Neck Lift

A Neck Lift repositions both the skin and underlying supportive tissues of your neck to improve structural definition and to tighten the skin for a more youthful appearance. Schedule a neck lift consultation with Dr. Mark Beaty at Beaty Facial Plastic Surgery in Metro Atlanta.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Neck Lift?

Your neck is often the first place to lose elasticity and give into the power of gravity. Fat deposits may gather along the hanging skin, contributing to the “turkey neck” effect. If you are concerned by a substantial loss of definition from your jawline to your neck, you may be a great candidate.

Surgical Process:

A neck lift is performed through an incision behind the natural curve of the ear. Dr. Beaty adjusts and repositions underlying muscle and fat before lifting, re-draping, and securing the skin in a higher position.

Due to the fatty deposits discussed above, neck lifts are often coupled with submental jowl (SMJ) liposuction. In this instance, a small incision is made under the chin so Dr. Beaty can access and extract the fat. SMJ liposuction adds extra sculpting for more defined neck contours.

Healing Process:

It will take several weeks for a full recovery. However, the majority of swelling and bruising will subside within one week. At your one week follow up, all sutures will be removed. Your face may feel tight while healing, so a soft-food diet is recommended. Work and social activities may resume after two weeks. Although there will be discomfort, most patients do not complain of any severe pain. Dr. Beaty will write prescriptions for medication to ease the healing process.

After Surgery Care

Most patients will need a supportive facial garment for several days after surgery. Dr. Beaty does not use bulky facial dressings. The specific care for incisions and neck skin will depend on your individual procedure and will be reviewed by Dr. Beaty with you on the first day post-operatively.

Non-Surgical Options

Effective non-surgical lifting techniques had limited results until recently. Dr. Beaty offers Ulthera micro-focused ultrasound technology which is the first device to offer significant clinical improvement in facial and brow contour without surgery. In selected patients, this may offer a no down time alternative to surgery.


A rhinoplasty by leading Atlanta plastic surgeon, Dr. Mark M. Beaty, can improve the shape and function of your nose. This procedure is recommended for patients who wish to alter the overall appearance of their nose and improve facial balance, or to correct a nasal breathing problem.

Learn More


Dr. Beaty’s own proprietary facelift procedure, ProLift™, helps patients regain a more youthful appearance and minimize signs of aging, such as skin laxity or wrinkles. The ProLift™ procedure is tailored to the specific needs of each patient for beautiful results.

Learn More


This innovative, non-surgical treatment eliminates stubborn fat by gently cooling problem areas, such as love handles, belly fat, and back fat. The CoolSculpting® treatment is performed in our Alpharetta & Midtown Atlanta office, and requires little to no down time.

Learn More


This non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedure uses ultrasound energy to stimulate the growth of new collagen fibers. Ultherapy patients enjoy a smoother, firmer, and younger-looking complexion in just three to six months after the treatment.

Learn More