What is a neck lift?

A neck lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of the neck and jawline. It targets sagging skin, excess fat deposits, and muscle laxity in the neck area to create a more youthful and defined contour. During the procedure, incisions are typically made behind the ears and under the chin, allowing the surgeon to access the underlying tissues. The muscles are tightened, excess fat is removed through liposuction if necessary, and the skin is repositioned and trimmed for a smoother, more toned appearance. Neck lifts can address concerns such as turkey neck, double chin, jowls, and neck banding. 


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Am I a candidate?

Candidates for a neck lift are individuals who are bothered by visible signs of aging in the neck area. Common concerns that may make someone a suitable candidate for a neck lift include loose or sagging skin, excess fat deposits under the chin, the presence of jowls, or vertical neck bands. Generally, candidates are in good overall health and have realistic expectations for the outcomes of the procedure. A neck lift can benefit both men and women who want to achieve a more youthful and defined neck contour. 

What can I expect during a neck lift?

During a neck lift procedure, you can expect a comprehensive rejuvenation of the neck area. The surgery typically involves making incisions behind the ears and under the chin to access the underlying tissues. Depending on your specific needs, excess skin may be removed, and underlying muscles and tissues may be tightened or repositioned. Liposuction may also be performed to remove excess fat deposits and enhance the neck contour. Throughout the procedure, anesthesia is used to ensure your comfort.

What can I expect after the procedure?

After the surgery, you may experience mild to moderate swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication and cold compresses. It is important to follow Dr. Warner’s post-op instructions, which may include keeping the head elevated, wearing a compression garment, and avoiding strenuous activities for a certain period. Gradually, over several weeks, the swelling will subside, and the final results of the neck lift will become apparent. Patients can enjoy a smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking neck, with improved definition and a rejuvenated appearance.

Schedule a neck lift consultation in Orlando

With proper care and maintenance, the results of a neck lift can be long-lasting and contribute to a more youthful and balanced facial appearance. If you would like to meet with an experienced, board certified cosmetic surgeon in the Orlando area, give us a call at 407-863-8700 or fill out the form below. Dr. Warner will meet with you and answer any questions that you have about the procedure.

Middle aged woman with streaks of grey hair


A Consultation

At Florida Eyelid and Cosmetic Surgery in Orlando, Dr. Warner provides the best in oculoplastic and cosmetic care. It all starts with a consultation, where Dr. Warner can assess your goals and answer any questions that you have. Please fill out the form below or give us a call at (407) 863-8700 to get started.