A neck lift is a cosmetic procedure conducted to remove excess fat and skin from your neck area, resulting in a firmer, smoother, and slimmer side profile. A wrinkled neck can add years to your age. Neck lifts dramatically reduce the effects of aging while sculpting your jawline, by giving it a definition that frames the rest of your face.

A neck lift is not a singular procedure. Rather, it consists of a variety of options designed to smoothen and slim down the region. Your surgeon will decide from the following procedures depending on your problem area:

  • Removal of excess skin caused by weight loss or aging.
  • Altering neck muscles that have lost their tautness
  • Liposuction to remove extra fat in the neck
  • Botox injections to deal with ‘bands’ that form on your neck
  • Kybella to remove your double chin and enhance your neck profile

Neck Lift Surgery

Neck lift surgeries are performed as outpatient procedures. The method may differ, depending on whether the surgeon operates on the skin, muscles, or fat of your neck. The surgeon will make incisions behind your ears, and if needed, underneath the chin. They will tighten your muscles or remove excess skin or fat through these slits, giving your neck a firmer look.

Recovery time after a neck lift depends on the extent of care you provide. Your neck will feel tight for a few weeks after, even though most visible bruising will disappear within a week. Be sure to contact your surgeon for personalized aftercare recovery. The results of a neck lift are long-lasting, as the procedure lifts your neck naturally.