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Neck Lift in Nashville, TN

What is a Neck Lift?

The neck is one of the first and most obvious areas that starts to show signs of aging. The neck lift is a surgical cosmetic procedure that tightens the sagging skin around the neck while strengthening neck muscles to create a smoother, more youthful appearance. While a traditional facelift may rejuvenate the lower two-thirds of the face, a neck lift can complement those results by removing the sagging skin causing banding and wrinkling around the neck.


How Much does a Neck Lift Cost?

The average cost of a neck lift  does vary by patient. We can discuss the details of your cost for a neck lift at the time of your consultation. For your convenience, Plastic Surgery Affiliates offers financing options for qualified patients.

What are the Benefits of a Neck Lift?

Benefits of getting a neck lift with Dr. Olivia MaDan at Plastic Surgery Affiliates include:

  • Reduces excess skin around the neck
  • Tightens underlying muscles under the skin
  • Improves the cervicomental angle and neck contour
  • Can be combined with other surgical procedures including a facelift for ultimate results
  • Can be combined with medical spa treatments to address fine lines, age spots, and other issues on the skin’s surface 

How is a Neck Lift Performed?

Your neck lift will be performed under IV sedation with local anesthesia at the surgery center. This is to ensure you remain as comfortable and pain-free as possible throughout the duration of your neck lift procedure. To begin your neck lift, Dr. MaDan will create small incisions behind the ears and under the chin. Through these incisions, she will be able to tighten any weakened muscles in the neck and perform gentle liposuction to remove excess fatty deposits from the area. She will the tighten the skin around your neck and trim away any excess skin and tissues.

What is the Recovery Time for a Neck Lift?

While you will likely experience swelling, bruising and discomfort following your neck lift procedure, many patients make an initial recovery after about two weeks. At this time, they are able to return to most of their normal daily activities including work. We ask that you do not resume any physical activity until Dr. MaDan gives you clearance, as it will contribute to excess swelling.

Frequently Asked Questions

How painful is a neck lift?

Neck lift surgery is performed with general anesthesia, so the surgery will be completely painless. However, patients can expect pain during the recovery process, primarily within the first few days. Fortunately, this pain can be managed with pain medications, rest and by following your recovery guidelines. Despite an uncomfortable few days at the beginning of the recovery process, many patients find the neck lift process to be manageable.

What is the best age for a neck lift?

There is no perfect age for a neck lift, as each person ages differently. If you are experiencing signs of aging in the lower part of the face, including sagging skin, wrinkles, a double chin or other stubborn fat, you may be a good candidate for a neck lift regardless of your age. For most patients, these symptoms develop in the 40s, 50s and 60s.

What are some limitations post neck lift?

After a neck lift, most limitations will include your physical activities. You should avoid strenuous exercise for a few weeks while the body heals. Additionally, you’ll need to avoid baths, hot showers and similar environments that can hinder the healing process. Finally, you should sleep on your back with your head elevated to prevent any stress to the treatment area.

Can you get a neck lift without a facelift?

Yes! Neck lifts are often performed as a stand-alone procedure. This may be the optimal solution for patients who are experiencing signs of aging in the lower face, but not in other areas of the face. However, combining a facelift with a neck lift can be an effective solution for patients who are interested in comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

What is the best alternative to a neck lift?

Patients seeking a neck lift alternative may want to consider non-surgical skin tightening treatments. These treatments provide similar benefits without surgery and extended periods of downtime. However, non-surgical treatments will not be able to provide results as extensive as a neck lift. Patients with mild signs of aging may be good candidates for alternative treatments, while patients with moderate to severe signs of aging may want to consider a neck lift for optimal results. 

If you are looking for a plastic surgeon for your neck lift surgery in Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Franklin, Smyrna and the nearby areas of Tennessee, entrust your care to Drs. Hueneke and MaDan, plastic surgeons with more than 20 years of combined experience. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.