Neck Lift Specialist

David  Folk, MD -  - Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Park Avenue Facial Plastic Surgery

David Folk, MD

Boutique Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

A neck lift dramatically improves the signs of aging throughout your neck, chin, and jawline. To find out if a neck lift is right for you, book a consultation with David Folk, MD, at Park Avenue Facial Plastic Surgery in the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. With his expertise as a fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Folk can personalize your neck lift procedure to give you the results you desire. Book your neck lift appointment online, or call to schedule by phone.

Neck Lift Q&A

What can a neck lift treat?

As you age, you may find that your neck sags and leaves you with a double chin or turkey neck appearance. Fortunately, these common issues are treatable. Undergoing a neck lift can treat and resolve:

  • Neck muscle banding
  • Sagging or loose skin 
  • Fatty deposits under your chin
  • Excess fat buildup in your cheeks (buccal fat reduction)


A neck lift can even help contour your jawline and improve the appearance of your jowls overall. If you’re happy with your upper face, but feel like your neck area is starting to give away your age, a neck lift may be just the solution you need. 

How does a doctor perform a neck lift?

At Park Avenue Facial Plastic Surgery, you meet with Dr. Folk who has extensive training in modern neck lift and facial procedures. Dr. Folk spends extensive time with you counseling you about how a neck lift may benefit you and helping you decide if this procedure is the best fit for your needs.

In most cases, Dr. Folk can perform a neck lift with sedation and local anesthesia, although general anesthesia is sometimes necessary. During your neck lift procedure, Dr. Folk makes small incisions under your chin and behind your ears. 

He uses liposuction techniques to remove fatty buildups along your jawline and beneath your chin. Dr. Folk can perform a fat transfer or place facial implants to add contouring where needed to enhance your features. You can typically return home the same day as your neck lift procedure. 

What is the recovery like after a neck lift?

After your neck lift procedure, Dr. Folk places a special garment around your head to compress your neck and chin. This helps reduce swelling. For the first several days, it’s important to keep your head elevated. Dr. Folk may recommend sleeping in a recliner or propping up your head with several pillows.

Swelling and bruising are common for the first few weeks, depending on the extent of your neck lift procedure. But in most cases, incision lines are almost completely faded by the six-month mark.

Click on the online scheduling tool to book your neck lift consultation at Park Avenue Facial Plastic Surgery today. You can also call to schedule over the phone.