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Neck lift surgery tightens the skin and vertical bands on the neck as well as skin that sags along the jawline. A neck lift works to remove excess fat, which helps to tighten the underlying neck muscles. A neck lift can also eliminate any excess skin which helps to improve the contour and youthful appearance of the neck and jawline. A successful neck lift can help to create a smoother, more youthful profile and can take years off of your appearance.


In order to experience the benefits of a neck lift, you may want to ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are you unhappy with your jowls or the appearance of a “turkey neck?”
  • Have you been unable to obtain satisfying results from the nonsurgical treatments you have used to date?
  • Are you in good overall health?

If you answered yes to these questions, it might be time to consider this cosmetic surgery procedure to reduce the visible signs of aging that are bothering you.


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During a neck lift procedure, small incisions are made under the chin and then behind the ears. The platysma muscle is tightened (platysmaplasty), excess fat gets removed, and the facial tissues are repositioned before excess skin is carefully trimmed away. The new contoured neck is secured with sutures, and the incisions are closed.


Patients with good skin quality and whose signs of aging are primarily in the neck may be candidates for neck liposuction alone. In a liposuction neck lift, small, inconspicuously placed incisions are used to suction out fat through a cannula (thin, hollow tube).


  • Sagging, loose neck skin
  • Poor jawline definition
  • Jowls and “turkey neck”


  • Long-lasting results
  • Sleeker, more defined neck and jawline
  • More lifted facial profile



Investing in your confidence is a big step, and your choice of facial plastic surgeon should reflect it. We offer a premier, luxury environment where you can focus on yourself.

With the help of our professional and knowledgeable team, you can begin your journey toward a more confident you. We’ll take every step to ensure you feel comfortable, pampered, and acknowledged. Begin your refined and cultivated experience here at Gilpin Facial Plastics & Aesthetics.



Displaces any fat in the neck and along the jawline. During the procedure, fat cells in the underside of the chin get removed in order to produce a slender, more defined lower face and neck.


Loose, sagging skin is tightened to eliminate the appearance of a “turkey neck” to reveal smooth, wrinkle-free neck contours.


A sagging jawline or a jaw that blends in with the neck can be fixed. This new definition can help to provide a chiseled jawline that distinctly separates the lower face from your neck. This is achieved by removing loose skin as well as removing or repositioning fatty tissue in the jawline area.


Vertical bands on the neck are caused by a stretched platysma muscle. They can be easily corrected by tightening the muscle in order to achieve a more natural, youthful result.


Dr Gilpin and his staff are the absolute best and I had an incredible experience with them before, during and after my procedure. They are knowledgeable and caring and I am very grateful for my experience with them!

I cannot recommend Dr Gilpin highly enough. He is so extremely knowledgeable and considerate in making the patient comfortable with all decisions and during the procedure. The nurses go above and beyond to make one feel at ease all along the way. The staff is wonderful! The office is beautiful. My results are amazing! Most of all Dr Gilpin is a true kind and professional surgeon!

Everyone at Gilpin Facial is wonderful! From the front desk, to the nurses to Dr. Gilpin himself. I’ve switched everything involving my skin and face over to their practice and I couldn’t be happier with the results. You will always feel comfortable and they go above and beyond to make you happy. I can’t recommend this place enough!

Every experience with Gilpin Facial Plastics + Aesthetics is better than the last. From the gorgeous location and caring team of skin care professionals, to the meticulous procedures, I always feel so well taken care of.

The team at GFP makes sure I feel secure and confident in my skincare choices and leave me feeling more youthful after every appointment. I wouldn’t trust anyone but Dr. Gilpin, Meredith, and their team to answer my questions and take care of my aesthetics needs.


Whether Dr. Gilpin will need to remove excess skin or simply liposuction away excess fat is up to you and his examination during a consultation appointment about a neck lift. This surgical procedure has satisfied hundreds of patients in and near Nashville as well as throughout the country for how it’s able to completely rejuvenate the neck’s appearance with minimal downtime and little scarring.

To get started on your journey toward a more youthful lower face and neck appearance, contact Gilpin Facial Plastics today.


When can I sleep without a bra after breast reduction?

We advise our patients to wear their compression bra for six weeks following surgery. After this time frame, patients may sleep without a bra. However, we do encourage patients to wear adequate support on a day-to-day basis.

Does weight gain increase breast size?

Weight fluctuations can result in changes in a patient’s breast size. We encourage our patients to be within 10 pounds of their ideal weight prior to surgery so as to provide the most accurate assessment of their size and proportions.

Does breast size affect weight?

While breast size can affect an individual’s weight to a degree, it is better said that weight can affect breast size. Breasts can be considered dense, comprised mainly of breast tissue, or they can be considered fatty. This is best determined by your board-certified plastic surgeon. With fatty breasts, weight fluctuations carry a greater impact on breast size. Dense breasts comprised mainly of breast tissue do not change much with weight fluctuations.

Can breast grow back after reduction?

If the breast is considered to be fatty in nature, there is the possibility that weight gain could lead to an increase in breast size, even after a reduction

Can you drink alcohol after breast reduction?

We do not recommend drinking alcohol in the immediate period after any surgery, including a breast reduction.

Does insurance pay for breast reduction?

Many patients consider having breast reduction surgery under insurance. This is a possible scenario if a patient meets the indicated criteria. At CARE Plastic Surgery, we are out-of-network with all insurance companies.

How do you know when you need a breast reduction?

Signs of needing a breast reduction can include dissatisfaction with large breast size, neck/back/shoulder pain, and a feeling of heaviness and/or droopiness of the breasts. Ultimately, this is a patient-driven decision based on their desired aesthetic goals.

Do you lose feeling in your nipples after breast reduction?

Contrary to common misconceptions, Dr. Coan does not remove the nipple during a breast reduction procedure. Instead, the nipple is maneuvered into the correct position to provide a youthful breast shape. In doing this, the nerve and blood supply are kept intact. While it is possible that some nerves may be affected during surgery and cause possible diminished nipple sensation, there are several nerves responsible for providing sensation to the nipple and breast. Both nipple hypersensitivity and hyposensitivity are possible outcomes of surgery.

How dangerous is breast reduction surgery?

Breast reduction surgery is a relatively safe procedure if the appropriate protocol is taken. We always recommend choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon for your cosmetic procedure to ensure all safety measures are taken accordingly.

How is the recovery from breast reduction?

After a breast reduction, we recommend against any activity that will increase heart rate and/or blood pressure for 6 weeks after surgery, including exercise.

How long do stitches stay in after breast reduction?

The sutures used in breast reduction are completely absorbable and begin to dissolve about three months after surgery.

How long does it take for swelling to go down after breast reduction?

This can be patient-dependent, as every patient is different. Most commonly, peak swelling occurs around 3-5 days after surgery. Over the subsequent weeks, swelling will gradually decrease. At around 6 weeks after surgery, the majority of the swelling has resolved, and the overall breast volume will not change significantly. Final results are assessed three months after surgery.

Do you lose weight after breast reduction?

Depending on the size of your breasts, you may lose weight from your breast reduction procedure. However, the amount is typically minimal and consists of only a few pounds.

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