Elongate the Curves of Your Neck

Loose, sagging neck skin is often among the first signs of facial aging. Lax skin, often referred to as a turkey neck or wattle, can appear even when the rest of your face remains youthful. A neck lift in Las Vegas by Dr. Goesel Anson, Dr. Terrence Higgins, or Dr. Andrew Silver can tighten your neck and restore definition to your jawline. Although there are non-surgical options for improving your neck’s tone, a surgical lift — often combined with liposuction — can produce dramatic, predictable, and long-lasting results.

For many men and women in Las Vegas, neck lift surgery can take years off their appearance. Request a consultation online to meet with one of our surgeons and discuss whether you’re a good candidate for a neck lift. Or, call our office at
702-822-2100 to schedule an appointment.

What is a neck lift?

A neck lift treats:

  • Excess fat and skin loosening in the lower face also known as jowls
  • Excess fatty deposits under the chin area
  • Loose neck skin sometimes known as “turkey neck”
  • Muscle banding in the neck, which created abnormal contouring.

The loss of youthful contours in the face and neck is due to many genetic and enviromental factors that contribute to the aging process. Some people feel they are not ready for a full facelift because the upper face is still pleasing. However, many patients will note excess wrinkling of the neck skin, a double chin or “turkey wattle” and jowl lines.

When the neck area doesn’t match the upper facial appearance, a neck lift may be a good solution.

Rejuvenation procedures that can be performed in conjunction with a neck lift are: a brow lift, to correct a sagging or deeply furrowed brow, fat transfer, to add fullness to the lips and cheeks and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, or eyelid surgery, to rejuvenate aging eyes.

What neck lift surgery can’t do

As a restorative surgery, a neck lift does not change your fundamental appearance and cannot stop the aging process.

A neck lift can only be performed surgically; nonsurgical rejuvenation treatments cannot achieve the same results, but may help delay the time at which a neck lift becomes appropriate and complement the results of surgery.

Plastic Surgery Associates is a very high quality, well organized and pleasant office. The staff are always friendly, caring and welcoming. I have seen both Dr Anson and Dr Higgins and have had great experiences with both. Their pre-op and post-op protocols are meticulous. I had a procedure recently by Dr Higgins who really listened to me and gave me the outcome I wanted. I am very happy and recommend Drs Anson and Higgins highly!



Many people wish they could do something about the excess fat and sagging skin on their necks. If that sounds like you, a neck lift might be a good choice. Neck lift surgery is also a popular procedure for men, who often develop neck fullness, sagging, or both as they age. Dr. Anson, Dr. Higgins, or Dr. Silver assesses your skin tone and facial structure during your consultation before recommending the best treatment plan for you.

How is a Neck Lift Performed?

A neck lift can be performed as a stand-alone procedure if you’re satisfied with your face’s appearance. Incisions are made in inconspicuous locations behind the ear and in the crease of the chin. Similar to a full facelift, the skin is lifted and underlying tissues and muscles are adjusted. Excess skin is then removed.

Liposuction is often performed along with a neck lift to extract excess fat, improve contour, and provide a slimmer, more youthful look to the neck. When appropriate, a neck lift can be combined with a chin implant, the overall results of which can be dramatic. Depending on whether the neck lift is combined with other procedures, surgery normally lasts between 1 and 3 hours.


“A neck lift often produces remarkable results when combined with other facial procedures. In my opinion, which direction a patient will go should be determined through a detailed consultation with a plastic surgeon who is capable of performing all types of facial procedures. Then, that decision should be based on what a patient truly needs physically, what they will be satisfied with, and what they are willing to do to achieve that goal.”

– Dr. Goesel Anson


Dr. Anson’s patient had a necklift, fat transfer, upper and lower blephoroplasty, and fillers to help her achieve her desired look. For additional before & after images of this patient click here.