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Between sagging skin, heavy jowls, and excess fat underneath the chin, imperfections in this area can have a dramatic effect on your appearance. When this occurs, a lift with Dr. Birely can effectively target these issues, restoring the smooth and defined neck of your youth.

What can a Neck Lift Accomplish?

A neck lift is designed to address telltale signs of aging underneath the chin and along the jawline, taking years off your overall appearance. When performed correctly, the procedure has the ability to:

  • Address excess skin, wrinkles, and lines in the neck area
  • Target unwanted fat underneath the chin
  • Address a “turkey wattle” appearance
  • Tighten lax muscles and sagging skin
  • Improve a poorly defined jawline

Is a Neck Lift right for you?

It’s a terrific procedure for both younger individuals who want to address unwanted fullness beneath the chin, and older patients who are suffering from advanced signs of aging, such as sagging skin and wrinkles.

If you’ve lost the youthful contours of your neck due to genetic factors or the natural aging process, a neck lift with Dr. Birely just may be your ideal solution.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Birely will carefully evaluate the quality of your skin and the cosmetic imperfections you’d like to address to help you determine if this procedure is in your best interest.

What to Expect During Your Procedure

As with all of his cosmetic procedures, Dr. Birely will customize your Lutherville neck lift based on your unique goals. For example, if you exclusively need to reduce excess fat underneath the chin, and the quality of your skin is good, you may only require gentle neck liposuction to achieve your ideal results.

However, if your neck features more advanced signs of aging with wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin, you’ll likely require a full neck lift. In this case, Dr. Birely will administer general anesthesia to help ensure that you are completely comfortable throughout the procedure.

From there, he will make small incisions underneath the chin and behind the ears. Through those openings, he will tighten the platysma muscle, trim away excess fat and reposition loose and damaged tissues, before pulling the skin taut and carefully closing the incisions to minimize scarring.

Your Recovery

After your Baltimore neck lift, we recommend having a friend or family member stay with you for a day or two, as you’ll have difficulty moving around the house and performing routine tasks without assistance. For the first few days, you’ll be instructed to rest in bed and wear loose-fitting clothes to avoid irritating the area. During this time, it’s normal to experience some bruising and swelling, though these effects should begin to disappear as you progress through the healing process.

During your post-operative appointments, Dr. Birely will provide you with personalized guidance regarding when you can resume your normal daily routine. However, even once you’ve returned to work, you’ll need to continue to avoid strenuous activity, sports, and heavy lifting for several weeks to prevent any complications.

Schedule a Consultation

Dr. Birely routinely provides among the most refined plastic surgery Maryland residents could hope to find. We invite you to schedule a consultation at our office today and discover how he can help you achieve your unique cosmetic goals.


Dr. Brent Birely is a board-certified plastic surgeon with offices in Lutherville and Bel Air, serving patients from Baltimore, Towson, Columbia, Westminster, and other Maryland cities. He is a very well regarded leader in cosmetic surgery and patient safety, and specializes in procedures including breast augmentation, tummy tuck, mommy makeover, facelift, and body lifting procedures after weight loss.

*The content/images on this website are not a guarantee of individual results. Individual results may vary. The information provided on this site is for general informational purposes only and does not replace the need for a formal consultation with a plastic and reconstructive surgeon before undergoing a surgical procedure or skin care treatment.

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