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If you are bothered by the “turkey wattle” on your neck, then you may benefit from a neck lift in New Jersey. This form of cosmetic neck plastic surgery can address sagging skin, excess fat, and drooping muscles. Patients look more youthful, and results are long-lasting.

What Is a Neck Lift?

The neck may sag as a result of aging or weight loss, and is often affected before the face. Loose neck muscles can lead to an appearance of bands on the neck or drastic drooping of the skin. A neck lift is a surgical procedure that can smooth and tighten the skin on the neck and provide a more toned and youthful appearance. The results of this procedure offer a drastic improvement to the appearance of the neck and subtle changes to overall appearance. A neck lift may be performed alongside a facelift, or may be performed alone, after which your friends and family may not even realize that a surgical procedure was performed.

Am I a Candidate for a Neck Lift Procedure?

You are an ideal candidate for a neck lift surgery if you want to contour away your double chin or address drooping jowls. Patients who want to get rid of the wrinkly, dangling neck tissue referred to indelicately as a “turkey wattle” may be recommended to undergo a neck lift procedure.

It is vital to be in good overall health and, ideally, a non-smoker. Since this is an invasive surgical undertaking, it is important that you have no underlying conditions that could get in the way of your recovery.

The Consultation

Your consultation will involve a physical examination of your neck area. An evaluation of your excess tissue and your degree of skin elasticity will occur.

Your medical history will be reviewed, including current medications and existing health conditions. You will be asked about your goals and expectations. Then, a treatment plan will be formulated to address your needs specifically.

Neck Lift Surgery

A neck lift procedure includes both a cervicoplasty to remove excess skin and a platysmaplasty to remove or alter muscles in the neck. Liposuction can also be used to remove excess fat during a neck lift. This takes two to three hours and may be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation, depending on the preference of the patient. Most procedures are performed within an outpatient basis.

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Neck Lift Recovery

The length of downtime and recovery after neck lift surgery depends on the body’s natural healing process. Swelling and bruising may occur shortly after the procedure and last up to ten days. Most people can return to work and other regular activities within two weeks after a neck lift procedure.

There are certain risks involved in a neck lift, as there are with any surgical procedure, including problems with anesthesia or infection. There is also a risk of facial nerve damage that may occur during surgery and can result in muscle paralysis. Although these complications are rare, they emphasize the importance of choosing a skilled and experienced surgeon for your cosmetic procedures.


“Dr. Ganchi was terrific. She is very personable and her staff is great. Most of all, I love that she is an excellent plastic surgeon. I am 56 and had a facelift to rid myself of the droopy jaws and increasing wrinkles in the neck. Not one person guessed what I had done. 3-4 Weeks later, I got a lot of “You look great”, “Did you change your hair”, etc. No windblown, over pulled effect. So happy to have trimmed 10+ years off my face.”

The Cost of a Neck Lift Procedure

Typically, the average neck lift ranges from $12,000 to $18,000. Surgical facility fees and anesthesia costs also affect the procedure’s overall price. Additionally, the amount of time required to perform the procedure can play a role in determining neck lift cost.

Arrange Your Consultation

If you want to look younger and refreshed without the unflattering loose skin on your neck, consider a neck lift in New Jersey. Learn more about the benefits of this procedure—contact Village Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation today!

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