Short Scar Neck Lift

Conveniently Located to Serve Pensacola, FL.

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Short Scar Neck Lift Overview

A short scar neck lift is a specific technique used to treat a sagging neck. Dr. Butler, Dr. Patterson, or Dr. Leveque will determine if this technique is right for you during your consultation. In most cases, a neck lift can be performed in the office. The entire procedure is done through a short, horizontal incision behind/under the chin. First, the skin is widely freed from the platysma muscles. Excess fat deep to the platysma muscles is sculpted under direct vision. The platysma muscles are then sutured to each other in the midline. If needed, the platysma muscles may be cut horizontally to achieve an even better contour.

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Typical Timing/Age

50-65 years old


$5,000 to $6,700 *This is an estimation & prices may vary.


To improve the appearance of the neck.


Office/Clinic, surgery center or hospital


Patients should have well-controlled blood pressure, be at a stable weight, and should not be using any nicotine containing products.


Local anesthesia in the office/clinic. Or if you prefer we can also perform the procedure under IV sedation at a surgery center or hospital; or general anesthesia at a surgery center or hospital.


You will be able to walk around, feed, and bathe yourself. Depending on your pain medication requirements, you may not be able to drive or care for others. You will not be allowed to drive until you can quickly move your head without pain.

Walking After Surgery

You are encouraged to walk around the house as much as possible to help reduce the risk of DVT and thromboembolism.


Usually subsides by 1-2 weeks.

Hospital stay

Most patients go home after surgery and do not require a night in the hospital.


After a neck lift you should sleep with your neck extended (head tilted back) for 2 weeks. This means no pillows. You may roll up a small towel and place it behind your neck (not your head).


Most patients shower 1-2 days after surgery.


Do not lift anything heavier than the Sunday paper for 2 weeks after surgery. Light exercise such as jogging at 3 weeks. No restrictions after 6 weeks.


Wait 2 weeks because you don’t want to increase your blood pressure during the early healing period.


Light office work and casual social events by 10 days. Wait 6 weeks before any major events. 3 months before any important photographs.


Swelling is usually worst around 3 days and then subsides. May take about 9 months for the numbness and firm sensation to go away. 9-12 months for “full” healing.

Risks & Complications

Hematoma, contour irregularities, infection, prolonged swelling, poor scarring, nerve injury, need for revision, complications related to anesthesia.

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Procedures are performed by board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Butler, Dr. Leveque, and Dr. Patterson in Pensacola, FL.

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At Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery, we understand that the selection of a plastic surgeon is an extremely important decision for any prospective patient. We believe communication, education and individualized patient care are the foundation for creating a strong and trusting patient-physician relationship. Our entire staff is absolutely committed to providing compassionate, personalized, individual attention before, during, and after surgery. We work together to deliver the best possible aesthetic outcomes in a setting that embodies the standards and lifestyle you seek.


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Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery offers a variety of payment options so that your cosmetic surgery will suit your budget. All major credit cards are accepted, and financing plans are available.

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