Neck Lift Technique
Dr. Sieber performs his neck lift surgeries under general anesthesia in an accredited surgery center. He places a small incision underneath your chin and around your ears through which he tightens and re-suspends the deep tissues of the neck, creating a more youthful, lifted contour.* Any excess skin and fat is then removed and the incisions are closed with sutures which will need to be removed in the office one week after surgery.
Neck Lift Improvements
A surgical neck lift is able to:*
Preparing for Neck Lift Surgery
As with any major surgery, all medications and supplements which cause an increased risk of bleeding should be stopped 2 weeks prior to surgery. Please see our list of medications and supplements to avoid. As always, make sure to check with your doctor before stopping any medications.
One of the best ways to prepare your face for facial enhancement surgery is with great skin care. Ask Dr. Sieber or his staff about which skin care products he recommends to address your specific needs.
Neck Lift Before & Afters
These Neck Lift before and after pictures represent actual patients from Dr. Sieber. They will help to assist you in understanding your various options and enable you to set realistic goals for your own surgical outcome. Click on a patient for their specific case details.
Recovery from Neck Lift Surgery
After surgery, you’ll have two drains in place, located behind your ears. These are to help remove excess fluid, and to ensure that your neck skin is able to conform to the new contours. Drains are typically removed within 24 hours after surgery. All external sutures will be removed 1 week after surgery. Swelling after surgery is normal and will begin to subside within 2-3 days. You may feel a tightness in your neck, but this will gradually improve in the weeks to months after surgery.*
Immediately after surgery, you should begin gentle walking multiple times throughout the day, but should not perform any activities which raise your heart rate or blood pressure. Starting 2 weeks after surgery, you may begin more moderate cardio exercises, but should refrain from straining or heavy lifting for at least 4 weeks following surgery. You will be released back to full activities 6 weeks after your neck lift surgery.
You will notice the results from your neck lift immediately, but will experience some bruising and swelling for the first 1-2 weeks after surgery. All of the swelling should be gone at 3-6 months post op.*
San Francisco Neck Lift Frequently Asked Questions
View our before-and-after photo galleries to see the results our neck lift patients have achieved.
Will having a neck lift improve my jowls?
While a neck lift will improve the bands in your neck, remove any excess skin and fat, and re-contour your neck, if your primary concern is your jowls, you may require a facelift to achieve your desired results.* Dr. Sieber will discuss these options with you during your initial consultation.
Will having liposuction on my neck reduce my skin as well?
It depends. In most people, reducing the fatty layer of the neck and tightening the muscles will produce a certain degree of skin contraction. However, if there is a large amount of skin laxity, the excess skin will need to be excised through incisions behind your ears.* Dr. Sieber will be able to give you more information on what types of results to expect during your initial consultation.
How long will my neck lift results last?
The longevity of your results depends on a multitude of factors including skin quality and genetics. In general, though, neck lift results typically last about 5-10 years.* As you age, your neck will gradually continue to age, but will always look 5-10 years younger than the rest of your face.* That is unless you also had a facelift.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person. Editorial content, before and after images, and patient testimonials do not constitute a guarantee of specific results.