Neck Lift Surgery (Platysmaplasty or Cervicoplasty) – Miami Beach, FL

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About Neck Lifts

A neck lift, also known as platysmaplasty or cervicoplasty, is used to address skin and fat which hangs beneath the chin (commonly referred to as a “turkey wattle”). The neck ages quite quickly and begins to develop vertical banding and horizontal creases, aging us beyond our years. These do not have be permanent characteristics. At Gary J. Rosenbaum, M.D., P.A. Plastic Surgery in Miami Beach, FL, under the care of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Rosenbaum, we can reverse the signs of aging with a neck lift surgery. While this procedure is quite comprehensive on its own, patients often benefit from the use of liposuction in conjunction to increase the impact of their results.

Ideal Candidates

The best candidates for neck lift surgery:

  • Have loose skin in the area caused by weight loss, aging, or genetics
  • Have lines and wrinkles in the neck area
  • Are any age from 20 – 70+ years
  • Desire a sleeker and slimmer profile
  • Desire a long-term solution
  • Desire a natural look

What to Expect

Neck lift surgery is an outpatient procedure and performed at an accredited surgical facility. The patient will be under general anesthesia during the procedure. Dr. Rosenbaum will start off by making an incision under the chin or in front/behind the patient’s ears. When there is abundant fat in the region, liposuction will be the first step of the surgery to remove this excess fat. The underlying neck muscles will then be pulled tight. Then, the skin will be trimmed and the remaining skin will be re-draped for a tighter, smoother appearance. Stitches, or sutures, are placed deep in the neck wall. Dr. Rosenbaum may also place a drain in the surgical site to control bleeding. The entire surgery typically lasts two hours. 

Anticipated Results

Following a neck lift surgery, a patient commonly experiences some amount of bruising and swelling in the neck area. It’s also common for patients to have a sensation of tightness and pulling, which is a result of the neck adjusting into the new position. Typically, patients are able to return to their normal routine in around 7 – 10 days. After a few months, a patient should be able to see the full effects of the surgery with a tighter, smoother, more contoured neck. There will be very minimal scarring since the incisions were placed in discreet places.

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That sleek, beautiful neck that you desire can be yours easier than you might have thought possible thanks to a neck lift surgery. The surgery is successful at targeting extraneous skin, fat, and lines and wrinkles in the neck area. Want to learn more? Please call our office to schedule a consultation at Gary J. Rosenbaum, M.D., P.A. Plastic Surgery.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.