What Is a Deep Neck Lift?
Unlike some traditional neck lifts2 that focus solely on tightening or excising loose skin, a deep neck lift or deep plane neck lift involves working beneath the platysma muscle and underlying tissue to produce a natural and long-lasting look without a ‘pulled’ appearance of altering the skin alone.
By operating beneath the platysma muscle and fascia, the muscle and tissues can be repositioned to a natural and youthful contour, and some excess fat may be removed. This long-lasting surgery technique is a specialty of Dr. Rizk, who regularly performs complex neck and face surgeries.
The deep neck anatomy includes many areas under the muscle which cannot be liposuctioned due to nerves and other vital structures. To achieve jawline definition, very often liposuction is not enough unless you have fat lying above the muscle and are very young.
In most cases, it is necessary to go under the muscle and contour or remove fullness from underlying fat or protruding muscles such as the digastric anterior belly, and very often, the midline platysma cords need to be tied together. Sometimes, excess skin also needs to be removed to achieve the patient’s goals.
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A Quick Guide to Neck Lift Surgery
Who Is a Candidate for Deep Neck Lift Surgery?
If you feel like your neck is no longer looking its best, or you have a particularly ‘full’ neck, a deep neck lift may be the perfect option for restoring it to greatness. There are two groups of patients who are candidates for this procedure:
- Younger patients in their 20s & 30s with a full neck and fat under platysma3 with good skin elasticity who need a deep fat reduction and central platysma tightening and no incision around ears with no skin removal.
- Patients in 40’s or older with a full neck that also has loose skin and muscle who would need fat reduction under platysma and central platysma tightening but whose skin is not elastic enough to shrink and will need the deep neck lift in conjunction with a deep plane facelift with incisions around ears to remove excess skin.
At your consultation, Dr. Rizk will provide insight into what will work best for you and answer any questions or concerns about this procedure.
How Is a Deep Neck Lift Performed?
When performing a deep neck lift, instead of the traditional incisions of a neck lift, Dr. Rizk creates a smaller incision under the chin, via which he will lift and manipulate the layers of the neck. Each deep neck lift surgery is different and may require other incisions depending on the needs and goals of the patient. Pockets of excess fat in these deeper layers of the neck may also be eliminated, contributing to an overall more natural finished look.
Once the muscle has been released from the layers underneath, it is lifted and repositioned into its new and improved contour. The excess skin is then trimmed away to create a smoother and more proportionate finish. Liposuction may also be used as an auxiliary technique to contour the neck area further. Results of a deep neck lift are immediately visible but will continue to improve over time as any post-surgery swelling subsides.
What to Expect During Deep Neck Lift Recovery Time
With Dr. Rizk’s innovative deep neck lift procedure in Manhattan, you’ll be close to fully recovered and back to your daily routine in just a week, with minimal bruising and swelling. If you have long hair and wear it up, you can do so within two weeks with no trace of visible scars. Dr. Rizk’s unique approach using tissue glues instead of traditional drains ensures a faster and more comfortable recovery. Throughout the process, you’ll receive personalized guidance from Dr. Rizk to ensure the best healing experience. Enhance your recovery journey with a blend of pain relief, vitamins, and herbal supplements for a vibrant and revitalized transformation.
Risks of Deep Neck Lift
Risks are reduced by working with a surgeon who specializes in head and neck surgery, like Dr. Rizk, a facial plastic surgeon who is double board-certified in facial plastic surgery and head and neck surgery by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and ABO.org.
Risks that are significantly reduced include:
- Adverse reaction to anesthetic
- Nerve injury or loss of feeling
How Much Does a Deep Neck Lift Cost in NYC?
Why Choose Dr. Rizk for a Deep Neck Lift?
Discover the premier deep neck lift experience in NYC with the remarkable skills of a double board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Rizk. Expect exceptional care, a dedicated team, advanced surgical techniques, shorter recovery time, and natural results that last for years to come.
Dr. Rizk is is a world-renowned expert in head and neck plastic surgery, does not do body work, and is double board-certified in facial plastic surgery and head and neck surgery. His many books and articles have contributed to the advancement of the field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He also published the first paper on deep plane facelifts with tissue glue and without a drain in the United States in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery.
Are you considering a deep neck lift? Contact Dr. Rizk’s Manhattan office today to book a consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the difference between a neck lift and a deep neck lift?
A deep neck lift involves the lifting and repositioning of the muscles and tissues in the neck, whereas some traditional neck lifts involve lifting just the skin of the neck.
How much is a deep neck lift?
Because each surgery is tailored to each patient and can include other procedures, costs for deep neck lifts can vary. For full pricing, please discuss this with Dr. Rizk during your consultation.
How long does a deep neck lift last?
This can vary depending on your lifestyle, skin quality, and age, but many people generally see their neck lifts last between 10 and 15 years.
What are the benefits of a deep neck lift?
A deep plane neck lift surgery with Dr. Rizk offers patients the following benefits:
- Remove a double chin
- A contoured, natural, and youthful look
- Confidence to wear open-necked shirts and other clothing
- A defined and sculpted jawline
- Improved self-esteem
Written Patient Testimonials
Dr. Rizk and his staff were absolutely incredible! They made me feel so comfortable throughout this entire process and I am so grateful for everyone (especially Dr. Rizk) for helping me look the best version of myself. My nose looks natural and perfect and I am in love with the results!!! If you are on the fence, I definitely encourage you to come to this office because Dr. Rizk gave me the confidence and grace to present myself to the world!
Words cannot express how tremendously grateful and impressed I am for his services. The process was painless and he produced beautiful results that I’m so happy with. Dr. Rizk is extremely precise, patient and detail orientated. He narrowed my nose 1mm at a time! I’m already looking forward to my next small tweek with him.
Fixed my nose that was extremely crooked from a car accident. Also did my brother’s nose which case out beautifully
After many consults with top NY doctors, I chose Dr. Rizk for a facelift, full face laser and eyelid surgery. I chose Dr Rizk because he truly listened to my concerns and treated me like an individual. We found a perfect solution.He does one surgery a day so isn’t rushed.Read More
I didnt want a full facelift with a long recovery so I found a great facial plastic surgeon who could do a neck list and had my upper eyes also done at the same time. the whole experience was terrific. Dr Rizk was great and the recovery was better than I expected. So worth it. Don’t hesitate! I feel pretty and younger and I would do it again in a hot second.
Dr. Rizk performed what I guess you can call a major face lift on me perhaps 8 years ago.
His work is stellar. No one including my immediate family knew or knows I had work done. I did receive comments like you look terrific etc. Eight years later people are amazed when I tell them my age. (OK, not amazed. How ’bout surprised?) So the work was terrific. Last year I got the Fractionated CO2 Laser resurfacing. It went smoothly and I got great results.
1Deep Neck Lift: Defining Anatomical Problems and Choosing Appropriate Treatment Strategies. Timothy Marten, Dino Elyassnia. Available: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36563673/.
2AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGEONS – Neck Lift. Lower Rhytidectomy. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/neck-lift.
3Cleveland Clinic – Neck Lift (Platysmaplasty). Available: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/23364-neck-lift-platysmaplasty.
By Dr. Sam S. Rizk, M.D., FACS.
Dr. Rizk is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty surgery and a recognized expert on the latest advances in facial plastic surgery techniques. He performs a range of facial plastic surgeries at his New York practice.