Depending on your needs, you may choose from a mini-necklift, a neck liposuction or a combination necklift. Neck lifts are often done in conjunction with a face lift or chin lift to create a uniform youthfulness. In short, a neck lift involves making one-inch incisions under the chin or behind the ears to pull and tighten and remove loose skin.

Quick Facts

  • IV sedation
  • Results are long-lasting
  • Normally an outpatient procedure

Is It Right For You?

A neck lift may be right for you if:

  • You are over 40 and under 60 and healthy
  • You have loose skin or deep wrinkles in the neck
  • You have jowls
  • You do not have a lot of excess fat in the neck

The Procedure

  • Incisions are made beneath the chin
  • Incisions are made behind the ears
  • Skin is pulled taut and lifted
  • Excess skin is removed

Recovery and Healing

  • Any bruising and swelling should subside in five to ten days
  • Oral pain medication can be taken after surgery if needed
  • Sutures will stay in place for five to ten days, depending on the individual’s healing process