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Introduction to Neck Lift

Creating Facial Balance & Harmony

You’d be surprised at how much of a youthful difference tighter skin will make. Usually, in older patients, the muscles and skin in their neck loosen up and create what so many unfavorably refer to as a “Turkey Neck”. William Samson, MD in New York City strives to create a rejuvenated appearance in his patients with a simple Neck Lift. If you are interested in the facets of a neck lift or how it can help your look, we have included our guide to the procedure below:

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Before & After


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Let’s start with the basics

What is Neck Lift?

A Neck Lift (medically referred to as a lower rhytidectomy or submental lipectomy) is a procedure that helps enhance the appearance of your neck. Although it is normally performed in conjunction with a Facelift, a neck lift can also be performed entirely on its own. Different techniques can be used to achieve the same effect, however some last longer than others, which is why this procedure by Dr. Samson is so popular.

Some of the more frequent concerns treated with a neck lift are:

  • Excess fat
  • Too much skin
  • Turkey wattle neck
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Main Advantages

What are the Benefits of Neck Lift?

Dr. Samson has seen his patients in NYC enjoy the following benefits from their Neck Lift:

  • Accomplishes what diet and exercise cannot
  • Improves confidence and self-esteem
  • Less excess skin
  • Minimal scarring
  • More youthful appearance
  • Shorter recovery period
  • Smoother skin
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What to expect on the day of surgery

When you come in for your Neck Lift, you will first be administered medication to make you more comfortable. In most cases, it will be local anesthesia, but depending on what is discussed with Dr. Samson, it may also be general anesthesia or intravenous sedation.

Once sedated, Dr. Samson will make a tiny incision behind your ear and under your chin. If fat is needed to be removed, a small tube attached to a vacuum will be inserted underneath your skin to suck out the excess fat from beneath your chin and around the jawline. After the fat has been removed, sutures are used to tighten up the platysma muscles. In some extreme cases, part of the lax muscle may be removed or a laser-assisted device is used to tighten the skin, improving the overall appearance. Any excess skin will also be removed. Once he is satisfied with the results, Dr. Samson will close the incisions with additional sutures. A very thin tube may be temporarily left in the incision to help drain excess fluid and blood that collects.

What’s the First Step?

If you are in the NYC area and feel that a Neck Lift could help your appearance, the first step is to contact our office for a consultation. During your appointment, you will meet with Dr. Samson who will evaluate your neck and ask you questions regarding your medical history. You will also be able to have any questions you may have answered and address any concerns. Please be open and honest during your consultation with Dr. Samson when answering medical questions and about your medical history. We’re all on the same team of providing you with the best results possible, and honesty during your consultation is vital. Once he has a better idea of how he can help you, Dr. Samson will create a customized surgical plan to help you achieve your desired look. If you agree with Dr. Samson’s recommendations, surgery will be booked and our patient coordinator will provide you with pre and post-operative neck lift instructions

Who are the Best Candidates for Neck Lift?

As one of the leading plastic surgery practices in New York, Dr. Samson has been treating facial plastic surgery patients for over a decade. Perched on the 8th floor in Columbus Circle, the ideal neck lift candidates we perform surgery on meet the following criteria:

  • Adults between the ages of 20 and 55
  • Are in overall good health
  • Have a double chin (or turkey neck)
  • Have excess loose skin under their neck
  • Nonsmokers
  • Possess a positive outlook and realistic expectations

*We, unfortunately, can’t recommend this procedure to any patient who has chronic health conditions or is allergic to anesthesia.

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Neck Lift Recovery

After your surgery, you will be able to return home to recuperate, as you will experience some swelling and discomfort for the first few days in the neck area. You may also have some difficulty turning your head and witness some visible bruising around your chin and neck. You should expect to have a limited diet and activity restrictions during the first week or so. Dr. Samson will instruct you to continue wearing a compression bandage to help keep the swelling down and give you better results.

You should expect to take a least 1 week off from work so you can comfortably recover, with some patients requiring up to 2 weeks before returning. You will need to avoid any physical activity for at least 3 weeks, or until Dr. Samson gives you the OK to do more strenuous activities.

How Much Does Neck Lift Cost in New York City?

The cost of a Neck Lift in New York City will vary depending on a variety of factors, including the techniques used. When you come in for your consultation and Dr. Samson can give you a proper evaluation, he will have a better idea of what you will require and you will then be provided with a breakdown of how much your treatment will cost.

Why choose us?

Neck Lift Experts

Having been a board-certified plastic surgeon for over a decade, Dr. William Samson has performed a wide variety of cosmetic and surgical procedures with wonderful results. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, as well as the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Due to his skill and the results he achieves, Dr. Samson is also a recipient of the NYC TopDoc award by Castle Connolly. He is often invited to speak at conferences all over the country and has helped train over 50 plastic surgery residents.

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Schedule a Consultation

A Neck Lift can do wonders for your appearance and if you are in the New York City area, you should give the office of William Samson, MD a call to schedule your consultation at 646-956-3493. You can also request an appointment through our website and one of our team members will be in touch with you. Get a more youthful look and tighter, smoother skin with a Neck Lift!

Neck Lift FAQs

Is a Neck Lift painful?

You should have a comfortable experience during your procedure, but many patients do experience some soreness and tightness during their initial recovery stage. Dr. Samson will prescribe temporary pain medication to ease any discomfort.

How many appointments will I need?

There will be about 3 - 5 follow-up appointments as you recover so Dr. Samson can ensure that everything is going well. You will return a week after post-surgery where any stitches and the cannula should be removed. You will be informed after each check-up when you will be expected to return, but it will usually take place a few weeks after surgery, then again in a few months, followed by about 6 months.

How long until I see results?

Most patients do require at least a few months before they can see their final results. This is unfortunately not an instant-results procedure, but if you follow Dr. Samson’s directions, you should be very happy with your new look and be able to enjoy it for a long time.

Can I combine Neck Lift with other procedures?

Most of our NYC patients will combine their Neck Lift with a Facelift for optimal results and a more youthful look, however, if you are interested in enhancing other areas of your body, please discuss your goals with Dr. Samson during your consultation. He will be able to evaluate your needs and make expert recommendations.

What are the risks associated with Neck Lifts?

Most of the side effects that you will experience after a Neck Lift are temporary and will heal themselves after a few weeks of surgery, however, there are some potential reactions during recovery, such as
  • Bruising
  • Burning or pulling sensation
  • Changes in skin (loss of feeling, puckering, or discoloration)
  • The feeling of tightness or tingling
  • Hair loss along the incisions
  • Infection
  • Numbness
  • Permanent numbness
  • Scarring
  • Swelling
  • Unhappy with the procedure results
If you do notice any long-lasting or concerning side effects during your recovery, please contact our office right away.

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Dr. Samson is amazing! I lost about 100 pounds and over the past year he has performed 3 surgical procedures to remove excess skin and transform my body!

– Lisa

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I opted to have a breast reduction 5 months ago with Dr. Samson and I must say the results and experience have been amazing.

– Moniefia

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Dr. Samson and his team treat patients with deep respect, thoughtfulness, honesty, attention to detail and great skill, all combined leading to excellent results.

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