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Do You Have Signs of Neck Aging?    

The skin of the neck begins to sag with age — sometimes— even before facial laxity occurs! Aging skin in the neck region results in vertical banding, underlying fat that appears beneath the chin, crepey and wrinkled skin, and poor definition of the jawline. Ultimately, we begin to lose the smooth, youthful contours of our neckline, and this can make us look older than we actually are.

  • Price: Starting at $12,000
  • Recovery Time: 10-14 Days
  • Discomfort Level: Mild-Moderate
  • Anesthesia Options: General

What is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift is a surgical procedure designed to firm and tighten the skin while sculpting the contours of the neck to achieve youthful definition. Lifting and smoothing the neck is a comprehensive treatment and often includes a custom combination of liposuction and excess skin removal. To achieve stunning results, a series of dermal filler injections and radiofrequency microneedling may be necessary to optimize skin health and make your neck lift in Austin look as flawless as possible.

What Can a Neck Lift Accomplish?

What can be accomplished with a neck lift surgery, in short, is a dramatically younger-looking, refreshed, and renewed appearance of the neck. A neck lift addresses the skin and tissues to resolve many unwanted effects that come with age. A neck lift procedure can achieve a number of positive effects, including the following:

  • Removal of excess, sagging skin
  • A more contoured, sculpted neck
  • Resolved double chin
  • A firmer, tighter neck
  • Smoothed lines and wrinkles
  • A contoured jawline and chin
  • Tightened neck muscles
  • Diminished neck bands
  • Lifted skin
  • A generally more youthful, rejuvenated appearance

Before and After Neck Lift by Dr. Givens

The Benefits of a Neck Lift


  • Double chin and neck fat
  • Turkey neck
  • Vertical neck bands
  • Sagging neck skin
  • Skin aging and wrinkles
  • Loss of youthful facial contours


  • A refreshed, natural appearance
  • Defined, balanced contours
  • Smoothed away wrinkles and lines
  • Long-lasting results
  • Restored self-confidence

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Who is a Candidate for a Neck Lift?

Candidates for a neck lift are dealing with unwanted, sagging skin, a lack of definition in the neckline, neck banding, unwanted fat deposits, “turkey neck” and other similar concerns. To determine if a neck lift is right for you, Dr. Givens will have a consultation with you to examine your skin and neck and assess your concerns. Generally, ideal candidates for a neck lift meet the following requirements:

  • Are in good health
  • Have no serious medical conditions, such as a bleeding disorder
  • Are not taking or can safely stop taking medications or supplements that thin the blood
  • Do not smoke
  • Have realistic expectations for what can be achieved with a neck lift
  • Would like to address the signs of age on their neck

Your Consultation With Dr. Givens

Your first visit with Dr. Givens is called a consultation. This private session will address what has prompted you to seek expert advice and explore surgical options. Dr. Givens will perform a thorough assessment of your skin, facial features, and neckline to pinpoint physical nuances contributing to facial aging and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs and lifestyle.

Dr. Givens wants her patients to make informed treatment decisions. She will discuss and educate you on the available surgical and non-surgical options relevant to your overall goals. All questions and concerns will be addressed during your consultation. Dr. Givens always invites her patients to return for a second consultation to further discuss any new or remaining patient concerns related to the previously established and recommended treatment plan.

How is a Neck Lift Performed?

A neck lift improves visible signs of aging and redefines the contours of the jawline and neck to provide results that last for decades. To achieve a naturally refreshed and youthful result, Dr. Givens utilizes a series of customized techniques that lift and restore volume while removing skin laxity and excess fat. A neck lift can be performed simultaneously with many facial rejuvenation procedures for the ultimate restoration experience.

When it comes to your face and neck, there is no reason to compromise on quality. From your first consultation to the final reveal, Dr. Givens invests her time and resources into learning about you, understanding your aesthetic goals, and developing a personalized plan and customized approach tailored specifically to your individual needs.

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Neck Lift Recovery 

Neck lift patients should prepare their homes ahead of time to create a relaxing environment conducive to rest and repair. That may mean purchasing extra pillows or stocking up on their favorite foods and books. They should fill their prescriptions early, and schedule a helper to assist with chores and childcare. A responsible adult will be needed to drive the patient home on the day of surgery.

Most patients can expect to take around 1-2 weeks off from work. Swelling, bruising, and tenderness will be at their worst during the first few days after surgery, gradually decreasing over the coming weeks. Dr. Givens will provide a custom aftercare plan along with medications to help offset discomfort or pain.

While patients should not attempt to engage in heavy lifting or vigorous exercise right away, they can begin walking immediately to promote proper circulation and prevent complications. It can take up to 3 months for all swelling to completely resolve.

Why Choose Dr. Givens for a Neck Lift in Austin?

At Givens Facial Plastic Surgery, our practice is focused on patient care, comfort, and providing stunning results. Dr. Victoria Givens provides customized surgical techniques and treatments to achieve desired aesthetic results. As a nationally recognized industry leader, Dr. Givens specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck. Call today for a consulation about your neck lift in Austin.

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Neck Lift FAQ

What causes a heavy or sagging neck?

A heavy or sagging neck, often referred to as 'turkey neck,' is typically caused by a combination of factors, including natural aging, sun damage, genetics, and weight fluctuations. Over time, the skin and muscles in the neck area can lose elasticity and begin to droop.

How can I improve the appearance of my neck?

A neck lift procedure is one of the most effective ways to address concerns with a heavy, sagging, or aging neck. This surgical technique tightens and lifts the skin and underlying muscles to create a more youthful, refined neck contour.

What is the difference between a neck lift and a facelift?

While a facelift focuses on improving the appearance of the cheeks, jawline, and neck, a neck lift specifically targets the neck area, addressing issues like vertical banding, horizontal neck lines, and some jowling. These procedures can be performed individually or in combination for comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

How long does a neck lift procedure take?

The duration of a neck lift surgery can vary, but typically ranges from 2 to 4 hours, depending on the complexity of the case and the specific techniques used by the surgeon.

How much does a neck lift cost?

The cost of a neck lift at Givens Facial Plastic Surgery starts at $11,000. This amount includes the estimated cost of required anesthesia and facility fees. The current average cost of a neck lift around the world is between $8,000 and $30,000, depending on the surgeon's experience, geographic location, and the complexity of the procedure. We always offer financing options to help make every procedure accessible.

How long is the recovery from a neck lift?

Recovery from a neck lift typically takes 1-2 weeks, during which time patients may experience swelling, bruising, and temporary numbness or tightness in the treated areas. Most people can return to all normal activities without restrictions within 2 to 3 weeks.

When can I see the final results of my neck lift?

Contour improvements and definition can be seen immediately. However, it can take several months for all swelling to resolve and the final, refined results of a neck lift to emerge, as the body heals. Patients can typically expect to see their full results around 6 to 12 months after the procedure.

Can a neck lift be combined with other facial procedures?

Yes, a neck lift is often performed in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as a facelift, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), buccal fat removal, and earlobe reduction to achieve a more comprehensive, harmonious result.

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