A custom neck lift for a younger look.

Dr. Paul N. Afrooz, one of Miami's top facial plastic surgeons, offers neck lifts to patients who are looking for a way to regain a youthful appearance. If you reside in Miami, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, or neighboring areas of South Florida, you can feel comfortable choosing Dr. Afrooz for your neck lift procedure.

The Impact of Neck Lift Surgery

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What is a neck lift?

A neck lift is a cosmetic procedure that addresses neck aging. It resolves sagging skin contributing to a “turkey neck” or the build-up of fat resulting in a double chin. You may choose to have a neck lift to address these issues and achieve a sculpted, more contoured neck. Those looking for a more comprehensive rejuvenation experience may want to combine their neck lift with a facelift, eyelid surgery, or other cosmetic procedure.

What cosmetic concerns can a neck lift address?

If you have any of the following aesthetic issues, a neck lift may be the right way to restore your look:

  • Sagging neck skin
  • A double chin
  • Vertical neck bands
  • Excess skin, fat, and tissue extending from jaw and chin onto the neck
  • Excess fat on the neck

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What Causes sagging in the neck?

Sagging in the neck and around the jawline is a primary concern for men and women seeking to reverse – or at least halt – the aging process. As the body matures, it slowly loses its abundant supply of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, compounds that give youthful complexions their radiance, resilience and supple quality. As these substances dwindle, the skin loses its structural integrity and begins to droop and wilt. 

Exposure to the sun’s harmful rays, pollution, second-hand smoke and other environmental toxins can further erode the skin’s vibrance, making you look older than you are. While there’s no way to completely stop the aging process, there are things you can do to mitigate its effects, including the following:

  • Eat a healthy diet, limiting processed foods, sugar, caffeine, and alcohol
  • Keep well-hydrated, drinking at least eight 8-oz glasses of water a day
  • Use medical-grade skincare products to nourish and protect the skin
  • Get adequate exercise
  • Stay stress-free
  • Don’t smoke
  • Use sunscreen every day
  • Sleep on your back

Neck Lift & Facelift Surgery

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Am I a candidate for a neck lift?

You’re a suitable candidate for a neck lift if you’re concerned about the signs of aging on your lower face and neck regions. Patients considering neck lifts generally have deep neckbands, sagging skin under the chin, jowl lines, and the dreaded “turkey wattle” hanging from the chin.

Generally speaking, you’re a suitable candidate for a neck lift if you:

  • Have moderate to severe signs of aging on your neck
  • Are in generally good physical and mental health
  • Have realistic expectations from the procedure
  • Don’t smoke or are willing to cease smoking several weeks before the procedure
  • Don’t have underlying illnesses or bleeding disorders that contraindicate the procedure


During a neck lift, incisions are typically placed behind the ears or under the chin. Then, excess skin is removed, and the remaining skin is tightened to produce a more refined jawline and restore the elegance of a youthfully-contoured neck. In some cases, fat may be removed or redistributed to achieve the patient’s desired results. A neck lift takes approximately two hours to perform. If your neck has vertical bands that add years to your look, they can be smoothed away in your custom surgery.


During a neck lift with Dr. Afrooz, you’ll be able to rest assured that you’re being treated with the utmost level of skill and precision. Neck lifts with Dr. Afrooz involve the partial removal of the submandibular glands whenever appropriate, enabling patients to enjoy optimized results that bring them directly in line with their cosmetic goals and aesthetic aspirations. To learn more about how Dr. Afrooz can use advanced techniques to create your ideal results, reach out and set up a consultation today.


After your neck lift in Miami & Coral Gables with Dr. Afrooz, you may experience some bruising and a feeling of tightness. Any swelling or bruising should resolve within about a week of surgery, after which the full results of your treatment become visible. As with all surgical procedures, it is essential that you make resting and recovering your priority – you will soon be ready to show off your new look to the world! Arrange for enough time off work or other activities, avoid physical activities, and allow your body to expend its energy on healing. The results from your neck lift last for years but cannot halt the aging process.


Both facelift and neck lift addresses the signs of aging on your facial regions, such as sagging skin, excessive wrinkles, jowls, unwanted fat deposits, etc. However, facelifts address these problems on the mid-face and lower face regions, while a neck lift addresses these problems around the neck and chin. Facelifts improve the cheeks, jawline, and mouth, while neck lifts improve the regions from the chin down. If you’re concerned about your entire face and neck regions, you can also combine the facelift and neck lift for a comprehensive solution to all your visible aging concerns.

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Dr. Afrooz's Signature 4D Lift Explained

Facial aging occurs in several distinct ways, so a successful face and neck lift must be comprehensive and multidimensional. Gone are the days of a simple "nip-tuck" facelift. Here I explain how my Signature 4D Lift rejuvenates the face by (1) reducing skin laxity, (2) tightening the underlying musculature, (3) eliminating fullness in the neck, and (4) reintroducing youthful volume.

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What is the cost of a neck lift?

The cost of a neck lift with Paul N. Afrooz, MD, starts at $30,000 or more, depending on the specific requirements to achieve the desired results for your unique case. Your neck lift surgery will be customized to address your specific concerns and restore a firm, sculpted elegance to your neck. As elective procedures like neck lifts are not covered by health insurance, we offer flexibility in payment options, accepting most major credit cards and providing financing through CareCredit. Our commitment to exceptional care and beautiful results remains our top priority, and our friendly administrative staff is available to assist you with any financing inquiries.

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Minimally-invasive Neck Lift With Submental Liposuction

If you want to rejuvenate your appearance but aren’t ready for a complete neck lift, submental liposuction may be the solution. Removing excess fat with submental liposuction is especially effective for our younger neck patients with good muscle tone and skin elasticity.

Submental liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves removing excess fat from the area beneath the chin, also known as the submental area. This procedure is typically performed to improve a double chin's appearance or create a more defined jawline. During the process, a small incision is made under the chin, and a cannula is inserted to suction the excess fat. The recovery time for submental liposuction is usually minimal, with most patients able to return to normal activities within a week or two.

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Neck Lift FAQs

How long does it take to recover from a neck lift?

Will I have visible scars on my neck?

Can a neck lift remove the turkey wattle?

How long will the neck lift results last?

hat are the potential risks and complications of neck lift surgery?

How long does it take to recover from a neck lift?

While you can resume most of your normal activities and work after a week, the complete recovery process should take two to four weeks. You must follow the surgeon’s complete aftercare guidelines to speed up the recovery.

Will I have visible scars on my neck?

The neck lift procedure involves several small incisions, but Dr. Afrooz takes several steps to reduce their visibility and prominence. The incisions are usually back along the hairline around the sideburns and continue behind your head, ending near the lower hairline. As such, the incision marks are carefully concealed from plain view. Over time, the scars will fade into a dull pink, becoming virtually invisible.

Can a neck lift remove the turkey wattle?

Yes. Neck lifts often address the sagging skin tissues under the chin, also known as a “turkey wattle.” Your surgeon will examine your skin quality and condition to determine how much skin can be removed.

How long will the neck lift results last?

Neck lift results are permanent and usually last for 10 to 15 years, but the surgery doesn’t halt the natural process of aging.

hat are the potential risks and complications of neck lift surgery?

The potential risks and complications of neck lift surgery may include infection, scarring, hematoma, nerve damage, and unsatisfactory aesthetic results. It's essential to discuss these with your surgeon.

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Interested in a neck lift? Schedule a private consultation

If you are considering a neck lift in the Coral Gables & Miami area, your next step is a private consultation with Dr. Paul Afrooz. During this time, the two of you will discuss your cosmetic goals and agree on the correct treatment. Dr. Afrooz is an internationally recognized cosmetic surgeon who is known for his perfectionism and superior patient care. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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