Neck Lift

A neck lift, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that improves the appearance of the neck by removing excess skin, tightening loose neck muscles, and removing fat deposits. As we age, the skin on our neck can become loose and saggy, creating a "turkey neck" appearance that many find undesirable. A neck lift can provide a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance by tightening the skin and muscles of the neck.

At Leva Medical, our experienced cosmetic surgeons use the latest techniques to ensure that your neck lift procedure is safe and effective. We customize the procedure to meet your specific needs and goals, ensuring that you achieve the look you desire. If you're considering a neck lift, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our expert team to discuss your options and learn more about the procedure.


A neck lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the neck and jawline. It addresses concerns such as sagging skin, excess fat deposits, muscle banding, and jowls in the neck area.

A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure designed to rejuvenate the face and address signs of aging. It targets sagging skin, deep creases, and jowls in the lower face and neck, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

While both procedures can address similar concerns, the main difference lies in the area they target. A neck lift primarily focuses on the neck and jawline, improving their contours and reducing signs of aging. A facelift, on the other hand, targets the lower face and neck, including the cheeks, jowls, and nasolabial folds.

Suitable candidates for a neck lift are individuals who have loose or sagging skin in the neck area, excess fat deposits, vertical muscle banding, or a poorly defined jawline. They should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure.

Ideal candidates for a facelift are individuals who have noticeable signs of aging in the lower face and neck, including deep creases, jowls, and loose skin. Good general health and realistic expectations are also essential for facelift candidates.

Yes, it is possible to combine a neck lift and facelift into a single procedure. This combination, often referred to as a lower facelift or a comprehensive facelift, provides a more comprehensive rejuvenation of the lower face and neck.

Both neck lift and facelift procedures are surgical and therefore involve incisions. However, advancements in surgical techniques have allowed for less invasive approaches, resulting in reduced scarring and shorter recovery periods compared to older techniques.

The recovery period can vary depending on the individual and the extent of the surgery. Generally, patients can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the first week or two following the procedure. Most individuals can resume normal activities within two to three weeks, although it may take several months for all swelling to fully subside.

The results of a neck lift or facelift can be long-lasting, but they do not stop the natural aging process. While the surgery can turn back the clock, factors such as genetics, lifestyle, and sun exposure can affect the longevity of the results. It's important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and use sun protection to maximize the duration of the outcome.

Yes, there are non-surgical alternatives available, such as injectable treatments (e.g., dermal fillers, Botox) and non-invasive skin tightening procedures (e.g., ultrasound, radiofrequency). These options may be suitable for individuals with milder signs of aging or those who prefer non-surgical interventions.