In a neck lift procedure, Dr. Newall gives the neck a tighter and more youthful contour by removing sagging skin and excess fatty tissue. He accomplishes this using various techniques. In some cases, he will use liposuctioning to remove excess fat, while others may require the removal of excess skin to correct sagging. He may also tighten the neck muscles through a platysmaplasty procedure. To create a more overall youthful appearance, this procedure is often combined with a partial facelift or BOTOX® Cosmetic. Recovery time varies depending on the number of procedures that are performed. Stitches are removed in about one week, and most bruising and swelling will reside in one month.