Neck Lift in Michigan | Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery

Neck Lift

Neck Lift in Ann Arbor, MI

Aging is unavoidable, but slowing the signs of aging is possible. When most people think about the signs of aging, one area most forgotten is the neck. Age, genetics, stress, or environmental issues can all affect the overall health of our skin, causing loose, sagging skin around the lower face, jawline, and neck. A neck lift can significantly enhance your appearance and improve these signs of aging by tightening the skin and repositioning the muscles and structures below.

The difference is in the details. At Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery, our highly trained plastic surgeons hold true to this philosophy and aim to help you reach your aesthetic goals through quality surgical care. You deserve a plastic surgeon who is dedicated to creating natural-looking, long-lasting results to reveal your best features and rejuvenate them—you deserve the care you’ll get at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery.

Rejuvenating your youthful appearance with one of the best neck lift providers in Ann Arbor, MI is easier than ever. Contact Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery at (734) 436-2186 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation today! We are in Ann Arbor and are dedicated to serving plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery patients throughout Michigan.

What Is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift is a surgical procedure that addresses the signs of aging in the neck—an area typically neglected with preventative treatments until suddenly has become more severe. Neck lifts can address sagging jowls and skin, excess fat, or neck banding. Each neck lift is customized to specifically address the unique needs and aesthetic goals of each individual patient, including improving the appearance of:

  • Muscle and skin laxity
  • Jawline definition
  • Double chin
  • Wrinkles in the neck
  • Muscle bands

Typically, patients considering neck lifts are also concerned about their mid- or upper-facial region appearance as well. As such, other facial rejuvenation procedures can be performed concurrently to limit recovery time and cost-effectiveness, including:

No matter which facial rejuvenation procedure you choose, our board-certified expert plastic surgeons listen to understand your aesthetic goals and recommend treatments and procedures that will help you achieve your desired results.

What Are the Benefits of a Neck Lift?

Exercising typically cannot help the appearance of your neck. Neck lifts help rejuvenate your appearance by tightening the skin and revitalizing your jawline and chin for a sleeker, slimmer, more youthful profile.

Following your neck lift, you may experience long-lasting results and:

  • Slimmer facial profile
  • More youthful appearance
  • Tightened skin

Visit our neck lift before and after photos to see our actual patients’ amazing transformations!

Schedule A Consultation

Our Michigan plastic surgery specialists understand that the difference is in the details when it comes to achieving your desired results. Visit Dr. Malhotra and Dr. Ballard at our Ann Arbor or Jackson locations to learn more.

Am I an Ideal Neck Lift Candidate?

In Ann Arbor, neck lift candidates are healthy patients who are concerned about the signs of aging around the neck and are looking for a slimmer, more youthful-looking facial appearance and long-lasting results.

Our expert surgeons typically recommend candidates for neck lift:

  • Live a healthy lifestyle
  • Be non-smokers, or willing to quit prior to surgery
  • Have no medical conditions that impair healing
  • Have realistic expectations and a positive outlook
  • Understand the surgical risks

Choosing Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery as Your Neck Lift Providers

The difference is in the details. Nowhere is this more apparent than at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery. Our highly trained plastic surgeons aim to provide each patient with quality surgical care to achieve natural-looking, long-lasting results. Our doctor uses the latest technologies and techniques to help reveal your best features, increasing your self-confidence and enriching your life.

What Can I Expect During a Neck Lift Procedure?

Our expert surgeons customize all neck lift procedures with the optimal results of each patient in mind, so each procedure is unique. However, here are some general steps you can expect from your neck lift.

Check-in and Anesthesia

Plan on arriving about an hour prior to your procedure. Once you’ve been greeted and checked in by our team, your surgeon will answer any last questions, ensure you are comfortable, then perform surgical markings. Once you are safely sedated, we will begin your procedure.

Neck Lift Procedure

According to your procedural plan, small, well-concealed incisions will be created behind the ear, within the posterior hairline, or under the chin. From these incisions, your surgeon will remove excess skin and fat, will tighten the muscles, and sculpt your jawline and chin.

Neck Lift Aftercare

Following a neck lift, bruising and swelling are quite common. To reduce swelling, compression dressings will be placed around your head and chin. These dressings will also help your body adjust to its new contours.

Most patients typically return to work in one to two weeks; however, you should avoid strenuous activities that increase blood pressure, including exercising, for four to six weeks. However, you should begin slowly walking as soon as possible following your procedure.


Let our before and after gallery show you the expertise of Michigan’s plastic surgery specialists Dr. Pramit Malhotra and Dr. Tiffany Ballard. Place your trust in the skilled hands of our surgeons who understand that the difference is in the details.

How Soon Will I See My Neck Lift Results?

Most patients experience swelling and bruising that last one to two weeks following a neck lift. However, residual swelling and scarring may take several weeks to diminish. Your results, including your more youthful profile and facial appearance, will become apparent as your neck continues to heal.

Expect to enjoy the results of a neck lift for ten to fifteen years by maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle choices. Following post-procedural instructions regarding limiting physical activities, cleansing skin, and avoiding sun exposure will help to ensure optimal results from one of the best neck lifts in Ann Arbor.

Schedule Your Ann Arbor Neck Lift Consultation Today!

Don’t let the appearance of your neck make you feel older. Reveal your beauty and enjoy a younger-looking neck and facial appearance with the long-lasting results you’ll get from Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery—the best neck lift providers in Ann Arbor, MI.

Contact Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery at (734) 436-2186 or complete our online form to schedule your neck lift consultation today!

Ann Arbor, MI Neck Lift FAQs

Neck lift cost in Michigan is determined by your individual needs and desired results. Following your consultation with one of our skilled providers, you will receive a breakdown of the cost of your neck lift.

Following a neck lift, most patients experience swelling and bruising that lasts for a couple of weeks. However, around 7 to 10 days following the procedure, most patients feel better and well enough to return to their normal daily routine. Some minor swelling may persist for several months.

Depending on your procedural plan, most incisions are well-concealed behind the ear, posterior hairline, or under the chin. If you are concerned about scarring, please discuss this topic with your surgeon during your consultation.

Compression dressings and chin straps may not be comfortable, but they help minimize swelling, allowing your neck and jawline to adjust to their new contours. Swelling may persist longer than necessary without compression garments.