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The neck may begin to show signs of aging earlier than the face. Whether your neck appears full or your jawline lacks definition, a deep neck lift in Scottsdale can sculpt and refine the contours of the neck to achieve a dramatic improvement and take years off your appearance.

What is a deep neck lift?

A deep neck lift is a surgical procedure that firms, sculpts and refines the contours of the neck. During a deep neck lift, the layers of the neck are lifted to achieve smooth definition, including the skin, muscle, fat, glands, and connective tissue. The effect is an attractive, refined neck and jawline. 

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What is the difference between a deep neck lift and neck liposuction?

Deep Neck Lift

What does it address?

A deep neck lift addresses the contours of the neck, including the skin, muscle, fat, connective tissue, and glands to sculpt the neckline and jawline. 

How long does it last?

A deep neck lift will last between 10-15 years. The neck skin, muscle, and fat layers will continue to age naturally after recovery is complete.

What is the recovery time?

Most patients can return to sedentary work within 7-14 days and can return to exercise within about one month. 

Risk of complications

Deep neck lift surgery carries risks like any surgery, including infection, bleeding, or scarring. Complications rates relate directly to the experience and expertise of your surgeon.

Neck Liposuction

What does it address?

Neck liposuction addresses pockets of fat on the neck and the jawline.

How long does it last?

The results of a deep neck lift are permanent. After recovery is totally complete, the neck skin, muscle, and fat layers will then continue to age naturally.

What is the recovery time?

Most patients can return to sedentary work within about one week and can return to exercise within about three weeks.

Risk of complications

The risks of neck liposuction are the same as a deep neck lift. The rate of complications 
is directly related to the expertise and experience of your surgeon.

Who is a candidate for a deep neck lift?

Because a deep neck lift is designed to lift the neck contours but doesn’t address loose, droopy skin, this procedure is best suited to younger patients under 40 with genetically heavy necks. Patients over 40 who are experiencing loose, sagging skin are best candidates for a deep plane facelift, which is done in combination with a deep neck lift. Ideal candidates for a deep neck lift should meet the following requirements:

  • Are in good physical health
  • Have no serious medical concerns 
  • Do not smoke
  • Have lost definition in the jawline 
  • Have a thicker or heavy neck contour
  • Have realistic expectations about what a deep neck lift procedure can achieve
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What happens during the deep neck lift procedure?

Dr. Starkman will have a thoughtful consultation with you to understand your aesthetic goals, examine your skin and neck, review your surgical and medical history, and explain the procedure in detail.

Your procedure will be performed under general IV anesthesia. Dr. Starkman will make a single 1-inch incision hidden beneath the chin rather than traditional facelift incisions placed around the ears.

Using this incision, he will lift the layers of the neck (skin, muscle, fat, glands, connective tissues) to sculpt a refined, elegant neckline and jawline. Dr. Starkman will remove both superficial and deep fat on the neck and under the chin and lift and tighten the neck muscles.

Your deep neck lift procedure will take about an hour of surgical time.

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Deep neck lift benefits

A deep neck lift procedure provides unique benefits for patients who would like to sculpt, define and contour their neck. Benefits include the following:

  • Eliminates a double chin
  • Refines the definition and shape of the jawline
  • Improves the fit of open-necked or collared shirts
  • Contours the neck for a graceful, more elegant shape 
  • Causes minimal scarring
  • Achieves a more defined, sculpted jawline
  • Improves self-confidence and self-esteem

Recovery after a deep neck lift in Scottsdale:

Expect approximately 7-14 days of downtime after your deep neck lift. During this time, you’ll rest and recuperate as your body heals. Expect bruising and swelling, which you can treat with over-the-counter medication. Sleep with your head elevated, and do not lift anything heavy or exert yourself as you’re healing. 

Final results will take about 4-6 months. At that point, you will be able to exercise rigorously. Your scar, well hidden in the lines under the chin, will fade over a period of six months to a year.

Your deep neck lift with Dr. Sidney J. Starkman 

Dr. Starkman is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in face and neck procedures such as the deep neck lift in Scottsdale. Dr. Starkman’s attention to detail and compassionate, caring nature make him an ideal choice for patients looking for the most outstanding results. Dr. Starkman considers it an honor to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals in a high-end environment where they are comfortable, truly understood, and provided with the best that modern aesthetic medicine can achieve. Call today for a consultation to find out more about a deep neck lift with Dr. Starkman.

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