Neck Lift in Denver

Deep Neck Lift
Denver Deep Neck Lift

This well-proven and revolutionary surgical procedure helps define your chin and neck contour better than anything else. Other types of neck lifts involve addressing the skin, superficial fat, and platysma muscle. Those types of techniques are great for helping with neck laxity, platysmal banding, and jowls but can come short when addressing the double chin and stubborn neck fat. Only the deep neck lift technique addresses the underlying deep fat underneath the platysma muscle.

The deep neck lift technique allows Dr. Bovenzi to contour your cervicomental angle. This change can make the difference between someone that looks like they have a weak chin and “no neck” to someone with a strong neckline, jawline, and stronger chin. The deep necklift technique is an advanced technique that has grown in popularity over the past few years as people worldwide are noticing the benefits of this surgery.

What Is the Difference Between Liposuction and a Deep Neck Lift?

Liposuction is a targeted method of removing stubborn fat from areas of the body. It involves insertion of a cannula (a small tube with a blunt end) and application of vacuum suction to take out fat cells.

Previously, patients with excess fat under their chin would be treated with liposuction alone, but many of these patients actually have stubborn fat that is in the deep plane underneath the muscle that cannot be treated with liposuction alone. This fat is resistant to exercise and often contributes to a double chin.

The deep necklift technique has allowed these patients to achieve a neck contour they always dreamed of! During a deep neck lift in Denver, fat is removed from both the superficial plane and the deep plane. Because of this, it is a more powerful fat-reduction technique than standard neck liposuction.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Deep Neck Lift?

Most commonly, patients that have anatomy amenable to a deep neck lift procedure have had a weak neckline for their whole lives- the deep neck fat has a large genetic component as opposed to the superficial fat treated with liposuction that has more capacity to change with weight gain or loss.

Additionally, deep necklift candidates can be of almost any adult age- while traditional necklift techniques are focused on the aging process, deep necklift surgery has the potential to help both younger and older patients that suffer from a weak neckline (aka an oblique cervicomental angle).

Dr. Smith and Dr. Bovenzi performing surgery at their Denver surgery center

Why Choose Smith Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Center for a Deep Neck Lift?

Rather than performing a one-size-fits-all necklift, Dr. Cory Bovenzi focuses on each patient’s unique neck anatomy to create customized results that address their goals. Unlike other surgeons, he adjusts deep structures in the neck to effectively reduce a double chin.

Dr. Bovenzi’s mastery of state-of-the-art techniques sets him apart from other plastic surgeons. He employs cutting-edge technology and is always learning more about new advances in the field of facial plastic surgery. These advances allow him to ensure a more comfortable recovery process for patients.

To minimize post-surgical bruising, Dr. Bovenzi utilizes TXA (tranexamic acid) in deep necklift procedures. His approach involves a surgical sealant called Artiss, which makes it so no post-surgical drains need to be placed. Dr. Bovenzi’s bespoke technique greatly minimizes the chance of complications affecting the nerves or the salivary glands.

Deep Neck Lift Recovery

The recovery from a deep necklift takes approximately 2 weeks for bruising to fade and for the lion’s share of the swelling to resolve1. The surgery itself is done under twilight anesthesia and takes about 2 hours. You are able to go home the same day.

In the vast majority of cases, you do not need any drains, and just need to wear an ace wrap to help with some pressure under your chin for the first week after surgery. A large padded dressing of gauze is placed the day of surgery and is removed on your first postoperative visit the following morning, replaced by a small ACE wrap.

There is a small incision under your chin that is well-hidden. The sutures at the incision are removed 1 week after surgery. To take care of the incision, we recommend using cotton swabs dipped in half-strength hydrogen peroxide to clean the suture site and afterwards apply ointment to keep the incision moist as this helps the incision heal to become as invisible as possible.

The main restriction after a deep necklift surgery is to avoid strenuous exercise for about 3 weeks to allow your neck muscle and skin to heal properly. Most patients return to in-person work in 1 to 2 weeks after surgery, but it is possible that you could work from home or do computer-based work after just a few days.


Contact Us for a Consultation

If you think you may be a candidate for a deep necklift or have more questions about the procedure, please reach out and set up a complimentary consultation with Dr. Bovenzi.

1 Bovenzi, Cory & Daraei, Paul & DeJoseph, Louis. (2022). Tranexamic Acid Use in Rhytidectomy: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Future Directions.

Frequently Asked Questions

While standard necklifts often involve removal of excess neck skin, this step is not typically required during a deep necklift. The skin between the lower neck and the bottom of the chin is somewhat straight. During the deep necklift process, this skin is redraped closer to a 90-degree angle. Redraping this skin stretches it, reducing laxity and making the neck skin firmer.

In standard necklifts, surgeons sometimes need to create incisions below the chin and behind the ears. Since performing a deep necklift for Denver patients does not require excess skin removal, Dr. Bovenzi typically does not need to make incisions behind the ears.

People notice signs of neck aging at a younger age than in most other regions. This occurs because of two factors. First, the skin of the neck is thinner than the skin in many other areas of the body. Second, the neck skin doesn’t have as many oil glands, resulting in a faster decline in elasticity.

Signs of aging may appear on the neck around age 35, and most people start to notice them anywhere from ages 40 to 60. Because of this, the average range for necklift patients is between 35 and 65.

In a person’s 50s, signs of aging often become more prominent. During this time, they are most likely to come in for a necklift. The degree of skin elasticity present at this time is typically still high enough to make these patients excellent candidates for surgery.

However, there really is no specific age limit for necklifts. Dr. Bovenzi specializes in achieving optimal results for patients of all ages and employs different techniques depending on the patient’s age.

Younger patients may not have skin laxity but may still have a double chin. In these cases, Dr. Bovenzi’s deep necklift is an ideal solution, since it addresses the deep-plane fat responsible for a double chin that cannot be fully treated any other way.

A neck lift in Denver is able to smooth away neck wrinkles, creating a more youthful appearance for the neck. It achieves this through tightening of loose neck skin that has lost elasticity.

Benefits of neck lift surgery in Denver include tightening of lax skin, removal of neck fat, and tightening of sagging muscles. These changes can reduce a double chin, treat a turkey-wattle neck, create a gracefully contoured neck, and reduce signs of aging like neck bands and wrinkles.

Another benefit is the procedure’s long-lasting results. The changes achieved during the surgery typically last about 10 years. Since the aging process will continue, new signs of aging will appear over time. However, the benefits of the surgery can still be seen, and aging signs will be nowhere near as prominent.