Neck Lift

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Recovery Time:
4-6 Weeks
Average Procedure Time:
1-2 Hours
Post-op Follow-up:
3-4 Days
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*Includes surgical, anesthesia, and OR fees, and post-surgical garments

Countless women and men from Winter Park and throughout central Florida have trusted board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Armando Soto to enhance their appearance through neck lift surgery in Orlando. Ideal candidates for a neck lift are those who have loose, flabby skin in the neck area or have just lost a significant amount of weight. The procedure is also a great option for those who have numerous fine lines and wrinkles on their neck or wish to improve their overall profile. In addition, this surgery eliminates the appearance of a double chin or “turkey neck.” The skin tightening technique used in this procedure creates a more youthful, smooth, and slim neckline. At Aesthetic Enhancements Plastic Surgery, patients will be presented with all their options during their initial consultation with Dr. Soto.

I’m forty-one, and I had a major over-haul in 2007: midface lift, neck lift, upper and lower bleph, coronal brow-lift and fat injections. I was thrilled by the results… I don’t look done in any form or fashion . . . just better and younger. 

– O.F.

Surgical Technique

A neck lift removes hanging skin and reshapes the neck. During the procedure, an incision is placed under the chin and/or behind or in front of the ears. If fat deposits are present and need to be removed, liposuction will be used during the surgery and performed first. The final steps of treatment will be to trim away excess skin, pull the remaining underlying tissue and muscle tight, and suture the incision. 

Your Neck Lift Procedure

Dr. Soto performs neck lift with the patient under general anesthesia as outpatient surgery at an accredited surgical clinic. The duration of the surgery is usually around 2 hours, although it may vary depending on the case.

Neck Lift Recovery & Results

Bruising and swelling will be visible after the surgery, but this will subside in the few short days following the procedure. Initially, patients will feel tightness and numbness. Once the neck adjusts to its new position, patients will notice a more relaxed feeling and a beautiful surgical result. It can take up to 6 months for the final results to appear.

Dr. Soto

Dr. Armando Soto

Dr. Soto is a board-certified plastic surgeon who brings an exceptional level of attention, skill, and integrity to every patient and procedure. For more than 15 years, he has helped Orlando women and men look and feel fabulous using innovative yet proven surgical and nonsurgical options. As a well-respected plastic surgeon, Dr. Soto is a member of leading professional associations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The Aesthetic Society.

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Credentials You Can Trust

Doctor Sotos Credentials including American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Board of Plastic Surgery, and The Aesthetic Society

Neck Lift FAQs

Is there a nonsurgical alternative to a neck lift?

Surgery is the only way to remove loose skin, especially if it is loose enough to hang and droop. Therefore, a neck lift is the only solution when it comes to redefining an individual’s neck to create a strong contour. While there are some very good skin tightening laser treatments on the market today, surgery is still the best option.

What are neck lift scars like?

There is minimal scarring with this procedure. Since the incision is placed under the chin and near the ears, the scarring is usually hidden. A skilled facial surgeon will make a great effort to minimize scarring as much as possible.

What is the ideal age for a neck lift?

This depends on the situation and the amount of loose and sagging skin that is present. Some weight loss patients are young and may require a neck lift at a young age (for example, those between 20and 30). For older patients who are combatting loose skin due to aging, the most common age is between 50 and 70.

Can neck lift be combined with other procedures?

During the initial consultation, it may be brought up that in addition to a neck lift, the patient may also benefit from another procedure, such as a facelift or a chin implant. It is common for these additional procedures to be combined to achieve the patient’s desired contours and aesthetic goals. 

Request a Consultation

If you live in or travel to Orlando and neck lift is something you’re considering, request a consultation with Dr. Soto or call (407) 218-4550 to learn more.

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