Dr. Craig Oser Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgeon Pittsburgh


Neck Lift

A neck lift raises or removes the skin around the neck and under the chin, helping smooth and reduce lines, wrinkles and loose skin. This procedure is commonly elected by both men and women and can be combined with a face lift for best results.


The cosmetic consultation with Dr. Oser is an important step in the process of considering aesthetic surgery. He and his staff are committed to helping you become well informed about the actual process of preparing for your neck lift. Please feel free to ask any questions and let us know how we can help you throughout the process.

Dr. Oser will spend time with you discussing your wishes and desires. He will examine you and give you his professional opinion about how to best achieve your goals and will work with you to determine whether you are a good candidate for a short-scar face lift or a full face lift. He will take into consideration your specific needs, your age, health and various other factors.

Other services may be recommended in combination with this service to be sure that you have an optimal surgical result and a wonderful surgical experience.

Preparation Before your Procedure

Three weeks prior to and three weeks after your surgery, try to limit your alcohol and tobacco intake. Two weeks prior to and two weeks after your surgery, do not take medication that may thin your blood such as aspirin or Ibuprofen products.

The Day of Your Procedure 

Please refrain from wearing makeup, contact lenses, hairpins, jewelry, body lotion or perfume. Wear comfortable clothing. If you develop a cold, sore throat, fever or any symptoms of illness before your surgery, notify the office.

Please prepare to have a responsible adult available to provide transportation after your procedure and have arrangements made for any necessary assistance you may require for the following 24 hours. If you are a minor a parent or guardian must accompany you.


Before your procedure, Dr. Oser will answer any questions that may have arisen since the initial consultation and you will have an opportunity to meet any additional staff members involved. Dr. Oser and his staff will do everything to make you feel as comfortable as possible and will be available to address any concerns that you may have.


While results may vary, patients  typically enjoy a reverse of the effects of aging of the face and neck. Most patients see a smoothing of the skin and a reduction of lines, wrinkles, and loose skin around the neck, helping them regain a more alert, naturally youthful, approachable appearance.

Dr. Oser may recommend complementary services to maximize your desired result. These may include a brow lift, face lift, eyelid surgery, nasal surgery and facial implants.