Deep Neck Lift


A deep neck lift, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of the neck and jawline. It specifically targets sagging skin, excess fat deposits, and muscle laxity in the lower face and neck area. This procedure can provide a more defined and youthful contour to the neck, creating a rejuvenated appearance.

What is Deep Neck Lift?

The deep neck lift procedure involves making incisions below the chin and/or behind the ears to access the underlying structures of the neck. Dr. Okland then tightens the muscles, removes excess fat if necessary, and trims or repositions the skin for a smoother and more refined neck contour. The procedure can be combined with other facial rejuvenation techniques, such as a facelift or neck liposuction, for more comprehensive results.

How does Deep Neck Lift work?

The deep neck lift works by addressing multiple components that contribute to an aged or sagging neck. The underlying muscles of the neck, known as the platysma muscles, are tightened and repositioned to create a more defined jawline and eliminate banding. Excess fat deposits are removed or repositioned to reduce fullness and restore a more youthful neck profile. Finally, any loose or sagging skin is carefully trimmed and redraped for a smoother and tighter appearance. The procedure aims to restore a more youthful and harmonious balance between the neck and the face, providing a natural and rejuvenated outcome.

What are the Benefits of Deep Neck Lift ?

Improved Neck Contour

The procedure effectively addresses sagging skin, excess fat deposits, and muscle laxity in the neck, resulting in a more defined and youthful contour.

Elimination of Neck Bands

The deep neck lift tightens and repositions the underlying platysma muscles, eliminating visible neck bands and creating a smoother and more toned appearance.

Reduction of Excess Fat

Excess fat deposits in the neck area can contribute to a "double chin" or a lack of definition. The deep neck lift removes or repositions this fat to restore a slimmer and more sculpted neck profile and jawline.

Tightened and Redraped Skin

Loose or sagging skin is carefully trimmed and redraped during the procedure, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, creases, and sagging. This results in smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin.

Enhanced Jawline Definition

By tightening the underlying muscles and addressing excess fat, the deep neck lift can enhance the definition of the jawline, creating a more aesthetically pleasing and balanced facial profile.

Long-lasting Results

The deep neck lift provides long-lasting results, allowing patients to enjoy the benefits of a rejuvenated neck appearance for years to come. While the natural aging process will continue, the improvements achieved through the procedure can be maintained with proper skincare and a healthy lifestyle.

Procedure Timeline

CONSULTATION:During the initial consultation, you will meet with the plastic surgeon to discuss your concerns, goals, and medical history. Dr. Okland will evaluate your neck area and determine if you are a suitable candidate for a deep neck lift.

PRE-OPERATIVE PREPARATION: Once you have decided to proceed with the deep neck lift, pre-operative preparations will be made. This may involve medical evaluations, laboratory tests, and instructions on medication, diet, and lifestyle modifications.

SURGERY: The deep neck lift procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. The surgery itself can take several hours, depending on the extent of the corrections needed. Incisions are made below the chin and/or behind the ears to access the underlying structures of the neck.

RECOVERY: After the surgery, you will be monitored in a recovery area for a few hours. It is common to experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort during the initial recovery phase. You may be prescribed pain medication and given specific post-operative instructions to follow.

POST-OPERATIVE APPOINTMENTS: Follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor your healing progress, remove any sutures or drains, and assess the results. Dr. Okland will provide guidance on wound care, activity restrictions, and skincare during this time.


Frequently Asked Questions?

Ideal candidates for a deep neck lift are individuals who have sagging skin, muscle laxity, and excess fat deposits in the neck area. A consultation with Dr. Oklandwill determine if you are a good candidate based on your specific concerns and medical history.
The recovery period can vary from person to person, but generally, it takes around 1 to 2 weeks for the initial healing. Swelling and bruising gradually subside over the following weeks, and most patients can resume their regular activities within 3 weeks. However, complete recovery may take several months.
Incisions for a deep neck lift are strategically placed in discreet locations, such as below the chin and behind the ears, to minimize visible scarring. Dr. Okland takes great care in the closure of incisions to promote optimal healing and minimize scarring.
While a deep neck lift can provide long-lasting results, the natural aging process will continue. However, the improvements achieved through the procedure can significantly rejuvenate the neck area, and with proper skincare and a healthy lifestyle, the results can be maintained for many years.
As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications, including infection, bleeding, scarring, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. However, these risks can be minimized by choosing a skilled and experienced surgeon and following post-operative instructions diligently.
The final results of a deep neck lift gradually become more apparent as swelling subsides and the tissues heal. It may take several months for the swelling to completely resolve and for the final outcome to become evident. Patience and adherence to the post-operative care instructions are important for optimal results.

Why choose Dr. Okland for Deep Neck Lift?

Expertise and Experience

Dr. Okland is a highly skilled facial plastic surgeon who specialize in facial rejuvenation procedures, including deep neck lifts. With extensive expertise and years of experience, he is an expert in facial anatomy and the intricacies of the procedure. During the year 2022 – 2023, Dr. Okland performed 75 deep neck lifts or approaches.

Personalized Approach

We understand that every patient is unique, and we take a personalized approach to each deep neck lift procedure. Dr. Okland will carefully evaluate your specific concerns, goals, and anatomy to develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.

Advanced Techniques

We stay updated with the latest advancements in deep neck lift techniques and utilize advanced surgical methods to achieve optimal results. Dr. Okland is trained in advanced techniques that allow for precise muscle tightening, fat removal, and skin redraping, ensuring natural-looking and long-lasting outcomes.

Comprehensive Care

We provide comprehensive care throughout your deep neck lift journey. From your initial consultation to post-operative appointments, our dedicated team will guide you through every step of the process, ensuring your comfort, safety, and satisfaction.

Patient Satisfaction

Our top priority is patient satisfaction. We strive to exceed your expectations by delivering excellent results and providing compassionate care. We take the time to listen to your concerns, address your questions, and ensure you feel supported and confident throughout your deep neck lift experience.

Safety and Results

Your safety is paramount to us. We adhere to the highest safety standards and protocols to minimize risks and complications associated with the deep neck lift procedure. Our goal is to achieve natural-looking results that enhance your neck aesthetics while maintaining a harmonious balance with your overall facial appearance.

Schedule a Consultation

Fill out the form below to schedule a personalized consultation with our experienced team specializing in deep neck lifts. During your consultation, we will carefully evaluate your concerns, thoroughly discuss the procedure, and address any questions you may have. Dr. Okland will develop a customized treatment plan tailored specifically to address the unique challenges of deep neck lifts.

Take the first step towards achieving a rejuvenated and more youthful neck by scheduling your consultation today. We are dedicated to guiding you through the process and assisting you in achieving the desired results.