Neck Lift

Neck Lift with Dr. Subbio

A smooth and well-defined neck and jawline is a hallmark of youth. As we age, the neck tissue become loose and fall downwards, obscuring the once-crisp jawline. This can lead to a pouch of loose skin below the chin, and in more severe forms, a waddle of skin and fat that hangs to totally obliterate the neck. Using hidden incisions, Dr. Subbio can remove the excess skin, suction the excess fat, and tighten the neck muscles to make the jawline and neck much more well-defined with smooth angles. Often this is combined with a lower face lift to address the jowls.

The Procedure

Procedure: Surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the jaw line and neck. Addresses excess skin and sagging in the neck.

Length: 4 hours.

Anesthesia: General.

In/Outpatient: Depending if procedure is combined with lower facelift. Usually inpatient.

Results: Long-lasting, but does not stop aging. New wrinkles may form as skin ages.

Down Time Chart

Back to work:2 weeks
More strenuous activity:2 to 3 weeks
Swelling and bruising:3 to 6 months

But what are his results like?

Ask my Patients! Look at RealSelf.

“I saw a video by Dr. Subbio on RealSelf, and I met with him twice before my explant surgery. He answered every question I had and gave me his cell number for any questions that may pop into my brain. He didn’t try to push me into getting replacements or a lift, tho he did… Read More »


“Dr. Subbio was very polite and kind. His nurse was just as great. I am so excited for the future relationship I have with his practice. I felt respected and just so excited. I was educated on the pros and cons of breast augmentation, he explained between round and shaped silicone breast augmentation and how… Read More »


“Dr. Subbio and his friendly staff immediately put me at ease. They listened to my concerns and offered filler solutions. Dr. Subbio has exquisite artistic talent and an eye for detail. I am thrilled with my results and will certainly return. The office is very clean and comfortable. I highly recommend Dr. Subbio.”


“My experience with Dr. Subbio was fabulous! As a 52 year old first timer for ANY cosmetic assistance, I was extremely nervous. Dr. Subbio and his staff not only put my mind at ease, but their work is meticulous. What I love the most is the look Dr. Subbio was able to create – softer… Read More »


Neck Lift FAQs

If you have any of the following cosmetic conditions, a Neck Lift might be a good choice for you:

  • Excess neck fat and loose skin
  • Muscle bands around the neck
  • Turkey neck

A facelift will improve the jowls and the very top portion of the neck, while a Neck Lift addresses the entirety of the neck.

No. A Neck Lift is an outpatient procedure, so after a short period of recovery time, you can go home the same day.

After the incisions are made, Dr. Subbio removes excess fat, if necessary, using Liposuction. This process involves inserting a tube called a cannula into the incision. The cannula is attached to a suction device that extracts the fat. Excess skin and muscle are also removed, as necessary, and the skin is redraped for a firmer, more youthful look. He then closes the incisions with sutures.

You’ll be anesthetized during your surgery, so you’ll feel no pain. All surgeries involve some discomfort after the anesthesia wears off, though. We’ll give you pain medication to help you get through your recovery as easily as possible. Plus, you can text or call Dr. Subbio at any time with your questions!

Most people go back to work within 10-14 days.

We ask that you refrain from strenuous exercise for about a month.

Yes, but it’s best to keep your head elevated for several nights in order to reduce swelling.

Neck Lift results can last for years. The aging process does continue, however, so depending upon your age when you have the surgery, you may need a revision Neck Lift at some point in your life. You will no doubt require less of a correction at that point.

We think there are several reasons! Here are just a few:

  • He gives all of his patients his cell phone number. He’ll call you the night after your surgery to check on you, as well as the next morning. And he’ll make sure your recovery is as comfortable as possible.
  • He’s a trained artist, and you’re his canvas. It’s the perfect marriage of science and artistry. In fact, he’ll hand-draw his projected results right in front of you during your consultation.
  • He’s fun! He likes to joke with his patients and put them at ease. Plus, we maintain a small office where we treat our patients like a part of the family.
  • He won’t try to convince you to have a procedure that isn’t best for you. He’d rather lose your business than sign you up for a procedure he isn’t 100% behind. And if he thinks you need a surgery or treatment he doesn’t offer, he’ll recommend a different surgeon for you.

Absolutely! During your consultation, Dr. Subbio will ask you what bothers you about the way your neck looks. Then, he’ll tell you if a neck lift is recommended for you and will fully explain what you can expect. He’ll even hand-draw you a projected result right in the office!

In most cases, a Neck Lift can be performed using just a local anesthetic and sedation. While you won’t be fully asleep, you’ll be very relaxed, and you won’t feel any pain. You’ll be groggy afterward, though, so please bring someone with you to drive you home.

Incision locations vary from patient to patient. Often, they are placed under the chin or behind the ears where the scars will be out of sight.

The surgery usually takes 1-2 hours, depending upon the patient.

You can expect some swelling, discomfort, and a feeling of tightness for 2-3 weeks. We’ll remove your sutures about a week after your surgery.


We may also provide you with a neck band to wear for about a week.

Most patients experience some bruising after a Neck Lift, but it usually subsides within a week or two.

There will be scars, but Dr. Subbio tries to keep the incisions under the chin or behind the ears. If he has to make other incisions, he will let you know prior to your surgery. All scars will fade and become smoother over time.

For the most part, yes, but any post-surgical swelling will prevent you from seeing the final results until it has subsided.

Many patients opt to have a combination Neck Lift and Face Lift in order to improve signs of aging from the midface to the shoulder. Other procedures that patients decide to have along with a Neck Lift include:

  • Eyelid Lift to address drooping upper eyelids or bags under the eyes
  • Brow Lift to correct drooping eyebrows and forehead creases
  • Botox for the small lines around the eyes
  • Dermal Fillers or fat injections for deep folds and wrinkles on the face
  • Laser procedures for the skin’s fine surface lines

Dr. Subbio will advise if you can have your chosen procedures concurrently with your Neck Lift or if they must be performed separately.

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Meet Dr. Subbio

Subbio Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa is a comprehensive center specializing in Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery. Located in Newtown Square across from the beautiful DuPont Farms, Dr. Subbio brings with him over 10 years of training and experience as an Attending Surgeon at the Lehigh Valley Health Network.

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Why Subbio?

 It’s the perfect marriage of science and artistry. In fact, he’ll hand-draw his projected results right in front of you during your consultation.

Dr. Subbio is Board Certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by the prestigious American Board of Plastic Surgery.

He was inspired to become a surgeon after learning about plastic surgeons who volunteer their skill and artistic vision to help cleft lip and burn victims in India. Once he became a surgeon, he began volunteering himself, traveling to third world countries to perform procedures.

Dr. Subbio won’t try to convince you to have a procedure that isn’t best for you. Your safety, well-being, and satisfaction are paramount.