Neck Lift Fort Worth

What is a neck lift?

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A neck lift achieves the most significant improvement by eliminating  signs of aging in all areas of the neck and produces a very natural appearance. During a neck lift procedure, muscles are tightened and sagging skin is removed to provide a more youthful appearance. 

A neck lift is often performed along with a face lift procedure. The surgeon tightens the neck muscles and removes sagging skin to produce smoother, more youthful-looking neck contours. The surgeon can also remove fat deposits in the neck during this procedure.

Is a neck lift right for you?

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Candidacy for all procedures is on an individual basis. Any man or woman who has noticed the effects of aging may be considered a good candidate.  A neck lift may be right for you if: 

  • You have fine lines and wrinkles on your neck
  • You have sagging tissues on your neck
  • You appear older than you feel or older than your actual age

What To Expect



The Westside Plastic Surgery team is excited to meet you! At your consultation appointment, Dr. Goggin will review your medical history,  discuss your goals, perform a brief physical examination, and then provide you with his professional recommendations. He will spend time reviewing before and after photos, discuss a variety of treatment options, and answer any questions that you may have. He takes his time to create a personalized plan to reach your desired aesthetic outcome. His team will then provide you information regarding recovery timeline, cost of procedure, and financing options. Dr. Goggin is knowledgeable in the latest research, techniques, and advances in the field to provide you the best care possible.


Before your surgery, our team will give you a pre-operative packet with a list of instructions in preparation for your surgery. We will spend time reviewing these instructions with you to ensure that you are confident and comfortable before your procedure. Our goal is to provide education and be there for you every step of the way. Patients should be off all blood thinners 2 weeks prior to surgery. We advise strict smoking/nicotine cessation 6 weeks prior to surgery and 6 weeks after. 

Recovery Timeline

Dr. Goggin and the Westside team will give you specific information regarding aftercare to optimize your post-op recovery. Our team will be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Recovery time can be variable between patients and surgeries. After surgery, recovery is typically 2 weeks. Most patients will require assistance for the first 24 hours after surgery. We recommend you drink plenty of fluids, eat a healthy diet, and walk often to optimize healing.

Neck Lift FAQs

Who is an ideal candidate for a neck lift?


Ideal candidates for a neck lift can have deep wrinkles or sagging skin on their neck.

Will there be a noticeable scar left behind?


As with any incision made, there will be a scar left behind. However, incisions are meticulously planned and scars tend to heal exceptionally well.

What is recovery like?


You should arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery and assist you for the first 24 to 48 hours of recovery. As a rule of thumb, there is generally not a lot of pain after a neck lift. Your surgeon will prescribe medications to keep you as comfortable as possible. Swelling and bruising may last from a few days to a few weeks. Most patients can return to work within two weeks.

When will I see the final results of my neck lift?


Most patients see significant results from their neck lift within four to six months, although subtle changes may continue to occur for up to a year after the procedure.