Columbia, SC

Older man with a lifted neck. (Model).

Neck Lifts

Neck lifts improve the appearance of sagging and excess skin or fat. It’s not uncommon for the neck to start showing signs of aging before the rest of the face, but a neck lift can rejuvenate your appearance.

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About the Procedure

During a neck lift, subtle incisions are made in skin creases and sometimes behind the ear. Neck lifts can include skin draping, re-suspension of soft tissue and the removal of fatty deposits through liposuction, when necessary. Your neck lift will be customized for you based on your desired outcome and Dr. Lefkowitz’s consultations with you before the procedure.

Your Results

You can expect a sharper, more sculpted neck that still looks natural. Your youthful tautness will be restored without making your neck feel tight. You’ll see full aesthetic results within 3 months.

Complementary Procedures

facelift combined with a neck lift can help with overall facial rejuvenation. For weak jawlines, a fat transfer (using your own fat) can be a great addition to your neck lift, further defining your jaw and filling in smile lines. Dr. Lefkowitz will discuss your options thoroughly if you’d like additional procedures.


Usually neck lifts only cause mild discomfort. Swelling and bruising are normal and should lessen within two weeks after your surgery. You’ll be prescribed medication to help with any pain. 

You’ll need to take some time off work and avoid strenuous activity while you recover. People usually can return to work within 10 days, but others sometimes need the full two weeks to heal. You’ll need to wait two weeks to return to light exercise and increase your activity level over the next weeks. 

After your neck lift, Dr. Lefkowitz will guide you through the post-operative process and answer your questions about sun protection, diet, exercise, and skincare. This kind of continuing care is essential to achieve the most successful results.

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