Improve Your Neck Contour

As the rest of your face and body age, the neck tissues can also droop and form deeper lines and wrinkles. A neck lift at MG Plastic Surgery – serving Scottsdale, AZ – can dramatically improve the contouring of the jawline and create a smoother skin texture, thus enhancing the appearance of the neck and increasing self-confidence.

What Is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift removes excess skin and fat on the neck in order to reduce the appearance of age-related wrinkles and creases. A neck lift successfully can do the following:

  • Decrease fine lines and wrinkles on the neck
  • Minimize the prominence of platysmal bands
  • Enhance the contouring of the jawline
  • Remove a double chin, sagging jowls, or a “turkey wattle”

How Does the Procedure Work?

Neck lift surgery tightens the muscles and skin in the neck and removes excess skin to restore a youthful appearance to the jawline. Performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia, a neck lift utilizes small, hidden incisions behind the ears and underneath the chin to gently raise the neck muscles and remove the extra fat and skin. The procedure takes a few hours, and once the incisions are closed, Dr. Gigena will place a pressure dressing around your head to aid the healing process.

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Recovery from a neck lift takes around five to seven days, during which you may experience bruising, swelling, and tightness in the neck area that will fade within a few weeks. Although the surgical site may feel tender, you can return to work after one or two weeks. Dr. Gigena will discuss the entire procedure and aftercare plan with you in detail during your initial consultation, so you can rest assured that you will feel fully prepared for a safe and smooth recovery.


After neck lift surgery, it may take two to three weeks for the swelling and bruising to go down. However, the good news is that the results are immediately visible. To ensure optimal results, you will want to avoid strenuous activities for at least a month post-surgery. Maintaining a healthy and stable weight will prevent the skin on your neck from stretching due to fluctuations in your weight, ensuring long-lasting results for years to come.

Am I a Good Candidate?

Adults in good health are generally able to undergo neck lift surgery safely. Although there are no specific age guidelines, most of our neck lift patients are between the ages of 40 and 80. Dr. Gigena examines each patient’s skin to ensure enough elasticity for the neck lift procedure. He also reviews the health history of his patients for any potential contraindications since his top priority is your comfort and safety.

Meet Your Doctor

A neck lift performed by an accomplished plastic surgeon can refine the outline of your jaw and lift the sagging skin, smoothing out fine lines on the neck tissue. Dr. Manuel Gigena is double board-certified and brings over two decades of experience offering cosmetic procedures to help you look and feel your best in his warm and comforting Scottsdale office.

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Lift Your Neck

A smooth, slim, firm neck and jawline can do wonders for your appearance and self-esteem. Dr. Gigena can help you regain a youthful aesthetic with his expert surgical techniques so the outside matches the radiant spirit within you.

It begins with a consultation, and you can enjoy a newly-lifted, tightened neck and jawline you will surely love seeing in the mirror. Contact us today!

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