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What Is a Neck Lift?

The talented team at Clevens Face and Body Specialists is excited to offer the latest technological innovations in neck lift procedures. Our Facial Plastic Surgeon Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS, has created two signature versions of this surgery, to better help patients achieve their goals of a more youthful, contoured appearance. To learn more about how neck lift surgery with Clevens Face and Body Specialists can help you enjoy a more elegant neckline, simply reach out to us at our Merritt Island or Melbourne, Florida locations and set up your consultation with a helpful member of our team.

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Our Neck Lift Results

Take a look at the neck lift results created by our facial plastic surgery specialists. To speak with another patient of ours who has undergone a similar procedure, simply ask your surgeon to connect you with one during your consultation.

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When to Consider a Neck Lift

Here at Clevens Face and Body Specialists, we set ourselves apart through our ability to offer such a wide range of cosmetic services, all brought to life by a team who makes it a point to work closely with our patients through every step of their cosmetic journey and recovery. We’ll get to know your goals and help you find the treatment that will make them a reality.

If you're unsatisfied with the overall appearance of your neck and jawline, a neck and jowl lift may be perfect for you. A neck lift addresses:

  • Excess skin with wrinkles around the neck
  • Definition loss in the neck and jaw
  • Fatty tissue and neck bands
  • Double chin
  • Drooping neck skin
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How a Neck Lift Can Help

The neck lift is a popular facial plastic surgery procedure for both men and women, given its ability to create a more youthful contour in the jawline, the neckline, and the chin. At our practice locations in Merritt Island and Melbourne, Florida, our surgeons specialize in facial plastic surgery including the neck lift. By removing fat and excess skin while tightening the underlying muscles, we can help you enjoy a smooth, rejuvenated appearance. 

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Clevens Face and Body Specialists: Guiding You on Your Life-Affirming Cosmetic Journey

With over 25 years of surgical experience, it’s no secret that the Ivy League-educated Dr. Clevens is an expert in his field. Double board-certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Clevens created Clevens Face and Body Specialists to offer patients in the Merritt Island and Melbourne, FL areas a new level of aesthetic excellence.

By surrounding himself with a team of highly skilled specialists, Dr. Clevens has built an environment in which you’ll find cosmetic empowerment brought to life with a uniquely patient-centric approach. 

Our staff of over 30 dedicated professionals will walk you through every step of your cosmetic journey, guiding you through the procedure itself and working with you well into your recovery process, so you can truly make the most of your life-changing results.

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Your Private and Comprehensive Consultation

During your consultation, you’ll discuss your goals, explore possible treatment options, and get all your questions answered. Your surgeon will perform a facial analysis before informing you of the expected benefits of a neck lift and which technique may offer you the best outcome. Your consultation will be focused on addressing all of your concerns so you can make an informed decision about your procedure.

Once you and your facial plastic surgeon have agreed upon the treatment plan and techniques that are right for you, you’ll learn everything about your upcoming surgery.

Together, you and your surgeon will discuss procedure length, incision placement, and everything you might want to know about how your procedure will be performed.

You’ll receive a quote for the cost of your surgery, and have an opportunity to discuss the available financing options with our support team. Your pre- and post-operative appointments will be scheduled, and you’ll be given detailed aftercare instructions. Our team will also remain available to you throughout your recovery period, to ensure that you’re comfortable and supported at all times.

The Benefits of a Neck Lift at Clevens Face and Body Specialists

Our patients love the neck lift for its ability to create impressive results that refresh and rejuvenate their overall appearance by tightening and toning the neck and jawline areas. Some of the specific benefits that can be achieved with a neck lift include:

  • Elimination of a double chin or turkey neck
  • Tightening of the neck muscles
  • Reduction of neck bands, for a smoother jawline
  • Creation of a slimmer and more youthful profile
  • Restoration of firm skin and facial features
  • Improved confidence and self-esteem
  • A general love for the way you look each day!

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Our Innovative Neck Lift Techniques

Dr. Clevens' innovative Laser-Assisted Weekend Neck Lift™ removes fatty areas of the neck and chin, tightens underlying muscles, and "shrink-wraps" the skin, allowing you to improve the contours of your neck and chin with minimal incisions and a fast recovery. 

Dr. Clevens also created his Signature Profile Neck Lift™ procedure to help patients who experience increased skin laxity in the neck region, so they can enjoy a more youthful look that more effectively enhances their natural sense of facial harmony.

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What Is A Laser-Assisted Weekend Neck Lift™?

Dr. Clevens is a specialist in facial plastic surgery, and he created the Laser-Assisted Weekend Neck Lift to improve the neck and jawline contours with a fast recovery time. The Laser-Assisted Weekend Neck Lift tightens the neckline and smooths wrinkles with minimal incisions and is performed by Dr. Clevens who specializes in facial plastic surgery.

Why Dr. Clevens Created the Weekend Neck Lift

Before and after neck lift surgery at Clevens Face and Body Specialists in Orlando, FL

Your Neck Lift Procedure

A neck lift procedure may be performed safely in an operating room or in-office, depending on the type of neck lift and whether you’ll be having other facial plastic surgery procedures at the same time. At our practice, our facial plastic surgery specialists perform the Laser-Assisted Weekend Neck Lift in a fully accredited outpatient surgery center in Melbourne, Florida that meets all the same stringent guidelines for safety as a hospital setting. 

We also perform our Signature Profile Neck Lift in-office, on occasion, for the convenience of our patients. Your surgeon will create a zigzag-shaped incision underneath your chin, resembling a natural line in the crease of the neck. Dr. Clevens will always work to methodically camouflage the incision based on your anatomy.

Excess fat and skin laxity will be addressed according to your personal goals, while loose neck muscles are tightened to reduce banding. Dissolvable sutures will then be placed to carefully close your incisions. For optimal results, some patients combine a neck lift with a facelift, eyelid surgery, brow lift, and cosmetic laser skin resurfacing.

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Recovery After Your Neck Lift

Neck lift recovery depends on the type of neck lift performed, how much fat and skin were removed, and if other procedures were performed during the neck lift. Your neck may feel tight and appear bruised immediately following your surgery. After a neck lift procedure, you will return home the same day as your surgery and will want to rest and take it easy.

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Depending on whether you combine your neck lift with other cosmetic surgery procedures, you may be able to return to your ordinary activities in just three to five days.

Although you can return to work and other day-to-day activities in a few days, we recommend giving yourself a week before fully returning to more strenuous activities like exercise. You’ll be offered access to after-surgery care with our team of aestheticians, to ensure that your healing process goes as smoothly as possible.

FAQ About the Neck Lift

Am I the right candidate for a neck lift?

When should I start considering a neck lift?

How much does a neck lift cost?

Am I the right candidate for a neck lift?

An ideal candidate for a neck lift is noticing excess fat, skin, or banding in the neck area, which are common signs of aging. Many patients who are candidates for a neck lift complain of a 'turkey neck' or 'wattle', or may be unsatisfied with the appearance of their profile and would like to make a change.

When should I start considering a neck lift?

While there's no 'right age' to have a neck lift procedure, many patients we see during consultations are in their 50s or 60s. We do also see patients as young as their 40s, as well as patients in their 70s and up who have concerns about the appearance of their neck and want to reverse the common signs of aging for a more youthful contour.

How much does a neck lift cost?

The cost of a neck lift, like other facial plastic surgery procedures, can vary depending on the training and experience of your doctor as well as where the procedure is performed. At our practice in Brevard County, Florida, a neck lift procedure with our experienced facial plastic surgeons costs between $6,000 and $10,000. To learn more and find out if a neck lift can help you achieve your cosmetic goals, schedule your consultation with one of our facial plastic surgery specialists.

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What Our Patients Say

Wondering how a neck lift performed by the expert surgical team at Clevens Face and Body Specialists can help you? Don’t take our word for it—listen to an actual testimonial from one of our neck lift patients.

“Don't wait until you're in your 50s or 60s. I made the decision at 44 that I wanted to have a neck lift. I'm very happy with my decision.”

– Susan, Melbourne, FL

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