The neck lift is a surgery that involves cutting and pulling skin from one part of the body to another. It is a procedure that is used to firm up loose skin and remove wrinkles and excess fatty tissue, as well as vertical lines on the neck.

Who Is A Candidate For Neck Lift?

The neck lift is a surgical procedure that tightens up the neck and removes excess fat, skin and sagging muscles. People who are candidates for a neck lift typically have loose, wrinkled skin on the neck, loose muscles and excess fat in this area. Some people might be able to get away with a surgical procedure just to tighten up the skin on their necks, but those who have more issues with the muscle tissue or fat may need to have more invasive procedures done like liposuction or a facelift along with it.

Some of the benefits that people may experience after having this surgery are smoother, softer skin; better looking skin; an improved jawline; and a higher profile chin.

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How Is The Procedure Performed?

The procedure is done under general or local anesthesia. The doctor will make an incision in the hairline at the back of your neck and then close it with stitches.

Often, your doctor will also remove excess fat from your neck and jowls with liposuction. Excess skin is usually removed by making a horizontal incision just above your clavicle, stopping just below the earlobe, then connecting at the top of your chest to form an “a” shape along your jaw line. You will be able to see stitches stretching up to eight inches across on either side of the incision for about six weeks after surgery.

Neck Lift Recovery

You should avoid extreme positions when lying down, or reaching over your head/to the sides of your body. You must wear a collar that wraps around the neck during this time (a plastic collar is not needed). Avoid heavy lifting, bending forward or carrying heavy objects while you’re healing from the surgery.