benefits of a neck lift include:

A Neck Lift Defines Your Features

The most noticeable benefit of a neck lift is the improved definition of your neck, chin, and jaw. A neck lift tightens loose skin and removes excess fat to restore youthful contours. You will notice that a sharper jawline and a more defined chin dramatically improve the appearance of your lower face. 

A Neck Lift Combines Well With Other Procedures

While a neck lift provides excellent results alone, it combines well with several other procedures. A neck lift is often included as part of a facelift to provide complete rejuvenation. A neck lift enhances rhinoplasty results by balancing the nose and lower face. A neck lift can also be combined with non-invasive treatments to improve skin texture and tone. 

A Neck Lift Can Restore Your Confidence

Men and women with a neck lift often feel a tremendous confidence boost. You might feel more comfortable having your picture taken or meeting new people. For those who have been self-conscious about a double chin or turkey neck for years, a neck lift can open up a world of new opportunities. 

Do I Need to Prepare for a Neck Lift?

Your Specialty Aesthetic Surgery surgeon will provide you with instructions to follow in the weeks before your procedure. These will often include:

  • Stop smoking at least four weeks before surgery
  • Avoid NSAIDs like aspirin or ibuprofen that can increase bleeding
  • Talk to your team about supplements you take that might also have this effect
  • Care for your skin and avoid excessive sun exposure
  • Adjust other medications if instructed by your surgeon
  • Make plans for any time needed off from work or other activities

If you have any questions in the days leading up to your procedure, your team will be happy to assist you with finding answers. 

How Does a Neck Lift Work?

 Neck lifts can be performed under IV sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the procedure and your needs. Your surgeon will make small incisions around your ears and under your chin to lift and tighten the area. These small incisions allow the entire neck lift to occur without visible scars. 

Those with submental fat may also have liposuction to remove it. You will not require any extra incisions and will see a significant reduction in your double chin. Not every neck lift will include liposuction, so talk to your surgeon about your concerns and the results you hope to achieve. 

What is Recovery Like From a Neck Lift?

Recovery time depends on the details of your procedure. You can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort immediately after surgery, but these will improve within a few days. Some people return to work in as little as five days, while most return within two weeks. Your surgeon will monitor your progress and instruct you when to return to your exercise routine and other strenuous activities. 

What Results Will I See After My Neck Lift?

You will notice a difference in your neck immediately after treatment, but your full results will become visible as the swelling resolves. Neck lift results look naturally slim and sculpted, typically lasting ten to fifteen years or more. You can prolong your results by applying sunscreen and other anti-aging products to your neck when you apply them to your face. Non-surgical treatments can promote collagen production to keep skin firm and smooth. 

Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation

Want to learn more about facelifts? Schedule your consultation online or by calling Specialty Aesthetic Surgery at (212) 737-8700. We look forward to working with you!

Specialty Aesthetic Surgery serves the greater NYC metro area.

About Our Surgeons

Bruce Moskowitz is an experienced oculoplastic surgeon. His practice encompasses all areas of oculoplastic cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has a well-known reputation for revision surgery, and a large portion of his practice comes from other colleagues to revise sub-optimal outcomes.

Grigoriy Mashkevich is an experienced and double-board certified facial plastic surgeon. He belongs to a highly select group of surgeons with a focused specialization in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the nose, face, and neck. 

Dr. Anna Frants is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who is experienced in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Her areas of surgical specialty include the face, neck, nose, eyelids, eyebrows, and ears. 

*Individual results may vary. 


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