Want to correct the appearance of sagging, aging facial skin – but don’t want to undergo a full facelift?

A Neck Tuck(™) also known as a Cervical Tuck(™)  is a novel plastic surgery treatment that combines all the benefits of a lower facelift with those of a neck lift without additional scars. The name comes from the procedure known as a “cervicoplasty” or a neck and jaw lift. The ultimate goal of the procedure is to help patients address sagging skin, particularly drooping skin around the neck and jawline and create a crisp, youthful jawline and neck without looking like a full facelift has been done. However, the Neck Tuck or Cervical Tuck is not a traditional, full facelift procedure and focuses on the jawline and neck. Even better, it does not require the use of drains!

How Does It Work?

The Neck Tuck or Cervical Tuck is different from a traditional facelift because the incisions are hidden behind the ears and rarely distort the sideburns or hairline. This allows your plastic surgeon to access sagging lower facial muscles, without the need for excess or obvious facelift scarring. The surgery can be performed in such a way that it produces significant results without looking too “obvious,” meaning no one will be wiser as to the surgical work you’ve had done. It creates a youthful jawline and neck and can be combined with fat grafting or filler to restore volume as well.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Neck Tuck or Cervical Tuck?

You’re a good candidate for a Neck Tuck or Cervical Tuck if you have noticeable skin drooping along the neck and jawline; however, you don’t want a traditional facelift or you’re not a good candidate for a full facelift procedure. All patients should be healthy nonsmokers with realistic outcomes for the surgery. Many patients come to us saying when they pull the skin back towards their ears, their jawline gets better, their jowls go away and they look as young as they feel. That is our goal with the tuck!

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Take the first step.  Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for your personal goals by meeting with one of our knowledgeable medical staff at South Coast Plastic Surgery for an in-person consultation.

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What Results Will I See?

Initial results may be immediately visible, especially in cases where patients had significant sagging around the neck and jawline. Swelling and bruising may be visible with the vast majority gone within the first few weeks after surgery. The improvement in the jawline and neck are obvious at the end of a successful tuck.

Results include a smoother, younger-looking jawline, with a tighter and more streamlined neck that’s just waiting to be shown off! But don’t worry the scars will be hidden in the natural shadows of the ear and hidden in the hair.

What is the Recovery Like?

Recovery is faster than with a traditional facelift, as the surgery focuses on the lower face, jawline and neck. Drains are very rarely used. Patients can expect to return to a desk job within a week after the surgery; some patients opt to take a week off so they can get rid of the majority of their swelling and bruising. Patients are usually cleared for strenuous physical activity after about three weeks. Some patients find that hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help improve their swelling and reduce downtime. Your surgeon will recommend a skin care regimen using the latest in medical grade skin care to prepare the skin for surgery and this is all a part of the Neck Tuck(™) or Cervical Tuck(™). Additionally, your surgeon will recommend how to maintain your wonderful result with the right skin care and facial regimen after the procedure.

Dr. Song is not only the most personable doctor I’ve met, but he also is well educated and has years of experience in his field. He made me feel very comfortable and he was there to answer all my questions and concerns. I highly recommend him for any cosmetic procedure. I would suggest going to hiim FIRST before anywhere else. 5 plus stars!


Take the First Step – Request A Consultation

If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at South Coast Plastic Surgery will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Irvine, CA office directly to schedule – (949) 701-4454

South Coast Plastic Surgery serves the greater Irvine, CA area.