Jacksonville Neck Lift
Serving Patients in Jacksonville, Florida
A neck lift is a surgical procedure aimed at improving the contour of the neck and redefining the youthful jaw line. The effects of the aging process, gravity, and the sun result in folds that form around the neck, loose skin, and excess fat.
If you'd like to look as good as you feel, a neck lift tightens the underlying muscles, smoothes the loose skin on your neck, and removes excess fat. As a result, your neck will appear fresh and youthful. A neck lift can be performed in conjunction with a face lift, brow lift, eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty, and nose reshaping, or it can be done exclusively. There are a number of different ways to perform a Neck Lift, including liposuction alone or in conjunction with a platysmaplasty, or cervicoplasty (see below for more information). Our facial plastic surgery team will help you decide which technique best suits your needs.
At the Desai Center of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we believe that patients, their desires, and anatomy are all unique. Therefore, Dr. Desai and Dr. Fallucco evaluate each patient and create a customized surgical plan for all of their patients to meet their expectations. Dr. Desai and Dr. Fallucco use the latest techniques to create a natural, younger appearing you. To schedule a consultation, call us now at (904) 262-DESAI (3372) or complete the contact us form.
Neck Lift Techniques, Cosmetic Surgery in Jacksonville
Neck Liposuction / Submental Liposuction
The undesirable contour of the neck can be due to excess fatty deposits under the chin. Neck liposuction or submental (under the chin) liposuction is performed through a small 3 cm incision under the jaw. After the infiltration of fluid, small liposuction cannulas suction the excess fat improving the contour of chin and neck line. Younger patients with mostly fat under the neck are the best candidates for this procedure.
Risks include bruising, swelling, contour irregularities, dimpling, temporary changes in sensation, temporary motor nerve weakness, and incomplete flattening of the neck due to particular anatomic variables.
The procedure takes about an hour and patients are asked to wear a chin strap for 7 days after the procedure. The recovery last 7-10 days and patients can generally return to work in 1 week. Submental liposuction is performed under local or general anesthesia. To learn more, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Desai and our Jacksonville plastic surgery team.
Neck Lift with Platysmaplasty & Liposuction
Occasionally, the undesirable contour of the neck is the result of both excess fatty deposits as well as central neck muscle laxity. Through a submental (under the chin) incision about 3 cm, the excess fat is liposuctioned and the central muscle is tightened to eliminate the central bands. Patients with a significant amount of excess skin are better suited with a full neck (cervicoplasty) or face & neck lift.
The procedure takes 1-2 hours and patients are asked to wear a chin strap for 7 days after the procedure. The recovery last 7-10 days and patients can generally return to work in 1 week. Submental liposuction is performed under local or general anesthesia. Please call our Jacksonville cosmetic surgery team at (904) 262-DESAI (3372) now to learn more.
Neck Lift with Cervicoplasty & Liposuction
When neck muscle laxity and excess fat is combined with a significant amount of excess skin, a cervicoplasty with liposuction is performed to tighten the muscles across the entire neck and to remove the excess skin. Incisions under the chin as well as behind the ear are made to create a beautiful, youthful contour to the neck.
The procedure takes approximate 2 hours and patients are asked to wear a chin strap for 1 week. There is some minor bruising and swelling that resolves during the recovery time of 1-2 weeks. To learn more, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Desai and our Jacksonville plastic surgery team.
Preparing for your Jacksonville Neck Lift
Who is a candidate for neck lift?
Men and women with excess fat and skin in their neck that have lost the normal neck contour are candidates for a neck lift.
How do I prepare for my neck lift?
Smoking cessation, nutrition, and stable health conditions are prerequisites for any facial rejuvenation procedure.
Recovering after your Neck Lift
Our facial plastic surgery team will help ensure a rapid recovery. We ask our patients not to flex their neck in the post-operative period to prevent any blockage in the drainage of blood flow.
Financing for your Cosmetic Surgery in Jacksonville
Our cosmetic surgery team constantly evaluates multiple companies to find the most reliable financing options for our patients in Jacksonville, FL. Please view our financing page to learn about the options available to you.
A neck lift can improve the contour of your neck and redefine your jaw line to give you a more youthful appearance. If you live in St. Augustine, Jacksonville, or Ponte Vedra, Florida, please contact the Desai Center of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery today to schedule an initial consultation. We offer a variety of financing plans to suit your budget.
Desai Center of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
14540 Old St. Augustine Road Suite 2391 | Jacksonville, Florida 32258