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Neck Lift in Atlanta, GA

The neck is one of the first areas to begin showing signs of aging due to the delicate skin in this area. Loss of the normal contour of the jawline, sagging skin, and increased fullness of the neck can cause you to appear older than your stated age. 

Dr. Aaron Fletcher uses his expertise and surgical skills to perform neck lift procedures in Atlanta to redefine the jawline and provide a more rejuvenated appearance to the neckline. Read on to see if you could benefit from a neck lift and learn more about the procedure.

What is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift can rejuvenate the neckline by sculpting and improving the natural contours of the neck, taking years off one’s appearance. Neck lift procedures are typically divided into two types: cervicoplasty and platysmaplasty. A cervicoplasty addresses issues related to skin laxity and sagging of the skin. The platysmaplasty addresses deeper structures, such as muscles in the neck, to improve tone and contour. 

Depending on the issue at hand, Dr. Fletcher will decide which procedure will best achieve the desired results, and in certain cases, patients may require both to be performed. The neck lift can also be combined with neck liposuction if additional fat tissue needs to be removed. 

Who is a Candidate for a Neck Lift?

The ideal candidate for a neck lift in Atlanta is anyone complaining of unwanted neck fullness, a lack of jawline contour, and sagging skin in the neck region. Candidates should be in relatively good mental and physical health. To reduce complications, patients should be non-smokers and should not be on blood thinning medications. As with all cosmetic surgeries, it is important to have realistic expectations for this procedure for it to be successful.

Benefits of a Neck Lift

Neck lift surgery provides a number of benefits for those unhappy with the appearance of their neck and jawline. These benefits include:

  • Removes excess loose skin. A neck lift procedure addresses the excess loose skin associated with aging to reduce sagging along the neckline. 
  • Tightens remaining skin. After removing excess skin, the remaining skin is tightened to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and give the neck a more toned appearance.
  • Enhancement of chin and jawline. By addressing skin and muscle laxity, the appearance of your chin and jawline can be enhanced.
  • Improved facial profile. The reduction in neck folds and loose skin can dramatically improve the facial profile and overall appearance. 
  • Short recovery. Compared to some cosmetic procedures, the recovery time is often faster, and it does not require prolonged time off work.
  • Customizable procedure. A neck lift can be combined with multiple other procedures to tailor your surgery and provide the best results possible. 

What to Expect from the Results

The results of a neck lift can be dramatic and long-lasting. You can expect a tighter, firmer appearance of the neck with an improved definition of the chin and jawline. This provides a more youthful appearance, taking years off your overall appearance. 


Neck Lift Cost in Atlanta

In Atlanta, a neck lift costs between $5,000 to $9,000 but can exceed $9000 in some instances. The overall cost of a neck lift is determined by many factors including the expertise and experience of the surgeon, the geographic region, and any additional procedures. During your initial consultation, Dr. Fletcher will provide you with a detailed explanation of the procedure cost for the individualized surgical plan developed.

Recovery Process

After surgery, swelling and bruising may occur during the first two weeks and can be managed with over-the-counter medications. To help reduce swelling, a compression garment may need to be worn, and it will be essential to sleep with your head elevated. Tightness and numbness may be experienced during the first two weeks but will gradually improve. Strenuous exercise and lifting heavy objects should be avoided during the healing process. 

The incisions are hidden in natural lines under the chin, and any scar will fade into a thin white line over six months to a year after the procedure. The final results will take four to six months to be fully apparent as the swelling has typically subsided by this time. 


The appearance of sagging skin, a double chin, and excess fullness can result in the face appearing older than your stated age. Fortunately, a neck lift can reverse these signs of aging and give you a more youthful appearance. Dr. Aaron Fletcher is a board-certified head and neck surgeon and is one of the best neck lift surgeons in Atlanta. Dr. Fletcher understands the complex anatomy of the head and neck and uses his knowledge to provide you with the best results possible. 

If you are ready to rejuvenate the look of your neck, call our office at (678) 902-9495 to schedule an appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions


The results of a neck lift will typically last for 10 to 15 years. Lifting the deep layers of the neck can reduce the appearance of platysmal bands that develop during the natural aging process. To help extend the results of a neck lift, it is important to:

  • Always wear sunscreen
  • Avoid smoking
  • Maintain a healthy, consistent weight 
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Exercise

There is no set age at which a neck lift should be performed; rather, the ideal time is when you decide the procedure is right for you. The most common age range for a neck lift is between 35 to 65. During one’s late thirties, significant signs of aging may begin to appear, but it can progress at different rates, leading to a wide range of ages seeking out this procedure.

Although both procedures can improve the appearance and contour of the neck, there are some significant differences. Liposuction simply removes pockets of fat along the jaw and neck, whereas a neck lift tightens and sculpts the layers of the neck. The results of a neck lift are expected to last 10 to 15 years, which is longer than the 7 to 10 years provided by liposuction. Finally, the recovery from a neck lift is slightly longer than that of liposuction.

After a neck lift procedure, patients will experience some pain and discomfort. However, this can be effectively managed using prescription painkillers. Most patients describe the discomfort as a tightness that typically resolves during the initial few weeks of recovery.



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“Wish I could give this place 10 stars. I've been seeing Dr. Fletcher for over a year about my under eye hollows. He always gets me right and when I came in for a touch-up yesterday, I received exactly what I'm used to. I love that although they were pretty busy, I still felt safe and clean in the office. The staff is friendly and comforting as well. I always look forward to seeing Dr. Fletcher and his team."

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