Neck Lift

In Birmingham, AL

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Price: ~$9,000

Procedure Time: 3 hours

Recovery Time: 2-3 weeks


Deep Plane Neck Lift

As we age, the skin and muscles in the neck area can start to sag and lose elasticity, resulting in the appearance of jowls, a double chin, or what some refer to as a “turkey neck.” A Neck Lift in Birmingham, AL with Dr. Blake Raggio can address these concerns and give you a more youthful, defined neck silhouette.

At Dr. Blake Raggio’s boutique Facial Plastic Surgery practice in Birmingham AL, we are thrilled to see how this procedure can help our patients recapture a youthful, more refreshed appearance and regain their confidence. Keep reading to learn how to turn back the clock and fully rejuvenate your appearance with a Neck Lift, the popular, powerful, and transformative procedure offered by dual-board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Raggio.

We invite you to schedule a consultation or read below to learn more about one of the best Neck Lift Birmingham has to offer.

Neck Lift Expert in Birmingham, AL

What is a Deep Plane Neck Lift?

A Deep-plane Neck Lift in Birmingham, AL is a powerful surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of the neck and jawline. The deep plane technique that Dr. Raggio employs represents the most modern and technically advanced approach that not only treats sagging skin and tightens the underlying muscles (platysma) as was done in traditional techniques, but also removes excess deeper fat structures and bulging glands to create more youthful, natural, and durable results. In short, a well-executed neck lift in the hands of an experienced and knowledgeable Facial Plastic Surgeon like Dr. Blake Raggio represents an effective solution for individuals who are bothered by the signs of aging in their neck area, such as loose or sagging skin and the presence of excess fat or jowls. Through the skillful techniques of Dr. Raggio, a Deep Plane Neck Lift can help create a more defined and youthful neck contour, enhancing overall facial harmony and restoring a more rejuvenated appearance.

What are the benefits of a Deep Plane Neck Lift?

A Neck Lift procedure in Birmingham, AL offers several benefits for those looking to improve the appearance of their neck and jawline, such as:

  • Tightened and smoother neck skin
  • Reduced appearance of neckbands
  • Improved jawline definition
  • Enhanced self-confidence
  • Long-lasting results

Who are the best candidates for a Deep Plane Neck Lift procedure?

The best candidates for a Neck Lift are individuals in the Birmingham Hoover Metropolitan area who are concerned about the appearance of their neck and desire a more youthful and defined contour. Good candidates typically exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Excess skin or sagging in the neck area
  • Excess neck fat deposits
  • Overall good health
  • Non-smokers
  • Have realistic expectations
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First steps of a neck lift

What’s the first step in scheduling a Deep Plane Neck Lift Surgery?

The first step in considering a Deep-plane Neck Lift in Birmingham, AL, is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Raggio at his boutique cosmetic surgery practice. During this initial appointment, the team will obtain professional photography, and Dr. Raggio will perform an in-depth analysis of your neck and thoroughly discuss your concerns and goals for the procedure. He will also review your medical history and perform a comprehensive examination to determine if you are a suitable candidate for a Neck Lift.

During the consultation, it is important to openly communicate your expectations and desired outcomes with Dr. Raggio. This will allow him to tailor the treatment plan specifically to your needs and provide you with the best possible results. He will also take the time to answer any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure, including the recovery process, potential risks, and expected outcomes.

Once you decide to proceed with the surgery, Dr. Raggio and his team will guide you through the necessary pre-operative preparations and provide you with detailed instructions to ensure a smooth and successful experience. This includes a meeting with our Patient Care Coordinator who will provide you with detailed pricing quotes, offer financing as needed, and carefully review the perioperative instructions curated by Dr. Raggio to ensure you have an optimal surgical experience and fantastic outcome.

What to expect on
the day of Deep Plane Neck Lift Surgery

On the day of your Neck Lift surgery, our team will welcome you with confident open arms, as we understand how intimidating surgery can be, and thus we are determined to ensure you have a maximally comfortable and efficient surgical experience. You will also meet with our anesthesia provider to discuss the anticipated sedation/anesthesia to be used. Lastly, Dr. Raggio will review the treatment plan with you one final time to ensure all of your goals and expectations will be met accordingly. Surgical markings may be performed in the pre-op holding room as well, which serves as a guide or road map for Dr. Raggio intraoperatively.

You will then be escorted to the surgical suite, where sedation will be administered by our highly skilled anesthesia providers. Once you are properly sedated, Dr. Raggio will administer local injection medication (numbing medication) and then make discreet incisions in strategic locations, typically around the ears and possibly under the chin, to access the underlying neck tissues. He will then carefully reposition and tighten the muscles, remove any excess skin, and sculpt the neck contour to achieve the desired outcome. 

After completing the neck sculpting, Dr. Raggio will personally close the incisions using a meticulous suture technique to carefully reapproximate the wound edges in a tension-free manner to allow for an optimally camouflaged surgical scar. Compressive dressings or bandages may be applied to protect the incisions support the healing process, and provide support and comfort during the initial recovery period.

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Deep-plane Neck Lift

After a Deep Plane Neck Lift with Dr. Raggio in Birmingham AL, it is important to follow a proper recovery plan to promote healing and achieve optimal results. Immediately following the surgery, you may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the neck area. Dr. Raggio will provide you with specific instructions on how to care for your incisions, manage any discomfort, and minimize swelling.

During the initial days after the procedure, it is recommended to rest and avoid strenuous activities and continue.

You may need to wear a compression garment to support the neck and aid in the healing process. It is crucial to keep the incision sites clean and follow the prescribed skincare routine as instructed by the surgeon’s team.

While the effects of a neck lift surgery are long-lasting, the results are not immediately visible. It can take several weeks to months for the swelling to subside. Full neck contouring generally takes four to six months to fully appreciate. Incision lines take several months to fade and become less noticeable, particularly since scars take a full twelve months to mature. 

Of note, Dr. Raggio offers a number of cutting-edge modalities to enhance your recovery after a neck lift, including medical grade skin care (optimize skin health and integrity), radiofrequency microneedling (enhances and preserves tissue tightening), CO2 laser resurfacing (minimize scar appearance), and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (speeds up wound healing, minimizes bruising and swelling, decreases risk of complications). These modalities will be reviewed with you as you continue to see Dr. Raggio and his team after your neck lift procedure.


Advanced Recovery with

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) treatment

As part of our advanced recovery protocol, Raggio MD Facial Plastic Surgery offers complimentary Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) treatment to patients who undergo facial plastic surgery here in Birmingham, AL.

‌Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases the delivery of oxygen to parts of your body in the process of healing, speeding the process and improving its effectiveness, while reducing swelling and bruising. This process also helps to increase your body’s capacity to neutralize the damage caused by oxidative stress and the presence of free radicals, allowing your cells to function more efficiently and heal your body at a much faster rate.‌

Please understand that not all hyperbaric chambers are created equal. Normal atmospheric pressure is measured at approximately 1 atm, and most commercial chambers can only reach a pressure of 1.4 atm. At Raggio MD Facial Plastic Surgery, we use a state-of-the-art “hard” chamber that can reach up to an industry-standard pressurization of 2.0 atm required to affect the physiologic benefits of HBOT.

‌The higher capabilities of these rigid hyperbaric chambers allow for a more significant health benefit than simpler models, meaning your recovery will be optimized to its fullest.

How Much Does A Deep Plane Neck Lift Cost In Birmingham, AL

The cost of a Neck Lift procedure in Birmingham, AL with Dr. Blake Raggio starts at $,9000 but can vary depending on several factors, including the extent of the surgery and the specific patient’s needs. It is best to schedule a consultation with your provider to get a clear breakdown of the pricing involved. Once complete our Patient Coordinator can provide you with a clear-cut cost analysis and discuss available financing options. Detailed information regarding your perioperative instructions will be provided and reviewed as well.

Why choose Dr. Raggio for your Deep Plane Necklift Procedure?

Dr. Blake Raggio embodies a holistic approach to Deep Plane Necklift Surgery, prioritizing each patient’s unique goals and concerns. With a comprehensive facial analysis, he meticulously evaluates all aspects before recommending personalized surgical or non-surgical interventions. Dr. Raggio’s patient-centric philosophy ensures collaboration throughout the treatment journey, culminating in a tailored plan that prioritizes patient satisfaction.

Utilizing proven techniques, both surgical and non-surgical, Dr. Raggio strives to achieve durable and natural-looking results aligned with the patient’s cultural and ethnic values. His commitment extends to upholding classical beauty ideals, ensuring outcomes that stand the test of time.

Dr. Raggio’s success is indicative of his esteemed credentials and qualifications. 

He strongly believes in educating the next generation of clinicians and serves as a Clinical Adjunct professor with the Faulkner Physician Assistant Studies Program, as a Clinical Adjunct professor with Tulane University Medical Center Department of Head and Neck Surgery in New Orleans Louisiana, and as a Clinical Preceptor for the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine

He is an active member of multiple medical societies, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAOHNS) as well as the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (AAFPRS)

Lastly, Dr. Raggio is one of only a few Fellowship-Trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons in the entire Birmingham Hoover Metropolitan area, and has obtained rare Dual board certification in both Head and Neck Surgery as well as Facial Plastic Surgery.

For these reasons, patients can be confident and rest assured that they will receive the absolute best Necklift result with Dr. Raggio and his team at Raggio MD Facial Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, AL.

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Schedule your Deep Plane Neck Lift consultation

If you’re tired of saggy jowls and are seeking a newly refreshed look for your neck, it’s time to take the first step and schedule your initial consultation. Call our office in Birmingham, AL or conveniently request an appointment with Dr. Blake Raggio through our website. Our dedicated team is ready to assist you on your journey toward a rejuvenated neck and renewed confidence.

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Patient reviews

  • Torrey

    5 Star Review

    I am a week post-op from my cosmetic rhinoplasty with Dr. Blake Raggio, a Facial Plastic Surgeon here in Birmingham, Alabama. I just had my cast removed today and I could not be happier with my results already!

  • Jessica

    5 Star Review

    Thank you, Dr. Blake Raggio, for the excellent work on my nose. The Rhinoplasty to correct the deviated septum and nostril closure went so smoothly. My breathing has improved and the before and after pictures were amazing. Your knowledge and skills improved my health and facial profile.

  • Pamela

    5 Star Review

    Dr. Blake Raggio is an amazing Facial Plastic Surgeon. I am one week out from having my
    Blepharoplasty and Browlift and could not be more pleased. Not only is he a talented Facial Plastic Surgeon he also has a wonderful bedside manner.

  • Elizabeth

    5 Star Review

    Dr. Raggio and staff get an A+ for their superb care! From the time you walk in the door to the time you leave, you will be treated like family! Best of all you’ll leave looking younger and feeling good! You can’t beat the care and compassion from Dr Raggio and his staff!

  • Chelsea

    5 Star Review

    Dr. Raggio is the absolute best! He listens and is very precise with his injections. I am extremely happy with the results I have gotten with him. He does not push any services on you, either. I have uploaded two pictures to show the difference. I get Botox and lip filler.

  • Sheila

    5 Star Review

    I went to Dr Reggio for my eyelids. They were folding over. I was scared to have the surgery but the right eye was bothering me. So I decided to have the surgery and this Doctor is such a delight and kind-hearted. I am very, very happy with the way my surgery turned out. I would highly recommend Dr. Raggio to anyone!

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