One area that begins to show aging signs sooner than the face is the neck. Often, the skin of the neck becomes lax and saggy, creating the appearance of a ‘turkey neck’. Despite the best non-surgical treatments and products, it can be difficult to find results. This makes the neck lift one of the best options when it comes to rejuvenating the neck.

Why Choose a Neck Lift?

There are generally three soft tissue changes that contribute to aging of the neck: laxity of the platysma muscle, excess subcutaneous fat, and loose skin. Often, all three of these require some surgical correction for best results, and a neck lift can tighten and excise these tissues for a lifted, defined neckline. Patients usually opt for a neck lift on its own because they begin to see the first signs of aging but do not yet require a facelift (although they can be performed at the same time).

Am I a Candidate?

The best candidates for a neck lift procedure are those with significant signs of aging in the neck and under the chin. Since the neck lift is a surgical procedure, it is important to discuss your medical history with our plastic surgeons during your consultation. We can also recommend effective non-surgical options if you are not yet ready for surgery.

Your Customized Neck Lift Procedure

A neck lift can be performed at our fully accredited outpatient surgery center. It is performed under general anesthesia, and surgery takes about one hour. A neck lift can commonly be performed along with other facial rejuvenation surgeries for excellent results.


The facelift addresses the rest of the face, jowls, and neck, while the neck lift addresses the neckline alone. These procedures can produce transformative results. Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir can recommend whether you might benefit from a combination procedure to achieve your anti-aging goals.


During a neck lift, liposuction can be used to further contour the surrounding jawline and neckline if you have stubborn pockets of fat. This can be an effective combination since liposuction can remove fatty tissue while a neck lift removes excess skin for a refined, contoured neck.

Neck Lift Recovery

You can return home with a friend or family member after surgery. You will wear a comfortable bandage for two days, and you can expect bruising and swelling to last about one week. Most patients take about one week off work and social engagements to take time to rest and recover. During your follow-up appointments with our plastic surgeons, we can assess your progress and recommend when you can return to normal activities.

Why Choose Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery?

The neck lift is a great option to lift and rejuvenate the neck if you begin to notice signs of aging like sagging and poor definition. To begin discussing your options for facial cosmetic surgery with Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir, contact our Phoenix office by calling or filling out our online form.

Necklift FAQs

How do I prepare for a neck lift?

It is always best to maximize your general health before undergoing elective surgery. This includes being at a stable and goal weight and maintaining a healthy, balanced diet. You should also discontinue any blood thinners if appropriate, but consult with your prescribing physician before doing so.

How do I tighten my jawline?

There are both surgical and non-surgical ways to improve the jawline. Fillers, threads and Kybella may all be beneficial. A surgical facelift or extended neck lift is the best option for some patients.

How long does it take to recover from a neck lift?

Bruising typically lasts 1 to 2 weeks. Full recovery back to normal activities is typically 4 to 6 weeks.

How much does a facelift and neck lift cost?

A facelift, which includes a neck lift, costs $13,000 - $18,000. A neck lift alone costs $9,000 - $12,000

What is a lunchtime facelift?

Lunchtime facelift often refers to non-surgical procedures that can be done in the office without general anesthetic and have minimal or no downtime. These include fillers and thread procedures.

What is a neck lift?

A neck lift is a surgical procedure that improves the contour of the neck by tightening skin and in some cases muscle. It is done through incisions that are typically hidden behind the ears.

What is a non surgical neck lift?

There are several procedures that improve the contour of the neck without surgery. These include thread-based procedures, fillers, and Kybella, which removes fat and tightens skin. Theses procedures are done in the office and most have minimal down time.

Whats involved in a neck lift?

A neck lift is a surgical procedure that improves the contour of the neck by tightening skin and in some cases muscle. It is done through incisions that are typically hidden behind the ears. The surgery lasts about an hour and recovery is from 1 to 6 weeks.

How much does neck contouring cost?

A surgical neck lift costs $9,000 - $12,000.

How much does Neck Lift Cost?

A surgical neck lift costs $9,000 - $12,000.

Is Neck lift surgery dangerous?

While there is some risk associated with any surgery, a neck lift is a very safe procedure when performed by a qualified board certified plastic surgeon.

What is a liquid facelift?

A liquid facelift is a non-surgical procedure that improves the contours of the face by using injectable fillers. In some patients, this can take years off of your appearance without any incisions.

What is the best treatment for saggy neck?

If there is significant laxity of the skin of the neck, then a surgical neck lift is usually the best option for correction.

What is mini neck lift?

A “mini” neck lift is a neck lift performed through shorter incisions and involves more limited tissue dissection. It may be indicated in patients with only mild signs of aging in the neck.