The neck can begin to show signs of aging just like the face. The neck lift – coupled with the experience of a board-certified plastic surgeon – is one of the most effective ways to get rid of aging signs like sagging skin and jowls.

What is a Neck Lift?

The neck lift is a surgical procedure that can lift and define the neck and jawline by removing excess skin and fat. As you age, it’s normal for gravity to impact the area underneath the chin, causing a “turkey neck” and diminishing the youthful and contoured look of the chin and jaw. Signs of aging can also appear in the neck because of neglect when it comes to skincare and anti-aging regimens.

Is a Neck Lift Right for Me?

The neck lift can be a great option for patients who are experiencing:

  • Sagging skin under the chin
  • A double chin
  • Jowls
  • Neck bands

In order to be considered a good candidate for a neck lift, you should be in overall good health and have realistic expectations about what a neck lift can achieve. You should also be non-smoking and have no medical conditions that might impact your healing ability.

The neck lift can easily be combined with other facial procedures like the facelift, brow lift, or chin liposuction. Depending on your unique concerns, you may be a better candidate for non-surgical treatments like ResurFX or DeepFX. Dr. Trupiano will discuss your best options during a consultation.

Your Neck Lift Procedure

A neck lift is typically performed under general anesthesia. To begin, Dr. Trupiano will make an incision near the hairline (and sometimes underneath the chin). With these incisions, the underlying tissues can be tightened and lifted. The neck muscles can also be tightened if they have begun to lose tone. Finally, any excess skin can be trimmed away, and the incisions are closed. Once complete, you can return home.

Neck Lift Results and Recovery

Most patients need 1-2 weeks away from work and regular activities to recover from a neck lift. During this time, it’s normal to experience swelling, redness, and discomfort in the surgical area. You’ll be given prescription medications to help manage pain, as well as instructions on caring for your incisions. It’s important to keep your head elevated and prevent elevating your heart rate. Most patients feel comfortable returning to public at 2-3 weeks, although it can take a few months for your results to fully emerge. The result is a tighter, more defined neck and chin which can last for the long term with the right anti-aging skincare and lifestyle habits.

Schedule a Consultation

If you’re interested in learning more about your neck lift options, your first step is meeting with our board-certified plastic surgeon. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Trupiano by calling our Troy, MI office or filling out our online form.


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