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Neck Lift

By Z Paul Lorenc, MD 11 months ago
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What is a Neck Lift?

Depending on your needs, you may choose from a mini-neck lift, a neck liposuction or a combination of these.

Neck Lift NYC

Neck lifts are often done in conjunction with a facelift 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. This is normally an outpatient procedure using IV sedation.

Who is an Ideal Candidate

A neck lift may be right for you if you are a healthy individual between 40 and 60 years old. If you have loose skin or deep wrinkles in the neck. A good candidate for this procedure has jowls or you do not have a lot of excess fat in the neck.


The surgeon makes incisions beneath the chin and behind the ears. Skin is then pulled taut and lifted. After those steps, the surgeon then removes any excess skin.

Other Neck Lift FAQs

How long will the surgery take?

It typically takes a few hours, depends on a case-to-case basis. Dr. Lorenc will discuss with you your particular procedure.

How long do neck lifts last?

Neck lifts last 5-10 years in most cases.

Will there be scars?

Since the incisions are behind the ears and sometimes below the chin, they will be well concealed.

What are to be expected post-op?

There will be mild to moderate pain for which the doctor will prescribe medication. 

The patient will feel groggy for a day or two due to the anesthesia and pain medication.

There will be bruising for 5-10 days. 

When can I return to work after a procedure?

The patient can return to work after 7 to 10 days, or even less if there is not much swelling.

When can I resume physical exercises?

Light physical exercises such as aerobic exercises is allowable after twelve to fourteen days while the heavier exercises like strenuous, resistance workouts is allowable after about four weeks.

Will insurance cover the procedure?

Typically, neck lifts, as well as most aesthetic procedures, are not covered by insurance. Check with your insurance provider.

In such cases, please check the financing options that we recommend.


Any bruising and swelling should subside in five to ten days. If necessary, one can take oral pain medication after the surgery. Sutures will stay in place for five to ten days, depending on the individual’s healing process.

Schedule A Consultation

If you are considering a neck lift and have more questions, contact Dr. Lorenc in our New York City office at (212) 472-2900.

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