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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A Quick Guide to Neck Lift Surgery
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
- Nerve injury or loss of feeling
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.
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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
Amazing results, from my deep plane lower face and neck lift ,incredible! Just can not say enough about Dr.Rizks skills as a surgegeon/artist and the professionalism of his nurses Yola, Tatianna. , Deala the office manager always made herself available to support me during my recovery! The entire staff including Heidi were so kind! Most importantly is that I got great results, I never felt this beautiful in my life! I am not typically someone who is comfortable with medical treatments , the warmth and kindnesses shared by everyone at the office made me feel special ,safe and calm. I am not only better looking for knowing Dr. Rizk, I am a better person too! The sweetness that was shared with me there I can now share others. I will be forever grateful❤️
Dr Rizk and his entire staff were so kind and helpful from my first consultation to my first post op visit. Dr Rizk is truly gifted and I would recommend him to everyone. His before and after photos speak volumes about his work. I had deep plane FL, neck lift along with a rhinoplasty and fat transfer. I barely bruised and I would do it all over again. . From the front desk to the OR, I was in the best hands. Truly a wonderful Dr if anyone is considering any type of cosmetic surgery.
I didnt want a full facelift with a long recovery so I found a great facial plastic surgeon who could do a neck list and had my upper eyes also done at the same time. the whole experience was terrific. Dr Rizk was great and the recovery was better than I expected. So worth it. Don’t hesitate! I feel pretty and younger and I would do it again in a hot second.
1 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Facelift. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/facelift/.
2 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Necklift. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/neck-lift.
3 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Facelift Procedure Steps. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/facelift/procedure.
4 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Neck Lift Lower Rhytidectomy. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/neck-lift/procedure.
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.