At Shafer Clinic Fifth Avenue in New York City, neck lift surgery is a very popular procedure. Double-board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Shafer has provided numerous clients with beautiful and natural-looking results from their neck plastic surgery and can provide you with the personalized care and results you are looking for.

Liposuction and a Neck Lift

With age, the fat tends to accumulate between the chin and neck, as the facial muscles and skin sag. Removing the excess fat with liposuction or by performing a neck lift, we can create a more defined and attractive jawline and neck. This is also performed in young adults with “double chins” and results in a fantastic natural appearance with defined jawlines.

A neck lift is a more focused approach than a full face-lift. Consequently, the procedure is sometimes called a mini-lift. You must keep in mind that a neck lift does not address the aging face, only the neck. However, tightening the skin and removing any excess fat can give excellent results in the right patient.

Neck Lift Before
Neck Lift After

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What to expect

Liposuction: Dr. Shafer makes a tiny incision behind each ear and under the chin. He then performs suction to remove the fat from the jawline and beneath the chin. In some cases, Dr. Shafer also performed Smartlipo MPX or Acculift at the same time if desired. These lasers help to melt the fat prior to suction.

Cost of Neck Lift in NYC

The cost of getting a neck lift in New York City can vary. During your consultation with Dr. Shafer, he will meet with you in his Manhattan office to discuss the costs and benefits of the surgery as well as financing options like CareCredit.

Key Facts

  • Anesthesia: IV sedation or general anesthesia depending on patient and the procedure being performed.
  • Inpatient/outpatient: Outpatient
  • Length of procedure: 1 hour for liposuction and 2 hours for neck lift
  • Discomfort: Mild, but controlled pain medication
  • Anticipate: Mild swelling and minimal bruising
  • Recovery: Most patients are back to work in 2 to 3 days after liposuction and 7 days after neck lift.
  • Final results: Results are immediate and improve as the swelling resolves.
  • Duration of results: Long-lasting as long as the patient maintains healthy lifestyle with balanced diet and regular exercise.

Neck Lift Recovery

The neck will be dressed and bandage following the procedure. This will help to minimize any bruising or swelling during the recovery process. Dr. Shafer will provide you with a comprehensive list of post-surgical instructions to help you through the recovery period. Keeping your neck elevated will help to minimize swelling.

It can take a few weeks for the swelling to subside. Patients are able to return to work after one or two weeks. Strenuous activity should be avoided for four to six weeks.

Schedule a Consultation

Contact Shafer Clinic Fifth Avenue in New York City today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shafer. He can provide you with excellent care and beautiful results from your neck lift procedure.

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I found dr shafer through word of mouth from another doctor…..

from the consult through the post-surgical experience I was overwhelmingly impressed with the degree of professional care and expertise from dr. shafer….he even made a house call the following day after surgery as part of his routine aftercare…..the outcome was awesome and still under a year ago each day it still continues to look better….I had a neck lift and eye lift done at the same time and was pleased beyond my expectations….


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