Neck Lift Experts in Voorhees and Sewell, NJ

The office of William Franckle, MD, FACS is proud to offer a wide range of cosmetic procedures, including necks lifts. Dr. Franckle, a decorated and board-certified surgeon, values patient safety and trust above anything else. While neck lifts aren’t as popular as some other procedures, they can be perfect for those who aren’t ready for a full facelift. Find out if a neck lift would be a good match for you and what to expect before, during, and after the surgery.

What is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, is a procedure that eliminates the excess fat and skin that frequently combine to create jowls. Like other surgeries in this field, a neck lift fights against the natural processes of gravity, stress, and other negative health factors.

Ideal Candidates

An ideal candidate will have reasonable expectations, and is aware that the purpose of plastic surgery is not to defeat aging or achieve perfection. There is no such thing as perfection. However, a neck lift can reveal the neck’s natural, youthful slenderness and allow the face’s beauty to take center stage. An ideal patient will be non-smoking and fully committed to a healthy lifestyle, facilitating a fast, straightforward recovery.


Anesthesia is the first step to assure the patient’s utmost comfort. Next, the doctor will start the incision at the location agreed up during the consultation, depending on the amount of lifting needed. The primary procedure will be cleaning out fat deposits along the neck and redistributing pockets of fat for a smooth, natural look. Often, the platysma muscle is tightened to ensure the results last. Then the skin is laid back over the area, excess is trimmed, and it is reattached with sutures or skin adhesives.

Neck Lift Recovery

The doctor and his assistants will place a bandage around the incision to allow for a gentle recovery. Instructions about medications and possible side effects will be shared, continuing the dialogue to keep all patients informed. In all cases, it is important to keep the head elevated to minimize swelling and avoid applying ice as this can staunch blood flow to the healing area.

Neck Lift Results

Many patients are immediately impressed with the natural contours that shape their neck and face. This is especially true after swelling subsides, which will start right away but may take several weeks to fully disappear. Incision lines will eventually mature and blend in with the new sharp angles of the face. With a commitment to health, sun protection, and avoiding abrasive contact with the surgical area, the results can be enjoyed for many years to come.

Preparing for Surgery

Instructions for preparation will depend on the individual. For example, a patient may be asked to stop smoking or adjust their medications. There may be some lab testing or medical evaluation to make sure the candidate is fully healthy for the surgery. Dr. Franckle’s team can also tell you what to do the night before and morning of the surgery.

Schedule Your Consultation

Contact us today and let’s start discussing the best options for you! Even if you aren’t committed to a particular procedure, it can helpful to discuss your options with our friendly professionals and learn all you can to promote an informed decision.

Call us at 856-772-6500 or contact us online for your plastic surgery consultation.