Lower Rhytidectomy (Neck Lift Surgery)

You may not be obese or over weight but it is not uncommon to have deposits of fat on the anterior parts of the neck. This could be under the chin or around the neck. These fat deposits can be easily removed with a neck lift surgery. Even if it is not fat deposit but loose muscle and skin, this surgery can help you regain your neck contours. Dr. Soler has been performing neck lift surgeries for many patients throughout Tampa Bay. Dr. Soler believes in a personalized approach to cosmetic surgery to ensure patients reach the overall goals they are looking for.

How is a Neck Lift performed?


The purpose of a neck lift surgery is to get a more youthful neck with regained contours. Dr. Soler performs a neck lift under general anesthesia at a surgery center. The procedure requires an incision to be made under the chin for removal of fat, after which the muscles are tightened and some skin may be removed as well. The patient leaves the hospital with their neck and chin wrapped in dressing or in an elastic sling around the neck. Any initial discomfort after surgery can be easily controlled with oral medication post surgery that is prescribed by Dr. Soler. The bruising and swelling takes about 2 weeks to disappear entirely and the desired result of the surgery is visible after a month or two. Many patients who undergo neck lift surgery may also get other surgeries performed in conjunction with it, such as mid facelift, rhinoplasty and eyelid surgery to name a few.

Is a Neck Lift surgery covered by insurance?


Your neck lift surgery is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered under insurance. Any specific suitability and risks involved with the surgery will be evaluated with your Dr. Soler during your consultation at his Tampa office. Even though all surgical procedures carry a slight degree of risk, any major complications are very rare when undergoing a neck lift surgery. Any minor complications that may arise do not hamper the end result of your surgery. If you are considering getting a neck lift surgery, you should call our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Soler. The office is accessible to all of Southwest Florida and is located just outside of downtown Tampa, FL. If you are ready to discover if a neck lift is right for you, call our office today to schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Pedro Soler.

Discreet Cosmetic Surgery Travel

If you plan on travelling into Tampa from 50 or more miles away, we recommend you plan to stay for a few days. The chart below shows how long Dr. Soler recommends you plan to stay based on your procedure. This chart is for both car and air travelers. At your consultation, Dr. Soler can give you a better idea of exactly how many days you would need to plan for post-operatively. If you need additional planning assistance, please contact our helpful office or visit our travel page .

ProcedureDaysDetail
Necklift7-10 daysYou will see the doctor the day after your procedure to take out your drains. The dressings will come off 1 week after.