Neck Lift in Charlotte

Look as young as you feel with a neck lift performed by a Beverly Hills-trained facial plastic surgeon.

Neck Lift Overview

Aging symptoms under the chin and around the neck, such as skin laxity, submental fat, and horizontal banding
Varies from 2-4 hours
Asleep or awake
Patients may experience swelling, bruising, and slight bleeding.
Whenever a patient has any type of surgery, there is a risk of bleeding, infection, scarring, or side effects from anesthesia.
Most patients return to daily activities one week after a neck lift. Some patients choose to take two weeks off. Patients are encouraged to start walking and doing light exercise two weeks after surgery. Full exercise can start 4-6 weeks after surgery.
10+ years

Remarkable Care, Exceptional Results

“A+, Grand Slam, a master of this art, the consummate, highly skilled professional with a great support staff. As a 62yo female, I was looking tired; hollow under my eyes, a chin like a turkey & the jowls of a French bull dog. After careful research & consideration, I went into see Dr. Kulbersh for a consult. He impressed me with his first question, “What do you not like about your face…”almost everything” I thought, not really, but close. Three weeks post op of a mini face lift, lipo under the chin & fat grafting, I am healed & looking refreshed, perfect symmetry, with no bruising or scars. I could not be more pleased with the results. He is a true master of this art.”

LTeS, RealSelf

Types of neck lifts we offer

  • Cervicoplasty – a surgical neck procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat to tighten the neck for a refreshed and youthful appearance.
  • Platysmaplasty – a surgical neck procedure that reconstructs the thin sheet of neck muscle known as the platysma. Platysmal bands, or neck muscles, are tightened through this surgery.
  • Revision neck lift – a surgical procedure that repairs a previous neck lift procedure that did not resolve a patient’s aesthetic concerns or failed to improve their sagging neck skin and folds.
  • Non-surgical neck lift – combines Botox, dermal fillers, and Kybella injections with RF microneedling and laser treatments to refresh the neck without surgery.

Why choose Dr. Kulbersh for your neck lift in Charlotte, NC?

  • Double board-certified in facial plastic surgery
  • Trained by Dr. Paul Nassif of TV’s “Botched”
  • 100% focus on treatments for the face and neck
  • 20+ years of experience
  • 2,000+ procedures performed
  • BOB Award for Charlotte’s Best Facial Plastic Surgeon (2019-2023)
  • Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery by Charlotte Magazine (2019-2023)
  • American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities Member (ASF)

Neck Lift at Carolina Facial Plastics

At Carolina Facial Plastics, we understand that everyone ages differently and provide patients with a customized neck lift treatment plan. Choosing us for your neck lift will allow you to:

  • Undergo your procedure in the privacy, safety, and comfort of our fully-accredited Fairview Surgical Suites
  • Reduce post-op swelling and downtime by 50% and minimize scars with Dr. Kulbersh’s expertise
  • Experience a smooth recovery process in our Fairview Recovery Retreat with around-the-clock post-surgical care in a luxurious hotel-like setting (no need to book accommodations or plan your meals after surgery)
  • Benefit from concierge services that include helping you get where you need to go after your surgery or finding accommodations if you’re coming from another city or state

Your Neck Lift Experience

Your Consultation

During your consultation, you and Dr. Kulbersh will discuss your concerns and goals in detail so that Dr. Kulbersh can customize the procedures to each patient. Depending on the extent of your surgery, he will offer you the option of using local anesthesia rather than general anesthesia for your surgery.

Your Procedure

Your neck lift will be performed at the fully accredited Fairview Surgical Suites. Neck lift surgery can take 2-4 hours to complete.
Dr. Kulbersh makes a tiny incision underneath the chin to camouflage any scarring. Then, he tightens the platysma to create a smoother and more defined jawline.

The final step is Dr. Kulbersh pulling sagging tissue along the jawline, and he may also remove excess fat on the neck and jowls using liposuction for more comprehensive results.

Frequently Asked Questions

Any surgical procedure comes with possible risks and complications. Possible neck lift complications include:

  • Bleeding
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Changes in skin sensation
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Poor wound healing
  • Temporary hair loss along incisions

The cost of a neck lift ranges from $11,000 up to $17,000 in Charlotte. The complexity of the neck lift procedure impacts the cost, including additional procedures like facelift, facial fat grafting, facial liposuction, platysmaplasty, and/or eyelift.

Preparing for your neck lift begins weeks before your surgery. We tell patients to stop taking certain medications (e.g., blood thinners) and supplements that may increase the risk of bruising after surgery.

We will give a list of instructions to make your recovery process as smooth as possible. You may contact our Charlotte office if you have any questions before your surgery.

Neck lift results can last for approximately 10 years with proper maintenance. You cannot stop the natural aging process, so your neck skin will still lose elasticity. By maintaining a healthy lifestyle, using medical-grade skincare, and using sun protection, you may be able to extend the length of your neck lift results.

There is no age restriction for undergoing a neck lift, but the ideal candidates for neck lift surgery are usually between 40 and 65 years of age or those with more advanced signs of aging in the neck.

Cosmetic surgeries like a neck lift are not typically covered by insurance.

Plan to spend at least one week in Charlotte so we can monitor your initial recovery process. Our concierge services can assist you with any booking and transportation arrangement you need to make your stay as smooth and stress-free as possible. You may also spend your first night post-surgery in our Fairview Recovery Retreat, where you will receive round-the-clock care.

We are committed to delivering excellent patient care, which continues long after your neck lift is complete. We are always available to answer your questions, or you may schedule a follow-up visit so we can personally address any complications you might have.

We always advise our surgical patients arriving from another town or state to plan a week’s stay in Charlotte since potential issues can typically arise during this time. If you encounter a problem once you return home, you may contact us so we can assist you.



Botox injections, Kybella injections, dermal fillers, and laser and RF microneedling procedures can be combined to rejuvenate the neck without surgery.

At Carolina Facial Plastics, we offer a multi-treatment approach to skin tightening. Some patients benefit from our advanced combination procedures like Ultimate Duo treatment, which combines our Cool Peel with Virtue RF or Sylfirm RF to tighten skin, reduce lines and wrinkles, and smooth out skin irregularities.

These procedures address numerous signs of aging in the neck, including sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles, excess fat, and neck bands.

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