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Neck Lift
in Novi, Michigan

Illuum Cosmetic Surgery specializes in neck lift procedures in Novi, Michigan, aiming to restore a youthful look to the neck. Neck lifts are gaining traction for their effectiveness in tackling age-related issues, such as sagging skin, wrinkles, and double chins. Offering enduring results that boost your look and self-esteem, a neck lift could be your pathway to renewed facial elegance and confidence.

What is a Neck Lift?

A lower rhytidectomy, commonly called a neck lift, is a surgical procedure designed to revitalize the appearance of the neck and jawline. The procedure addresses signs of aging and aesthetic concerns in the neck area, such as sagging, loose skin, and excess fat deposits, often contributing to a double chin, muscle banding or “turkey neck,” wrinkles, and fine lines.

Neck Lift Surgery Before & After

Neck Lift Surgery Procedure

Our neck lift procedures are performed by our highly skilled, board-certified plastic surgeons, who ensure you achieve natural-looking, long-lasting results that enhance your overall facial aesthetics.

Pre-Operative Preparations

Before a neck lift surgery, a comprehensive medical evaluation is essential to determine your suitability for the procedure. This is followed by a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons to discuss expectations, options, and risks. Lifestyle adjustments, such as quitting smoking and avoiding certain medications, are necessary for optimal outcomes. Additionally, pre-surgery dietary guidelines may be provided. It’s also advisable to arrange transportation for post-surgery and prepare your home for a comfortable recovery.

Neck Lift Procedure


Your surgery will be performed under general anesthesia at Illuum Cosmetic Surgery in our accredited surgery center.


Our surgeon will make a small incision in front of and behind the ears to access the neck muscles and address sagging skin.

Tightening and Reshaping

We will enhance the contour of your neck and jawline by tightening the underlying muscles and removing excess skin and fat.


Once the desired effect is achieved, the incisions are closed with sutures. Sometimes, a drain may be placed to remove any excess fluids.

Benefits of a Neck Lift

While the primary goal is aesthetic enhancement, the benefits of a neck lift extend beyond just physical improvements. Let’s explore the various advantages of this procedure.
One of the primary motivations for individuals to choose neck lifts is the desire for a rejuvenated, youthful appearance. The procedure excels in tightening loose skin and fortifying the underlying muscles, effectively diminishing age-related concerns, such as sagging and wrinkles.
A neck lift not only refines your jawline and eradicates the “turkey neck” but also removes excess fat, contributing to a more balanced and harmonious facial appearance. This overall enhancement elevates your aesthetic appeal.
Feeling good about how you look can significantly impact your self-esteem and confidence. A neck lift can provide a psychological boost, making you feel more comfortable and confident in social and professional settings.

The effects of a neck lift are not just immediate but also long-lasting. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and proper skin care can help the neck lift results last up to a decade, making it a worthwhile investment in your appearance and self-esteem.

Ideal Candidates for a Neck Lift

An ideal candidate for a neck lift should be healthy and free from chronic conditions that could hinder surgery or recovery. Non-smokers, or those willing to quit, are preferred for optimal healing. While there is no strict age limit for undergoing a neck lift, the procedure is most commonly sought by individuals in their 40s to 60s. However, younger patients with better skin elasticity often experience more optimal results, as the skin’s natural ability to bounce back contributes to the success of the surgery. Individuals bothered by loose, sagging neck skin make good candidates for a neck lift. Additionally, those struggling with excess fat deposits under the chin or around the neck, commonly leading to a double chin, can also benefit from the procedure. Moreover, if you have visible vertical bands of muscle in the neck, known as muscle banding, a neck lift can effectively smooth these out, enhancing the overall appearance of the neck.

Recovery and Results

After your neck lift at Illuum Cosmetic Surgery, you’ll begin your recovery in a specialized room for close monitoring. Keeping your head elevated during the first week is crucial to help reduce swelling. Individual factors and the extent of the surgery can affect the recovery time for a neck lift. Generally, most patients can return to non-strenuous activities within a week. You can expect a follow-up appointment for suture removal, which usually occurs at 7 and 14 days post-surgery, to assess your healing progress. Swelling and discomfort are common but manageable with prescribed medication.
Most patients can resume regular activities, including exercise, after 4 weeks. As swelling and bruising subside, you’ll notice initial improvements within a few weeks, and the full effects of the surgery will become apparent after several months. With proper care, including skincare and lifestyle choices, these results can last up to a decade, giving you a more youthful appearance and enhanced self-esteem.

Cost of Neck Lift in Michigan

The cost of a neck lift can vary widely depending on several factors, but the average price of neck lift in Michigan ranges from $5,000 to $12,000. Additional expenses like anesthesia fees, facility fees, and post-operative care can also influence the overall price of neck lift procedures. Schedule a consultation today at Illuum Cosmetic Surgery to get a precise quote for your neck lift procedure, or click here for an instant estimate. We also offer financing options for your surgery to make the process more affordable and accessible.

Frequently Asked Questions about Neck Lift

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Yes, a neck lift performed by a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon aims for natural-looking results by tightening loose skin and removing excess fat. Maintaining realistic expectations and adhering to post-operative care guidelines are key factors in ensuring the naturalness of your neck lift results.
Yes, removing excess skin during a neck lift is generally considered permanent and contributes to a long-lasting improvement in your facial appearance. However, it’s important to note that the procedure does not halt the natural aging process, so staying healthy can help prolong the neck lift results.
Yes, a neck lift is a plastic surgery procedure designed to address excess neck skin and fat. The procedure offers a comprehensive solution for rejuvenating the neck and enhancing its youthful contour by removing loose skin and using techniques to reduce excess fat.
A neck lift removes loose skin, resulting in a more youthful, smoother neck contour. The effectiveness can vary based on the individual’s skin quality and the surgeon’s expertise.
Yes, a neck lift is often performed with other facial rejuvenation procedures like a facelift, brow lift, or chin augmentation to achieve a more harmonious result.
Proper skincare is crucial for maintaining the results of your neck lift, which includes daily sun protection with at least SPF 30 and taking special care to prevent direct sun exposure of the incision lines to aid in scar healing. Regular moisturization and gentle cleansing are also vital components of post-operative skincare. Your surgeon may advise incorporating anti-aging products like retinoids or peptides into your routine. Additionally, supplementary treatments like chemical peels or laser resurfacing may be recommended to enhance further and prolong your results.

Schedule a Consultation

Whether you’re looking for Dr. Lakin’s expert insight or know exactly what you’re looking for, scheduling a consultation is the obvious and easy next step. Sit down with one of Michigan’s premier plastic surgeons and start your journey into illuminating the best version of yourself.

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Katie Wells BSN, RN

Nurse Injector

She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Michigan State University and worked as an operating room nurse at Michigan Medicine for 2 years before transitioning to aesthetics. She
received her certification as a Nurse Injector, and attended further training and certification through Allergan Medical Institute. She absolutely loves being a Nurse Injector and is very passionate about
combining medicine and the creativity and artistry of aesthetics in her practice. It is extremely important to her to remain educated and up to date with the newest and best treatments and injection techniques. Her goal as an Injector is that when you sit in her chair that you feel comfortable, fully educated on your procedure, and confident and happy in your results when we are done. She loves forming connections with her patients and feels truly honored to be a part of your journey to becoming your most confident self, inside and out! She is a great listener and looks forward to creating an individualized plan to meet each of her patient’s unique goals and desires. Some of her favorite treatments include lip filler, Botox, and midface/cheek filler (but there is so much more!). When she is not injecting, you can find her trying new recipes, spending time with family, working out, gardening, or taking a long walk with her dog.

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Heidi Winkler BSN, RN

Director of Nursing & Surgical Services Leadership

Heidi’s goal is to ensure every patient has a positive experience and is satisfied with the high quality of service provided by our clinical staff. Her passion as a caregiver is to impact each person’s life in a positive way.

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Tonya Gilbert BSN, RN

PACU Nurse

Tonya has been a registered nurse for 15 years. She earned her BSN at the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

She started her career as a trauma RN in Detroit. She has been working as a recovery RN for the past 8 years. She loves being part of a team that makes a difference in people’s lives. 

Her passions include lounging with her fur babies, family, and friends, traveling, crunching, and recycling. 

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