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Neck Lift on Long Island, NY

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The neck is an often-overlooked element of our overall appearance. When it is noticed, it’s usually not for the reasons we would hope. It is not unusual for a facelift patient to look in the mirror and marvel at their surgical result while also suddenly perceiving that the loose, time-worn appearance of the neck doesn’t match the tone and texture of the face.

Neck lift is the solution. Depending on the particular technique used, neck lift can tighten skin and muscles, erase bands and prevent or reverse formation of the dreaded “turkey wattle.” Neck lift is a popular option for patients whose skin lacks flexibility and has developed visible folds of skin as a result of weight loss or natural aging.

How is Neck Lift Performed?

There is not one single surgical technique used in neck lift; rather, the procedure can be customized to each patient and his or her individual needs. Liposuction is used to remove fat from the neck. During this process, Dr. Funt creates a small incision beneath the chin to insert a narrow surgical instrument known as a cannula, which is used to suction away excess fat cells. This is the least invasive approach and ideal for targeting pockets of fat that have the effect of creating an uneven, bloated look.


Cervicoplasty involves removal and lifting of neck skin. Incisions for this procedure are made behind the ears as well as under the chin; the newly taut skin will be secured by sutures.


Platysmaplasty targets neck muscles that have begun to sag, creating noticeable horizontal bands across the neck. The surgical technique involves tightening, repositioning and sometimes partial removal of neck muscles, and the use of sutures to maintain this revitalized appearance. The good news is that these various surgical techniques can often be performed endoscopically, as an outpatient procedure and using local anesthetic.

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Neck Lift Recovery

A compression garment worn around the neck for at least two weeks will help ensure optimal healing. Your neck will be swollen and slightly bruised for about 10 days after surgery, and you may feel some numbness for several weeks. As with facelift, your final result takes time. Within three to six months, you should be able to admire the results of neck lift.

Are There Non-Surgical Alternatives to Consider?

In recent years a number of noninvasive treatments have become available to treat issues of neck laxity. Botox, which has been available for decades, is sometimes used to address the appearance of bands on the neck. Kybella injections are an increasingly popular way to remove moderate amounts of fat from under the chin. Varying degrees of neck lifting can sometimes also be achieved with dermal fillers, radiofrequency energy treatments, ultrasound, intense pulsed light (IPL) or the use of advanced fraxel lasers.


What Are the Benefits of Neck Lift?

Facelift RoslynSome of the cosmetic benefits of neck lift include:

  • Smoother, tighter skin around the neck
  • Eliminated or minimized lines and wrinkles
  • Removal of turkey neck or “wattle”
  • Reducing fat and loose skin to reattain a more youthful neck contour
  • Tightening protruding platysmal muscles to reduce vertical neck banding

How Long Do Neck Lift Results Last?

Although neck lift can reverse the effects of aging, it does not stop the aging process altogether. You can usually enjoy your neck lift results for a decade or more before skin laxity and lines reappear. You can extend these results by taking great care of your skin: moisturize, protect your neck from ultraviolet exposure with sunscreen, and do not smoke.

Does Neck Lift Include Liposuction?

While liposuction is not appropriate for all patients, many do choose to incorporate liposuction into their surgical plan. Neck lift primarily addresses loose skin, so if you have excess fat on your neck that detracts from appealing neck contours, you can benefit from liposuction. Liposuction is safe and highly effective on the neck and chin, so it is a great choice for permanently removing fat cells that contribute to a double chin. 

Is Neck Lift Painful?

Dr. Funt provides you with general anesthesia during neck lift to keep you comfortable. After your surgery, you may experience some lingering discomfort, but this can be relieved with prescribed pain medication. Swelling and bruising usually subside significantly after a couple of weeks, at which point you should feel well enough to resume work and most normal activities. Wearing a compression garment around your neck can accelerate the healing process and help produce more appealing results.    

Is Neck Lift Worth the Money?

Neck Lift procedure WoodmereMost patients are very satisfied with the rejuvenating effects of neck lift. Since some of the first noticeable signs of aging are on the neck, it is considered a top cosmetic priority by many.

The cost of neck lift varies depending on the type of techniques Dr. Funt utilizes and the extent of aging that needs to be addressed. During a consultation, Dr. Funt can devise a customized surgical plan and provide a quote so that you can make an informed decision on whether to schedule surgery.

How Is Neck Lift Different from Facelift?

Many of the facelift procedures that Dr. Funt performs incorporate elements of neck lift in addition to improving jowls and wrinkles on the lower face. However, aging affects everyone differently. If skin laxity has most significantly impacted your neck, you may be a better candidate for neck lift.

Are There Any Non-Surgical Alternatives to Neck Lift?

You may choose to use injectable treatments like Botox and dermal fillers to mimic some of the effects of neck lift such as reducing platysmal bands, lines, and loose skin. While these treatments are quick, easy, and painless, the results are not as dramatic as what full neck lift can accomplish. Moreover, the treatment needs to be performed every several months to maintain the results. You may discuss this option with Dr. Funt during a consultation.

To Learn More About NECKLIFT SERVICES ON LONG ISLAND, NY, Please Contact Us At 516-295-0404.

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