Neck Lift

Necks are often the first place to show signs of aging. Turkey wattles, jowls, and double chins can betray an otherwise youthful face. A neck lift at ACENT in Anchorage can help. Neck lift, especially when combined with a face lift, can make you look years younger.

If you're feeling self-conscious about an unattractive neck, request a consultation with one of our board-certified surgeons. Or call us at (907) 279-8800 to schedule an appointment with a member of our team.

Our highly-trained providers look forward to meeting you and answering all of your questions.

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A neck lift is a combination of surgical procedures in which excess fat and skin are removed and neck muscles are altered to restore a firm, sleek appearance to the neck. We perform the surgery in our office with the patient under general anesthesia. If the procedure is combined with a face lift – which is typical – you will likely be in surgery for 2 hours or more. Liposuction is usually part of the overall neck lift, although we also offer Smartlipo™ for the neck as a stand-alone procedure.

Smartlipo™ for the Neck

We now offer Smartlipo to patients who want fat removed from their necks without undergoing a neck lift. Smartlipo is a minimally invasive surgery performed with a wand-like laser. Inserted through an incision about the size of a pen tip, the laser heats up and liquefies the fat, which is then gently suctioned from the neck. The procedure is done using a local anesthetic, and typically results in much less bruising and swelling than traditional liposuction. Patients can usually resume their normal routines within 2 to 3 days.


We schedule a follow-up appointment the day after surgery to ensure there are no complications. You will have your sutures removed a week after the surgery and return for an additional appointment 1 month later under normal circumstances. Most patients take about 2 weeks before resuming their normal activities. Swelling and bruising are normal following a neck lift. The bruising will likely remain for up to 2 weeks.

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Meet Our Physicians

Each of our physicians is board-certified in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, and Dr. Ellerbe is board-certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.