Neck Lift

Also known as platysmaplasty or cervicoplasty

The neck is one of the first places where we show our age. Fatty jowls, a “turkey wattle,” vertical banding and horizontal creases all work together to make us look older than we feel. A neck lift enhances the appearance of the neck by tightening the skin and underlying neck muscles and improving the contour of the jawline. This procedure is often performed in conjunction with liposuction, a facelift, or a cheek lift but may also be done as a stand-alone procedure.

When to Consider a Neck Lift

  • If you have a turkey wattle that makes you look much older than your age
  • If you feel your neck is too fat
  • If you have lost the distinct jaw line of your youth and want to restore it
  • If you have excess skin and wrinkles on your neck



  • Can significantly improve your neck and jawline
  • Can be done as a stand-alone procedure if other facial surgery is not needed or desired
  • Can provide you with a more youthful profile


  • Your neck may feel tight for months after surgery
  • Possible fluid accumulation or bleeding after surgery
  • May make your other facial aging more noticeable if only the neck has been treated

These are the top three pros and cons to weigh when considering a neck lift. If you want to focus on what is unique to you, please consult with your aesthetic plastic surgeon.

Are you a good candidate for a neck lift?

The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider neck lift:

  • You desire a sleeker neck with a distinct jawline that separates your neck from your face
  • You have excess skin and fat in your neck
  • Your neck has developed folds and lines

If you are in good general health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.