The Graduated Approach to Surgical Neck Contouring

Deniz Gerecci, Stephen W. Perkins

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Achieving a more youthful neckline is one of the most common reasons why patients seek facial plastic surgery. A variety of treatment options are available to contour the neck, ranging from injectable medications to minimally invasive energy devices to surgery. A spectrum of surgical procedures can be offered to contour the neck, including liposuction, submentoplasty, necklift, and facelift, all with or without implants. The ideal neck aesthetic, pertinent anatomy, patient evaluation process, indications, and techniques for the aforementioned procedures are discussed in this article. A graduated approach to neck contouring based on the senior author's long-term experience is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)516-524
Number of pages9
JournalFacial Plastic Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2019


  • facelift
  • necklift
  • submentoplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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