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Everything You Need to Know About
Neck Lift Surgery

What Does Neck Lift Surgery Treat?

A neck lift, also known as lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves signs of aging in the jawline and neck. Neck lift surgery can treat excess fat and skin in the face that creates jowls, excess fatty deposits under the chin, loose neck skin and muscle banding in the neck. All of these issues could be caused by a variety of factors, such as heredity, gravity, stress and environmental conditions. If you notice that you are experiencing any of these symptoms and are unhappy with the way you look, it may be time for a neck lift near Lakeview.


Like any other surgery, there are risks involved with a neck lift. Some of the risks of neck lift surgery are:

  • Hematoma
  • Scarring
  • Blood clots
  • Infection
  • Nerve Injury
  • Skin Loss

Your surgeon will fully discuss these risks prior to your operation. It is important that you address all of your questions with your plastic surgeon about your neck lift near Lakeview.


Your surgeon may recommend that you refrain from taking aspirin or other blood-thinning medications at least one week prior to your operation. If you are a smoker, you should stop before your surgery because it will have a negative impact on your healing. Before your neck lift, your doctor will schedule a consultation to evaluate your health and discuss your goals and expectations.

During the Procedure

There are multiple different surgical options for neck lift surgery. One popular option is liposuction; where a tiny incision is made behind each ear and under the chin. Specialized equipment is used to suction fat from beneath the chin and jawline. Your doctor will discuss which option is right for you.


After the procedure, you will need to enlist a friend or family member to take you home and watch after you for a few days. You might need to wear a special bandage that compresses your neck and helps reduce swelling. It may take several weeks to months for swelling and bruising to fully disappear and up to six months for your incision line to fade. You can most likely return to work and resume regular activities in two to four weeks. Be sure to consult with your surgeon about your specific post-procedure care.

If you or someone you know is interested in a neck life near Lakeview, consult with Dr. Adam Cohen at Eyelid and Facial Pasic Surgery and Medispa. We look forward to hearing from you.