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Neck Lift

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Your Lower Face is Our Top Priority

Excess skin around the neck and fat pockets below the chin creates a heavier appearance for some people. For others, getting older means dealing with lax, sagging skin that hangs from the jawline, providing a profile that may be unflattering in photographs. Core Plastic Surgery can help you lift your visage to the light of a new day! Dr. Grady Core is a board-certified plastic surgeon. He performs neck lifts at Core Plastic Surgery for people living in Birmingham and Mountain Brook who want a more contoured neckline. Contact us for consultation. Call (205) 397-2100 to learn more about how neck lift surgery can help you achieve your goals. If you prefer, we offer Virtual Consultations, as well.


A neck lift is a facial surgery procedure that reshapes the neckline by removing pockets of fat underneath the chin. As we get older, excess skin that gives the impression of looking heavier than we may actually be. The procedure restores the skin and soft tissues of the neck to a more youthful position, producing a refreshed, rejuvenated appearance.[1] A neck lift from Dr. Core smooths the skin of the neck without ever over-tightening. The doctor will restore the angular relationship of your jaw to your neck. Core Plastic Surgery changes lives with our transformative procedures. You can keep up with all that’s happening at Core Plastic Surgery by reading our blog.

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Benefits of a Neck Lift:

  • Hidden incisions
  • Not as invasive as a facelift
  • Shorter downtime and recovery compared to other procedures

Qualified Candidates

Candidates for a neck lift have sagging skin, and possibly pockets of fat under the chin that have not responded to other, less invasive treatments to correct these issues. Most of our qualified candidates are men and women who have good skin tone and elasticity under their chins.


The typical time when our patients begin to consider any facial rejuvenation procedure is between the ages of 40 and 60. While younger people might address cosmetic concerns in this area with less invasive alternatives, an older patient will experience better results if they explore their surgical options.

Your Private Consultation at Core Plastic Surgery

Your private consultation will be the beginning of your transformation . This is when you and Dr. Core shall determine the best course of treatment for your specific needs. Come to our beautiful office at Core Plastic Surgery, where results matter. Our patients' glowing reviews simply beam about the doctor's brilliance. Contact us to schedule your consultation. Call our office at (205) 397-2100 to speak with one of our courteous medical professionals.

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The first step in preparing for a neck lift is to ensure you are healthy enough for surgery. Additionally, it is necessary for you to have a consultation with Dr. Core to determine whether a neck lift or other treatment is the best option. we also provide you with a list of pre-op instructions so that you are ready for your surgery and the first few days of recovery.


At Core Plastic Surgery in Birmingham neck lift procedure involves making incisions under the chin and possibly behind the ears. Fat deposits are reduced, followed by tightening of the muscles and the skin. The incisions are sutured, and excess skin is removed.[2] The area is bandaged and wrapped to protect and support the skin. The procedure takes about three hours and is usually done under anesthesia. The procedure begins with an incision in front of the earlobe. Dr. Core drags his scalpel all the way behind the ear and on to the lower scalp. Of particular consideration is the amount of skin that require excision and whether there will be any alteration of the neck muscles. Sometimes, liposuction will also be involved. The nuances of your neck are in the most capable hands with Dr. Grady Core. His surgical skills are only surpassed by his compassion because he understands that the best patient is a satisfied patient.

Is Neck Lift Surgery Painful?

You will not experience any discomfort beyond what you might typically expect from minor surgery. Neck lift is a safe procedure, especially if you follow your surgeon’s post-op aftercare instructions with fidelity. Discomfort should be minimal and your recovery should go quickly. A neck lift is an excisional surgical procedure. Unwanted skin, fat and muscle are removed to tighten your profile and lift your jawline. You will most likely undergo anesthesia while the doctor works. You will not feel anything thanks to the effects of the anesthetics.


With a Neck Lift Birmingham patients can expect to see the results within a few weeks as the bruising and swelling subside. Since the incisions are made in inconspicuous areas, any scars are barely noticeable and will fade over time.


A neck lift will dramatically turn back the clock on your aging process. You won't believe the younger you staring back from the mirror!. The procedure can not, however, stop time. The aging process will continue. You'll look years younger after the surgery, and will continue to look years younger even as you get older. Nevertheless, you'll continue to look more youthful than you would have had you not undergone the surgery.


Though the operation is brief and relatively simple, incisions need time to heal. As your skin is adjusting to your angular new contours you will feel tightness in the neck region, especially as the surgical anesthesia wears off. Prescription medication will manage any pain during the first two recuperative days. After a week or less, over-the-counter ibuprofen is all you will need.

Complementary Facial Rejuvenation Procedures

Your comprehensive facial rejuvenation plan will lift your whole aspect upward so that your face may beam with youth once more. Dr. Core will frequently perform the Facelift and neck lift procedures together. Both surgeries achieve complementary results by removing and tightening excess skin a firm and youthful appearance throughout the face. Some patients seek a Brow Lift to brighten the expressiveness of their eyes. Dr. Core will lift loose forehead skin and remove the extra. After a short recovery, you will present a bright demeanor that accurately reflects their inner world. Brow lift patients often also contemplate Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) so that their eyes aren't enshrouded in sleepy-looking lax skin. Brow lift and blepharoplasty are both popular with those who seek to avoid seeming old, grumpy and out-of-touch. Taken together, your facial rejuvenation procedures will make you look younger for years to come.

What Does a Neck Lift Cost in Alabama?

With each patient, the cost of a neck lift will vary based on individual needs, goals, and if other procedures are performed alongside neck lift surgery. We review the costs with you, including our payment and financing options during your consultation. There are other opportunities to save, as well. Watch our specials page for frequent deals for our VIP patients. Grady Core, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon, offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to people living in and around Birmingham, Mountain Brook, and across the Southeast to look and feel younger. Contact Dr. Core's office today to schedule your consultation!

Lift Your Visage to the Light of a New Day

Your lower face is our top priority at Core Plastic Surgery, where results matter. With the help of his supreme surgical skills, Dr. Grady Core is an artist and his medium is you! The wear and tear of age can leave your face looking tired and old. This is especially true at the lower portion where lax skin collects at the jawline, often creating the dreaded “turkey neck.” But there's something you can do about it, even if diet and exercise won't help. A neck lift surgery will remove loose skin and tighten what remains so that your profile can once again sport a smooth and youthful contour. Lift your visage to the light of the new day with Core Plastic Surgery!

Neck Lift Frequently Asked Questions

You will enjoy the results of your neck lift for 10 to 15 years. Treatment results may vary based on an individual’s skin condition. Much will also depend on how well you take care of your skin after surgery. Please be aware, the face continues to age, even after surgery. Your results will depend on your natural aging process.

It is hard to ignore the wrinkled, sagging skin on the neck that is a common side effect of aging. It occurs when your neck muscles begin weakening and your skin loses its ability to stretch and stay tight.


  1. Matarasso, A., Abdollahi, H., & Lao, W. (2016). Managing the Components of the Aging Neck: From Liposuction to Submentalplasty, to Neck Lift. Liposuction, 433–440. doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-48903-1_40
  2. Narasimhan, K., Stuzin, J. M., & Rohrich, R. J. (2013). Five-Step Neck Lift. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 132(2), 339–350. doi: 10.1097/prs.0b013e3182958b6f

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