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Neck Lift
In Savannah, GA

An Elegant Lift

Savannah Neck Lift at Savannah Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. Timothy J. Minton's expertise and precision in neck rejuvenation ensure beautiful, long-lasting results. Whether you seek to reduce sagging, eliminate excess fat, or enhance your neck's definition, we offer personalized solutions to meet your aesthetic goals.

At Savannah Facial Plastic Surgery, we are dedicated to enhancing your natural beauty and boosting your self-confidence. Unleash the transformative power of a Neck Lift in Savannah and embark on a journey of self-discovery, revealing a revitalized and confident version of yourself.

A Youthful and Defined Profile

What is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that treats excess fat or sagging skin on the jawline or neck, creating a more youthful contour. While aging contributes to sagging skin in the neck and jowls, heredity, stress, and the environment can also factor in.

During a neck lift, incisions are strategically made, often hidden behind the ears or under the chin, to access and address the underlying structures. These structures, including muscles and tissues, are tightened and repositioned, excess fat is removed, and loose skin is trimmed.

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Aging Gracefully

What are the benefits of Neck Lift?

A neck lift offers a multitude of benefits, making it a popular choice for those seeking to rejuvenate their appearance:

  • Tightened muscles
  • Elimination of excess fat
  • Smoother skin
  • Enhanced profile
  • Confidence boost
  • Natural-looking results

Explore the transformative benefits of a neck lift at Savannah Facial Plastic Surgery and rediscover the youthful, elegant you.

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Ideal Candidates

You may be an ideal candidate for a neck lift if you experience any of the following age-related issues:

  • Loose neck skin
  • Sagging jowls
  • Excess fat deposits under the chin, resulting in a “double chin
  • ”Excess fat in the neck
  • A “turkey wattle”
  • Muscle banding in the neck

Erase the Years

Your Neck Lift Consultation

Our consultation process involves a thorough examination of your neck's current condition, including assessing factors such as muscle laxity, excess fat, and skin quality. Dr. Minton will take the time to understand your desired outcomes and tailor a treatment plan specifically for you.

We prioritize open communication, ensuring that all your questions are answered and you have a comprehensive understanding of the procedure. Whether you seek to reduce sagging, enhance definition, or achieve a more youthful profile, our team is dedicated to helping you make informed decisions about your neck lift. Your Neck Lift consultation is the first step towards unveiling a revitalized and confident you.


An initial consultation with Dr. Minton is the first step to any procedure. There he will discuss your health history and closely examine your face to determine the precise changes to be made and techniques to achieve the most long-lasting and natural-looking results.

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Your Journey

Your Neck Lift Procedure

Our Savannah Neck Lift procedure is a very personalized process, and Dr. Minton will determine which technique will be used based on your goals; but there are three general steps, which include:


Before the start of the surgery, local anesthesia with intravenous sedation or general anesthesia is administered to the patient to ensure there’s no pain or discomfort during the surgery. The type of anesthesia depends on the technique used and if any other procedures are going to be done at the same time.


Again, there are many factors that determine the neck lift techniques Dr. Minton will use, including the degree of change desired by the patient and the nature of those changes.A traditional neck lift incision begins at the hairline where a sideburn would be and continues down and around the ear, ending at the hairline on the back of the head. Oftentimes this is combined with liposuction of the neck, which is performed through a small incision under the chin.


A traditional neck lift incision allows Dr. Minton to sculpt or redistribute fat from the jowls and neck. He can also reposition the tissue under the neck skin and tighten the muscles. Skin is redraped over the uplifted contours, and excess skin is trimmed away. A separate incision under the chin is often necessary for liposuction and to repair the muscle. Sutures close the incisions.

Sealing the incisions

The incisions will be sealed with sutures in order to help them heal and to keep out any germs, preventing infections.

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The Longevity of Beauty

Neck Lift Results

Following a Neck Lift Savannah patients typically notice a significant improvement in the contours of their neck and jawline. Loose, sagging skin is beautifully tightened and repositioned, while excess fat is skillfully removed, resulting in a smoother and more defined profile. One of the most gratifying aspects of a Neck Lift is that the results are long-lasting, allowing you to enjoy your enhanced appearance for years to come

Dr. Minton's commitment to natural-looking outcomes ensures that you look like the best version of yourself, boosting your confidence and self-esteem. Say goodbye to the signs of aging and embrace the refreshed, elegant you. Experience the remarkable results of a Neck Lift at Savannah Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Timothy J. Minton's expertise in this transformative procedure ensures that you achieve a rejuvenated, harmonious, and more youthful appearance.

After The Procedure

Neck Lift Recovery and Aftercare

After the neck lift, a bandage is applied but will be removed the next day. The stitches will be removed a week after the surgery. Dr. Minton will provide careful instructions regarding how to care for the incisions and what medications need to be taken during recovery and follow-up appointments.

In particular, you may want to rest your head at an incline for the first couple of days to prevent swelling. You will also be asked to avoid any intense physical activities, exposure to the sun, excess touching of the face, medicines such as aspirin and ibuprofen, and smoking. As time progresses, you will see visible improvements, which include a younger and more rested appearance.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A neck lift procedure usually takes anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours.

Your bandages will remain in place for one day, after which you can shower as normal. Stitches are usually removed a week after surgery. Bruising and swelling may last for seven to ten days. Most patients can return to work 7 to 10 days after surgery; however, more strenuous activities should be avoided for 3 to 4 weeks. It’s important to limit sun exposure for several months.

The patient doesn’t feel anything during a neck lift. Post-surgery, patients can experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort that will steadily improve within two weeks. Dr. Minton can prescribe medication to address any discomfort.

Yes, some patients elect to have additional procedures while undergoing a neck lift, such as a blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), rhinoplasty, or mini facelift. Having multiple procedures at one time can limit the amount of downtime overall and provide more dramatic results, depending on the patient’s goals.

Patients who choose a neck lift over a facelift or mini facelift usually do so because the rest of the face does not show the same signs of aging as the neck. Whereas a neck lift tightens and sculpts that area, a mini facelift treats the lower third of the face, and a full facelift treats the entire face.

While a neck lift addresses the lowest portion of the face, a mini facelift will also address the cheeks and area around the mouth. Neck liposuction alone or a non-surgical option such as Kybella are viable options for permanent change, but again, the results may not be as dynamic. Dr. Minton will address any alternative options during the consultation.

The goal for every neck lift is to provide the patient with the most natural-looking and longest-lasting results. This includes making incisions in areas where they are not noticeable. Because neck lift incisions are made within the hairline, they’re virtually invisible.

Have More Questions?

Our skilled, double-board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Minton is available to discuss a neck lift in greater detail during a consultation at our Savannah Facial Plastic Surgery office in Savannah. We serve clients from Savannah, Hilton Head, and surrounding areas. Arrange your consultation by contacting us today.