Introduction to Neck Lift

A Neck Lift is a rejuvenating surgery that tightens the skin on the neck for a more youthful appearance. Even if you’re happy with the appearance of your face, sagging neck skin can age you and detract from everything you’ve done to present a fresh face to the world. In addition, a neck lift can treat excess fat and fatty deposits, loose skin, and muscle banding. The results are a youthful, gorgeous neck and extreme patient satisfaction! At Celebrity Plastics, we are thrilled to see how this procedure can help our patients achieve a smoother, more refreshed appearance and regain their confidence.

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What is a Neck Lift?

A Neck Lift is a surgical procedure in Miami designed to improve the appearance of the neck and jawline by reducing sagging skin, tightening underlying muscles, and removing excess fat. It is an effective solution for individuals who are bothered by the signs of aging in their neck area, such as loose or sagging skin and the presence of excess fat or jowls.

This surgery is also a great for patients who are just born with necks with poor cervicomental angles. A cervicomental angle (CMA) between 90° and 100° is considered well defined and a hallmark of a youthful neck. Multiple factors play a role in a less defined, increased CMA. Anatomically, the CMA is formed by a breakpoint between the horizontal plane of the submental region and the vertical plane of the neck.

Through the skillful techniques of Dr. Michael Keyes, a Neck Lift can help create a more defined and youthful neck contour, enhancing overall facial harmony and restoring a more rejuvenated appearance.

What are the benefits of a Neck Lift?

A Miami Neck Lift procedure offers several benefits for individuals looking to improve the appearance of their neck and jawline, such as:

  • Tightened and smoother neck skin
  • Reduced appearance of neckbands
  • Improved jawline definition
  • Enhanced self-confidence
  • Long-lasting results
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Who are the best candidates for the Neck Lift procedure?

The best candidates for a Neck Lift in Miami, FL, or the surrounding area are those who are concerned about the appearance of their neck and desire a more youthful and defined contour. Good candidates typically exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Excess skin or sagging in the neck area
  • Excess fat deposits
  • Overall good health
  • Non-smokers
  • Have realistic expectations

What’s the first step?

The first step in considering a Neck Lift in Miami, FL is to meet with our Patient Care Coordinator, who will listen to your aesthetic goals and help you determine if this surgery is right for you. If you are ready to take the next step, the PCC will help you schedule a consultation with Dr. Keyes.

During the consultation, it is important to openly communicate your expectations and desired outcomes with Dr. Keyes. This will allow him to tailor the treatment plan specifically to your needs and provide you with the best possible results.

Dr. Keyes will also take the time to answer any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure, including the recovery process, potential risks, and expected outcomes.

Once you decide to proceed with the surgery, Dr. Keyes and his team will guide you through the necessary pre-operative preparations and provide you with detailed instructions to ensure a smooth and successful experience.

What to expect on the day of Neck Lift surgery

On the day of your Neck Lift surgery in Miami, you will meet with Dr. Michael Keyes once more to review your procedure one more time. He will make the necessary marks that will help guide him throughout your surgery, as well as give you a better idea of what your results will look like. You will also meet with our Anesthesiologist who will administer your anesthesia so your procedure is more tolerable.

Once you are under anesthesia, Dr. Keyes will make discreet incisions in strategic locations, typically around the ears and possibly under the chin, to access the underlying neck tissues. He will then carefully reposition and tighten the muscles, remove any excess skin, and sculpt the neck contour to achieve the desired outcome. In some cases, Liposuction may also be performed to remove excess fat deposits.

After completing the surgical steps, Dr. Keyes will close the incisions using sutures. Dressings or bandages will be applied to protect the incisions and support the healing process.

Procedure timeline


The first step to getting your Neck Lift is to contact Celebrity Plastics and schedule a consultation. Before your consultation with Dr. Keyes, you will need to meet our Patient Care Coordinator to discuss your aesthetic goals and eligibility.


During this initial appointment, Dr. Keyes will evaluate your neck and discuss your concerns and goals for the procedure. He will also review your medical history and perform a comprehensive examination to determine if you are a suitable candidate for a Neck Lift.


When you arrive, Dr. Keyes and our Anesthesiologist will speak with you to go over the details and answer any lingering questions you may have. Dr. Keyes will also take this time to make any markings he will use as a guide for your procedure before sending you to the Operating Room. Dr. Keyes will make several incisions behind the ears and under the chin to lift your jowls and generally tighten the neck area. The operation should take about 2 to 3 hours depending on the techniques used.


After you are released from our care, you will be able to return home and recover comfortably. You can expect some swelling, bruising, and mild pain during your initial recovery. You will need to continue taking your antibiotics until finished, even if you are feeling better, as well as high-protein supplements. This will ensure you recover as successfully as possible. Moving around as much as possible without causing distress is very important as well, with most patients returning to work and other daily duties within seven to 10 days. You should not exercise or perform any strenuous physical activities for up to four weeks.

Post-operative appointments

The day after your Neck Lift, you will need to return so a nurse can observe your initial healing and change any bandages if needed. Dr. Keyes will then have you return about a week post-surgery so he can monitor your recovery and satisfaction. You can expect another appointment about a month or two later, followed by another one three months post-surgery, then again six months later.

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Neck Lift Recovery

After your Miami Neck Lift Surgery with Dr. Michael Keyes, it is important to follow a proper recovery plan to promote healing and achieve optimal results. Immediately following the surgery, you may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the neck area. Dr. Keyes will provide you with specific instructions on how to care for your incisions, manage pain, and minimize swelling.

During the initial days after the procedure, it is recommended to rest and avoid strenuous activities.

You will need to wear a compression garment to support the neck and aid in the healing process. It is crucial to keep the incision sites clean and follow the prescribed skincare routine as instructed by Dr. Keyes and his team.

While the effects of a neck lift surgery are long-lasting, the final results are not immediately visible. It can take several weeks to months for the swelling to completely subside. Incision lines can take six months to a year to fade and become less noticeable.

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How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost In Miami, FL?

The cost of a Neck Lift in Miami, FL, can vary depending on several factors, including the extent of the surgery and the specific patient’s needs. It is best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Keyes to get a clear breakdown of the pricing involved. Once complete our Patient Coordinator can provide you with a clear-cut cost analysis.

Why choose Dr. Keyes?

Michael Keyes, M.D. is a board-eligible plastic surgeon and the founder of Celebrity Plastics. With a combined following of over 370K+, he has been featured in various media publications such as Vogue, Marie Claire, New York Times, USA Today,, and many more. Dr. Keyes is a member of the Social Media Subcommittee for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and has spoken about social media & plastic surgery at national meetings around the USA. He specializes in facial aesthetic procedures like Brow Lifts including facelifts, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, and non-invasive procedures such as Botox and fillers.

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