Neck Lift

Neck Lift in San Diego & La Jolla

Facelifts. Brow lifts. Eyelid surgery. Nose jobs. When it comes to battling the ongoing march of time, the battle can be waged on many fronts. But often overlooked is the neck. You can’t really address your facial aging issues without thinking of the lower face and neck. At our San Diego plastic surgery practice, Dr. Kearney does this with the neck lift.

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What is a neck lift?

A neck lift is a facial plastic surgery procedure that addresses loose neck skin, excess fat under the chin, excess skin and sagging skin in the lower face, and muscle banding in the neck. During a neck lift, excess skin and fat are removed from the neck, and the underlying muscle may be restructured.

Candidacy for a neck lift

A good candidate for a neck lift doesn’t need a full facelift because most the signs of aging are showing on the lower part of the face. The person should be generally in good health and have realistic goals and expectations for the procedure.

What can I expect during a neck lift?

Neck lifts are performed with the patient under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with light sedation. In younger patients without a great deal of excess skin, the incision is made under the chin. Excess fat is then removed and the muscles are tightened to improve contour. With older patients, the incision is made behind the bottom portion of the ear extending to the hair line. Excess skin and tissue are then pulled up and removed. A facelift can be combined with a neck lift for older patients.

What to expect after the procedure and what recovery time for a neck lift will be like

You will most likely return home after your surgery. Dr. Kearney will wrap your neck and chin in an elastic bandage to provide support and help your skin adapt to the new contours. There will be swelling and bruising, but it will fade in one to two weeks. Generally, patients will miss one full week of work.

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What is the cost for a neck lift?

Click here to view our pricing, To identify the exact price specific to your situation, please contact us for a complimentary consultation.

Financing is also available through CareCredit. CareCredit offers our patients 6, 12 and 18 month no interest plans as well as plans with terms of up to 60 months at 14.9%. Patients can finance up to $25,000. A “credit card” will be issued to you, which you can swipe in our office or other participating offices. CareCredit is for everyone. If your credit has taken a hit, you may opt for a co-signer. For more information on financing for your abdominoplasty or to apply, call 1-800-365-8295 or visit

Interested in a neck lift in La Jolla and San Diego? Contact Dr. Kearney to schedule a consultation today.

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