State-of-the-art neck rejuvenation in Fort Lauderdale

The neck is a vulnerable juncture between the head and torso, housing vital processes that support overall bodily function and health. With the aging process, the neck’s skin grows thinner while its muscles typically grow more visually prominent. Simultaneously, a reduction in collagen production leads to sagging skin, further compromising the natural beauty and elegance of the neck. 

While all these issues can seem overwhelming, in reality, there is a simple surgical solution known as a neck lift that can restore balance to the area, creating a more youthful and inviting appearance. In the hands of a skilled, precision-minded plastic surgeon such as Dr. Shuster, a neck lift  in Fort Lauderdalecan replenish your self-confidence and allow you to feel comfortable wearing a broad range of hair and clothing styles.

What is a neck lift?

Dr. Shuster frequently performs neck lift surgery – on its own, or in combination with a facelift – to reduce signs of aging by smoothing away wrinkles, creases, and folds and minimizing vertical muscle banding. In addition, he may employ the following techniques:

Chin and neck liposuction

Chin and neck liposuction can sculpt and refine the profile, eradicating stubborn pockets of fat that nestle in the submental region. In addition to aging, hormonal imbalance, weight gain, and genetics can also cause submental fullness. During liposuction, a slender tube called a cannula is threaded through a slight incision. The fat cells are then vacuumed out through the cannula and discarded – or preserved for a future fat transfer procedure.


The platysma muscle is thin and broad, extending from the mandible (lower jaw) down to the collarbone. As it loosens with age, a “turkey neck” may form under the chin, a condition that can cause considerable self-consciousness. A platysmaplasty can be performed to firm the platysma muscle, with incisions placed inconspicuously to conceal all detection of cosmetic intervention. 

What are the benefits of a neck lift?

A neck lift creates a more streamlined, youthful-looking neck with enhanced definition. Here are just some of the many benefits you will enjoy when choosing Dr. Shuster for your neck lift in Hollywood,FL:

  • Enhanced confidence and well-being
  • A more slender, sculpted profile
  • Reduced submental fullness
  • Dramatic reduction of loose, drooping skin
  • Elimination of a “turkey neck”
  • A reduced appearance of vertical muscle bands
  • Increased jawline definition
  • Correction of wrinkles, lines, and creases
  • Well-concealed incisions
  • Long-lasting changes

What sets Dr. Shuster’s surgical approach apart?

Dr. Shuster is devoted to fulfilling each patient’s unique vision of a revitalized appearance that enhances their innate beauty and vitality. He meticulously studies the patient’s anatomy and skin structure in order to understand the best approach for correcting their concerns. Each one-of-a-kind treatment plan is curated to deliver a natural-looking, nuanced outcome that preserves identity and spontaneity while minimizing the cosmetic flaws that diminish confidence. For patients in and beyond Hollywood, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale, FL, Dr. Shuster is a compassionate expert in his field who provides concierge care and personalized attention in a technologically advanced practice setting.

Who is a good candidate for a neck lift?

If you feel self-conscious about sagging skin, submental fullness, or vertical muscle bands in the neck, you may be an excellent candidate for a surgical neck lift, as there is little that non-invasive treatments can do to combat these concerns and deliver the elegant, natural-looking transformation you desire. 

In general, ideal candidates for a neck lift are in good mental and physical health and are not currently dealing with any untreated medical issues that might interfere with their surgery or recovery. They should be non-smokers, as smoking can significantly compromise results and lead to unexpected complications. Lastly, they should have realistic expectations for their results, based on a private consultation with Dr. Shuster and his team in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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What can I expect from the treatment process?

Before your neck lift, you will be asked to discontinue the use of blood thinners, medications, and supplements, as discussed with Dr. Shuster. If you smoke, you will need to quit at least 4-6 weeks before and after your surgery. Many patients take this as a good time to permanently quit smoking. Make sure to fill any prescriptions ahead of time and schedule assistance with getting home, meal preparation, childcare, and pet care. 

On the day of your surgery, you will receive general anesthesia to ensure you are completely comfortable and at ease during your procedure. Dr. Shuster will then execute your unique treatment plan, potentially adding liposuction and platysmaplasty to enhance your results. With a traditional neck lift, the incision is made within the hairline where sideburns might be located, stretching down around the ear. Through this incision, Dr. Shuster is able to remove excess skin, firm the neck muscles, and redrape the remaining skin in a more flattering fashion. An additional incision under the chin may be required in certain cases. Once the work is complete, Dr. Shuster will close the incisions with fine sutures and place the patient in the healing suite for postoperative monitoring until they can go home.

Recovery after surgery and result expectations

After surgery, your neck will be bandaged and dressed in a compression garment to help reduce swelling. Bruising, swelling, and soreness are normal side effects for the first few days after your procedure. As you heal, it’s important to keep the head elevated while resting and sleeping. Dr. Shuster will furnish you with a detailed aftercare plan and prescription pain medications to help manage any discomfort. 

Most patients can resume work after two weeks, provided that their job is not physically demanding. Strenuous exercise and activity should be avoided for 4-6 weeks, or as instructed by Dr. Shuster. You will attend regular follow-up visits to ensure your healing is progressing smoothly. After your neck lift, you can expect enhanced jawline definition, smoother, more youthful-looking neck contours, and a boost in self-confidence.

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Why Choose Dr. Shuster for a neck lift in Fort Lauderdale?

Lauded by Newsweek as a “Best Plastic Surgeon”, Dr. Bernard A. Shuster has garnered multiple awards for his technical prowess, artistry, and elegant results. For over two decades, he has supported patients on their journey towards a profound cosmetic transformation that enhances their personal relationships, elevates their quality of life, and fosters a lasting sense of confidence and well-being. If you are interested in learning more about how a neck lift can rejuvenate your look and renew your lease on life, contact Dr. Shuster today to schedule a private, in-depth consultation in the Miami, FL area.

Neck Lift FAQ

Can a neck lift correct jowls?

Will I have scars after a neck lift?

Can a neck lift improve the look of a double chin?

How much does a neck lift cost in Miami?

Are there any alternatives to a neck lift?

Can a neck lift correct jowls?

For patients concerned with jowls in addition to signs of aging in the neck, it is often advisable to undergo a combination procedure, pairing a neck lift with a facelift. Facelift surgery can eradicate jowls and improve definition in the jawline while elevating sunken cheeks.

Will I have scars after a neck lift?

With a neck lift, incisions are typically well-hidden within the natural folds of the ears and the hairline. Once healed, incision lines are barely visible. Dr. Shuster prides himself on creating inconspicuous scarring for all his procedures.

Can a neck lift improve the look of a double chin?

Yes. A neck lift is often paired with chin and neck liposuction to remove stubborn pockets of submental fat, redefining the profile.

How much does a neck lift cost in Miami?

Neck lift pricing varies from patient to patient and is based on the extent of the work necessary, the precise technique utilized, and other factors such as facility fees, anesthesia fees, surgeon’s fees, postoperative garment fees, medication fees, and others. During your private consultation, our team will provide you with a personalized and transparent quote for services.

Are there any alternatives to a neck lift?

Some patients can derive temporary benefits from fillers and neuromodulators injected into the neck. However, these solutions cannot address more pronounced signs of aging like sagging skin. A neck lift provides dramatic and lasting changes that are ideal for older patients in their 50s, 60s, and 70s.

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