Neck Lift

What is a Neck Lift?

There are a number of procedures that can help refresh the face. The neck is often the first area of the face to show our age. Many patients consider a neck lift to address a double chin or to get rid of the dreaded “turkey neck” while others want a lift to help them look refreshed and younger.

The Procedure

The procedures performed in our state-of-the-art accredited surgical facility in our Kirkland clinic. All surgeries in our clinic are considered “outpatient surgeries”, we avoid general anesthesia, preferring to give ‘twilight sleep’ and leaving the patient with the ability to breathe on their own. A neck lift removes excess sagging skin under your jawline and on your neck. The platysma muscle of your neck can be adjusted and tightened if it has begun to separate and sag. This two-layered approach to the neck ensures a longer-lasting correction. With advanced technology, incisions are very small and unnoticeable. The placement and size of the incision will be determined by Dr. Partington according to your goals. Through incisions, excess fat is removed and the muscles tightened. Whether your neck is affected by age, your genes, the pull of gravity, or the harsh effects of the sun and wind, neck lift surgery (Platysmaplasty) or other neck contouring and rejuvenation procedures may be options

Neck Lift FAQs

  • How do I prepare for a Neck Lift?

    Dr. Partington may require you to stop or alter certain medications leading up to your neck lift, as well as quit smoking and fast the night before your surgery.

  • How do I tighten my jawline?

    When your jawline is affected by loose, excess skin, the only way to achieve lasting, significant results is with a lower facelift or neck lift.

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

    Most patients recover fully after two weeks, although they can typically return to low-intensity work after the first week.

  • What is a Neck Lift?

    A neck lift is a plastic surgery procedure in which excess skin is removed, and the platysma muscle is tightened and manipulated to eliminate neck bands.

  • What is the best treatment for a saggy neck?

    When your neck appearance concerns are caused by excess fat, liposuction can help address your condition, but only a neck lift can correct excess, sagging skin.

The Recovery

Recovering from platysmaplasty can take up to two weeks yet patients often return to work after the first week. Dr. Partington will provide you with a list of medications and post-surgery precautions you should take. Strenuous activity should be avoided for a few weeks following the procedure. Bruising, redness, and swelling may occur and should reside within a few days.


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