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Neck Lift Surgery for Men in Palo Alto: Also Serving San Jose and the Bay Area

If you have loose skin, excess fat, or lack of definition in the jaw or chin, a neck lift can greatly improve these areas.

What is a neck lift?

As men age, the skin begins to lose elasticity, particularly in the neck area. This can often result in a “turkey neck” appearance, which bothers most people who have it. Even if you’re otherwise in good shape, sagging neck skin can make you look older or heavier than you really are. A neck lift has the ability to give you your chin and profile back by defining the and sculpting the area. 

Key benefits of a male neck lift

  • More defined chin and jawline
  • Removal of the illusion of weight and age
  • More youthful and attractive appearance

Neck lift surgical details

When performing a neck lift for male patients, Dr. Hessler is particularly mindful to keep the masculine features in mind. The basics are the same with male and female neck lift surgery, but the differences that do exist must be considered and addressed, such as the prominence of the jawline and how the skin is draped over the Adam’s apple. Dr. Hessler is extremely detail-oriented, making her the ideal surgeon for this procedure. To tighten the neck skin, Dr. Hessler will make small incisions around the ear. Once the incisions are made, she will remove or re-position fat deposits, tighten the platysma muscles, and remove excess skin. The remaining skin is then re-draped over the raised contours, and the incisions will be closed. Surgical dressings will be applied to reduce swelling. 


Recovery time is different for every patient, but in general, recovering from a surgical neck lift takes 1 to 2 weeks. During this time, you will experience some bruising, swelling, and mild discomfort.

Any pain can be managed with over-the-counter medications or pain relievers. It’s important to keep your head slightly elevated when sleeping to help with swelling. You will also need to avoid bending or twisting your neck. 

Hessler Plastic Surgery for neck lift in Palo Alto, San Jose, and the Bay Area

Dr. Jill Hessler provides exceptional, patient-centric care. As an award-winning, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Hessler is passionate about delivering the absolute best results for her patients. Neck lift surgery is not only one of our top procedures, but is also one of Dr. Hessler’s areas of focus. She will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan just for you.

Hessler Plastic Surgery is a comprehensive surgical center where you will be greeted with a luxurious environment and warm, professional service. Our team of registered nurses — personally trained and overseen by Dr. Hessler — make sure every detail is fully taken care of, from your initial consultation to your very last follow-up.

You will be fully informed about everything you need to know for both pre- and post-operative care. If you’re in Palo Alto, San Jose, or the Bay Area and considering a neck lift, please contact us.

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