Neck Lift

The neck area is one of the first areas to show the signs of aging.  In addition, extreme weight loss can leave the neck area very loose and uncharacteristic of the new overall look that has just been achieved. Some neck lift patients who come in from Dearborn, West Bloomfield and Detroit may include a combination of procedures which target sagging neck skin, underlying fatty tissue, muscle structures and jawline.

What to Expect

  • Anesthesia – Usually local with IV sedation
  • Length of Surgery – Approximately 3 hours
  • In / Outpatient – Generally out-patient in our accredited on-site surgery center or in a hospital setting.
  • Recovery – Back to work: 10 to 14 days. Strenuous activity: 3 to 4 weeks. Bruising: 2 to 3 weeks. Must limit exposure to sun for several months.
  • Duration of Results – Will look 5 to 10 years younger. However, as the aging process continues, you will continue to look better than before your Neck lift.

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The Procedure:

Most of the procedures utilized for improving the neck are performed through an incision placed under the chin and/or an incision in back of the ears. To achieve the desired result and to improve the neck and jawline, a combination of procedures are necessary to help tighten and realign the muscle tissue (platysmaplasty),and remove excess skin and fatty tissue (submental lipectomy).

On younger patients where there is only localized fat under the chin and muscle tightening is not necessary liposuction can be used. After the fat is removed by suction, the skin usually shrinks to the new contour of the neck.

A cervicoplasty is performed when there is too much excess skin that cannot be removed by the incisions under the chin or behind the ear. This procedure involves additional incisions on the neck and is usually only performed on men.


Dr. William Sabbagh, I want to thank you for taking your time and doing such conscientious work on my recent surgery. Although it may seem that a patient should not have to thank a doctor for those things, I do, because I feel that you, and also your operating room staff, are the exception rather than the rule. Thanks so much.


What Are the Risks

No surgical procedure is risk free, and that includes cosmetic surgery like neck lift surgery. During your consultation with Dr. Sabbagh, he will review the risks so you can make an educated decision.

With an established track record of over 80 years, a board certified plastic surgeon, an accredited facility, and thousands of satisfied patients throughout Dearborn, metro Detroit, Michigan and the U.S., the Straith Clinic has earned an excellent reputation for cosmetic surgery of the face and body.

Call us today at 248-270-5272 or send us an email to schedule a consultation during which you can discuss our facial and body services and tour our facility, including our on-site operating room.