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Deep Neck Lift Surgeon
Patients seeking neck rejuvenation will find the deep neck lift procedure to only be offered by the most experienced neck lift facial plastic surgeons. With the deep neck lift, you receive a procedure that definitively rejuvenates areas of the neck that sag and have muscle laxity and excess fat.
The deep neck lift is more advanced than a traditional neck lift, as it involves deeper sculpting and more repositioning of tissues and muscles, which provides a longer-lasting and more dramatic result.
What Is a Deep Neck Lift?
The process of the deep neck lift sculpts and repositions the deep tissue layers. It includes addressing the deeper muscles, glands, and fat to achieve an ideal level of rejuvenation that alleviates skin sag and jowls within the face and neck.
Ideal Deep Neck Lift Candidates
The deep neck lift is perfect for those who have the following characteristics:
- Signs of aging are visible. Visible aging in the neck area often includes significant muscle laxity, skin sag, deep wrinkles, and jowls. If these changes are present, the jawline definition is decreased, and the individual will appear more tired and aged.
- Lack of sharp jawline and neck contour. Both younger and older patients may be good candidates for deep neck lift if they possess bulky or sagging deeper muscle, fat, and glands that need to be sculpted and repositioned to achieve better jawline and neck contour.
- You are in good overall health. The surgeon will expect good overall mental and physical health to secure the best possible recovery. Each candidate will be provided a thorough examination to verify that the procedure will be well-tolerated.
- Your skin has great elasticity. To achieve ideal results, the skin must have good elasticity. This procedure will yield great results when the skin is healthy and easily conforms to the new contours.
- Your expectations are realistic. The candidate’s expectations need to be as realistic as possible, meaning you understand that the aging process cannot be stopped and additional procedures may be required in the future.
- Your neck structure is ideal. Appropriate surgery candidates will have adequate neck structure to support the procedure’s modifications to achieve a natural and balanced result.
Deep Neck Lift Benefits
Once performed, the deep neck lift can provide quite a few benefits to those seeking neck rejuvenation. Not only does this technique address the skin but the deeper muscle, fat, and glands as well. Below are some of the benefits expected from the deep neck lift.
Rejuvenation of the Neck
The deep neck lift provides a substantial amount of rejuvenation to the fatty tissue and deep muscles. The approach is often comprehensive and allows for neck tightness and contour improvements that are more significant and last longer compared to more traditional approaches to neck lift surgery like platysmaplasty alone.
Enhanced Definition of Jawline
With the deeper tissues and muscles sculpted repositioned, the deep neck lift can enhance the definition of the jawline to appear more youthful. This decreases the jowls and ensures the lower face achieves harmony and balance.
Results Are Long-Lasting
The deep neck lift can provide long-lasting results because the deeper layers are sculpted and repositioned.
Excess Skin, Fat, Muscle, and Glands Are Reduced
In addition to the sagging muscles and skin being addressed, the deep neck lift helps to reduce excess fat and glands in the deeper layers as well. The result is an appearance that is rejuvenated and youthful.
Enhanced Contour of the Neck
The deep neck lift addresses both vertical lines and horizontal neck bands that are age-related. This enhances the contour, resulting in a smooth and more pleasing aesthetic.
What to Expect From the Deep Neck Lift Results
The deep neck lift will provide the most dramatic and long lasting results for the aging neck. Just like any other facial plastic surgery procedure², the goal is to restore a more youthful contour. Below are a few of the expectations from the results.
- Your skin sag and jowls will be reduced. Jowls can be improved with this procedure. A youthful jawline can be achieved by repositioning the deep tissues.
- Your double chin will be corrected. The deep plane neck lift will reduce a double chin.
- Your platysmal bands will be smoothed. The deep plane neck lift can improve the appearance of platysmal bands through muscle repositioning and tightening. The result is an appearance that is aesthetic and smooth.
- Your results will be natural. With her extreme skill as a surgeon, Dr. Tina Ho can provide the best results that complement your desired outcome.
- You can enjoy long-lasting results. Clients can expect the results to be long-lasting despite the continuous aging process.
The Average Cost of a Deep Neck Lift in Philadelphia
The deep neck lift cost is variable. It is determined by many factors that involve the surgeon’s experience level, certifications, location, anesthesia, facility, and the time required to conduct the procedure. With a varied cost, asking about an initial estimate is important.
On average, a deep plane neck lift in Philadelphia is estimated to cost an average of $10,000 to $14,000.
A crucial part of the deep neck lift is the recovery period. Optimal results will be achieved when post-operative instructions are followed throughout your recovery. The general recovery process is broken down below.
Immediately Following Surgery
Once the surgery is complete, bandages and dressings are placed to help keep the incisions protected and provide for optimal healing. A compression garment will be applied to ensure minimal swelling and give you the most support.
Bruising and Swelling
Along with swelling, there will also be bruising present. The bruising will be noticeable following the initial days after surgery and will subside gradually the next few weeks.
The First Seven Days
During the first seven days, you must rest as often as possible and refrain from physical activity. You should also keep your head elevated to alleviate swelling.
Your initial follow-up will be during your first week of recovery to confirm that your healing is progressing as it should. Any drains will be removed, and overall healing will be fully assessed.
14 Days Following Surgery
Your swelling will be decreased, and the amount of contour in the neck will improve. You may also notice persistent residual swelling.
Your activity level will gradually increase upon surgeon approval. However, the activity should be limited and light at first to avoid neck strain.
One Month Later
Thirty days after the surgery, discomfort, bruising, and swelling will be mostly resolved, and improvement will be more pronounced within the neck.
The level of activity you resume will depend on your healing. This may be your usual daily activity and will gradually increase.
Beyond Six Weeks
When six weeks come along, your swelling should be decreased, and more of the neck’s contour will be improved. While your improvements will be noticeable, your full results will not be seen until six to twelve months following surgery. You will also see scarring fading more and more.
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Deep Neck Lift: Before and After
This wonderful patient came to me for surgical consultation seeking chin liposuction to improve her jawline and neck contour. Her exam however demonstrated laxity and bulkiness of her deeper neck structures — particularly of her neck muscles — rather than abundant superficial fat in the chin and upper neck area.
I recommended my signature deep mini neck lift to achieve the most definitive surgical results. During surgery, I performed chin liposuction as well as platysmaplasty and debulking of the patient’s large, ptotic anterior digastric muscles.
Three months later, this patient has healed beautifully and already is demonstrating a snatched jawline. We are so thrilled with her results!
I am beyond thrilled with the results of my mini neck lift with Dr. Ho. The entire process was so seamless and she does absolutely beautiful work. If you are on the fence, I can assure you that the results will be well worth it!
I received a mini neck lift and a chin augmentation in May 2022 and I am thrilled with the results of the procedure. Prior to surgery, Dr. Ho made sure any questions I had were thoughtfully answered. My incision scars have healed so well thanks to Dr. Ho’s extraordinary skill. Additionally, Dr. Ho has frequently followed up with me in person to check on my healing. So thankful for such a positive experience.
– TJ Deitz
In May 2022, I (20 M) had a mini neck lift and chin augmentation done. I am extremely happy with the results of the procedure and feel so much more confident about my side profile than ever before. Dr. Ho was so clear about everything that the procedures entailed and spent a lot of time making sure all of my questions/concerns were addressed. My incisions have healed so well thanks to how skillfully they were done. Additionally, Dr. Ho has frequently followed up with me to make sure the healing process was going as planned. Dr. Ho’s staff is also incredibly helpful, professional, and kind.
Dr. Ho, thank you so much for your excellent skill and care. I am totally thrilled with the results of my neck lift surgery. I was very apprehensive before my surgery but the reassuring appointments that we had pre-surgery really help. I would also like to thank for your all the follow up appointments and kind attention over the past 7 months! I would also like to thank you for the special care that you provide to my daughters and wife. You are a truly gifted surgeon and a kindhearted person. Sincerely, thanks again for everything!
– Jim Mazza
After years of being self conscious about extra bulk under my chin despite an average overall weight, I finally scheduled some virtual consultations with a few doctors late last summer. While other doctors spent just a few minutes with me and said chin lipo, Dr. Ho was the only one to suggest I might want to consider a neck lift in addition to the chin lipo for a better result, noting that it could be muscle instead of fat, and recommended an in person consult as a follow up. I felt like she took the time to truly assess my options and give me a personal recommendation of what would deliver the best result, unlike the other doctors I spoke with. After an in person consultation, we scheduled the chin lipo with an optional neck lift if it was deemed necessary once the procedure was underway. And thank goodness that was the plan because, as it turned out, it was mostly muscle! Her foresight meant that I got a spectacular result because we had planned for the neck lift. Had I gone other routes of just the chin lipo or kybella that other providers pushed, I would not have seen much change at all. Thanks to Dr. Ho, I now have a stunning profile that has healed beautifully with minimal scarring. She’s been supportive all throughout, helping me practically immediately with my many questions that have popped up. I can’t thank her enough and would hands down go back to her for any future needs.
Dr. Ho performed an upper eyelid surgery and a lower face lift on my wife. The left eyelid was torn by a dog bite – it was gruesome. Dr. Ho came out in the middle of the night, 8 months pregnant to repair my wife’s torn eye. Her eyes look gorgeous. This prompted my wife’s decision for a lower face lift. WOW. My wife has the jaw and neck line of a super model. The jaw and neck line she never had. Stunning work by Dr. Ho!! Ask for pics and see for yourself!
– Timothy Carlin
In March of 2021 I received a Deep Neck Plane Lift by Dr. Tina Ho. Upon meeting her on our virtual consultation she educated me on the process and different options I had. She was well spoken and immediately made me feel comfortable. I drove from Rhode Island to Philidelphia for this procedure and it was the best decision I have ever made for myself. Thanks to Dr. Tina Ho I am now more comfortable in my skin and confident. I will continue to see her in the future and highly recommend to those who are thinking of going to her.
– Kimberly Rees
She is by far the best facial plastic surgeon. I’ve been rejected by 2 top doctors to do my tip rhinoplasty and she was not hesitant to take me on. She did a mini neck lift as well with a chin implant. I can’t recommend her enough. My results were beautiful and natural. First two photos are pre op. Bottom 2 are 4 months post op. Can’t wait for the final results.
Dr. Ho is an amazing provider, surgeon, injector and teacher! She is very thorough when explaining what is going to happen during your treatment. And takes her time to ensure your perfect results! She is the best! I highly recommend anyone to book with her!
– Kelly Moore
Dr. Ho is professional and nice. I’m really happy with my neck lift!
– Minnie Hu
Dr. Tina Ho has the skill and artistry that made my deep-plane face and neck lift a success. Dr. Ho and her staff are absolutely the best in the business. Dr. Ho’s skill as a surgeon is exceptional. She executed a perfect and technical surgery, and I am still grateful for her extremely thorough, generous and caring follow through, even months out. She has earned my respect and trust.
I’m so grateful to have found Dr. Ho! I’m a 47 year old female with a history of baking in the sun all through my 20’and 30’s. Once I turned 40, the beginning of a hereditary turkey neck had begun. I tried many ways to do a temporary fix, including the face tape, Botox, Morpheus, etc. This skin had lost its elasticity. I started doing a serious search for a plastic surgeon prior to Covid, and went to three different consultation stuff before I found Dr Ho. I stumbled upon her after typing “best neck plastic surgeon, Philly” lol, called and set up my consult.
After researching Dr Ho’s qualifications and meeting her and I was excited about her! The staff is so amazing, friendly and welcoming. I also loved that she’s a female! I can’t wait to watch the lift process.
I am 2 months PO from a deep plane neck and face lift. I have nothing but praise and gratitude for the care she has given me, not to mention how amazing her work is! 10 STARS
– Traci Pollock
“I perform a specialized deep neck lift technique that definitively resuspends the skin, deeper tissues, and platysma muscle to produce dramatic yet still natural, youthful results for each neck lift patient.”
– Dr. Tina Ho
Plastic surgeons sometimes perform other procedures along with a neck lift, depending on the patient. They include facelifts, fat transfers, submental lipo, chin augmentation, laser resurfacing, and eyelid surgery.
If these additional procedures are right for a patient, Dr. Ho will talk to the patient about them.
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How long do deep neck lift results last?
When looking at deep neck lift before and after results, it is important to know that each individual’s experience and results with the deep neck lift will vary. The number of years the results can be enjoyed will also differ. On average,deep neck lift results last for at least ten to twenty years. The results depend on many factors, such as lifestyle, genetics, and how the aging process takes its toll.
Some of the factors that can affect how long deep neck lift results last include:
- Genetics. Although the deep plane neck lift can produce youthful-looking results, the aging process will continue, which will have a variable effect on the skin.
- Your lifestyle. If you live an active lifestyle, do not smoke tobacco, eat a healthy diet, and take care of your skin, you will be making a major impact on the longevity of your deep neck lift and how fast the skin and tissue age.
- The overall quality of your skin. Skin quality and elasticity play a part in longevity because these can help to maintain post-operative aesthetics.
- How well you can maintain your aesthetics. The amount of time deep neck lift results last can also depend on how well the facial aesthetics are maintained with skin care regimen and other adjunct cosmetic procedures.
- How well you age. Because of the aging process, the deep neck lift will require maintenance so you can maintain a youthful appearance on the skin.
What is the average age of a deep neck lift patient?
The average age of a deep neck lift patient is between 40 and 65 years old. Despite this age range, there is no age restriction on receiving a deep neck lift. The procedure may be sought while you are young or if you experience factors that warrant the procedure, but most wait until later to enjoy the process. Patients in as young as in their 20s and 30s with genetic factors contributing to an ill-defined jawline and neck may be candidates for mini deep neck lift surgery.
With the wide average age range, getting a deep neck lift can also be based on preference. Usually, the candidate for a deep neck lift will have a significant amount of skin laxity and sag within the lower face and neck.
How is a deep neck lift different from neck liposuction?
Although the deep neck lift and neck liposuction may sound similar, you need to be aware of some significant differences.
- Different concerns are addressed. The deep neck lift addresses the deep tissues including muscle, fat, and glands, sagging skin, and muscle laxity. Neck liposuction only removes the excess fat in the superficial layer below the skin.
- The type of anesthesia. The deep neck lift utilizes general anesthesia, and neck liposuction can often be performed alone under local anesthesia.
- The overall scope. A deep neck lift requires an extensive procedure that repositions the muscles and skin. Neck liposuction is not as invasive and only concentrates on superficial fat.
Different results. The deep neck lift offers more significant effects for individuals with an aging jawline and neck. Neck liposuction only removes the superficial fat from the area and may produce a limited result or cause a “turkey neck appearance” for those who a true neck lift candidates.