Neck Lift

The posterior neck lift

The posterior neck lift, our most common neck procedure has incisions similar to a facelift although much less extensive.  These are placed around the ears, down the hairline and under the chin. The neck skin is then lifted up, tightened and any excess skin removed.   If the neck lift patient has noticeable vertical bands in the front of the neck, known as platysmal bands, these are reduced as part of the procedure.  Additionally, any fat in the neck is removed by liposuction.  The surgery itself is much less extensive than that of a full facelift and recovery time shorter.

The Direct Excision Neck Lift

Some older people, especially men, can develop an unsightly, isolated, central band of sagging skin directly below the chin. Often called a ‘turkey neck’ or ‘waddle,’ this distressing and embarrassing deformity can be easily addressed by a simple, very effective procedure known as a “direct excision neck lift.” An incision is made beneath the chin in the midline and the waddle is excised directly. Although the scar from this surgery is a bit more noticeable than our facelift or other neck lift incisions, it is still very minimal. Overall the results of this procedure have been quite dramatic cosmetically with very happy patients.

Neck Lift Before
Neck Lift Before
Neck Lift After
Neck Lift After

The JPlasty (Renuvion) Neck Lift

For those who have a small amount of neck sagging, our minimally invasive JPlazty neck lift will give pleasing results with very little downtime and no cutting. It consists of Vaser liposuction of the neck followed by skin tightening using the helium plasma probe known as JPlasma or Renuvion.  The entire procedure is performed through three tiny incisions under the chin and each earlobe.

Liposuction of the Neck

Younger patients with bulky necks who just need the excess fat removed can often benefit from liposuction alone to restore neck contours and a jawline.  This is a very simple procedure with almost no downtime and very satisfying results in the right patient.

What type of Anesthesia is Used for Neck Lifts?

For all our neck lift procedures we use a combination of minimal intravenous conscious sedation and local tumescent anesthesia. There is absolutely no discomfort during the surgery.

Neck Lift Before
Neck Lift Before
Neck Lift After
Neck Lift After

How Long Does the Surgery Take and What Happens Afterwards?

Depending on the type of procedure we do, it can last anywhere from 1-3 hours. After surgery we place you in a bulky dressing that we remove the next day and at that visit give you a lighter removeable garment to wear at night. Any sutures or staples placed come out in seven days.

What is the Downtime of a Neck Lift?

Most patients are up and around in a day. Normal light activities can be done as soon as you feel up to it. Most patients can return to sedentary work in as little as two to three days.

What are the Complications of Neck lift Surgery?

It is extremely rare for there to be a serious complication from a neck lift. Some bruising and swelling are not unusual and disappear usually in a week.

Can Neck Lift Surgery be Combined with Other Facial Procedures?

Neck lift surgery can be combined with a number of other facial procedures such as eyelid surgery, browlifts, chin implants, earlobe revision and laser resurfacing procedures.

Interested in a Neck Lift?

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