Neck Lift and Neck Tightening

This procedure will tighten the skin and soft tissue of the neck and jaw line creating a more youthful appearance. Often, a neck lift is performed in conjunction with a face lift, brow lift or eyelid lift. A neck lift will improve the appearance of sagging neck features, greatly reduce deep creases of the jaw and neck, and create a more defined jaw and neckline.


Timothy A. Janiga, MD, FACS -- Neck Lift and Neck Tightening

Neck Lift FAQ’s


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What is a Neck Lift?

One of the early signs of facial aging begins in the neck. Excess skin and tissue becomes more prominent and sags underneath the chin and in the neck giving people a poorly defined jaw line and an aged appearance. This procedure will tighten the skin and soft tissue of the neck and jaw line creating a more youthful appearance. Often, a neck lift is performed in conjunction with a faceliftbrow lift or eyelid lift.

How are Neck Lifts performed?

A neck lift is typically performed in our Reno outpatient surgery center under deep sedation or general anesthesia. Incisions are typically made just in front of the ear, around the earlobe and back into the posterior hairline. The excess skin and fat of the neck is elevated, tightened and repositioned into a more youthful position. An additional incision is often made just underneath the chin so that the muscles on the middle of the neck can be tightened. A neck lift will improve the appearance of sagging neck features, greatly reduce deep creases of the jaw and neck, and create a more defined jaw and neckline.

How long will a Neck Lift procedure take?

The procedure takes approximately two hours with an additional two hours of recovery time before leaving the surgery center.

How much recovery time should I expect after my procedure?

Depending on your profession and need for personal discretion, you may need to allow seven to 21 days before returning to work. Full results are expected within three months.

What are the typical results for a Neck Lift?

A more defined neck and jaw line that will give a more youthful appearance are typical results. Improved muscle tone and neck contour along with firmer, smoother skin after the swelling goes down will also be seen; however, individual results may vary. Dr. Janiga will give you a more realistic expectation of your personal outcome during your private consultation.

Do you perform Neck Lifts in your Reno/Tahoe office?

Yes. We evaluate and treat patients who desire a Neck Lift. Initial consultation length varies, but is usually not more than 15-30 minutes. The actual procedure will take longer and will be discussed in detail when your procedure is scheduled.

For more information, or to set up a consultation with Dr. Timothy Janiga for your Neck Lift in our Reno Plastic Surgery offices, please send us an email or call 775-398-4600.


Timothy A. Janiga, MD, FACS

With highly respected credentials, academic achievements and almost a decade of experience to his credit, Dr. Janiga looks amazing on paper. Incredibly, he is even more impressive in person. Emotionally invested in every patient, Dr. Janiga treats his patients like family instead of mere cases, and takes the success of each procedure personally.

He is drawn to the detailed nature of plastic surgery and the tremendous sense of accomplishment that comes from the immediate physical and psychological changes that take place for his patients.