Neck Lift / Face lift surgery performed by Dr. Zuckerman. Outcome left oblique view is 1yr post-op. For more before & after images of Dr. Zuckerman's neck lift patients, visit the full Before & After Page.

With Dr. Zuckerman, neck lift surgery can eliminate excess skin and fat in the neck and give you a smoother, more youthful aesthetic. As we get older, the effects of aging, sun exposure, and recent weight loss can result in the loss of elasticity in the skin of the neck, causing it to take on a wrinkled, sagging appearance. Dr. Zuckerman can correct drooping neck skin with results that look natural and can last for years to come. He has been specialty-trained and is highly experienced with plastic surgery procedures involving the head, face, and neck. Dr. Zuckerman and his staff's goal is to provide you with safe and effective care, with natural-looking results that do not give away the fact that you’ve had plastic surgery. Neck Lift surgery is closed related to Face Lift Surgery, and Dr. Zuckerman can discuss with you in a consultation which procedure would suit you best.

Click into each section below for more information. Or, if you're ready to have your consultation with Dr. Zuckerman for your neck lift, please contact one of Dr. Zuckerman's New York City offices now.

The Surgery

Neck Lift

Dr. Zuckerman's neck lift surgery can help improve the appearance of patients with loose bands of skin and fat in the neck area. Patients who have this type of aesthetic enhancement surgery typically still have some elasticity of the neck skin.

A full neck lift surgery typically involves incisions made behind the ears and under the chin. Excess skin is removed and the remainder is tightened for a smoother appearance. Underlying neck muscles may also be tightened during a neck lift. The entire neck lift procedure typically lasts about three hours or less and can be completed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia.

Neck lift surgery can be performed at one of Dr. Zuckerman's technologically advanced operating rooms located in midtown Manhattan. Certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF), these operatories have been recognized as achieving the highest standards of care.


Patients may experience some pain and discomfort in the days following neck lift surgery; however, this can be controlled with medication. Some degree of swelling, numbness, and bruising can also be expected for a few days after the procedure. A small drain and compression garment will likely be provided to you in order to reduce swelling and stabilize the neck. Patients can typically resume normal daily activities after one to two weeks.


Neck lift surgery is undertaken with every precaution for safety. Dr. Zuckerman will make every effort to ensure your procedure is free of complications before, during, and after surgery. The number one priority for Dr. Zuckerman's entire medical team is that you are safe, and we work diligently to ensure the entire process goes smoothly.

Before & After Results

View more Before & After results for neck lift / face lift surgery in the Before & After section of Dr. Zuckerman's website.

Ready for your consultation?

Are you ready for your consultation with Dr. Zuckerman? During your consultation, Dr. Zuckerman can address concerns and any questions you may have about the surgery. He will also discuss with you the details of his approach: incision location(s), procedure length and techniques, likely operative outcome, etc. Contact his office via the request form or call any of his four physical office locations. Dr. Zuckerman also offers consultations via Skype and a process for out-of-town patients to visit New York to have surgery.