Direct Neck Lift

The neck is one of the first areas many people notice signs of aging. Sun damage, gravity, and in some cases, genetic traits create sagging skin and excess fat below the chin, even if the rest of the face retains more of a youthful appearance. Men and women who come to our Tucson practice for a facelift may get the results they want from a neck lift, which can create a more well-defined chin and jawline.

Direct Neck Lift
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Direct Neck Lift Case 27 Before & After View #1 | Tucson, AZ | Foothills Facial Plastic Surgery
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At 70 years old, this patient sought to improve his physical appearance to reflect his youthful spirit. Contemplating his options for 'Direct Neck Lift in Tucson,' he desired to enhance his profile without the need for invasive surgical procedures. Upon consulting with Dr. Jerold Olson, a renowned specialist in facial plastic and reconstructi... Read More
Direct Neck Lift Case 176 Before & After Left Side | Tucson, AZ | Foothills Facial Plastic Surgery
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Understanding the desire for improved self-confidence and aesthetic satisfaction, our patient, a 60-year-old woman, chose to reach out for consultation on a Direct Neck Lift in Tucson. Motivated by a yearning for a rejuvenated appearance and neck contour, she turned confidently to Dr. Jerold Olson at Foothills Facial Plastic Surgery due to hi... Read More
Direct Neck Lift Case 131 Before & After View #1 | Tucson, AZ | Foothills Facial Plastic Surgery
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The male patient pictured above sought a surgical solution to subtly rejuvenate his appearance and boost his self-confidence. After some consultation, he decided to pursue a direct neck lift in Tucson at Foothills Facial Plastic Surgery. The procedure targeted excess skin around his neck, commonly referred to as a "turkey neck," that often le... Read More
Direct Neck Lift Case 101 Before & After View #1 | Tucson, AZ | Foothills Facial Plastic Surgery
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A 75-year-old male patient came to Foothills Facial Plastic Surgery seeking a solution for his sagging neck skin. He expressed dissatisfaction due to the excess skin on his neck and was motivated to enhance his appearance. After a comprehensive examination, the experienced MD, Dr. Jerold Olson, recommended a Direct Neck Lift procedure.... Read More
Direct Neck Lift Case 45 Before & After View #1 | Tucson, AZ | Foothills Facial Plastic Surgery
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The patient, a lively woman of 70, was keen to enhance the appearance of her neck and sought the expertise of Dr. Jerold Olson for a Direct Neck Lift in Tucson. Valuing a youthfully refreshed appearance but desiring to circumvent the comprehensive nature of a facelift, the choice of a direct neck lift aligned seamlessly with her ambitions. Th... Read More
Direct Neck Lift Case 103 Before & After View #1 | Tucson, AZ | Foothills Facial Plastic Surgery
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Deciding to undergo a Direct Neck Lift in Tucson was no small decision for the above patient. Approaching his 65th year, he found the excess skin on his neck was affecting his self-image and making him look older than he felt. After consulting with MD Dr. Jerold Olson, a double board certified facial plastic surgeon, he knew he had found the... Read More
Direct Neck Lift Case 44 Before & After View #1 | Tucson, AZ | Foothills Facial Plastic Surgery
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When an 80-year-old male with a youthful spirit sought to mirror his inner vitality, he made the choice to undergo a Direct Neck Lift and Blepharoplasty. His goal was to address the sagging skin around his neck and the drooping eyelids which often come with age, presenting him an appearance that didn't fit his energetic lifestyle. With a keen... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Choosing a Neck Lift

Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jerold Olson can restore the contours of a more youthful neck without a facelift, an option that men often find preferable. Both men and women who feel their “turkey neck” appearance makes them look older than they actually are choose neck lift surgery.

Dr. Olson may recommend a neck lift for patients concerned about:

  • Sagging, “crepey” skin beneath the chin
  • The accumulation of excess fat that creates a double chin
  • Neck bands and other lines and wrinkles

The consultation is when you can share your specific concerns with Dr. Olson, along with your cosmetic goals and other information that helps him create a customized surgical plan.

How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost in Tucson, AZ?

The cost of a neck lift—as with any cosmetic plastic surgery—varies depending on the patient’s specific concerns, among other factors. The plastic surgeon’s training and experience, the type of anesthetic used, and even the geographic location of a practice can all influence how much a neck lift costs. A neck lift in Tucson is unlikely to cost the same as one in a larger metropolitan area.

Neck Lift Techniques

A neck lift is a much less invasive procedure than a facelift, focusing specifically on the chin and upper neck area. Dr. Olson performs neck lift procedures in our office using a local anesthetic, making incisions below the chin.  These incisions provide him access to muscle and tissue that he tightens and repositions to create the toned, more defined appearance that you want. He also removes excess skin and fat before suturing the incisions.

Dr. Olson

Meet Your Surgeon

Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jerold Olson is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor® who specializes in both cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery. A leader in the field with advanced expertise in rhinoplasty, he delivers exceptional results with compassion and a commitment to helping you look and feel your best.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can a neck lift get rid of turkey neck?

Yes. Neck lift surgery tightens lax, crepey skin to restore a firm, youthful-looking neck contour.

Is the surgery painful?

Expect your neck to feel tight and sore after the surgery. Prescription medication is usually enough to keep any discomfort under control. Most patients only need it for a few days.

What can I expect from a neck lift recovery?

Most patients need 10 days to recover following a neck lift. You can ensure a smooth recovery process and minimize the risk of post-surgical complications by choosing a board-certified facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Olson. He provides all patients post-operative instructions that, when closely followed, decrease recovery time and enhance the results. In the days leading up to the surgery, we also instruct patients to avoid certain medications that can increase post-op bleeding and bruising.

Can I combine a neck lift with other procedures?

Absolutely. Patients who need a neck lift often benefit from nonsurgical treatments to improve the appearance of other areas of their faces. These treatments may include cosmetic injectables such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers or PRP microneedling to improve the skin’s tone and texture.

If you would like to create a more streamlined neck and jawline, request a consultation with Dr. Olson using the online form. Or call our practice at (520) 200-2218 to schedule an appointment.

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