As we age, our skin and soft tissues often begin to sag and do not typically return to their original form. Some of the earliest signs of aging for many individuals happen around the neck. As a result, a neck lift can restore a more youthful appearance to the entire face. 

What is a Neck Lift?

Neck lifts, medically known as platysmaplasty or submental platysmaplasty, is a cosmetic procedure to reduce signs of aging in the neck and jawline. The time and extent of the procedure vary from patient to patient.

During surgery, Dr. Schalit makes a small incision under the chin to access the muscles and skin in the neck and jawline. His many years of experience in neck lifts allows him to make an inconspicuous incision and expertly manipulate the neck muscles into the desired position. Once the muscles are in place, Dr. Schalit sutures the incisions closed. 

Am I a Good Candidate for a Neck Lift?

Patients concerned about neck banding or “turkey waddles” are good candidates for a neck lift. Some other considerations include the following:

Overall Health

You may not be a good candidate for a neck lift if you suffer from a medical condition that could interfere with healing or are in poor health. 


Smoking can slow the healing process and cause complications. Patients interested in a neck lift should quit smoking at least two weeks before surgery.

Realistic Expectations

During your consultation with Dr. Schalit, he will show you pictures and discuss what to expect after your neck lift. The results of the procedure will be natural-looking and allow you to still look like yourself. Your beautiful appearance will be accentuated by removing excess skin and correcting sagging muscles.

How Long is Recovery from a Neck Lift?

Most patients return to their usual activities after one to two weeks; however, we recommend postponing more strenuous activities for at least three to four weeks. After the first week, the sutures are removed. You will experience some bruising and swelling that will subside during recovery. Final results may only settle several months after your neck lift.

Request a Consultation

Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our highly trained staff members at Dr. Schalit Cosmetic Facial Specialist will reach out to your promptly to schedule your appointment.

Can I Combine Other Procedures with a Neck Lift?

Neck lifts are commonly combined with other anti-aging procedures. One of the most common is a facelift– together taking many years off your overall appearance. Other popular anti-aging facial procedures include a brow lift or an eyelid lift. 

During your consultation, Dr. Schalit will listen to your goals and help create an individualized plan to target specific areas of concern. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Schalit today to learn more about neck lifts and other anti-aging treatments!

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Take the Next Step

If you have further questions about neck lifts, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with us in Daytona Beach, Florida, today. Call us at (386) 239-3600 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

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