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What is a neck lift?

A neck lift is designed to tighten sagging skin of the neck, re-establish integrity of the neck muscles, remove excess fatty tissue in the neck, and improve the jawline. The approach to a neck lift depends on individual presentation, but in general, incisions are strategically placed in the natural creases around the ear up to the sideburns, and possibly under the chin. The objective is a refreshed, rejuvenated appearance that looks effortlessly beautiful and natural.

Who is a good candidate for a neck lift?

Good candidates for a neck lift are men and women between 30 and 80 years of age in good physical and psychological health with poorly defined neck and jawlines. A neck lift helps rejuvenate patients who have signs of aging and restore appearance in individuals who have sustained massive weight loss.

This procedure may be combined with a full facelift, brow lift, blepharoplasty, facial fat grafting, or chin implant to provide better balance to the entire face and neck. During the initial consultation you will discuss with Dr. Shermak what you would like to improve so she can understand your expectations and determine how to best achieve your desired results.

What is the recovery like for a neck lift?

Surgery tends to be performed on an outpatient basis. You may experience temporary swelling, numbness, and bruising that respond well to head elevation, compressive wrapping, ice packs and Arnica Montana herbal supplementation.

You will be seen in the office within 1 to 3 days to have dressings removed. Sutures are removed after one week. Makeup may be applied by 2 weeks after surgery. Most clients resume regular activities and return to work within 1-2 weeks, and swelling may take up to a month to resolve. Stitches are removed 7 to 10 days after surgery.

Next steps Schedule a Consultation

We invite you to call Dr. Shermak’s Baltimore plastic surgery office at 410-324-6592 to schedule your personal consultation today. You can also learn more about what kind of results to expect by visiting our online library of before and after photography of patients who kindly offered to share their results.

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We are officially open, thanks to Governor Hogan!

We welcome new patients and are looking forward to performing elective surgical procedures, starting the week of May 11.

This is a new day, with new safety protocols. Our goal is to keep everyone safe and respect the continued risk COVID-19 presents. For this reason, we will be instituting the following protocols:

  • We will have Sandy stationed at our entryway with sterilizer and a COVID-19 survey for our new patients to fill out. Sandy will also check your temperature and collect your paperwork at the door – our medical intake form can be filled out prior to your coming to the office, or you can fill it out after you arrive.
  • Please bring a mask for any in-office visits. If you are coming for surgery, please bring a paper mask if you have one. For any other visits, cloth masks or paper masks are fine.
  • We need any patient waiting to be seen to wait in your car until we can safely accommodate you in an exam room. We need to respect social distancing and are spacing our patients out to assure safety.
  • We can only allow the patient to come in to the office for examination. Friends or family will need to wait outside the office.
  • For those assisting our postoperative patients on the day of surgery: we ask that you kindly wait in your car and we will call you in to discuss postoperative instructions.
  • I am continuing to schedule Virtual Consultations which is exciting and new! Check out my Resources section or header at drshermak.com to get started!

I look forward to seeing you soon!


As of July 1st, the staff members at The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland will no longer routinely be wearing masks following the state guidelines per Governor Hogan.

All of our staff members are vaccinated.

If any patient would prefer that the medical staff member caring for them wear a mask, please let us know and we will gladly do so.

We treat patients with compormised immune systems and we need to be respectful of their needs.

We are asking patients who are not fully vaccinated to please wear masks while in our office so that we may continue to safely accomodate our patients with weakened immune systems.

Thank you!

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