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Charles A. Messa, III, MD, FACS

Neck Lift

It’s common for patients with signs of aging in their face to think they need a facelift when they actually need a neck lift. Neck muscles that have become weak or skin that sags from the jawline can prevent you from having a smooth, youthful appearance. Addressing a loose neck profile can restore graceful and attractive contours to the neck and jawline.

Weston, Florida
And Surrounding Suburbs

What Do You Desire?

Jawline Definition

Definition can be obscured at the jawline by excess skin and fat. For many patients, this lack of definition creates the appearance of a double chin or rounded face. A defined, chiseled jawline is improved by crafting overall facial beauty. While some correction can be achieved by treating the skin around the jawline, the neck lift specifically targets the sagging skin below the jawline for more dramatic results.

Smooth Neck

Vertical banding and wrinkles along the neck can significantly age your appearance. The careful draping process of the neck lift is designed to smooth away these unwanted signs of aging. Dr. Messa’s draping technique focuses on creating the most natural appearance while maintaining the youthful complexion you desire.

Slimmer Neck

Weak platysma muscles and excess tissue can cause the neck to appear short or bulky. A corset suture technique targets the weak platysma muscles, pulling them tight. Removing excess skin helps restore definition along the neck. The combination of these two techniques results in a slimmer, more graceful neck appearance.

Neck Lift Techniques

Traditional Neck Lift

Depending on the technique chosen for your procedure, incisions may be placed behind the ears, under the chin, or in a combination of locations

  • A corset platysmaplasty is performed on patients with weak neck muscles
  • Excess skin is excised through the incisions
  • The remaining tissue is gently draped
  • Incisions are closed and bandaged

Neck Lift & Facelift

A combination neck lift and facelift is designed to treat patients that have facial aging in the lower two-thirds of their face and down towards the neck

These patients are typically looking to improve sagging of the lower face and neck

Addressing both areas of aging will provide you with better, longer-lasting results

Neck Lift & Liposuction

Liposuction can be added to any neck lift procedure to treat excess fat tissue

Liposuction is ideal for treating fatty, double chins or for enhancing definition along the neck

Most liposuction techniques use discreetly placed incisions that won’t result in any additional scarring

Addressing Your Concerns

Before & After

Frequently Asked Questions

  • WHAT TYPE OF ANESTHESIA IS USED FOR NECK LIFT SURGERY?

    Intravenous sedation is used for neck lift surgery to ensure patient comfort and safety. However, some patients will require the use of a general anesthetic.

  • WILL A NECK LIFT AFFECT MY ABILITY TO EAT?

    The process of swallowing may cause discomfort for a day or two, and you are usually restricted to a soft diet during this time as you recover from anesthesia. A neck lift will not have any lasting impact on your ability to eat or swallow.

  • HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED A COMBINATION PROCEDURE?

    Dr. Messa may recommend a neck lift and facelift or neck lift and liposuction combination during your initial consultation. Since each procedure is tailored to the patient, the extent of each procedure used will vary between patients.

  • HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR MY NECK LIFT PROCEDURE?

    You should stop smoking six weeks prior to your procedure and avoid taking blood thinning medications in the two weeks leading up to your procedure. Proper hydration and nutrition leading up to and following your procedure is important for your recovery.

  • HOW LONG WILL MY RESULTS LAST?

    Neck lift surgery is designed to provide long-lasting results. While the procedure doesn’t prevent future aging, most patients look significantly younger than their age for years following their surgery.

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Weston Cosmetic Surgery Center
2823 Executive Park Dr Weston, FL 33331