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What Is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift, also known as a lower rhytidectomy3 or platysmaplasty, is a surgical procedure that rejuvenates the neck and defines the jawline by removing excess skin and fat, and tightening muscles in the neck. Neck lifts may be combined with other procedures, such as a full or partial facelift – Dr. Rizk’s signature lift is a partial lower facelift4 and neck lift that creates youthful and natural definition, without a tight look of older facelift and neck lift techniques.

Another special technique, Dr. Rizk’s ‘Rapid Recovery Neck Lift’ incorporates the use of Endotine Ribbon along with tissue glues, which results in a rapid recovery and creates a more natural lift with longer-lasting results.

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Who Is a Candidate for Neck Lift Surgery?

If you suffer from excess wrinkling or sagging of the skin on the neck, a double chin, jowl lines, or muscle banding in the neck that causes unnatural contours, you may be a suitable candidate for a neck lift. You’ll also need to be in good health, and have realistic expectations regarding the outcome of your surgery. Dr. Rizk will undertake a thorough consultation with you to discuss your expectations, desired results, questions and concerns around surgery.

How Is a Neck Lift Performed?

Depending on the desired outcome, a neck lift can be performed in a variety of ways. However, in most instances, incisions are made near the hairline of the sideburns that continue down around the ear. An incision under the neck is necessary in some cases – especially if liposuction is to be performed. The underlying tissue of the neck is repositioned, fat may be removed or redistributed, and the skin is then draped back into place, with excess to be cut away.

Dr. Rizk’s experience and advanced techniques mean his patient’s incision lines are well hidden within the hairline and contours of the ear.

What to Expect During Neck Lift Recovery Time

After neck lift surgery in Manhattan with Dr. Rizk, you’ll be able to return to most daily activities 7 days after surgery, with minimal bruising and swelling. If you have longer hair, you’ll be able to wear it up within two weeks, without a visible scar.

Dr. Rizk incorporates the use of tissue glues in his neck lifts rather than the older techniques of drains, to allow faster healing with less bruising and swelling, and to eliminate the pain, scarring and discomfort associated with postoperative drains.

Before and after your surgery, Dr. Rizk will advise on the best way to look after yourself during your neck lift recovery time, and to help your body heal as effectively as possible. Along with over-the-counter pain relief, Dr. Rizk incorporates use of various vitamins and herbal supplements to expedite recovery.

Risks of Neck Lift

As with any surgical procedure, there are some potential risks associated with a neck lift. These include:

  • Adverse reaction to anesthetic
  • Infection
  • Nerve injury or loss of feeling
  • Bleeding

These risks will be discussed during your consultation, where you’ll have a chance to ask questions and make an informed decision about your surgical options.

How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost in NYC?

There is no ‘one size fits all’ cost when it comes to a neck lift. Every surgery is individually tailored to each patient, and prices can vary depending on the scope of the surgery, and if other procedures, such as facelift, will be incorporated. Pricing will be discussed as part of your consultation with Dr. Rizk.

Why Choose Dr. Rizk for a Neck Lift?

If you’re looking for the best neck lift NYC, look no further than the advanced techniques of double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Rizk. Along with his passionate and caring team, you can be sure you’ll receive the best of care, along with natural, beautiful surgical results.

Are you considering a neck lift? Contact the office today to book a consultation.

Dr Rizk In The Media

Tatler Magazine

Connolly Best Doctor

US Weekly Magazine

Dr. Rizk featured in Town & Country Magazine as one of the masters of the subtle lift and tweak that will turn back time

Voted by peers to New York Magazine's 2013 Top Doctors

Voted by peers to New York Magazine’s 2013 Top Doctors

Latest Advances in Facelift/Necklift Surgery in Plastic Surgery Practice Magazine (Dec'08)

New Advances in Facelifting Techniques by Dr. Sam Rizk

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a neck lift last?

In most cases, and if you stay in good health, you can expect your neck lift to last 10-15 years on average.

Is a neck lift painful?

Neck lifts are performed under general anesthesia. Additionally, Dr. Rizk uses a number of techniques, both during and after surgery to reduce his patients’ pain, however, some discomfort may be expected in the early stages of recovery.

What other procedures can I have?

Full or partial facelifts are a common procedure to have alongside a neck lift, a signature offering by Dr. Rizk. Some patients also consider blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), brow lift or rhinoplasty (nose job).

Can I come from out of town?

Dr. Rizk often undertakes video consultations with people from all over the US and the world. View our out-of-town page for more information about traveling to Manhattan, New York, for surgery with Dr. Rizk.

Written Patient Testimonials


Dr. Rizk and his staff were absolutely incredible! They made me feel so comfortable throughout this entire process and I am so grateful for everyone (especially Dr. Rizk) for helping me look the best version of myself. My nose looks natural and perfect and I am in love with the results!!! If you are on the fence, I definitely encourage you to come to this office because Dr. Rizk gave me the confidence and grace to present myself to the world!

-Leah Abramson


Words cannot express how tremendously grateful and impressed I am for his services. The process was painless and he produced beautiful results that I’m so happy with. Dr. Rizk is extremely precise, patient and detail orientated. He narrowed my nose 1mm at a time! I’m already looking forward to my next small tweek with him.

-Allison S


Fixed my nose that was extremely crooked from a car accident. Also did my brother’s nose which case out beautifully

-Katie M

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By Dr. Sam S. Rizk, M.D., FACS.

Dr. Rizk is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty surgery and a recognized expert on the latest advances in facial plastic surgery techniques. He performs a range of facial plastic surgeries at his New York practice.

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