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Neck Lift

Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery located in Baxter and The Village, St. Paul, MN

Neck Lift

Neck Lift services offered in Baxter and Mendota Heights, MN

The neck endures many common signs of aging, from lines to sagging skin. At Advanced Specialty Associates in  Baxter, Minnesota, facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology specialists perform cosmetic surgery to lift and tighten the neck skin for a more youthful appearance. Call the closest location or book an appointment online to find out if neck lift surgery is right for you.

Neck Lift Q&A

What is a neck lift?

A neck lift, also called a lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that effectively removes excess skin that has lost its firmness and elasticity due to aging. The procedure also improves horizontal banding that commonly appears on the neck over time. Neck lift surgery aims to give the neck and jawline a smoother, sleeker appearance.


Many men and women combine neck lift surgery with a face-lift, which lifts and tightens the skin around the midface and jawline. Together these procedures can take years off your appearance.

Who should consider a neck lift?

Neck lift surgery may be right for you if you have:


  • Saggy neck skin
  • Wrinkled, crepey neck skin
  • Loose skin that causes jowling
  • Excess fat beneath the chin
  • Deep horizontal neck bands


If you struggle with a dreaded “turkey neck,” lifting and tightening the skin is a rejuvenating procedure that can deliver dramatic results. The team can also combine your treatment with liposuction to remove unwanted fat beneath the chin.

What can I expect from a neck lift?

A neck lift aims to achieve a smoother, more youthful appearance. After a neck lift, the skin has fewer wrinkles and horizontal bands. 


The team at Advanced Specialty Associates will schedule a pre-surgery exam before the procedure to guide you through each step and prepare you for your neck lift. During this initial visit, your plastic surgeon sets expectations for what happens before, during, and after surgery.


Before surgery, the team administers anesthesia, so you are asleep throughout the procedure. Next, they make incisions along the hairline and below the eyes. 


This technique allows the team to lift your jawline and neck, reposition the tissue, and remove excess skin. Often, the team also tightens the platysma muscle in the neck. Finally, the team closes your incisions and helps you wake up from the anesthesia. 

What can I expect while recovering from a neck lift?

Most patients see noticeable improvements in the appearance of their neck within days and weeks of the procedure. Swelling can take about six months to subside entirely, so expect peak results around the same time. Following your surgeon’s aftercare instructions is essential for a healthy, complication-free recovery.


Call Advanced Specialty Associates today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about neck lift surgery.