Deep Neck Lift

Deep Neck Lift

If you look in the mirror and see a double chin or undefined jawline, a deep neck lift may be for you. This plastic surgery procedure offers a dramatic improvement in the appearance of the chin, jaw, and neck. Keep reading to learn more or get in touch with the team at Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery – a division of U.S. Dermatology Partners to schedule a session.

What Is a Deep Neck Lift Procedure?

Deep neck lifts are cosmetic surgery procedures designed to sculpt and firm the neck. Unlike mini and traditional neck lifts that stick with improving the appearance of the skin and some supportive structures, deep neck lift procedures lift, smooth, and reshape the skin, fat, muscle, glands, and connective tissues. While it lifts and firms skin and underlying tissues, deep neck lifts are also designed to address loose or sagging skin for a more defined jawline and neck.

The surgery is performed under general anesthesia, so you’ll be fully asleep throughout. There is just one very small incision made below the chin and behind the ears where it will be less noticeable. Through the incision, the facial plastic surgeon lifts and reshapes the neck and jaw. In most cases, the full procedure is completed in about two hours.

Benefits of Deep Neck Lifts

Deep neck lifts are not the best options for every person, but if you want to sculpt the jaw and neckline to achieve a dramatic improvement, a deep neck lift might be right for you.

Some of the many benefits of deep neck lifts include:

  • Dramatic Results – by repositioning the skin, neck fat, muscle, glands, and connective tissues, it’s possible to change the contours of the jaw and neck for a smooth, defined appearance.
  • Long-Lasting – once completed, the results of deep neck lifts can last a decade or longer.
  • Remove Double Chin – by eliminating excess fat tissues in the chin and jaw, deep neck lifts deliver a more defined appearance and a more elegant-looking neckline.
  • Minimal Scarring – while dramatic results are possible, this surgical procedure is performed in such a way that scarring is minimized.
  • Feel Your Best – by improving the appearance of the neck and jaw, deep neck lifts help improve self-confidence.

Recovery After the Deep Neck Lift Procedure

Following your deep neck lift procedure, you’ll need to follow your plastic surgeon’s instructions carefully to ensure you heal quickly and completely with minimal downtime. With proper post-procedure care, you should start to see facial rejuvenation within one to two weeks. During this healing time, you will notice skin bruising and swelling that can be treated with over-the-counter pain medications. You should not lift anything heavy or overexert yourself as you heal. Make sure to get plenty of sleep throughout neck lift recovery. It’s best to sleep with your head elevated to ensure good blood circulation. After the first seven days, you can return to a low-impact daily routine, including going back to work if your job doesn’t involve any physically taxing duties. You will need to wait about two weeks before resuming light exercise routines and activities. You’ll see the final results of your procedure within four to six weeks. After the first six weeks, you can resume intense workouts and other strenuous activities. While there will be a surgical scar, your surgeon will do their utmost to hide it beneath the jaw and behind the ears, and it will fade for the following six months to a year after healing. To further reduce the appearance of scar tissue, you may want to consider using silicone gel as part of your daily skincare routine. One of the best available options is Silagen 100% Pure Silicone Gel + SPF 30. This product not only aids in healing and reduces the appearance of scarring, but it also protects against hyperpigmentation caused by post-procedure sun exposure.

Risks Associated with Deep Neck Lift

Before you receive a deep neck lift procedure, your cosmetic surgeon will talk you through all the possible risks. They’ll also carefully review your medical and treatment history to ensure any risks are mitigated. A well-trained surgeon can make all the difference when it comes to the outcomes of your deep neck lift.

The most common risks include:

  • Hematomas (bleeding below the skin)
  • Infection
  • Poorly healing wounds or skin necrosis
  • Scarring
  • Injury to nerves
  • Adverse response to anesthesia




Sam DeVictor, MD

Sam DeVictor, MD

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
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