Neck Lift

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Edward J. Gross performs neck lift surgery for people from Winter Park, Orlando, Tampa, Melbourne, and Daytona Beach who want to define their jawlines, address submental fullness, and lift and smooth sagging skin on the neck. Whether due to heredity, the aging process, or a combination of both, lack of definition in the neck can obscure the jawline and inhibit a sleek, sculpted appearance. Today’s sophisticated surgical neck rejuvenation techniques produce natural-looking and long-lasting solutions to these concerns.

Are you interested in a submentoplasty or neck lift procedure with Dr. Gross? Please request a consultation online or call Primera Plastic Surgery at (407) 333-3040.

Neck Lift
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Case #315

Case #315 | Neck Lift: This woman from Orlando, FL, didn’t like the hanging skin under her chin. Dr. Gross performed a neck lift by tightening the platysma muscle (SMAS) and removing the sagging skin. This procedure requires experience & knowledge of neck anatomy and is critical for a good, long-lasting result. Recovery was 1 week, and he... Read More
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Case #496

Case# 496. | Mini Lift | Orlando. She was showing signs of aging with the jowl formation, loose jawline, and sagging under her chin. Dr. Gross performed a Mini Facelift w/ Neck Lift along with an Upper eyelid lift (Blepharoplasty). She looks 10 years younger and her eyes are more open with a natural, youthful appearance. The SMAS an... Read More
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Case #305

Case #305 Neck lift | Orlando. This 55-year-old woman from Central Florida was bothered by a drooping neck. The SMAS muscle was tightened, in conjunction with the platysma muscle (under the chin), to create a sharper jawline. These results stand the test of time, as Dr. Gross works on the underlying muscles during a neck lift. Read More
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Case #842

Case #842 | Neck Lift for Men | Orlando, FL: This Central Florida man was unhappy with the loose skin along his neck. Dr. Gross performed a neck lift with platysma muscle tightening to lift the skin directly under the chin and along the neck. This corrects the cervico- mental angle with a scar hidden in the pre-auricular crease. The patient's... Read More
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Case #257

Dr. Gross performed an upper eyelid blepharoplasty, neck lift, and face lift using the SMAS plication technique, which tightens the muscles of the face. This allows for a more natural and longer lasting result. Notice the banding in her neck in the before picture which has been eliminated in the after picture. Dr. Gross also tightens the plat... Read More
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Case #952

This Orlando, Florida patient consulted with Dr. Gross in our Lake Mary, FL, office for aging face changes and a platysmal bands in her neck. She was bothered by lines and banding on her neck and droopy cheeks/ jowls. Dr. Gross performed a mini facelift and neck lift to achieve these natural results. Her face is beautifully lifted, and her ne... Read More
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Case #462

Case #462 | Orlando | Neck lift: This Oviedo, FL patient was bothered by a droopy chin and sagging neck profile and consulted with us for a neck lift. Dr. Gross performed a Submentoplasty (tightening of the platysma muscle under the chin) and neck liposuction. Her side view is shown at 3 months. Her jawline is tighter and smoother w... Read More
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Case #812

This 51-year-old Orlando, FL woman was mainly bothered by the heaviness of her neck, but lax skin on the lower half of her face and uneven brows were also concerns. Dr. Gross performed a mini facelift, neck lift, and endoscopic brow lift. Her eyebrows are now even, making her eyes appear more open and youthful. The skin around her jawline is... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost in Orlando?

In the Orlando area, the cost of a neck lift ranges from $12,485 to $14,500 (NOT including anesthesia or facility fees). Dr. Gross is proud to offer financing through CareCredit®.

What Does a Neck Lift Achieve?

A neck lift is essentially a combination of a mini facelift and submentoplasty, both of which can also be performed on their own. Neck lifts combine the muscle and skin tightening of submentoplasty with the jawline rejuvenation of the mini facelift for a more comprehensive correction of double chin and neck sagging issues. The best candidates for this procedure must have a BMI below 30.

What Happens During a Neck Lift?

During a neck lift procedure, Dr. Gross tightens and adjusts the muscles and underlying tissues of the neck and chin through incisions hidden along natural creases on the neck and around the ears. The result is a more contoured, youthful neck and jawline.

What Is Neck Lift Recovery Like?

While each person’s recovery is unique, here is a general timeline of what you can expect.

Week 1

You will return home the day of your surgery and take prescribed pain medication and/or over-the-counter painkillers to manage any soreness. Most people return to desk work after 1 to 2 weeks, though you may need a bit longer if your job is physically demanding.

Weeks 2 to 3

Bruising and swelling begin to resolve. You can cover any lingering bruising with makeup as you return to work and social activities.

Weeks 4 to 6

You can gradually resume more strenuous physical activities.

Months 2 to 6

You may have some residual swelling that lasts for a few months. As that resolves and your incisions fade, you’ll see your final results take shape.

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Submentoplasty

What Is Submentoplasty?

Pioneered in the 1990s, this more limited version of a neck lift is based on manipulating the deeper tissue layers of the neck, as opposed to simply pulling the skin with threads, or removing fat with liposuction or KYBELLA® injections. Dr. Gross recommends this cosmetic procedure to his patients who don’t need a facelift, but wish to address a sagging neck, a poorly defined jawline, or a full upper neck area.

Submentoplasty (Chin Tuck)
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Case #959

This 47-year-old gentleman from Orlando was bothered by a heavy neck and fullness under his chin.  This did not change when he lost weight.  It is a hereditary feature called submental fullness.  Dr. Gross treated him with submentoplasty and neck liposuction to achieve this result.  In this procedure, he removes fat via li... Read More
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Case #794

Case #794. Submentoplasty | Orlando. This 45-year-old woman from Orlando wanted an improved neck/jawline profile. Dr. Gross performed a submentoplasty and corset platysmaplasty, in addition to a chin implant to balance her profile. The procedure is performed through an incision under the chin which allows Dr. Gross to tighten the muscles as w... Read More
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Case #720

This 44-year-old man from Orlando had a weak profile with a double chin and droopy nasal tip. Dr. Gross corrected his recessed chin, nose, and jawline in one operation: Submentoplasty, Chin Implant, & Rhinoplasty. His After photos show marked improvement with a stronger chin and a more balanced/ masculine profile. The submentoplasty (chin... Read More
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Case# 632 | Submentoplasty | Orlando. This Orlando area woman was bothered by fullness under her chin and a drooping jawline.  Dr. Gross corrected her profile with a submentoplasty procedure through a small incision under her chin.  There was no liposuction performed.  The platysma muscle was tightened surgically with corset pl... Read More
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Case #596

Melissa | Submentoplasty | Orlando.  This patient was bothered by a sagging neck. Dr. Gross performed a neck lift and submentoplasty, corset platysmaplasty to help her. By tightening the muscle under the chin, the results are long-lasting and very natural. Read More
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Case# 760. This 60-year-old woman from Orlando was bothered by a second neck and jawline.  We performed a Submentoplasty or chin tuck to help her improve the tightness of her jawline and give her a more youthful neck.  The platysma muscle was tightened for a natural and long-lasting result. Recovery was 1 week. The DOT CO2 laser was... Read More
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Submentolpasty | Neck Lift | Orlando. This Orlando area man was bothered by his profile, lack of jawline definition and loose neck skin.  Dr. Gross performed a Submentoplasty through a small incision under his chin to achieve these results.  The platysma muscle was tightened with corset platysmaplasty.  Recovery was 1 week. Read More
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Case# 621 | Submentoplasty | Orlando. This Orlando- area gentleman was bothered by sagging neck and a double chin.  We performed a Submentoplasty also known as a chin tuck or neck lift.  Dr. Gross performed a corset platysmaplasty and removed submuscular/ suprahyoid fat, as well as the anterior belly of the digastric muscles. This c... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

How Much Does Submentoplasty Cost in Orlando?

The cost of submentoplasty at Primera Plastic Surgery typically ranges from $6,750 to $8,320 (NOT including anesthesia or facility fees). During your consultation, Dr. Gross will provide a more precise quote that reflects all elements of your surgery. Dr. Gross is pleased to offer financingthrough CareCredit®. 

Who Is a Candidate for Submentoplasty?

Adults, sometimes young adults, may be unhappy with a weak chin profile or sagging of the upper neck area. This often occurs when patients are in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. Much of this neck drooping is a result of the aging process along with hereditary factors that run in families. Good candidates for submentoplasty have minimal jowling and sagging of the face and cheeks, but have drooping or bulging under the chin, especially when looking down. The best candidates for this procedure must have a BMI below 30.

In youth, the Platysma Muscle, which is the fan-shaped muscle underneath the skin of the neck, supports the upper and mid-neck areas as a firm fibromuscular sling. However, as we age, and with gravitational pull, the muscle can become weak and unable to support the upper neck and jawline. There may also be hereditary thickening of the subplatysmal musculature (floor of mouth and Digastric Muscles), which causes unsightly neck bulging. Correcting this requires an open approach submentoplasty procedure with the incision hidden in a horizontal crease under the chin. Because Dr. Gross has special training, experience and anatomical knowledge of neck anatomy, he can perform this procedure where other plastic surgeons may only offer simple liposuction.  Moreover, liposuction alone will not address the underlying deeper neck structures which must be corrected to achieve a youthful neck.

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What Happens During a Submentoplasty?

During this procedure, Dr. Gross separates the platysma muscle from the skin and visualizes the subplatysmal musculature and fat. Often, there is subplatysmal fat and hypertrophy of these muscles which must be trimmed to achieve a sharp angle. He then identifies the 2 edges of the platysma and trims excess, redundant, or loose muscle. Undermining is then performed to allow for midline platysma tightening, and then suturing is done vertically (in the midline) with a heavy suture. This is known as a Corset Platysmaplasty. This suture dissolves in about 6 weeks as the tissues mend and heal with a strong fibromuscular support. Any excess skin under the chin is trimmed before the incision is closed.

This procedure provides excellent foundational support for lifting and tightening the neck and avoids incisions around the ears. It is a short, outpatient procedure under general anesthesia, taking 1.5 to 2 hours of operating time. Extensive surgical training, a detailed understanding of neck anatomy, and years of experience allow Dr. Gross to create excellent results and achieve high patient satisfaction rates. He often performs chin implant and buccal fat removal in combination with submentoplasty for optimal results.

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What Is Submentoplasty Recovery Like?

While each person’s recovery is unique, here is a general timeline of what you can expect.

Days 1 & 2

You will return home the day of your surgery and take prescribed pain medication and/or over-the-counter painkillers to manage any soreness. For the first 2 days, you will wear a chin strap to minimize swelling and protect your treated area.

Week 1

Most people return to work after about a week. You may need a bit longer if your job is physically demanding.

Weeks 2 to 3

Bruising and swelling begin to resolve. You can cover any lingering bruising with makeup as you return to work and social activities.

Weeks 4 to 6

You can gradually resume more strenuous physical activities. Your internal sutures will be completely dissolved at this point.

Months 2 to 6

You may have some residual swelling that lasts for a few months. As that resolves and your incisions fade, you’ll see your final results take shape.

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Neck Lift & Submentoplasty FAQ

How long will my neck lift results last?

Neck lift results are generally long-lasting, with improvements still visible after as long as 10 years. However, it is important to remember nothing can stop the aging process altogether, and your neck will continue to age naturally over time.

Is getting a neck lift really worth it?

The answer to this question is a highly personal one. However, the surgery has a high rate of satisfaction both at our practice and around the world.

Does a neck lift get rid of jowls?

Because a neck lift features components of a mini facelift, it does reduce jowls to a degree. If you have significant jowling you would like to correct, you may benefit from combining your neck lift with a full facelift.

Will I have noticeable scars after surgery?

Dr. Gross takes great care to disguise neck lift and submentoplasty scars along natural creases in your neck and under your chin. Once healed, these small scars are typically barely visible.

Is the surgery painful?

Neither surgery is painful during the surgery itself as you are placed comfortably under general anesthesia. It is normal to experience some soreness during the first few days of recovery, but you should find this easy to manage with prescribed pain medication.

How do I know if I need a neck lift or a submentoplasty?

If your concerns are primarily limited to your upper neck and just below your chin, a submentoplasty is likely your best fit. However, if you have loose skin, drooping, or banding that extends down the neck, you may benefit more from a neck lift. Dr. Gross will discuss both options with you in-depth to determine the most efficient and effective treatment plan for you.

Take the Next Step

Men and women who are looking for an experienced facial plastic surgeon come to Dr. Edward Gross from Tampa, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Winter Park, and throughout Florida. If you would like to learn more about submentoplasty or neck lift procedures near Orlando, please request a consultation online, book online now, or call Primera Plastic Surgery at (407) 333-3040.

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