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Neck Lift Surgery

Many of us expect and are prepared for aging of the face and hands, but aging of the neck can occur in some very unsightly ways. Unfortunately, many people experience sagging neck skin that can steal their joy, self-confidence, and ability to feel proud of their appearances. Getting a procedure that tucks in that extra tissue and creates that flawless look for your neck and lower cheekbone will with no doubt bring back your self-esteem. Dr. Nesmith is a certified Gainesville plastic surgeon who is more than qualified to conduct this procedure for you.

How Neck Lifts Are Performed

The process of tightening and removing extra skin from the neck and the lower parts of the cheek areas is known as platysmaplasty or a neck lift. This procedure enhances the appearance of the neck and improves the contour of the jawline by raising and tightening sagging tissue.

Through a neck lift, you can achieve a younger look and restore your self-confidence. Neck lift procedures also greatly improve jawlines and neck regions making these features more defined. This process is often performed together with a chin surgery, facelift, or cheek lift. However, we also perform neck lift surgeries as a standalone procedure. So, if you are seeking this kind of plastic surgery in Gainesville, FL, look no further than Nesmith Plastic Surgery Center.

Benefits Of A Neck Lift

Each patient may find their own benefits to undergoing a neck lift but overall, most patients enjoy similar benefits, such as little scarring and recovery time along with a more youthful appearance. Other benefits include:

  • Achieve the appearance of weight loss;
  • Results appear natural and are long-lasting; and
  • Easily combined with other plastic surgery procedures.

During a consultation with Dr. Nesmith, he will discuss your concerns and needs and how undergoing neck lift surgery can be beneficial to achieving your goals.

What A Neck Lift Can Treat

A neck lift can treat many cosmetic skin issues, such as:

  • Sun and/or wind damaged skin;
  • A double or triple chin caused by fat deposits under the chin;
  • Excessive fat or skin in the neck.
  • Loose or slack neck skin, also called turkey wattle neck;
  • Vertical bands in the neck; and
  • Jowls which form because of fat deposits and/or too much skin under the jaw;

Other Procedures Performed With A Neck Lift

Neck lift procedures are often combined with other cosmetic procedures to help patients accomplish their goals, including these three popular procedures.

Forehead/Brow Lift

A brow lift can erase worry and laughter lines that slowly appear on your forehead over time. Dr. Nesmith can discuss the two types of brow lifts and which complement neck lifts.

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery can correct wrinkles and hoods that appear over eyes during the aging process. This procedure is also able to address undereye bags that can make your eyes appear puffy.


When done in conjunction with a neck lift, the two procedures can give you an overall slimmer appearance. Liposuction can target small areas of fatty deposits or larger areas, such as the thighs.

Neck Lift Recovery Process

After a neck lift, patients usually take two to four weeks to recover. Although a majority of patients go back to their normal routine after two weeks, patients vary when recovering. Dr. Nesmith will instruct you on how long it will take before you are able to return to your usual schedule. Close monitoring is also important in making sure you detect any signs of complications or abnormal symptoms you may experience during post-surgical care. Keeping your head elevated will help you heal faster and minimizes swelling. Scars are usually not visible within the first weeks of the recovery period.

Side Effects Of A Neck Lift

Like any other plastic surgery procedure, risks are inevitable. Common side effects include swelling, bruising, discomfort, and scarring. If you are considering Gainesville plastic surgeons, it is good to consult on the best one to perform the procedure. Dr. Nesmith has more than 25 years of experience and ensures that in every procedure he minimizes risks to the best of his ability.

It is important to note that neck lift does not slow the aging process. Dr. Nesmith uses plastic surgery to ensure you become the best version of yourself.

Neck Lift Candidates

Who is the best candidate for a neck lift procedure? If you have excess skin around your neck and jawline or sagging skin below your chin, Nesmith Plastic Surgery Center can help transform neck and take years off your appearance.

It’s important any neck lift candidate has neck skin with enough elasticity to tolerate stretching during the procedure. After the excess skin is cut, the remaining skin is pulled taut over the surgical area — inelastic skin is generally unable to withstand stretching. Most patients are between 40 years old and 70 years old and are generally in good health. To find out if you are a good candidate for a neck lift procedure, contact Nesmith Plastic Surgery Center today to schedule a consultation.

Plastic Surgery In Gainesville, FL

With years of experience, Nesmith Plastic Surgery Center has a team of professionals trained to offer a range of Gainesville plastic surgery procedures to improve the appearance of your neck, jawline, chin, and cheeks. If you have drooping, sagging skin around your neck, contact Dr. Nesmith for a consultation and see if a neck lift is right for you. It’s never too late to rejuvenate your appearance.

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