Neck Lift

Lift and Rejuvenate Your Neck Line

What is a Neck Lift? 

A neck lift, or platysmaplasty, is a surgical procedure with the goal of correcting what is often referred to as the turkey neck or wattle. It entails tightening the loose skin around the neck and jawline. It’s performed alone or with a facelift. When carried out alone, it’s a preferred approach over a facelift. A neck lift is indicated when only the skin around the neck has shown signs of aging, such as loose folds of skin around the neck and jaws. The result is a tighter and firmer neck with more definition in the jawline. 

 Dr. Rostami uses two techniques to achieve ideal results for a neck lift:  platysmaplasty, which contours the neck or platysma muscles, and cervicoplasty, which corrects the loose skin around the jaw and neckline. The muscle is sewn in the middle, starting just under the chin, continuing down the base of the neck, and then back, in a corset fashion. The result is a defined angle in the neck and jawline and a tight, contoured neck. 

Why Sanctuary Cosmetic Center? 

At Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, Dr. Rostami performs all neck lift surgeries at our Tysons location. Your consultation with Dr. Rostami will consist of a range of questions to ascertain your needs and determine whether you need a neck lift, facelift, or both. She will discuss your options, measure your face from a facial plastic surgeon’s perspective, and review your procedure’s potential outcome, benefits, and risks. She will then suggest the right surgical approach for you.

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Am I A Good Candidate for a Neck Lift? 

You’re likely a candidate for neck lift surgery if you: 

  • Have lost elasticity and tone to the neck, or have a “turkey wattle” 
  • Have jowls and excess fat under your chin 
  • Have sagging bands around your jaw and neck 
  • Have lost a great amount of weight, leaving you with excess neck skin or double chin 

Benefits of a Neck Lift 

After a neck lift, your neck will appear tighter and match the upper part of your face; your double chin and jawline will also improve. Your final results will give you a youthful, more rested face, which helps you feel more confident. When performed properly, neck lift surgery results can average up to ten years. You will get a new, shapely, youthful facial silhouette by correcting the signs of aging in your neck and jawline and restoring a smooth, younger-looking neck. As with any surgical procedure, infection, unfavorable scarring, bleeding, skin loss, and swelling are some risks associated with neck lift surgery. Risks that are specific to neck lift surgery will be discussed with you at the time of your consultation. 

The Neck Lift Procedure 

At Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, Dr. Rostami will perform your surgery on-site in our state-of-the-art, certified surgical suite under intravenous sedation. Traditionally, the neck lift incision begins in the hairline, continues around the ear, and stops at the back of the hair. The neck muscles are tightened, and the loose, excess skin is trimmed. When repairing the platysma muscle, a smaller incision technique can also be used, with the incision going only around the ears, resulting in a shorter incision line. 

For ideal results, a neck lift can be combined with liposuction of the submental area under the chin when excess fat exists.

Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS

Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS

Medical Director and CEO


Soheila Rostami, MD, FAAO, FAACS, is the Medical Director and CEO of Sanctuary Cosmetic Center in McLean, Virginia. She is passionate about creating individualized…

Neck Lift Results 

The neck lift can produce a more defined and youthful-looking jawline contour. Dr. Rostami will provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure best results. Most importantly, keep your head elevated when sleeping and avoid turning your head too severely during your initial recovery. 

Schedule a Consultation 

To learn more about the neck lift with Dr. Rostami, contact us today by calling or filling out our online form. We’re conveniently located to serve McLean, Arlington, Odrick’s Corner, Falls Church, and the surrounding areas of Washington, D.C. 

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We look forward to seeing how we can help you achieve a new level of confidence. Contact our team to set up a private consultation and explore everything we have to offer at Washington, D.C.’s premier cosmetic provider.

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