Age, genetics, lifestyle, gravity, and stress contribute to visible changes in
the appearance of the neck and jawline that makeup, creams, or clothing cannot fully
hide. If you feel your neck and jawline need to be rejuvenated, discover the private,
luxury offices of Dr. Joshua Hyman on Park Avenue in Manhattan, the destination for
discerning patients who expect the best.

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Why choose us?

Dr. Hyman is a double-board-certified leader in his field with over two decades of experience. He serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical Center and has performed thousands of successful surgeries for the face and neck with stunning, elegant results. His in-house surgery center is state-of-the-art and has a perfect safety record. Your treatment will be performed on-premises, not at a busy, impersonal hospital or outpatient clinic.

Am I a candidate for a neck lift?

You may be a candidate for a neck lift if you want to lift and smooth the jawline and neck areas and create a youthful, elegant profile. This procedure can treat:

  • Excess, wrinkled or creased skin
  • Fat pockets
  • Jowls
  • “Turkey neck” 
  • Double chin
  • Vertical neck bands
  • Folds, crepey skin

If you are considering a neck lift, we will meet with you to discuss your medical history and determine whether you are a good candidate. The criteria include:

  • You are in good general physical health
  • You don’t smoke or can stop for several weeks before surgery and throughout recovery

Additional procedures

In some cases, Dr. Hyman may recommend facial liposuction or other facial plastic surgery procedures to complement your neck lift results and deliver complete rejuvenation.

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What to expect from your customized neck lift procedure

The neck lift procedure is an outpatient surgery requiring IV sedation or general anesthesia. You and Dr. Hyman will discuss which option is best for you. There are two types of neck lift procedures:

  • Traditional neck lift – An incision will start at the hairline above each of your ears and continue around your ear to your lower scalp. A third incision will be made under your chin. Dr. Hyman can then adjust, reposition, or tighten your neck muscles and tissues as needed. Excess skin will be removed, and your incisions are then closed meticulously.
  • Limited incision neck lift – Incisions are made around the ear only. This procedure is intended for patients who need a less comprehensive neck lift.

You will be able to go home shortly after your procedure is complete. You will need to be transported by another adult and should arrange for a friend or family member to help you for a day or two. Our support staff can also arrange nursing care for out-of-town patients, or for those who prefer or need that type of care.

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What is the recovery time?

You will be provided with full aftercare instructions, which include keeping your head elevated and minimizing movement of your neck. You may have a special bandage to help reduce bruising and swelling. Swelling and bruising are common after surgery, and you may experience a sensation of tightness. These side effects typically diminish in about a week, and Dr. Hyman will likely clear you to return to work in one to two weeks following your procedure. Take care to protect your incision sites. Avoid situations that pose a risk of impacting the neck area. It is best to wear clothing with front closures. Once the bandages are removed, continue to avoid sun exposure, and if you need to venture out, sunscreen is a must.

When will I see the results?

The beautiful, elegant change in the appearance of your jawline and neck will be revealed in about thirty days but allow several months for minor swelling and tightness to subside completely. Your incision lines will fade over the following months. This surgery is extremely rewarding, as you will once again enjoy the elegant, defined look of a youthful neck and jawline.

Your complimentary consultation

If you want to reverse the appearance of an aging or fatty neck, call us to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Joshua Hyman. Dr. Hyman is a double-board-certified plastic surgeon with a discerning aesthetic eye and a passion for the art of facial plastic surgery. We serve patients in Manhattan, New York City, and the surrounding areas of New York.

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