A Neck Lift is a limited neck-tightening procedure. This procedure is done to improve the neck's "strap lines." This procedure does not tighten to the extent of a facelift; therefore, it is used only when minor tightening of the neck is needed. This is an outpatient procedure that can be performed under local or general anesthesia.
Most patients are up and about the next day, with minor discomfort. Activity will be limited for a week to ten days. Strenuous activities should be limited for four weeks. Often, patients return to work within a week to ten days.