Neck Lift

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Improve your look with face & neck rejuvenation

A Graceful Neckline for Elegant Beauty

Your neck is one of your body’s most elegant features. Its smooth curves and contoured lines make for a beautiful transition from the face to the body. For centuries, the neck’s allure has been the subject of great art, music, and poetry. However, the natural aging process along with stress and anxiety can take a toll on even the most spectacular neck contour. Youthful fullness, elegant lines, and smooth skin can be replaced with wrinkles, excess skin, and sharp angles.

Dr. Jeff Markey and the team at Ascentist Aesthetics and Facial Plastics can turn back the clock with the most advanced surgical and non-surgical neck treatments. Enjoy your graceful neckline as you regain the elegant beauty of your youth.

What is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift is the process of removing excess skin and fat around the jawline to restore the neckline's youthful appearance. Neck lift surgery is the most common traditional solution; however, advances in technology and techniques have resulted in various surgical and non-surgical solutions. Face and neck lift procedures are often done together, but many patients seek treatment for the neck even when facial treatment is unnecessary.

The medical term for a neck lift is “lower Rhytidectomy”, but as non-surgical solutions have become more available “neck contouring” has become a more accurate term that encompasses all treatment solutions. Dr. Markey takes a comprehensive approach to contouring the look of your neck. This includes evaluating unwanted fullness below the jaw, excess fat under the chin, and loose, wrinkled, or thinning skin on the neck.

Neck Lift Surgery

Surgical neck lift solutions are some of the most effective and long-lasting treatment options. Dr. Markey uses his world-class surgical training and expertise to create a smooth and graceful neckline. No matter your age, your refreshed appearance will boldly communicate a sense of youthful refinement. Our patient-centered approach means that we listen to your needs to create the beautiful neckline that you desire.

One of the most important parts of any surgical procedure is the placement and method of the incision. Dr. Markey uses the most advanced surgical techniques to ensure that your incisions are sized, placed, and performed in a way that leaves your skin smooth and beautiful.

Your specific surgical procedure is customized based on factors such as age, aesthetic goals, skin elasticity, and your unique surgical goals. Some of the most common surgical solutions include:

Liposuction: Removing Excess Fat

Liposuction is a simple process that removes excess fat from underneath the skin. It is ideal for patients who may have the look of an extra full or double chin. Because body fat does not distribute evenly, it is possible to have an overall healthy body weight and still have excess fat under the chin and neck. Removing this extra fat will result in a graceful neck contour and a more youthful appearance.

Cervical liposuction (neck liposuction) can be done quickly and is often performed under local anesthesia. Dr. Markey is trained in the most advanced techniques, using the smallest possible incisions that will be concealed leaving your new neck smooth and beautiful. Your individual neck contour will be customized to meet your unique needs.

Liposuction will result in a youthful neckline, an elegant jawline, and will allow your neck to match the youthful look of your face and body. It can also be combined with other surgical and non-surgical procedures for a stunning new look. Best of all, neck liposuction results are permanent as long as you maintain your weight.

Cervicoplasty: Removing Excess Skin

Cervicoplasty is the process of removing excess skin that accumulates as we age. This extra skin can be the result of dramatic weight loss as well as the natural thinning and losing of skin that comes from age.

Using the most advanced techniques, Dr. Markey can make tiny incisions to remove this extra skin and tighten up the neck. This results in smooth and youthful curves around the neck, chin, and jaw.

Platysmaplasty: Tightening Neck Muscles

Sometimes the saging lines and harsh curves are the result of the neck muscles (platysma). The tissues and fibers that connect the skin to these muscles become more rigid and less flexible as we age. In addition, the next muscles themselves become loose and begin to sag.

Dr. Markey can use the most advanced techniques to tighten these muscles which will result in significant improvements to the contour of the jaw, chin, and necklines.

Neck Lift Without Surgery

Dr. Markey is committed to pursuing the least invasive option with the quickest recovery time to meet each patient’s individual goals. In recent years, technological advancements have delivered techniques that allow for stunning results without the need for surgery. Dr. Markey uses the most advanced technology to give our patients the best non-surgical outcomes.


Ultherapy® is the gold standard for non-surgical lifting and tightening of skin. Ultherapy® is the only FDA-cleared, non-invasive procedure that lifts the neck. In addition, it can be used on other areas of the body such as the chin and brow, and improves lines and wrinkles on the upper chest.

A sagging neck line is visible on the outside, but is often the result of issues below the skin. One of the primary factors in this process is the breakdown of collagen that comes with age. As collagen is reduced, we experience a loss of elasticity and skin strength. Ultherapy® is an advanced procedure that uses the energy of sound to heat up the underlying tissue beneath the skin and produce new collagen growth.

Ultrasound technology is effective and has been safely used in medicine for decades. This revolutionary ultrasound system allows Dr. Markey to fully customize the treatment to your individual needs. Computerized visualization gives Dr. Markey real time data to show exactly where the treatment should be focused and which areas should be avoided.

This revolutionary procedure often takes less than an hour with little or no downtime. Results can be observed almost immediately with the full benefit from collagen renewal in three to six months.


KYBELLA® is the only FDA-approved injectable that improves the neck and chin profile by destroying fat cells under the chin. This non-surgical solution uses a synthetic version of a naturally occurring molecule deoxycholic acid. This acid is produced by the liver and is used by the body to break down fat. KYBELLA® seeks and destroys fat cells and results in a dramatic reduction to the excess fat under the chin. Best of all, once these fat cells are destroyed they can no longer store fat and there is no need for additional treatment.

Our patient-centered approach results in each patient receiving a fully customized treatment plan that includes the procedures and techniques that meet their individual goals. Dr. Markey has been extensively trained in multiple surgical and non-surgical methods to give our patients the most choices to achieve their best results.

Youthful Elegant Neck: Get Started Today

The contours of your neck, chin, and jawlines should look as young as you feel. Their graceful curves and smooth lines are the pedestal for your beautiful face. It’s time to discover your options for rejuvenating this important part of your body. Whether you are experiencing excess fat, loose skin, double chin, or unsightly lines, Ascentist Aesthetics and Facial Plastics has solutions for you. Dr. Jeff Markey is trained in the most advanced surgical and non-surgical solutions to meet your needs. We start with your goals in mind and custom build a treatment plan for you.

Our neck lift solutions will deliver stunning results. Contact us today to get started on the path toward your beautiful neck.

What Our Patients Are Saying...

What an amazing physician!!

Great bedside manner. Personable, professional, kind, caring and above all else an exceptional surgeon. Dr. Markey listened to my concerns and was able to exceed my expectations. I was able to ask all my questions and received answers in a way that I understood. I have nothing but the highest praises for humility and humanity in making sure I was prepared before and after my procedure. Dr. Markey is the best of the best, I have already recommended him to numerous colleagues and peers.

Thank you, Dr. Markey and Irene for being so terrific.

I was referred to Dr. Markey through my internist. My appointment was right on time. Dr. Markey is very personable and makes you feel at ease. He listens to your concerns and, in fact, found that I had cartridge growing in my left nostril that was inhibiting me from breathing correctly. We set up a date for same day surgery. His office team then helped me with scheduling. I messaged Dr. Markey with concerns and he responds right away. I am very glad I found him and would suggest his services to anyone needing a really terrific otolaryngologist. Thank you, Dr. Markey and Irene for being so terrific.

Dr. Markey is great!

He’s very passionate about his patients and the  work he does. This man is such a sweetheart and really wants you to look your best trust me he is an excellent cosmetic surgeon. Dr Markey takes his time & has really given me a fresh start and a boost of confidence.

Overall, my experience was outstanding.

Dr. Markey was attentive, professional, personable, kind and caring. He truly made me feel safe. I never felt rushed or embarrassed when addressing my care. I felt fully prepared to care for myself at home due to the large amount of time we spent before my procedure. Not only were my expectations met, but they were exceeded.

My overall result exceeded my highest expectations! Thank you!

Dr. Markey is an excellent choice If you want someone who is focused on quality, safety, and patient experience. His ability to engage and include me in decision making allowed me to trust him.

I will definitely be seeing Dr. Markey again and referring my friends.

Dr. Markey is everything you could hope for in a facial plastics specialist. I went to him for both Juvederm and Botox and couldn’t be happier. His bedside manner and attention to detail is remarkable.

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