Neck Lift

The delicate skin of the neck can be a source of stress for many people as they age. Years of sun exposure and the natural process of aging can leave this vulnerable area with a loose, “crepey” texture, wrinkles, and localized pockets of fat. Neck lift surgery by our Austin plastic surgeons smoothes and improves the neck for a youthful-looking profile that still looks very natural.

Are you ready to find out more about getting a neck lift? Request a consultation online with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons or call our office in Austin or Round Rock at  (512) 244-1439. We serve patients from neighboring Texas communities including Cedar Park, Killeen, Leander, and Pflugerville.

Neck Lift (Cervicoplasty)
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Case #74

This 63-year-old female was interested in facial rejuvenation. She was unhappy with the deep wrinkles and lines on her face, and wanted a facelift and neck lift to give her a natural and refreshed appearance. Her face and neck skin was making her appear much older than she was. Like many women in the Austin and Georgetown, Texas areas she wanted... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Benefits

If you’re considering a neck lift, you may have already noticed that different parts of your face age at different rates. For most people in their 40s, 50s and up, sagging and wrinkles in the lower face and neck are some of the first — and most obvious — signs of age. A neck lift can alleviate the following concerns:

  • Excessive loose and sagging skin
  • Vertical banding sometimes called a “turkey wattle”
  • Fat deposits that contribute to bulges

Our plastic surgeons understand that achieving a result that looks natural is of utmost importance to all patients. In order to achieve a more comprehensive improvement, our doctors often perform neck lift surgery in conjunction with a facelift or brow and eyelid surgery. Non-surgical options such as BOTOX® Cosmetic injections also partner well. The addition of these procedures to a neck lift can lead to a lasting allover improvement. During your consultation, your doctor takes the time to explain your options to you, helping you choose the course of action that fits you best.

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What to Expect

Neck lift surgery is generally an outpatient procedure, and your doctor gives you a detailed timeline prior to you procedure.

Once you are anesthetized, your doctor typically makes a few small incisions beneath your chin or behind your ears. Once healed, these incisions are very discreet. He surgically tightens loose muscles and may remove excess fat. He also trims away excessive skin for a smoother contour. There are several different surgical approaches your doctor can take that are dependent on the specific concerns you’d like to address, and he’ll give you a better idea about what’s appropriate for you before your surgery.

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Recovery & Results

You will likely return home the day of your neck lift surgery, unless it is combined with other procedures and you choose an overnight stay. Be sure to arrange for a trusted friend or family member to drive you home and stay with you for the first 24 hours.

It is normal to have swelling, bruising, and moderate discomfort after surgery. It is important to keep your head upright at all times for several days. This minimizes swelling and allows the incisions to heal well.

It is normal to experience some tightness around the jaw, chin, and neck as an initial side effect that may be heightened because of swelling. These symptoms usually fade within a few weeks of surgery with proper rest and care.

Most neck lift patients are ready to return to work and other daily activities within 10 to 14 days, although working out and other strenuous activities should be postponed for at least 4 weeks. Patients enjoy a smoother, firmer neckline for years after surgery.

A Reputation Built on Results

You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Synergy Plastic Surgery, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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5.0/5
Jul 21, 2021
Google Synergy Plastic Surgery
Margaret, Dr. Crawford's patient coordinator, is the BEST in the business. I have had several consults for my breast reduction, and even had a surgery date scheduled (with non-refundable deposit) with another surgeon, and have decided to move my surgery to Dr. Crawford before I've even met her face to face, thanks to Margaret's incredible service (and lots of research!). I feel so comfortable proceeding with surgery with this team and am ecstatic to see my results!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jul 14, 2021
Facebook Synergy Plastic Surgery
Margaret (patient coordinator) is THE most helpful person I have ever worked with in this industry. I had a breast reduction scheduled with a deposit at another surgeon, but after speaking to Margaret about having another procedure done at Synergy, I have decided to move the surgery to the Dr that she suggested. Not to mention, she answered my emails at 10:30pm with no hesitation!
Google
5.0/5
Apr 23, 2021
Google Synergy Plastic Surgery
Hopefully, I can express how absolutely pleased I’ve been with Synergy. Dr. Blagg must be the best BA surgeon in the country. I was blown away by the before and after results before I met with him. But he performed what I can only equate to a miracle on me personally. Beforehand, I met with other top surgeons in Austin, and they all truly pale in comparison to Dr. Blagg. From start to finish, he was caring and confident, arguably the two best characteristics of a surgeon, and he delivered results that exceeded every expectation. The frequent follow ups and wonderfully thoughtful nurses will make you feel more welcome than your own home. And I definitely cannot fail to mention one of the nurses in particular, Mariah Gilkey. She is a pure ray of sunshine that will shower you with so many compliments, you’ll be questioning if you even need surgery. She, specifically, made the entire experience exponentially better than I could’ve imagined. My only regret with Synergy is that, despite whatever I’ve paid them, I’ll never be able to adequately repay the life-changing results that they’ve given me. Thank you.
Facebook
5.0/5
Mar 27, 2021
Facebook Synergy Plastic Surgery
recommended one hundred percent Dr. Bechanick is incredible she did an excellent job on me I was delighted
Google
5.0/5
Mar 24, 2021
Google Synergy Plastic Surgery
Great place , Got breast augmentation Sep of 2020 and I’m in love with my results. Dr. Ross Blagg and staff are amazing .
Google
5.0/5
Mar 17, 2021
Google Synergy Plastic Surgery
If I could give more stars, I would. Dr. Crawford and her team are amazing. From start to finish, everything went so well. I’m almost 4 months post of a BA, I am so happy I went with Dr. Crawford’s recommendation. She is honest, respectful of your concerns and questions and I felt extremely confident after my consultation. I am pretty petite and 265CC was a perfect fit for me! From the consultations, to surgery 10/10. I would highly recommend Synergy Plastic Surgery! Thank you Dr. Crawford for your amazing skills and personality! Thank you!
Google
5.0/5
Mar 6, 2021
Google Synergy Plastic Surgery
I’m super impressed with Synergy Plastic Surgery’s ability to listen and sympathize with their patients. My Patient coordinator, Margaret, has helped me tremendously with my surgery process and treats me as if I’m her own daughter. She is personable, and does everything in her power to make every patient feel taken care of. I called her struggling with some concerns of mine and she completely eased my stress and worries. My surgeon, Dr. Crawford, has a heart of gold and unmeasurable compassion. It’s truly admirable to have a doctor that is already putting so much time into her own busy job then to still dedicate time to volunteer and community work. I’ve watched her through social media change the life of children and others, and that makes me proud to call her my doctor. I’m excited to continue my surgical journey with Dr. Crawford!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 25, 2021
Google Synergy Plastic Surgery
I chose Synergy a few years ago to perform my breast augmentation procedure because when I was looking at their website before and after photos, not only did I like the way the patients looked after their surgeries, it was the one website that had someone monitoring the site and popped up and asked if I had any questions. They also had an awesome special running and were super nice when I called to ask for more details as several other places were not that I called. I decided to book a consultation with Dr. Ross Blagg because I watched some of his videos on the site and also on Instagram and really liked his personality and after photos. He seemed to really know what he was talking about and cared about his patients. He was the same way when I met him in person and I put the deposit down that day after our consultation. It took me almost two years to finally go through with my surgery due to life events and the pandemic, but I was finally ready in Nov 2020 and they even honored the price I was originally quoted! The nursing staff was so nice and warm when I arrived for my surgery and got me calm and ready for my surgery. I was nervous but not scared because I knew I was in good hands. The surgery was so quick and when I woke up I had very minimal pain and felt like I was ready to go within 20 minutes! The pain the next few days was no where near what I imagined it would be, and I definitely recommend this surgery with Synergy Plastic Surgery if you are feeling hesitant about breast augmentation in general. They will be the best ones to take care of you. It has been almost 4 months since my surgery now and I absolutely love my results! They are almost completely dropped now and my scars are also less apparent already! I can't wait to show them off at the beach soon!! 😀
Google
5.0/5
Feb 24, 2021
Google Synergy Plastic Surgery
Where to even begin in expressing how utterly happy I am to have discovered Synergy and Dr. Crawford. I recently lost 95 pounds and unfortunately was left with loose skin that could not be fixed just by working out. I requested in person consultations from 3 places, one being Synergy. I was able to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Crawford very quickly. My problem areas were my arms, stomach, legs, and breasts. Immediately within meeting Dr. Crawford, I knew she was going to be my surgeon. She was extremely thorough, listened to what I was wanting to achieve, but was also very kind and empathic. Walking out of the appointment I did tell them full disclosure I wanted to at least follow through with my other consultations, but I knew I was going to choose Dr. Crawford. My other consultations did not give me that same connection and warmth, and their pricing was absolutely not comparable. The staff at Synergy continued to follow up with me, made sure I did not have any questions, and even told me if I went elsewhere they were happy for me. Side bar - both the Round Rock and Austin facilities are beautiful and very clean, and every single employee there is kind and courteous. It was a no brainer in ultimately deciding to choose Dr. Crawford. I opted to do a breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and arm lift and am now 2 weeks post op. The morning of surgery I got extremely nervous (which is so not normal for me) and Dr. Crawford just sat with me and let me take as much time as I needed before we proceeded with surgery - another moment in which her qualities as not only a surgeon but as a person far exceeded my expectations. Dr. Crawford has continued to follow up with me throughout these 2 weeks and I genuinely cannot express how thrilled I am with the results already. Recovery has been a breeze (I was literally walking on my own day 1), my incisions are as flawless as they can be all things considered and I accredit that to Dr. Crawford’s talent and precision. I already have this newfound sense of confidence that I lost when I had gained the weight, and even when I lost it and had to face that new body I was left with. To anyone reading this, save yourself the time and book with Dr. Crawford. The pricing is fair and less than the other places I spoke to. You are not, I repeat you are NOT going to find someone like her elsewhere. She is so genuine, and really listens and cares about her patients. Aside from being the most genuine and kind Doctor I have ever had, her work is absolutely flawless. I really cannot stress enough, even without being fully healed how amazing I look and feel. This was one of the best things I have ever done, and would do it 100 times over, with Dr. Crawford, and Dr. Crawford only. I am very much looking forward to booking my leg lift as soon as I am healed and cleared, and would never even consider another person. Dr. Crawford, thank you for everything; you have literally changed my life and are my angel. P.S - Synergy and Dr. Crawford have not asked me to leave a review. I am doing this because her talent, work, personality, just everything about her deserves this and to anyone shopping around or are on the fence, do yourself the favor and meet with her. You will not regret it!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 11, 2021
Google Synergy Plastic Surgery
I highly recommend Synergy Plastic Surgery! The staff is always very nice and helpful. The office is always super clean! I was lucky enough to find Dr. Blagg and couldnt have been any happier with the outcome! Very great bedside manner, very patient and listens to you. He also pays very good attention to detail! Cant complain about one thing! I am very happy i went with Synergy!
Google
5.0/5
Dec 6, 2020
Google Synergy Plastic Surgery
BEST RESULTS I'VE EVER HAD! I went pensively to get Botox & fillers/lip injections at the referral of a friend who looks amazing. I have had Botox before at other places & because I have a small forehead, have ended up in tears with hooded eyes. Most of my deep wrinkles are in my forehead. My appt was with Mara & from the first moment I could tell this wasn't just a job for her. It's her passion. She listened to EVERYTHING I said (which was a lot), spent time really studying my face & clarifying what I had said I wanted to accomplish. I was adamant no drooping of my eyes but PLEASE try to get some of the wrinkles out of my forehead. And I was also very specific about my lips looking natural but filled back in. She explained everything to me, was honest about what she felt she could accomplish in one sitting & I have to tell you I am shocked & amazed at how awesome the results are!! I have received more compliments in the last few weeks about how great my skin looks, asking about my face cream, how rested I look, and how pretty my lipstick is. That tells me she did EXACTLY what I asked. Natural & subtle. And the deep wrinkles on my forehead are almost completely gone!! I cannot say enough how much I trust her with my face/skin. I am genuinely impressed with her skills & knowledge. I have referred friends who are just as picky as I am & will continue to refer people as I truly believe they will be just as pleased with their results. Thank you Mara & Synergy for taking years off my face & giving me back much needed confidence.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 15, 2020
Google Synergy Plastic Surgery
Where do I even begin?! I received 6 other consults throughout the U.S. for my MMO before going to Synergy. After loosing more than 120lbs, I had very unique needs but realistic expectations. Within minutes of meeting Dr. Blagg, I knew he was my surgeon! We spent nearly an hour discussing my options and ultimately coming up with a surgical plan that we both felt was best. (Not many surgeons do that!) From the consult, to pre-op, surgery and post-op, the experience was phenomenal. The day of surgery was a breeze from what I can remember lol. Dr. Blagg called me to check on me though I vaguely remember it because of the anesthesia and pain meds. My recovery was so easy. I was up and moving the next day with minimal assistance. I'm now 3 months post op and couldn't be happier with my results as they exceeded my expectations. Dr. Blagg has great bedside manner, a sense of humor and not bad on the eyes either. He is genuinely a good person and you feel that in his presence. Janice, his coordinator, is so sweet and informative. At every point of my journey, I felt safe (which is important in the current climate). I literally don't have a single bad thing to say which is unusual because I'm very critical. I'm so glad I trusted Dr. Blagg for my Mommy Makeover. I'll definitely be going back for all of my future cosmetic/plastics needs! If you're considering Synergy, do it, you won't regret it!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 9, 2020
Google Synergy Plastic Surgery
Staff and Dr. Kerr were great, and i love my breast augmentation results!
Facebook
5.0/5
Sep 8, 2020
Facebook Synergy Plastic Surgery
It’s wonderful place! Alicia Long the best from the best! I have been in the USA 9 years and she is first who made my lips perfect! She also made Botox for my twice. I’m so happy ! It’s amazing! Thank you so much!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 28, 2020
Google Synergy Plastic Surgery
I cannot say enough about the Team at Synergy Plastic Surgery! From the 1st phone calls and emails with Vlasta, to the virtual consultation with Dr. Kerr, my actual surgery, and the after care, everyone and everything was A+++! I had 6 other consults with surgeons in Houston Tx where I had my first augmentation and none of them even came close to the customer service and care Synergy provided. I went in for an implant exchange. I was so scared! It wasn't exciting for me like it was the 1st time in my early 20s lol!! But rest assured, the Synergy team did everything to make me feel SO comfortable! My pre op nurse, Tiffany was THE BEST! She administered the IV needle which was my biggest fear. Normally I would've cried and begged for the person to stop. I didn't even feel a thing! Carol administered the anesthesia and once again...I didn't feel a thing! Dr. Kerr gave me exactly what I asked for and I'm so thankful. I didn't even have a single bruise. If you're looking for the best pros in the business to give you gorgeous results AND quality customer care, Synergy is the place! Thank yall!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jul 17, 2020
Facebook Synergy Plastic Surgery
I’m over a month post-op and loving my results! My breast augmentation has given me so much more confidence and I highly recommend Dr. Kerr. Everyone at Synergy is so sweet and helpful. Such a great experience!
Facebook
5.0/5
Jun 2, 2020
Facebook Synergy Plastic Surgery
10 out of 10 recommend. Vlasta my coordinator was great with keeping in touch with me and rescheduling me throughout the crazy COVID19 ordeal. Dr.Kerr and the entire team were great. Surgery day went smoothly and my results are coming along nicely. 👌
Facebook
5.0/5
Apr 17, 2020
Facebook Synergy Plastic Surgery
Dr Kerr did my breast reduction and lift. I couldn’t be happier!!! He already knew exactly what my problem was and was right on point re: size I wanted to be. His whole team from office to surgical are amazing! I’ve never felt so comfortable and happy during any other surgical procedure that I’ve had. It’s truly changed the quality of my life! THANK YOU ALL 🙏💕
Facebook
5.0/5
Mar 26, 2020
Facebook Synergy Plastic Surgery
Dr. Kerr and his team are AMAZING. I had a breast augmentation and lipo in early March. I am so glad out of the three surgeons I met with, I decided to go with Dr Kerr. Vlasta, Ashley and the staff are welcoming, friendly, and so caring. My surgery day went flawlessly and I couldn’t be happier with my results (and I’m not even a full month out)!!! Don’t think twice, choose Synergy.
Google
5.0/5
Mar 4, 2020
Google Synergy Plastic Surgery
I went in for a consultation with Dr.Blagg I was afraid it was going to be totally awkward but it wasn’t at all . He was very informative and kind . I felt comfortable from the start. I definitely recommend him.

Common Questions

What is the difference between a neck lift and neck liposuction?

Neck lift surgery is a comprehensive procedure that treats loose skin, sagging muscles, and other signs of physical aging. During neck lift surgery, your doctor cuts away excess skin to give your neck an attractive, smooth contour. Thus, the procedure is appropriate for people who have significant neck aging. On the other hand, neck liposuction specifically removes excess fat from the neck and under the chin. It’s appropriate for people who have skin with a good amount of elasticity and are bothered by very specific fat deposits. In some cases, our doctors incorporate liposuction into neck lift surgery, but it’s important to remember that they are 2 different types of surgery.

How long does neck lift surgery take?

When performed on its own, neck lift surgery usually lasts about 1 hour to 90 minutes. However, when it’s added to another procedure, the surgery itself will be longer. Your doctor gives you a specific timeline during your pre-op appointments.

How long will my results last?

Unfortunately, no type of plastic surgery can completely stop the clock on aging. However, a neck lift can delay the process and keep you looking younger than your peers for many years. In general, neck lift patients say that their results look great for 10 to 15 years. To prolong your results, be sure you practice good sun protection habits, refrain from smoking, and use quality skincare products at home.