Deep Neck Lift


The neck is often one of the first places that people notice aging signs. As we age, the neck tends to droop and the skin and fat under the chin sags. The overall result is that definition in the chin, neck, and jawline is lost. Although the neck lift is the single best way to lift and rejuvenate the neck, sometimes a more substantial correction is needed. The deep neck lift is a transformative option performed at

Gilpin Facial Plastics & Aesthetics.

The deep neck lift is similar to the deep plane facelift. Whereas the traditional neck lift simply gets rid of sagging skin and fat, the deep plane neck lift concerns the deeper tissues, glands, and muscles. Each layer of the neck is lifted and repositioned rather than simply smoothing the skin on top. The result is a more defined, contoured neck and jawline that can last for decades.

Your Deep Neck Lift Consultation with Dr. Gilpin

Your first step in your cosmetic journey is a consultation with our double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. David Gilpin. As Nashville’s most experienced and premier facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Gilpin has decades of experience performing the neck lift and advanced facial plastic surgery techniques. As one of the only facial plastic surgeons in Nashville offering the deep plane neck lift, he can discuss your best options and what you can expect from your neck lift results.
During your consultation, you’ll be encouraged to ask questions and voice concerns so that we can help you feel confident in your decision to undergo plastic surgery. Our goal is to build a relationship that allows us to support you at every stage of your cosmetic journey. Dr. Gilpin will provide a detailed surgical plan as well as instructions on how to best achieve your ideal results with the deep neck lift.

How Do I Know When I’m Ready for a Deep Neck Lift?

The deep neck lift is ideal for patients who want transformative results beyond what a traditional neck lift can offer. If you identify with the following, you may be able to benefit from a deep plane neck lift:
• You have lost definition around your neck and chin
• You have considerable sagging or heaviness in your neck
• Your profile is diminished by heavy neck muscles, fat, and tissues
• You have visible neck bands and sagging glands

Only Dr. Gilpin can determine whether you can benefit more from the deep plane neck lift or the traditional neck lift. A traditional neck lift does not concern the deeper tissues of the neck, meaning it can only excise sagging skin and fat. A deep neck lift, on the other hand, can resuspend sagging muscles and deeper tissues for a more substantial correction. The deep neck lift can easily be combined with other facial cosmetic surgeries like the deep plane facelift or endoscopic brow lift based on your unique cosmetic goals. Dr. Gilpin will give you a professional recommendation during your consultation on the best surgical options for your needs.


  • Sagging muscles and glands
  • Loss of definition
  • Visible neck bands


  • Deep rejuvenation
  • Smoother, more defined look
  • Long-lasting results



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.

What Happens During a Deep Neck Lift?

A deep neck lift is performed using general anesthesia at our accredited surgical facility. Dr. Gilpin will review your surgical plan and ensure you’re comfortable before beginning the procedure. A single one-inch incision will be performed underneath the chin. Through this incision, the deep tissues of the neck can be lifted and resuspended to their natural position. Any excess fat will be removed, and the muscles will be tightened. Once complete, you can return home for your recovery.

Deep Neck Lift Results and Recovery

When you return home from our Nashville office, you can expect to have some soreness, swelling, and bruising. Our knowledgeable team will provide detailed aftercare instructions including keeping your head elevated, avoiding turning or twisting your neck, and more. During your follow-ups with Dr. Gilpin, he’ll give you a personalized recommendation on when you can return to your daily activities and how long you should wear your compression garment if indicated. Most patients can return to office-based work within 1-2 weeks.
Within 1-2 weeks, swelling should begin to subside and your results should begin to emerge. You’ll notice a more contoured, lifted look to the neck, chin, and jawline, with a reduction in sagging and heaviness around the neck. Your final results will continue to refine and emerge over the next several weeks to months. With the right anti-aging regimen and the expertise of Dr. Gilpin, you can expect your results to last for decades.


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.

Schedule a Consultation

The deep plane neck lift is the most advanced technique available for transforming your neck. To learn more, contact Gilpin Facial Plastics & Aesthetics by calling our Nashville, TN office or filling out our online form.


What should I avoid prior to Neck Lift surgery?

Patients undergoing neck lift surgery should stop smoking six weeks prior to surgery. They should avoid taking any anti-inflammatory medication e.g., aspirin, ibuprofen, etc. or herbal medications. These items can cause increased bleeding for two weeks prior to surgery.

How will I feel after Neck Lift surgery?

After surgery, the neck will be bruised and may feel tight. The bruising should resolve over a period of four to five days, but neck tightness may last several months.

How long will my Neck Lift results last?

Neck lift surgery is a long-lasting solution as long as the patient maintains a healthy lifestyle. The area will continue to age naturally over time.

What other procedures can be combined with Neck Lift surgery?

Many people combine facelift and brow lift surgery with their neck lift to achieve complete facial rejuvenation.

How long does it take to recover from a neck lift?

Most patients are able to return to social engagements 10-14 days post surgery.

What is a neck lift?

A Neck Lift is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the jawline and neck.

How do I tighten my jawline?

Depending on your specific concerns, jawline tightening can be accomplished during facial surgery such as a facelift or neck lift. Dr. Gilpin is the expert who can recommend a specific surgery plan for you during a consultation.

Whats involved in a neck lift?

A neck lift involves surgically removing excess skin, tightening loose muscles and removing muscle banding, as well as any other concerns you might have, such as a double chin of excess fat.


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