How is a Neck Lift Done?

Loose skin and fat around the neck can lead to a double chin, the appearance of a “turkey neck,” and sagging jowls. You can have a slimmer neck and a more contoured jaw with a neck lift. This procedure improves the appearance of the neck, chin, and jawline for a firmer, more youthful appearance. 

What is a Neck Lift?

A traditional neck lift uses incisions hidden around the ear and under the chin to remove loose skin and excess fat. A neck lift can restore a slimmer, more sculpted look if you have a double chin or sagging jowls. You may also make a good candidate for a sling neck lift, a less invasive procedure with minimal recovery time. Dr. Vitolo often prefers a sling neck lift because of its minimally invasive technique that provides excellent neck and jaw sculpting. 


*Individual results may vary

How is a Neck Lift Done?

Dr. Vitolo starts any neck lift using external ultrasound-assisted liposculpture (EUAL) to safely break up and remove excess fat under the chin and around the jowls. In a traditional neck lift, he will create small hidden incisions and use them to lift and remove loose skin. An incision under the chin allows him to correct the appearance of neck bands and a sagging “turkey neck.” 

After a consultation, Dr. Vitolo may recommend a sling neck lift. This procedure gets its name from the technique, which uses a fine suture passed under the neck skin. This suture is secured behind each ear and acts as a sling to tighten and lift the neck area. You can achieve a slim, sculpted neck and jaw with no skin removal and only two tiny incisions

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What are the Benefits of a Neck Lift? 

The fat and skin in the neck area do not usually respond to diet or exercise. A neck lift offers an effective way to correct most concerns you might have about your neck, chin, and jaw. Benefits of a neck lift include: 

  • Treats an area that does not respond to other methods
  • Slimmer neckline
  • Less sagging skin
  • More sculpted jawline
  • Tightens skin and underlying muscle
  • Minimal scarring and short recovery time

A neck lift combines well with a facelift for complete facial rejuvenation. Dr. Vitolo may recommend a neck lift to people considering a facelift for the most aesthetically pleasing results. 

What is Recovery Like From a Neck Lift?

After a traditional neck lift, you can expect to return to work within a week. After a sling neck lift, you will need to wear a compression garment for two to three days. After that time you can resume all your usual activities. The minimal recovery time adds to the popularity of the sling neck lift. 



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*Individual results may vary

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Want to learn more about neck lifts?

Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Vitolo at his plastic surgery practice by filling out the consultation form on this page or by calling 718-619-8869 to get more information or to make an appointment at one of his 3 offices. 

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