The neck may show signs of aging earlier than the face. When the supportive tissues of the neck relax and weaken, you may experience sagging skin, excess fat, and muscle laxity.
Whether your neck appears full or your jawline is undefined, a deep plane neck lift in Atlanta can take years off your appearance with dramatic improvements. The procedure firms, sculpts, and refines the neck's contours for an attractive and refined neck and jawline.
What is a deep plane neck lift?
A deep plane neck lift is a surgical procedure that works beneath the supportive platysma muscle and underlying fat to completely resculpt the neck contours for an elegant and naturally beautiful profile. During a deep neck lift, the following layers of the neck are lifted to achieve smooth definition:
- Connective tissue
How is a deep plane neck lift different from a traditional neck lift?
The results of a deep plane neck lift last longer than other neck lift techniques. By operating in the plane beneath the platysma muscle and fascia, the skin stays attached to the muscle to avoid the overly tight look associated with older lifting techniques.
A deep plane neck lift removes deeper fat, softens enlarged glands, and repositions the muscle. Traditional techniques simply pull the skin and liposuction the fat located right under the skin. However, this fat maintains a youthful, plump, and soft look later in life. With the deep plane technique, excess fat below the platysma layer is trimmed for additional contouring but is not removed.
While the deep plane neck lift is more aggressive and is associated with longer recovery, the technique produces more natural-looking results that define the angles of the lower face.
Deep plane neck lift procedure and recovery
A deep plane neck lift is performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Majmundar will make a single incision hidden beneath the chin to lift the layers of the neck, sculpting a refined and elegant neckline and jawline. He will then remove or relocate excess fat while lifting and tightening the neck muscles in a way designed and customized specifically for your unique facial structure.
The surgery lasts approximately one hour and produces results that make you look younger while highlighting your natural beauty.
After a deep plane neck lift, the following reactions are common:
Most patients return to sedentary work within two weeks and can return to light exercise within one month. During your recovery, you should sleep with your head elevated and not lift anything heavy. Avoid exertion, which could strain your neck muscles and prolong the healing process.
Your final results will be visible in four to six months. At that point, you can resume vigorous exercise. Your scar, hidden in the lines under the chin, will fade in six months to one-year post-op.
What are the benefits of a deep-plane neck lift?
While the neck skin, muscle, and fat layers will age naturally, a deep-plane neck lift will last between ten and fifteen years. When you want to sculpt, define, and contour your neck, a deep plane neck lift provides the following benefits:
- Eliminated double chin
- Refined jawline shape and definition
- Improved fit of open-necked or collared shirts
- Contoured neck for a graceful and more elegant silhouette
- Minimal scarring
- Improves self-confidence and self-esteem
Why choose Northside Plastic Surgery for a deep plane neck lift in Atlanta?
Board-certified Dr. Mike Majmundar has performed thousands of deep plane neck lift surgeries and is a sought-after authority in facial and neck contouring. For the last ten years, Castle Connolly has named him one of the nation’s “top doctors.” With his knowledge and surgical precision, he has consistently delivered nuanced, personalized outcomes that reflect patients’ goals and wishes.
Dr. Majmundar distinguished himself by graduating in the top 10% of his class at the Medical College of Georgia and Summa Cum Laude from Georgia Tech. He is a member of the American Association of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery.