4 Issues a Neck Lift Can Address

A neck lift is a procedure that can significantly improve the appearance of a person’s neckline, and it can also address issues such as a double chin, too much fat accumulation in the area, and visible neck bands. It can also redefine or reshape the structure of a person’s neck muscles with the overall outcome being a more defined neckline or erasure of wrinkles.

Neck Lift Procedures

There are a variety of techniques a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Wendell Perry can use to tackle the issue of unwanted skin that has accumulated around the neck area. Any of the following procedures can be used to address specific concerns you may have.


To remove excess skin, Dr. Perry will make a small cut underneath the chin and will suction the extra fat out through a thin tube called a cannula. This procedure is relatively quick, and patients will go home on the same day.


This procedure removes extra skin and fat in the neck area while leaving the muscles located under the chin intact.


Dr. Perry will use this procedure if the problem you are dealing with involves only the neck muscles. It tightens the muscles located in your neck and can help define the shape of your neckline, as well as improve wrinkles in the area.

Botox Injections

Botox is used for patients who are dealing with a sagging neckline. Once the Botox is injected into the target area, the jawline and corners of the mouth are lifted up, which means the area has now become more relaxed, and this causes the sagging skin to appear smoother.

What Can a Neck Lift Help With?

  • Sagging neckline
  • Double chin
  • Buildup of fat deposits
  • Neck bands

Good Candidates for the Procedure

Because a neck lift is an invasive procedure, Dr. Perry will look at several considerations before deciding whether or not you are a candidate for this aesthetic surgery.

Medical History

Your overall medical history is important because certain medications or previous surgeries can impact the recovery process or interfere with the procedure, and possibly disqualify you from receiving a neck lift.


Smoking will cause recovery time to be much longer than for non-smokers, which is why surgeons want to know about a patient’s smoking history. If you are a smoker, the expectation is that you will abstain for two weeks before your neck lift with Dr. Perry is scheduled.


Although having a neck lift will significantly improve the look of your neck, if a person is suffering from poor body image or a low opinion of their overall appearance, having a neck lift will not fix these issues. Patients who have a poor body image that does not directly relate to the neck can sometimes couple the neck lift with another procedure that they feel may improve their appearance.

Neck lifts are common surgical procedures that can help redefine the shape and look of your neckline. It’s a relatively quick procedure with a low risk of complications. If you have read this far and most or all of these items pertain to you, then you may qualify as a candidate for a neck lift and should consider scheduling a consultation with the talented team at Wendell Perry, MD.

Schedule a Neck Lift Consultation

Dr. Perry and his talented team are here to help you realize your facial aesthetic goals. If you’re interested in how a neck lift can improve the appearance of your face and jawline, schedule a consultation with us today. During your initial consultation, we will listen to your concerns and find a personalized plan to achieve your desired look in a way that works for you.