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Neck Lift

Naples Plastic Surgery

The neck area often provides some of the first indicators that the face is beginning to age. Sagging jowls, doublechin, creases, and loose skin all serve to create an image that makes us look older than we may feel. Naples Plastic Surgery can enhance the contours of the neck by tightening the skin and muscles while improving the look of the jaw. Some individuals may choose to have a neck lift alongside a facelift or liposuction procedure, but a neck lift can be performed by itself and still produce incredibly rejuvenating and transformative results.

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I’m Dr. Walsh from Naples Plastic Surgery. As we age, our necks often show signs of sagging skin and excess fat, resulting in infamous turkey waddle or double chin. If you’re familiar with these concerns, you’re not alone. Today I’ll introduce you to a transformative procedure that addresses these common issues- the neck lift. This procedure is designed to help you achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

Here’s how it works. We start by making small, discrete incisions behind the ears and under the chin, granting access  to the underlying tissues. Then we meticulously reposition and tighten the neck muscles, removing excess fat if necessary. This step restores a smoother and more youthful contour to the neck. Once the muscles are adjusted, we carefully re-drape the skin, removing any excess tissue. The incisions are closed with great precision, resulting in minimal scarring that typically fades over time.

Recovery from a neck lift is generally well tolerated. You might experience some bruising and swelling, which will gradually subside over the next few weeks. Most patients can return to their normal routine within a week or two, feeling more confident and refreshed.

Thank you for joining us today to explore the neck lift procedure here at Naples Plastic Surgery. If you’re contemplating this transformation, I invite you to schedule a consultation with us. Together, we can discuss your unique goals and create a personalized plan to help you look and feel your absolute best. 

Neck Lift Surgery in Naples

Prior to any procedure, our surgeons meet with their patient for a conversation to determine their aesthetic goals and considerations. This consultation is then used by the surgeon to develop a completely personalized treatment plan designed to help the patient achieve their goals.

For a smaller amount of contouring, patients can look into a precision liposuction of the neck instead of a full neck lift. If, however, a full neck lift is the ideal option for your cosmetic surgery goals, then a neck lift will be performed in the following manner:
  • Incisions are made in front of and behind the ear, with a smaller one under the chin.
  • The neck muscles are tightened and strengthened
  • Sagging skin and excess fat are removed
  • Remaining skin and tissue are positioned in a more pleasing manner
Your surgeon may suggest that your neck lift be performed alongside additional procedures to enhance the overall result. The combination of liposuction and skin tightening is used to repair the “turkey waddle.”

Recovering from Neck Lift Surgery

After Dr. Gardner, Dr. Walsh, or Dr. Bonett complete a neck lift surgery, they wrap patients in large, fluffy dressings to minimize swelling and encourage faster recovery periods. Neck lift patients require two weeks of recovery before engaging in social activities, however full recovery is typically complete four to six weeks after surgery when all noticeable swelling should be gone.

As with any surgical procedure, there is risk for complications, including infection. Our surgeons always review these risks with each patient prior to surgery. They then takes their respective time carefully performing each surgery, calling on their expertise and experience to help patients enjoy a healthy, pleasant recovery.


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Your Neck Lift Procedure

With patient health being the highest priority, Dr. Gardner, Dr. Walsh, and Dr. Bonett work with great care when performing neck lift procedures to improve the aesthetics and contours of the neck. They take pride in helping patients begin their journey toward their aesthetic goals and strive to help patients obtain the beautiful results they desire.

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The surgical team at Naples Plastic Surgery has a long-standing, stellar reputation for outstanding levels of skill, talent, and beautiful results. Dr. Paul M. Gardner, Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro, Dr. Mark Walsh, and Dr. Andrew Bonett are all highly trained, experienced, and respected in the Naples community.

At their state-of-the-art surgical suite in Naples, our plastic surgeons use their many talents, and personalized compassionate approach, to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals.

Naples Plastic Surgery is Proud to Serve Patients from Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and All Over the Country!

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