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What is a neck lift?

As we age, our faces and necks are affected differently. Some people develop wrinkling and sun damage on their entire face and neck. Some people lose facial fat, accumulate fat on the neck or develop more exaggerated signs of aging on their neck. At Marina Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles neck lift surgery corrects signs of aging on the neck and jawline and often accompanies facelift surgery for a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

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Our patients from around the world, across the nation and right here in Los Angeles have found that neck lift surgery can provide dramatic results, especially when combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures. Our Los Angeles plastic surgeons usually perform neck lift surgery as an outpatient procedure in our surgical suite using local anesthesia. Loose skin is pulled up and back and removed. Neck muscles are often tightened as well.

The incisions are hidden inconspicuously behind the ears. The result is an enhanced, more pleasing neck and jawline. We also offer additional neck rejuvenation procedures that can be performed individually, or in combination, to maximize improvement. Fat deposits on the neck can be removed with liposuction through tiny incisions placed behind the ears and under the chin. For younger patients with less advanced sagging, Thermage can be used to firm and tighten the skin on the neck. Neck muscles can be tightened using endoscopic surgery performed through a small incision placed underneath the chin. Your doctor will help you choose the procedure or combination of procedures that will best meet your goals during your initial consultation. When you need a neck lift Los Angeles’ Marina Plastic Surgery is the place to go to get one of the best lifestyle changes for your neck.


When considering a Neck Lift Marina Del Rey patients that visit us can explore the top reasons for its benefits, as it can:

  • Eliminate excess neck fat or skin
  • Eliminate lines and folds around your neck
  • Eradicate the dreaded double chin, or even triple chin
  • Dispose of turkey wattle neck and loose neck skin
  • Get rid of saggy or excess skin and fat around your neck
  • Knock out jowls and fat under the jaws
  • Get a smoother-looking neck
  • Take care of skin with sun or wind damage
  • Tighten the appearance of your neck
  • Provide a more defined jawline to separate your neck from your face


A neck lift pulls excess skin from below the chin, jawline, and jowls whereas a facelift does so at the cheeks towards the forehead. A neck lift can improve on the turkey wattle neck, dreaded double chin and saggy and excess skin and fat. A facelift can decrease wrinkles and correct sagging skin in the cheeks, jawline, jowls and lower face. When it comes to incisions, they are usually placed behind the ears and, below the chin in a neck lift, which conceals them pretty well, and in front of the ear in a facelift.


At Marina Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles neck lift surgeries can provide you with many enhancements such as:

  • Correcting visible vertical bands on your neck
  • Eliminating areas of fat from under your chin (double chin) and on your neck
  • Get a thinner and more youthful appearance
  • Long-lasting results
  • Removing loose, sagging skin from under your chin
  • Restoring a smooth, youthful-looking neck
  • Discreet scar placement


Our physicians at Marina Plastic Surgery use innovative surgical techniques, special attention to details and personal care. During your consultation, you will have an opportunity to discuss your goals and concerns with your surgeon and get one of the best neck lifts Los Angeles has to offer. Our staff is dedicated to giving you excellent service with care.

Marina Plastic Surgery is a premier destination for plastic surgery in Los Angeles, attracting patients from all 50 U.S. states and over 60 countries. Dr. Grant Stevens, M.D., FACS, and his staff pride themselves in providing individually focused service that serves your specific needs. We customize your neck lift to best fit your requirements. We have earned our patients’ trust with our highly personalized and meticulous approach. A neck lift in Los Angeles at Marina Plastic Surgery will accomplish your aesthetic goals and give you a brand new look. To get started, request a private consultation online.

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NECK LIFTFrequently Asked Questions

If you are in good physical health and have enough skin elasticity, you are a good candidate for a neck lift. You need to be able to withstand a fair amount of stretching so your skin shouldn’t be too taught or thin. Anyone with asthma and diabetes may prevent you from getting a neck lift. Discuss your unique situation with your surgeon.

The results from a neck lift can last between five to ten years. Expect several weeks for your swelling to disappear and up to six months for your incision lines to mature. Your final result will give you a more rested and youthful appearance with visible enhancement in your neck. To maximize your results, aim to maintain a healthy lifestyle, refrain from smoking, and make sure you protect yourself from the sun.

There is always some degree of risk involved in any surgery. Some of the potential side effects of a neck lift can include bad reaction to anesthesia, bleeding, facial asymmetry, hematoma, infections, persistent pain, prolonged swelling, scarring, nerve damage, skin irregularities, and others. It is also possible that there may be temporary or permanent hair loss along the incisions or that your sutures can become irritable and will need to be removed.

After your neck lift procedure, a bandage may be placed around your face and neck to decrease swelling. It will be a good idea to keep your head elevated above your heart to keep swelling down and your head straight so as not to twist your neck. You may also get a thin tube to drain any excess blood or fluid that collects under your skin. One thing you should not do is apply ice to your neck because it can compromise blood flow and may develop into skin death. Also, be aware of any infection or pus at the incision sites, as these are signs that things are not healing properly. Make sure to contact your surgeon if things are not healing as expected. You should plan to get help at home for the first few days after your procedure. You will need to rest in bed as you recover. Your movement will be difficult and you will need to avoid doing your regular activities. Prescription pain medication can provide some relief for your discomfort. Depending on the type of work that you do, you can expect to be off work for a week or two. And even after going back to work, you will have to be careful not to overdo things. You will have to avoid any strenuous activities, including sports, for a few weeks.

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