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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.

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Thanks to the proliferation of cell phones and tablets, the neck has suddenly taken center stage. Facetime, Skype, selfies and Snapchat have not only put our necks on constant display, but the action of looking down at our devices can cause the skin and muscles in our necks to atrophy. Couple this with father time, and the result is an aged, sagging looking neck. As the elasticity of the skin and the soft tissue grows weaker, it leads to excess skin and those visible, ropey looking muscle bands that are an instant ager. Some people may also have excess fatty tissue in the neck which can contribute to the appearance of a double chin. A neck lift is a surgical procedure to lift the sagging muscles, and remove excess skin and fat to restore a long, lean, more defined and youthful looking contour to your neck.*

Dr. David Sieber has advanced training in many of the surgical procedures and non-surgical options for treating the neck. During your initial consultation, he will examine your individual anatomy and skin tone and then advise you on the best treatment plan for your desired outcome. A neck lift is commonly performed in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as a brow lift, facelift, and upper and/or lower blepharoplasty.

Neck Lift Improvements

A surgical neck lift is able to:*

  • Remove excess skin
  • Make your neck look longer and leaner
  • Improve the contour of the jawline
  • Tighten loose muscle bands
  • Mildly improve the appearance of jowls

Quick Facts

  • Length: 2-3 hours
  • Anesthesia: General Anesthesia
  • Inpt/Outpt: Inpatient or outpatient
  • Side effects: Swelling, neck tightness, bruising
  • Recovery: 1-2 weeks

To find out more about a neck lift with San Francisco Plastic Surgery expert Dr. Sieber, call us today at: 415-915-9000 or schedule a consultation here.

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.

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.

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.*


Q: Will having a neck lift improve my jowls?

A: 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.

Q: Will having liposuction on my neck reduce my skin as well?

A: 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.

Q: How long will my neck lift results last?

A: 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.


I couldn’t be more pleased and excited about the refresh Dr. Sieber did on my face using a combination of botox and fillers. I had a baby a year ago and my face looked completely deflated. It felt to me that I looked like I had aged 5 years instantly by having a baby over 40. Dr. Sieber looked closely at my face and listened to my desires and fears in terms of the results I was seeking. I really liked that he took a conservative approach and followed up to check in and tweak things once the fillers and I had time to settle in.*

Dr. Sieber is a caring, friendly and talented doctor. I had two long consultations (free of charge) before scheduling my BBL (Brazilian butt lift). The staff and Dr. Sieber made me feel calm and relaxed the day of surgery. The results are amazing. Dr. Sieber understands a woman’s body and totally changed the shape of mine. I could not recommend him highly enough. I now go to him for my Botox and Juvederm.*

Dr. Sieber was fantastic throughout the entire process. From the beginning, he was patient with my questions and never made me feel pressured about making a decision. Once deciding that I was going to move forward with a breast augmentation, he made sure that I understood the process of the procedure and what I could expect post-surgery. I could not be happier with the results!*

Dr. Sieber is the best. I interviewed with numerous doctors. He pays close attention to detail. He called and checked on me and my results on a regular basis. My tummy procedure exceeded my expectation.*

Dr Sieber was very kind, knowledgeable and patient. He was able to answer all of my questions and put me completely at ease during the consultation as well as during the actual procedure. He made sure that I understood each part of the process which went a long way in alleviating my fears…after all, this is my face!*

*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. All images feature models except for before and after images.

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Dr. Dave Sieber and his staff are so awesome! Dr. Sieber is personable yet professional, his work is impeccable. He listens to his patient and works with them to achieve what they want. He’s like my hair dresser, a magician, you just want to do a happy dance with the results, only these results are lasting. Ok, but seriously, the procedure was very smooth, the staff and the doctors (Dr Sieber and the anesthesiologist) had great communication and made sure I was comfortable with very clear and concise pre op and post op directions. The healing process was very easy and the results are FABULOUS. Side note, Dr. Sieber has really awesome skin, I feel like this is impressive and important because really, would you trust a dentist with bad teeth? I am so elated and satisfied with the results, the size is perfect and they look and feel very natural. They are exactly what I wanted.*

Dr. Sieber is a doctor who is not only extremely knowledgeable about the latest in cosmetic procedures, but a doctor who truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him!*

Dr. Sieber is a doctor who is not only extremely knowledgeable about the latest in cosmetic procedures, but a doctor who truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him!*

Dr. Sieber is attentive, responsive, and well trained. I had seen him for Botox and filler and he had done both without any pain or bruising and more importantly the results were fabulous. He has met with me on time at each appointment. He communicates what to expect, made sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure, checked on my healing every day post procedure. He couldn’t be more delightful not more talented. I had seen other plastic surgeons for in office treatments over the past decade and Dr. Sieber is at the top of the list in terms of delivering the desired outcome and high quality care.*

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