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Neck Lift
in Smithtown, NY

The Benefits of a Neck Lift

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The Benefits of a Neck Lift

Removes Excess Fat Deposits

Displaced fat in the neck, along the jawline, and on the underside of the chin is removed to produce a slender and better defined lower face and neck.

Eliminates a “Turkey Neck”

Loose, sagging skin is tightened to eliminate a “turkey neck” and reveal smooth, wrinkle-free neck contours.

Defines Your Jawline

A sagging jawline or a jaw that blends in with the neck can be corrected to provide a chiseled jawline that distinctly separates your lower face from your neck.

Corrects Muscle Banding in the Neck

Vertical bands on the neck caused by a stretched platysma muscle are corrected as the muscle is tightened, and natural, youthful results are achieved.

How do I know when I’m ready for a neck lift?

If you would like to experience the benefits of a neck lift, now might be the right time if you:

  • Are unhappy with your jowls or the appearance of a “turkey neck”
  • Have been unable to obtain satisfying results from nonsurgical treatments
  • Are in good overall health

Types of Neck Lifts

Full Neck Lift

During a full neck lift procedure, incisions are made under the chin and behind the ears. The platysma muscle is tightened (platysmaplasty), excess fat is removed, and the tissues are repositioned before excess skin is carefully trimmed away. The new contouring is secured with sutures, and the incisions are closed.


  • An undefined jawline (jowls)
  • Neck bands
  • Sagging and wrinkled skin
  • Displaced fat

Liposuction Neck Lift

Patients with good skin quality and whose main signs of aging in the neck are due to excess or displaced fat can benefit from liposuction alone. Small, inconspicuously placed incisions are used to suction out fat through a cannula (thin, hollow tube).


  • Fat along the jawline
  • Displaced fat that hangs in the neck
  • A double chin

Neck Lift
in Smithtown, NY FAQs

Q. What should I avoid prior to neck lift surgery?

A. Patients undergoing neck lift surgery should stop smoking six weeks prior to surgery, and they avoid taking anti-inflammatory medication (e.g., aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.) and herbal medications that can cause increased bleeding for two weeks prior to surgery.

Q. How will I feel after neck lift surgery?

A. After surgery, the neck will be bruised and feel tight. The bruising should resolve over a period of four to five days, but neck tightness may last several months.

Q. How long will my result last?

A. Neck lift surgery is a long-lasting solution as long as the patient maintains a healthy lifestyle. The area will continue to age naturally over time.

Q. What other procedures can I combine with my neck lift?

A. Many people combine facelift and brow lift surgery with their neck lift to achieve complete facial rejuvenation.

Pincus Plastic Surgery

Phone 631-352-3556

The team at Pincus Plastic Surgery would love to hear from you. If you have a question about a procedure or would like to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

New York Office

50 Route 111, Suite 300
Smithtown, NY 11787

Florida Office

875 Meadows Road #3130
Boca Raton, FL 33486

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