Revolutionary Deep Plane Neck Lift

The effects of the aging process, gravity, and the sun result in folds around the neck, loose skin, and excess fat. A deep plane neck lift is a groundbreaking surgical technique to reposition the underlying neck tissues, leading to a firm, elegant look that appears entirely natural – not pulled, obvious, or overdone. 

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What is a neck lift?

If you’d like to look as good as you feel, a neck lift tightens the underlying muscles, smooths loose skin, and removes excess fat. As a result, your neck will appear toned and youthful. A neck lift can either be performed alone or in conjunction with facelift surgery, brow lift, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), or rhinoplasty (nose reshaping). There are a number of different ways to perform a neck lift, including liposuction or liposuction 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.

The Florida Plastic Surgery Group difference 

At the Florida Plastic Surgery Group, we believe our patients, their desires, and their anatomy are all unique. Therefore, our doctors evaluate each patient and create a customized surgical plan for each neck lift treatment to meet our patients’ individual expectations.

At our practice, you have access to the most advanced neck lift techniques, including the deep plane neck lift – a technique that produces the most sophisticated outcomes, natural, refreshed, and youthful. 

Florida Plastic Surgery Group is celebrating our 15 years in Northeast Florida with a clear mission – our ongoing commitment to excellence in patient care. We pride ourselves in treating each patient as family and enhancing the patient’s quality of life. We provide the highest level of up-to-date and ethical care in the field of plastic surgery. With a deep plane neck lift, our goal is to enhance your confidence with a very natural, rejuvenated appearance. For a journey to a more youthful neck structure, we invite you to discover the national leaders in plastic surgery at Florida Plastic Surgery Group.

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Neck lift techniques

Neck liposuction / submental liposuction

Excess fatty deposits under the chin can create an undesirable contour of the neck. Neck liposuction or submental (under the chin) liposuction is performed through a small 3 cm incision under the jaw. 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 lasts 7-10 days, and patients can generally return to work within 1 week. Submental liposuction is performed under local or general anesthesia.

Deep plane neck lift

A deep plane neck lift is a surgical procedure designed to address signs of aging on and around the neck. Unlike traditional neck lift techniques, which primarily target the skin and superficial layers, a deep plane neck lift repositions and tightens the deeper layers of neck tissues. The procedure addresses all aesthetic concerns, including sagging skin, excess fat, and muscle laxity, by lifting and recontouring the underlying structures. By targeting the deep plane, this technique can provide a more comprehensive and long-lasting improvement for a youthful, elegant neck contour.

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Neck lift with platysmaplasty and  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 of about 3 cm, the excess fat is liposuctioned, and the central muscle is tightened to smooth 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, our plastic surgeons recommend patients wear a chin strap for 7 days after the procedure, the recovery lasts 7-10 days, and patients typically return to work within 1 week. Neck lifts with platysmaplasty and liposuction are performed under local or general anesthesia.

Neck Lift with cervicoplasty and liposuction

When neck muscle laxity and excess fat are combined with a significant amount of excess skin, 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 approximately 2 hours, and patients are asked to wear a chin strap for 1 week. There is some minor bruising and swelling that resolves during a recovery time of 1 to 2 weeks.

Preparing for your neck lift

Who is a candidate for a neck lift?

Men and women with excess fat and skin in their necks that have lost their 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 facial rejuvenation.

Recovering after your neck lift

Our facial plastic surgery team will help ensure a rapid recovery. We'll provide clear instructions on best practices for a smooth and safe recovery for the most effective and long-lasting results.

If you are interested in learning more about how a neck lift can help you achieve your cosmetic goals, or to schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons, please contact our office today.

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Everyone here is amazing! Dr. Desai is not only a skilled surgeon, but he is also very caring and sensitive. Every time I see him, he takes his time to explain things and makes sure that all of my questions are answered. Before my last surgery, he pulled up a chair and walked through the whole procedure in great detail. When it came time for me to ask questions, I looked at my list, and he had alr...

Brandy E.

Dr. Desai did AMAZING work!! Not only that, he is also so kind and helpful. I went in not knowing exactly what I wanted, and he was so knowledgeable and guided me to the right decision. I could not be happier with my results! Highly recommend him!

Julia H.

I was very pleased with Dr. Desai’s bedside manner as well as the results of my recent procedure. From the time I called to schedule my consultation until my last follow-up appointment, all of the staff were friendly and professional. I strongly recommend Florida Plastic Surgery Group if you are looking for high-quality results and an overall exceptional experience.

Cara S.
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