Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery
973 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: (585) 244-1000
Fax: (585) 271-4786
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Deep Neck Contouring

The neck and chin are some of the most common areas of concern for both men and women of various ages. Some people have fullness under the chin that is hereditary regardless of weight and diet, while others experience aging changes to the neck such as loose skin. Many patients seek deep neck contouring in Rochester, NY, at the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery to create better harmony with their other facial features and balance their facial profile.

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Deep Neck Contouring & Chin Implant

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Rhinoplasty & Deep Neck Contouring

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Just 2 weeks post-op. Deep neck contouring and upper and lower eyelid lift
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Deep Neck Contouring and Chin Implant to treat submental fullness
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Platysmaplasty with submental liposuction.
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Rhinoplasty, Deep Neck Contouring & Chin Implant

Rhinoplasty, deep neck contouring with chin implant

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

What Does Deep Neck Contouring Address?

Deep neck contouring combines multiple procedures to create a customized treatment plan for a more defined jawline and neck contour. It can address any combination of the following concerns:

  • Excess fat 
  • Sagging tissue 
  • Loose skin 
  • A weak chin  
  • An undefined chin, jawline, or neck 

Ideal Deep Neck Contouring Candidates

The ideal candidates for deep neck contouring are women and men concerned with their neck, chin, and jawline area. You should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the procedure’s outcome. Your surgeon will assess your specific situation to determine if deep neck contouring is right for you.

It is important to note that many patients in their mid-to-late 50s and older who are looking to improve their neck may not be good candidates for deep neck contouring alone. At this age, the signs of aging are usually better addressed with a facelift, which will improve sagging skin and muscle in the lower face. This allows for a more natural result.

How Much Does a Deep Neck Contouring Procedure Cost in Rochester, NY?

The cost of deep neck contouring varies, depending on your specific needs and goals. All prices quoted from the Quatela Center are all-inclusive and include pre- and post-operative appointments, surgeon’s fees, surgery center fees, and anesthesia costs. For more information, see our page on Plastic Surgery Costs.

Choosing the Right Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Vito C. Quatela is a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with over 30 years of experience performing facial rejuvenation procedures. Dr. Quatela is a past president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is highly respected by his peers as a recognized expert in all areas of facial plastic surgery, including rhinoplasty, facelift, and other facial procedures.

Dr. Heather Lee is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist who has trained extensively with Dr. Quatela. She specializes in both aesthetic and functional procedures and is known for her meticulous surgical results and compassionate care.

Dr. Alex Montague is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist who trained under Dr. Quatela for a facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship. He has exemplary skills in both technique and patient care and specializes in aesthetic and functional procedures.

Your Deep Neck Contouring Consultation

The consultation is an important part of the process, giving you a chance to get to know your surgeon and ask questions about the procedure. Your surgeon will answer your questions about the procedure, discuss your aesthetic goals, address any concerns you might have, and explain the benefits and side effects of the procedure. Your medical history, previous surgeries, present medical conditions, and any current medications and supplements you are taking will be discussed with a nurse as well.

Your surgeon will examine the area of your neck and chin that you are concerned with and look at the amount of fat to be removed and the laxity of your skin. A chin implant may also be recommended to create a balanced appearance. There are multiple options for addressing the neck and chin area, which will be discussed so that you can weigh the benefits and advantages of each. Using his/her experience and expertise in facial contouring and rejuvenation, your facial plastic surgeon will recommend the procedure that will work best for you.

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Your Deep Neck Contouring Procedure

The procedures that are commonly used to create a comprehensive treatment plan are:

  • Neck lift (platysmaplasty) – tightens the neck muscles
  • Neck liposuction – removes fat cells in the neck and chin area
  • Chin augmentation – utilizes an implant to strengthen the look of the chin, giving it more definition
  • Submandibular gland excision – removes the bulky part of the gland to create a more defined jawline
  • Subplatysmal fat excision – addresses fat underneath the platysma muscle that cannot be removed with simple liposuction

Deep neck contouring surgeries are performed at the Lindsay House Surgery Center using a local anesthetic with IV sedation. During the procedure, your surgeon will place small incisions under the chin (within the submental crease) and right behind either earlobe. If a chin implant is being used, it will be inserted through a small incision underneath the chin and secured to the bone for stability and long-lasting results. The procedure takes about 1 to 3 hours depending on the amount of fatty tissue removed, muscle tightening, and contouring necessary to create natural-looking results. Your surgeon then applies a large gauze pressure dressing that you need to wear the first night after surgery. It’s removed at your post-operative appointment the next morning.

What Can I Expect After Deep Neck Contouring Surgery?

A bandage is worn at all times for the first 5 days. After that, you’ll need to wear it while sleeping for an additional 7 days. Your surgeon removes sutures from the chin on the fifth day after surgery and ear sutures, if needed, on day 7. Expect some bruising and swelling, which may take 2 to 3 weeks to fully resolve. Any discomfort you may experience can be managed with pain medication, cold compresses applied as directed, and rest.

How Long Does It Take To Recover From Deep Neck Contouring?

The recovery from deep neck contouring is very straightforward, lasting 1 to 3 weeks in most cases; however, individual experiences vary. Patients should expect some swelling, mild discomfort, and bruising around the chin and lower face. Mild swelling can last for several months. Following your surgeon’s instructions for proper aftercare is the key to your successful and quick recovery. Most patients are able to return to work within 1 week following surgery, depending on the nature of their job. If needed, you can camouflage any residual bruising with makeup. Our surgeons advise patients to postpone exercising for 3 weeks after surgery.

Vito C. Quatela, M.D., FACS Vito C. Quatela, M.D., FACS

Vito C. Quatela, M.D., FACS

Specializes in Facial Procedures

Compassionate and dedicated to personalized patient care, Dr. Quatela is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon recognized worldwide for his expertise in facial rejuvenation. He established the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery in Rochester, New York to provide excellence in aesthetic surgery.

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Dr. Heather Lee Dr. Heather Lee

Heather Lee, M.D.

Specializes in Facial Procedures

A board-certified facial plastic surgeon and a board-certified otolaryngologist–head and neck surgeon, Dr. Lee is dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children by using her surgical talents. She specializes in procedures of the face and head including facelift, functional and cosmetic nose surgery, blepharoplasty, and injectable treatments.

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Dr. Alex Montague, M.D. at Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery Dr. Alex Montague, M.D. at Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery

Alex Montague, M.D.

Specializes in Facial Procedures

Known for his exemplary skills in both technique and patient care, Dr. Montague is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon. He specializes in cosmetic and functional facial surgery and injectable treatments.

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Deep Neck Contouring FAQ

What is deep neck contouring?

Deep neck contouring offers you a way to contour the neck, chin, and jawline by removing excess fat, tightening the neck muscles, and in some cases utilizing a chin implant.

Where do your surgeons perform deep neck contouring surgeries?

Our surgeons perform all surgeries as outpatient procedures at the Lindsay House Surgery Center, a fully licensed, AAAHC-accredited, multi-specialty ambulatory surgery center located at the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery.

Will I have scarring after deep neck contouring surgery?

Small incisions are placed under the chin and right behind the earlobes. The scarring from these incisions is minimal and typically fades over time, becoming barely noticeable.

How long will I be off work after deep neck contouring surgery?

Most patients can typically return to work and other activities around one week following surgery, depending on individual healing rates and the nature of their jobs. Your surgeon discusses the specifics of your own recovery with you before surgery.

How long does a deep neck contouring procedure take?

Deep neck contouring surgery can last 1 to 3 hours, depending on the specific procedures being performed. Discuss your surgical schedule with your surgeon for more specific information.

What type of implant is used for chin augmentation?

Chin implants are made of biocompatible, synthetic materials that are safe to insert under the skin to achieve enhancement results that last indefinitely. A chin implant can also be easily removed in the future if a patient chooses to reverse the effects.

How can I be sure my deep neck contouring results will look natural?

To achieve optimal results, find a facial plastic surgeon with experience in facial contouring and rejuvenation procedures. Our surgeons are known for achieving natural-looking results with facial plastic surgery procedures.

People who live in Buffalo, Syracuse, and other areas of New York travel to the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery for facial rejuvenation procedures, such as deep neck contouring. Request your consultation[/link] using the online form to meet personally with one of our facial plastic surgeons or call our office at (585) 244-1000 to schedule an appointment.

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