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Neck Lift

Neck Lift

A Neck lift is performed on the aging neck to give it a more youthful appearance. Neck lifts are always performed with facelifts, however not all candidates for neck lifts need facelifts.

Aging is a normal part of life and just about everyone will struggle with sagging skin at some point in their lives. This can cause you to feel self-conscious about your appearance and may have a negative impact on your levels of self-confidence.  While there many non surgical options, once drooping or sagging begins to set in, a neck lift, possibly combined with a facelift is generally the best procedure. A neck lift may be done under general or local anesthesia with excellent results, eliminating wrinkles and smoothing out folds to aesthetically rejuvenate your neck. Dr. Nadelson regularly performs face lift surgery at his New York City Surgery Center to help his patients look years younger and refreshed.

A Neck lift will help tighten both the muscles of the neck and remove drooping skin and fat. By removing excess sking, a neck lift will correct a “Turkey neck” appearance.  Dr. Adam Nadelson strives for a youthful yet natural look, not “pulled too tight” or appearing “plastic.”  He regularly performs neck lifts in conjunction with facelifts, eye lid surgery, brow lifts, laser surgery, fillers and toxin (temporary aesthetic injectable rejuvenation of wrinkles), and additional cosmetic procedures to provide patients with the best youthful outcome.

During your consultation with Dr. Nadelson he will carefully analyze your face and provide his treatment plan which he will follow to achieve a successful youthful look.  Additionally, during the consultation you will be provided the cost of the procedure.  Dr. Adam Nadelson individualizes your neck lift procedure to achieve the most natural youthful look.  Your surgery may be performed under local and sedation (“twilight anesthesia”) or under general anesthesia. Incisions are hidden within the hairline and fade over time.  The procedure takes approximately 2 hours and you will be able to go home, the same day, with a family member or a nurse to care for you.

You can request a consultation online or give us a call at (212)-500-2163 to make an appointment.

Neck lift candidates

  • Patients looking for a more youthful appearance
  • Patients who have “Platysmal bands” and redundant neck skin
  • Patients with a “Turkey Neck” appearance because of excess skin
  • Patients who have excess fat

Neck lift recovery
During the recovery phase, there is usually very little pain. Dr. Nadelson and his team will see you the following day and several times during the postoperative period. Some bruising and swelling will be present, but will fade and resolve within a 10 days to a few weeks.  You may resume normal activities within a couple of weeks (generally two weeks).  Patients are pleasantly surprised by their youthful appearance when they see their final results in a mirror.


Adam Nadelson MD

Cosmetic Surgeon