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Neck Lift

Unwanted fat, sagging, and wrinkles along your neck and jawline can have a negative effect on your self-esteem and self-image.

A neck lift is a remarkable plastic surgery procedure that can restore your confidence by providing a head-turning, vibrant look. 

When people need a neck lift, they find Dr. Ken Smart in Frisco, TX. 

What Is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure that removes excess fat and excess skin along the jawline and neck, giving you a youthful and defined appearance. 

It is oftentimes performed to reverse unwanted signs of aging. Many patients pair their neck lift with other procedures Dr. Smart offers, such as facelifts or liposuction. Depending on your needs, there are numerous other options that work great in combination with a neck lift. 

What Sets Dr. Smart Apart

Dr. Smart is a member of multiple prestigious organizations, including The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He has published numerous scientific papers and his successful work has led him to be a requested presenter for various medical societies. His reach goes beyond the medical world. Thousands follow his Snapchat to watch live surgery, see immediate improvements, and learn about cosmetic surgery. 

Dr. Smart aims to achieve natural results that are free from the telling signs of over-worked facial plastic surgery. Let us help you achieve a look that better matches how you feel. To find out how a neck lift can help restore your appearance and self-confidence, schedule a consultation at his Frisco, TX, office today. 

(972) 334-0400

Dr. Ken Smart

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If you’re looking for a professional, educated and personable doctor go to Dr.Smart! his entire staff is very friendly and will treat you with the care you deserve! i definitely made the right choice, and am extremely happy with my results.

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Yvette Webb


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Dr Smart is fantastic. I live out of state and chose him as my surgeon. His attention to detail and patient care are top notch. If you are on the fence, do it! You won’t be disappointed.

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The Personal Consultation

The first step in the neck lift procedure is a personal consultation. At your consultation, Dr. Smart conducts an evaluation, reviews your medical history, and discusses your aesthetic goals. Depending on your unique needs, he may recommend a neck lift by itself, or in conjunction with other treatments, such as liposuction or a facelift.

As with all of his treatments, your neck lift experience will be highly personalized. Dr. Smart will take the time to review options, answer questions, and address concerns. Your face will be examined and measured, and his team can shoot photographs so you can have before and after pictures once your neck lift is complete.

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The Neck Lift Procedure

Most patients can expect neck lift surgery to last about three hours at our Frisco office.

Calming Anesthesia

When performing surgery, Dr. Smart also works with a board-certified anesthesiologist. This setup ensures you are always receiving care and supervision from two skilled doctors. At the outset of your neck lift, the anesthesiologist will administer general anesthesia or deep IV sedation to ensure you are in a deeply comfortable and relaxed state throughout the procedure.

Precision Incisions

Dr. Smart makes a small incision beneath and behind your chin Sometimes incisions are also made around the lower part of the ears. He then tightens your facial muscles and underlying tissue. Excess tissue is removed and remaining skin is tightened to eliminate sagging and wrinkles. Liposuction may be performed to remove excess fat, further enhancing the definition and appearance of your lower face. 

Seamless Suturing

When the neckline is finished being refined, the incisions will be carefully sutured closed. In some cases, Dr. Smart may use skin glue to help close the incision lines. He takes great care to conceal incisions beneath your hairline and the natural shape of your ears. This keeps scars well hidden. 

The Recovery Period

Recovering from a neck lift usually takes about two weeks. Dr. Smart will evaluate your recovery during a follow-up appointment. Patients generally return to work within two weeks of surgery, and sports or other physical activities can usually resume a week or two later.

In the days following their procedure, it is not uncommon for patients to feel a burning or numb sensation, as well as minor swelling and bruising. Once these side effects have subsided, patients can enjoy a more toned facial profile with long-lasting results.

Combining a Neck Lift With Other Procedures

It is very popular for people to receive a neck lift along with other cosmetic surgeries we offer, such as facelift or liposuction. 
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A facelift is a more intensive surgery than a neck lift. Combining them gives you a more dramatic transformation. However, some people are already perfectly pleased with the look of their upper face. A neck lift can fix what you dislike from the jaw down while leaving your natural face just the way you like it. Another option is a lower facelift, which can help address droopy cheeks and jowls and a loose jawline.

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Liposuction is the procedure most often performed in conjunction with a neck lift. It works by suctioning out unwanted fat deposits in the neck and jawline. If your primary problem with the look of your neck is excess fat rather than loose neck skin, liposuction can be used to give you the definition you desire. 

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Bleir Shavana


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I would recommend Dr Smart a thousand times over! He fixed a bad breast augmentation I had done a few years ago. Flawlessly! I am so happy with the results, I couldn’t believe my eyes! He has also performed some of my injectables on my face and he was delicate and tedious about them! Plastic surgery (and injectables) can be frightening, but I assure you, Dr Smart will take care of you! He will listen to you and he will share his knowledge! He is very thorough and the girls that work at his office are absolutely amazing! If he isn’t your plastic surgeon, he should be!

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Arin Smidt


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Dr.Smart and his staff are PHENOMENAL. I am so thankful to have chosen them! From the first email I sent, Karla was quick to respond and get me in for an appointment. Scheduling my procedure with Jenny was effortless. Rachel answered all of my crazy questions and explained the procedure process to me. Alicia is an absolute saint and took excellent care of me the day of my procedure. Dr.Smart I cannot thank you enough for giving me the body of my dreams. I cannot begin to express how happy I am that I chose you as my dr!

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Dr. Smart

Frisco Plastic Surgery & MedSpa

Dr. Ken Smart and his dedicated team want every patient who visits their office to look and feel their best. Dr. Smart is a renowned plastic surgeon who is affiliated with various trusted organizations, including the: 

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Texas Medical Association

To discuss your concerns with Dr. Smart and learn more about our personalized approach to care, request your cosmetic consultation online or call us at (972) 334-0400.

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"I opted for the breast augmentation with lift along with a tummy tuck and now I look better than I did in high school!" T.C.

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