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Your Neck. Beautifully Enhanced.

The neck lift is a transformative procedure. It is done to smooth and reshape an aging neck – restoring a more youthful contour.

Explore the possibilities

At Transformations Plastic Surgery, we believe in subtle cosmetic outcomes that look and feel incredible. Please take a moment to view our before and after gallery to see what’s possible with a neck lift.

The Benefits

  • Increased confidence
  • A slim and youthful appearance
  • Minimal post-surgical scarring
  • Natural results

Before & After

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Are you ready for a neck lift?

You may be ready for a neck lift if you have:

  • Sun damaged neck skin
  • Excess fat beneath the chin
  • Loose, aging and/or sagging neck skin
  • Heavy jowls

In general, the best neck lift candidates are men and women who are between 40 and 80 years of age. In addition, your skin should feature some elasticity so that it can tolerate the stretching that is associated with the procedure.

The Procedure

The neck lift is done under general anesthesia and will last between two and three hours. To begin, Dr. Pryor will create small incisions behind the ears and beneath the chin. Through those discreet openings, he will remove excess fat, tighten lax muscles, and remove a small portion of the platysma muscle. In some cases, he will also perform an ultra-precise liposuction procedure to remove unwanted fat and contour the area.

Once the underlying structures have been reshaped, Dr. Pryor will drape your skin over your new contours, trim away any excess tissue, and carefully close the incisions with sutures.

The Recovery

Most of our patients need to take between one and two weeks off from work following their neck lift. The first few days will be spent almost entirely in bed. During the initial recovery period, we recommend having a friend or family member stay with you to help out around the house.

Here are a few things to keep in mind as you heal:

  • Wear loose-fitting clothes to avoid irritating the neck area
  • Avoid strenuous activity, exercise and heavy lifting for a few weeks
  • Take your pain medication as prescribed to keep discomfort at bay
  • Bruising and swelling will dissipate within a couple of weeks

The Results

Your new, streamlined neck will emerge gradually. In general, you can expect your optimal results to become apparent within six months. Thanks to Dr. Pryor’s careful placement of the incisions, you should have very few post-surgical scars.

The results of a neck lift are very long-lasting. Although every patient is unique, most of Dr. Pryor’s clients enjoy their new contours for up to ten years.