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As we age, muscles below the face lose strength and tone, therefore skin laxity increases. The result is sagging, wrinkling, and the appearance of loose skin on the neck. This can be corrected by a neck lift procedure at Dr. Ostad’s New York office. The technique removes and repositions tissue, restoring smooth and youthful contours to your neck.

Benefits of a neck lift

If you want a more youthful, better contoured neck and under chin area, this procedure is an excellent choice. What can a neck lift accomplish?

  • Create a more defined and smoother jawline
  • Remove excess skin from the jaw and neck areas
  • Eliminate folds of tissue along the neckline
  • Improve muscle tone and reduce lower facial sagging
  • Remove the fat and tissue that causes a double chin

When you look good, you feel good. Sagging neck and wrinkling skin are effects of the aging process. Wrinkled skin can make you appear older. Now you can improve the look of your jawline and neck with solutions such as neck lift surgery. Located in New York, Dr. Ariel Ostad incorporates traditional surgery with a skilled, artistic hand to achieve dramatic, yet natural results.

About the Procedure

Dr. Ostad uses a sophisticated technique which involves deep lifting beneath the muscle, prior to trimming excess tissue. Many people with double chins have excess fat accumulation in the area, in addition to excess skin. This problem can be addressed with minimally invasive microliposuction. These methods result in less swelling and bruising, with a truly natural aesthetic outcome. The result is a soft, well-defined jaw and neck with minimal scarring.

Our facility is certified by the AAAASF (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities), and neck lift procedures are performed here in our office. The procedure generally takes less than two hours, and you can count on our amazing team to ensure your comfort. We also recommend patients make arrangements with family members or friends for assistance immediately after surgery. Recovery times vary from one person to the next, but patients are usually presentable socially within a week.

For more information about the neck lift procedure or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ostad, please call our office at (212) 517-7900.

Goals for Neck Lift Surgery

The aging process leads to the loss of youthful contours and volume. In addition to age, volume loss and sagging skin can be the result of heredity, gravity, environmental factors, and stress. Patients considering a neck lift are searching for ways to treat the visible signs of aging. Common goals or reasons for choosing this procedure may include:

  • Eliminating the turkey neck or excess, sagging skin
  • Removing the jowls caused by excess fat and skin in the lower face
  • Getting rid of fat deposits beneath the chin
  • Smoothing the skin to get rid of wrinkles or creases on the neck
  • Minimizing the appearance of neck bands

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Qualified Patients

For patients looking to get rid of sagging or loose skin on the neck, a surgical neck lift or lower rhytidectomy is an appropriate solution. A neck lift may also be called a cervicoplasty, which is performed to remove excess skin or a platysmaplasty to tighten the neck muscles. Depending on an individual’s need, a single procedure may be needed, or both may be performed to create a smoother, firmer, more defined neck and jawline. The upper part of the face and the neck may age at different rates, causing an aesthetic disconnect. A neck lift can help balance your youthful appearance.

What to expect

As with any cosmetic procedure, it is important to have realistic expectations. During your consultation with Dr. Ostad, discuss your medical history, problem areas, and expectations. His expert eye for detail can help determine the most appropriate treatment for you.

A neck lift is an outpatient procedure. Using a small incision behind each ear and possibly one under the chin, the neck muscles and tissues are tightened. Excess, sagging skin is removed. Fat is suctioned out as well. Dr. Ostad’s attention to detail produces a youthful appearance of the neck. The skin becomes smooth and firm once again.

Dr. Ostad performs neck lift surgeries in just under two hours in the office, which is certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). Our friendly, professional staff works to ensure patient comfort. Patients will be given specific post treatment instructions to care for their incisions and neck as well as recovery expectations.

Your post treatment guidelines may include the following reminders:,/p>

  • Keep your head elevated above your heart to minimize swelling.
  • Avoid excessive turning or bending of the neck.
  • Do not apply ice to your neck, as it could compromise blood flow and damage the skin.
  • Avoid clothing that must go on over your head.

Although downtime and recovery vary between patients, most can resume normal social activities within a week. Side effects vary but may include bruising, swelling, and a feeling of tightness in the neck. As the skin heals, the effects will subside to show off your beautifully contoured neck and jawline. The results of a neck lift are long-lasting. The aging process restarts, so the neck will age naturally, giving patients lasting results from their procedure. Protecting your skin from the sun and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can prolong your outcome.

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Customizing Your Neck Lift

Treatments and procedures can be combined or altered, depending on each patient’s unique needs. While some patients may only require a traditional neck lift, others may benefit from the addition of liposuction to remove excess fat under the chin. Botox or fillers may be used to smooth the skin adding to a more youthful appearance. Patients needing more comprehensive facial rejuvenation may benefit from a combined face and neck lift. During your consultation with Dr. Ostad, discuss your desired outcome to ensure your surgery is tailored to your specific goals.

Now is the time to look as young as you feel. Call our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ariel Ostad.

Dr. Ariel Ostad


What is a neck lift?

The strength and tone of the muscles below the face are reduced greatly as we age. This leads to wrinkling, sagging, and loose skin on the neck. This sagging can be corrected through a technique that will restore smooth and youthful contour to your neck.

What is the neck lift procedure?

The neck lift procedure involves using a technique which deep lifts beneath the muscle before trimming the extra tissue. Double chins can be treated with the help of micro liposuction in addition to the extra skin. The outcome involves a well-defined neck.

What are the benefits of a neck lift?

When it comes to the benefits associated with a neck lift, the following ones top the list:

  • Smoother & a more defined jawline
  • Excess skin removal from neck areas & jaw
  • Removing tissue folds along the neckline
  • Decreasing lower facial sagging & improving muscle tone * Fat & tissue removal responsible for double chin

How long will my results last?

A neck lift can last for 10 – 15 years. Taking proper preventive measures can also lengthen your results, which include: not smoking, healthy diet, and proper skin care routine.

Where is the procedure performed?

Our facility is certified by the AAAASF (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities), and neck lift procedures are performed here in our office. The procedure generally takes less than two hours, and you can count on our amazing team to ensure your comfort.

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