A Well-Defined Neck 

A slim, contoured neck can play an important role in overall facial harmony. At the Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer neck lift procedures to address issues such as sagging skin and excess fat in the neck area. Our board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons understand the importance of a well-defined neck contour in achieving overall facial harmony. Whether it's excess skin or the impact of aging, our surgeons can help you restore a more youthful and balanced appearance. Explore the options available for neck lift surgery in Austin, Texas, and rediscover your confidence.

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What is a Neck Lift?

People commonly experience loosening or sagging skin when the neck ages and under the jaw as one of the first cosmetic signs of aging. Neck lift surgery is a valuable tool for healthy patients of all ages to achieve a younger and refined appearance. During a neck lift, our surgeons can fix an aging neck by removing excess skin or fat, as well as tighten the muscles of the neck, all with the goal of producing a tighter, smoother jaw and neckline.

What are the Benefits of a Neck Lift?

A neck lift offers multiple benefits, including:

  • Tightening and smoothing sagging skin
  • Reducing wrinkles and creases
  • Removing excess fat deposits
  • Restoring a youthful, defined neck contour
  • Enhancing facial harmony and boosting self-confidence.

Am I a Candidate for Neck Lift Surgery?

Neck lift surgery may be an option if you're troubled by sagging skin or excess fat around your neck. You might be a candidate for a neck lift in Austin at Buckingham Facial Plastics if:

  • You have loose, hanging skin on your neck.
  • You desire a more defined jawline and neck contour.
  • You're in good overall health and have realistic expectations.

Neck Lift Procedure

Current surgical neck lift techniques allow for a much more natural result than techniques of the past. In young patients with good skin tone, fat deposits can develop between the skin and muscle, creating a double chin appearance. These deposits can be addressed with liposuction or lipectomy (fat excision) and a tightening of the underlying muscles called platysmaplasty. In these younger patients, the skin will re-drape to the improved contour.

Patients who have poor skin tone or a lot of excess neck skin may need to have this extra skin removed. To remove this skin, the surgeon can create an incision around each ear or use the geometric broken line closure direct excision technique. Our surgeons use their artistic vision, experience, and skill to ensure each patient has minimal visible scarring. If it suits the patient’s needs, the surgeon can tighten the muscles of the neck and face. As time passes, it is normal for these areas to become loose.

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Why Choose The Buckingham Center for Your Neck Lift?

Experience a journey marked by lifelong commitment and unparalleled support at the Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery. With a 24/7 facial plastic surgeon, over two decades of expertise in Austin, and an accredited surgical center, we are dedicated to providing exceptional care. As Austin's facial specialists with a science-based approach, our surgeons pride themselves on focused expertise, offering proven specialized services. Our team's unique skills, top-level training, and genuine passion ensure the best and safest care. From building relationships to guiding your aesthetic journey, our staff is committed to providing cheerful, respectful, and professional care, making your experience uplifting and your results natural-looking.


Recovery from neck lift surgery will generally require some downtime, with most patients beginning to return to social activity within 7-10 days and a normal workout routine in 14 days. Swelling and bruising are normal side effects of surgery and will typically subside within this initial recovery period. Some minor swelling may persist longer, but complete resolution should be achieved within three months.

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Different patients will have individual needs. At your initial consultation, the surgeon evaluates your situation and determines what type of procedure would be best. It is important to discuss all your health concerns because this allows your physician to make an informed decision about your care. The doctor will be sure that you understand what a neck lift surgery can and cannot achieve, as well as potential risks.

Schedule a consultation with an experienced surgeon at the Buckingham Center to determine whether neck lift surgery is right for you.

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Neck Lift FAQ

How long is the incision for the neck lift, and where exactly is it located?

Is there a difference between a necklift and a facelift?

Is it possible to get a necklift while getting a facelift?

How long is the incision for the neck lift, and where exactly is it located?

The surgical incision length for a neck lift depends on which procedure the patient has and how much neck laxity is present. If only fat removal and muscle tightening were performed, then the incision is approximately 2 cm and located beneath the chin. If a excess skin excision or facelift is required, a longer incision is concealed along the hairline and/or around the ear. In rare cases, the patient prefers a direct anterior excision of skin. This incision is camouflaged by using a broken line pattern. Usually, older men who don’t want a lower facelift consider this procedure.

Is there a difference between a necklift and a facelift?

There is definitely a difference between a neck lift and a lower facelift. In our practice, a facelift includes lifting of the neck, but also improves the jawline, frown lines and cheek area. An isolated neck lift usually involves performing liposuction with platysmaplasty or the direct excision of excess neck skin. The isolated necklift is for the neck only and will generally not lift the jowl or improve the jawline.

Is it possible to get a necklift while getting a facelift?

In the right candidate, a necklift can be performed as an isolated procedure without a facelift. However, if the necklift requires a vertical tightening of the neck tissues to achieve best results, then a facelift may be recommended as well. Conversely, when one undergoes a facelift, the neck is almost always tightened as an added benefit. Your surgeon will examine your individual anatomy and educate you on what technique will achieve the most substantial and natural result.

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