What is a Neck Lift?

Displeasing neck contour is a problem noted by men and women of all ages. Excessive fat and/or skin in the neck area can often undermine one’s confidence and self-esteem. The sagging of the neck area can make a person appear aged. A neck lift procedure can be performed in most cases to correct this issue by tightening the skin, and underlying muscles to improve the overall contour of the individual’s neck and jawline. It is often performed with a facelift procedure.

Am I a Good Candidate For A Neck Lift?

You are an ideal candidate for a neck lift:

  • If you are a non-smoker for at least 4 weeks before and after surgery
  • If you have realistic expectations and are in good health
  • If you have excessive skin and fat in the neck area
  • If you have neck bands that are visible at rest

How Does A Neck Lift Work?

Dr. Brown will evaluate your specific situation to see what surgical technique is best suited for you. Your neck lift may be performed in combination with a facelift and other facial procedures to help achieve your desired goals. It is very rare that a patient is a candidate for neck lift only surgery, however, your situation may be simple enough that it only requires a neck lift. Dr. Brown will be sure to review your goals and examine your specific anatomy at your consultation in order to produce a treatment plan tailored specifically to your needs.

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What Results Can I Expect From A Neck Lift?*

  • (1) Improved Confidence
  • (2) Improved neck angle
  • (3) Correction of neck bands
  • (4) Tighter skin

How Long Does a Typical Procedure Take?*

The procedure typically takes 1-3 hours when performed alone. If your neck lift is being performed with other facial procedures it will take longer. General anesthesia is used and when a neck lift is performed alone you often will go home the same day. In some cases, local anesthesia or intravenous sedation may be used. Dr. Brown will determine what is best for your surgery at your consultation. It is recommended for you to wear loose clothing and to bring your compression garment on the day of surgery.

Neck Lift Recovery*

You will have swelling and bruising for 1-2 weeks after surgery. You will have special dressings in place that Dr. Brown will instruct you to care for. Often there will be a surgical drain to be removed 1-2 days after surgery. You will have some sutures to be removed 7-10 days after surgery. In general no heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for 4-6 weeks. You should not lean over or bend forward during the first few weeks because it will increase swelling and bleeding risk. You can expect to take 2 weeks off of work.

What Results Can I Expect From A Neck Lift?*

  • (1) Improved Confidence
  • (2) Improved neck angle
  • (3) Correction of neck bands
  • (4) Tighter skin

How Long Does a Typical Procedure Take?*

The procedure typically takes 1-3 hours when performed alone. If your neck lift is being performed with other facial procedures it will take longer. General anesthesia is used and when a neck lift is performed alone you often will go home the same day. In some cases, local anesthesia or intravenous sedation may be used. Dr. Brown will determine what is best for your surgery at your consultation. It is recommended for you to wear loose clothing and to bring your compression garment on the day of surgery.

Neck Lift Recovery*

You will have swelling and bruising for 1-2 weeks after surgery. You will have special dressings in place that Dr. Brown will instruct you to care for. Often there will be a surgical drain to be removed 1-2 days after surgery. You will have some sutures to be removed 7-10 days after surgery. In general no heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for 4-6 weeks. You should not lean over or bend forward during the first few weeks because it will increase swelling and bleeding risk. You can expect to take 2 weeks off of work.

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Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Brown Plastic Surgery will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Scottsdale or West Valley offices directly to schedule at 480-568-3804. Brown Plastic Surgery serves the Scottsdale and West Valley areas.

*Individual results may vary*