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Rejuvenate Your Appearance

Excess skin on the neck can have a huge impact on our overall appearance and can make us look heavier or older than we actually are. A neck lift in Phoenix can correct sagging neck skin, rejuvenate it, and bring balance to the entire face and neck area. Dr. Craft and his team are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality care and results. 

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What Is A Neck Lift?

A neck lift is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the jawline and neck. By making incisions behind the ears, a neck lift addresses sagging skin, muscle banding, excess fat, and other concerns. Dr. Craft specializes in customizing neck lift procedures to suit each patient's unique anatomy and aesthetic goals to restore a more youthful and defined contour to the neck and jaw area.

Benefits of a neck lift

A neck lift will make you look like your best self by restoring a defined neck and jawline. Aging and weight fluctuations often result in the development of excess fat and loose, drooping skin beneath the chin, and a neck lift can achieve dramatic results. The procedure can:

  • Define the chin, neck and jawline
  • Remove excess fat from under the chin
  • Tighten sagging neck skin
  • Soften neck wrinkles
  • Sculpt the jowls
  • Achieve a more contoured and youthful neck
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Who is a candidate for a neck lift?

Individuals seeking to address concerns such as the "turkey wattle" effect, crepey neck skin, or overall neck aging can be strong candidates for a neck lift in Phoenix. Those who wish to regain a more youthful and contoured neck appearance often find this procedure ideal.

Complementary Procedures

In addition to neck lifts, Dr. Craft offers a range of complementary procedures to enhance and rejuvenate the face and neck. These may include:

During your consultation, we will discuss all available options and help you create a treatment plan that addresses your unique concerns and desired outcomes.

Neck Lift Surgery Details

A neck lift is performed under local anesthesia and light sedation or with IV sedation. The incisions are made both under the chin and behind the ear, and the exact position and length of the incisions will be determined by how much skin needs to be treated. Dr. Craft makes the incisions carefully, keeping in mind their visibility.

The skin will be separated from the muscle and underlying fat, and the fat is gently removed, which contours the neck and jawline. The underlying muscle is tightened, and the excess skin is raised and removed. The incisions are then closed with sutures.  

What is the cost of a necklift in Phoenix

The cost of a neck lift can vary depending on factors such as the extent of the procedure, surgical fees, anesthesia fees, and facility fees. The average cost of a neck lift in Phoenix typically ranges from $6,000 to $12,000. During your consultation, we will provide you with a personalized quote tailored to your specific needs and goals.


After the neck lift, your head will be wrapped with bandages which you will need to wear for a few days. You will have some bruising, swelling, and mild discomfort. Dr. Craft can prescribe or recommend medication to help with this. Most patients need about two weeks to recover from neck lift surgery. It’s important during this period to avoid bending your back and to keep your head elevated.

You will be given detailed instructions for home care to help your recovery go smoothly. Final results from a neck lift will become apparent within four months, after swelling and bruising has completely faded. The scars should fade within a year, but will look better and better each day before that. Neck lift results last for many years. 

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Why choose CraftMD?

If you’re considering getting a neck lift in Phoenix, please schedule a consultation with us. Dr. Randall O. Craft at CraftMD has the credentials, the experience, and the artistry to carry out safe and effective neck lift procedures with beautiful, natural-looking results. As a double board-certified, Harvard-trained surgeon, Dr. Craft provides patient-centric, compassionate care with an emphasis on safety. To schedule a consultation, please call or contact us online. 

Neck Lift FAQ

When Can I Return Home?

Patients typically return home the same day as their neck lift surgery. However, it's essential to arrange for someone to drive you home and stay with you for the first 24 hours post-surgery to assist with any immediate needs.

What Do the Scars Look Like?

Scarring from a neck lift is minimal and strategically placed to be discreet. Dr. Craft uses advanced techniques to minimize scarring and ensure natural-looking results. Over time, scars will fade and become less noticeable.

Are There Risks With A Neck Lift?

Like any surgical procedure, neck lifts carry some risks, including infection, bleeding, scarring, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. However, Dr. Craft takes every precaution to minimize these risks and prioritize patient safety. During your consultation, we will discuss potential risks and how to mitigate them effectively.

How Long Is The Recovery Period?

The recovery period varies from patient to patient but generally takes about 1 to 2 weeks. During this time, you may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed medication and proper post-operative care.

When Can I Resume Normal Activities?

Most patients can return to light activities within 1 to 2 weeks after surgery. However, strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for at least 4 to 6 weeks to allow for proper healing.

How Long Do The Results Of A Neck Lift Last?

The results of a neck lift are long-lasting, but they can be influenced by factors such as aging, lifestyle choices, and genetics. With proper skincare and maintenance, you can enjoy your rejuvenated appearance for many years.

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