Improving Your Profile and Lifting the Neck


Many of our patients at Queen City Plastic Surgery would love to lift the neck and improve their profile.  One’s profile might not look as defined as before or they might have a “double chin” look due to aging, weight fluctuation, sun damage or genetics.  These factors result in folds around the neck, loosening of the skin, and excess fat. It is amazing what a little contour around the neck and redefining of the jaw line through a neck lift can do to make you look years younger! Men and women alike enjoy having stronger profile and more-defined jawline.  

There are a number of ways to improve your profile including a neck lift, liposuction, FaceTite, and Kybella.  These can be combined with other procedures as well. During your consultation, Dr. Haque will create a customized plan just for you.

What Happens in a Neck Lift?

There are a few techniques to lift the neck that are summarized below.  The specific technique depends on your particular anatomy and goals.

Neck & Submental Liposuction

The first technique I would like to highlight is neck or submental liposuction which is done through a small incision beneath the jaw. As a result of suctioning the excess fat the contour of the chin and neck line will be enhanced.

Neck Lift with Platysmaplasty & Liposuction

Through this technique using a submental incision, the central bands are removed by liposuctioning the surplus fat and tightening the muscles.

Neck Lift with Cervicoplasty & Liposuction

The final technique will be considered when excess skin needs to be removed as a result of the removal of surplus fat and muscles are tightened. The toned and youthful neckline is achieved by two small incisions below the chin and behind the ear.

What Can I Expect with Recovery from a Neck Lift?

The day of the procedure you can expect to feel a little sore.  You will need someone to drive you home. You can plan on resting that day with a chin strap and some ice.  Dr. Haque will see you shortly thereafter and evaluate your progress and give you specific post-recovery instructions.  You will get pre- and post- procedure instructions from our office, so not to worry!

Are there any Non-Surgical Alternatives to a Neck Lift?

Yes!  If you want to improve your profile but aren’t sure if a neck lift is right for you, you can consider two methods we can do right in the office.  Queen City Plastic Surgery is the first in Charlotte to offer FaceTite, that uses radio frequency to tighten skin and remove localized fat deposits and can be combined with in-office liposuction.  In addition, we offer Kybella, an injectable which can blast the fat in a series of in-office visits.


FaceTite, a new, in-office, minimally invasive procedure utilizes radio frequency so that the skin and tissue holding the fat cells to your body will shrink. This procedure can target areas in the face and neck, including the double chin, jowl line and other areas with loose skin.

FaceTite is a great alternative to tighten skin without surgery!


Kybella is an FDA approved injectable treatment that addresses the fat which forms the double chin look. This generally requires 3 treatments to achieve desired results and has minimal downtime as well.

Whether it’s a neck lift, liposuction, FaceTite, or Kybella, Queen City Plastic Surgery has options for you in Charlotte, all performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon.  Call today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Haque and determine which technique will help you achieve your desired results. Call 704.372.5685.

Sarah Knill is the Marketing Coordinator at Queen City Plastic Surgery (QCPS), which is conveniently located in the Arboretum area of Charlotte, NC. Sarah is a self-proclaimed spiritual junkie and loves everything yoga! Be sure to ask Sarah about her favorite service offered by QCPS, the COSMOPen.

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