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Mittelman Horizontal Neck Lift

Learn more about the Mittelman Horizontal Neck Lift

Dr. Mittelman has recently developed a new procedure to effectively erase horizontal necklines or grooves, and excess skin of the lower neck. Plastic surgeons have primarily offered upper neck lifts to correct a “turkey waddle”, but they fall short in terms of treating those aging lower neck horizontal lines and excessive skin. As an alternative, Botulinum toxin (Botox, Dysport, Xeomin) can be injected into the platysma bands of the neck and can sometimes improve the aging cords of the neck, but it does not remove the horizontal lines or excess skin of the lower neck.

Dr. Mittelman developed a new procedure to address the redundant skin and etched lines of the lower neck and named it the Horizontal Neck Lift. Dr. Mittelman has presented this new surgical technique at multiple facial plastic surgery meetings.

When performed by an expert, like Dr. Mittelman, the Mittelman Horizontal Neck Lift is able to successfully:

  • Firm and tighten the skin in the neck
  • Erase etched lines, wrinkles creases and folds of the lower neck
  • Improve the appearance of loose, vertical bands
  • Eliminate excess fat and skin in the lower half of the neck
  • Correct a “turkey waddle” neck as a separate procedure at the same time
  • Does what a classic facelift cannot do
  • This procedure is usually done under local anesthesia
  • Create a more rejuvenated overall appearance that will help you look as young as you feel.


To prepare for a neck lift, Dr. Mittelman will thoroughly explain what you can expect from the procedure during your intimal consultation. During that time, he will carefully evaluate your unique needs and make recommendations that will ensure as optimal outcome.

To begin your actual surgery, you will receive an oral sedative to relax you. Once your smooth and youthful neck has been successfully restored, Dr. Mittelman will expertly close the incisions to ensure the resulting scars are optimal.

Though most individuals can resume their normal daily routine within 1-2 days, Dr. MiIttelman will offer personalized guidance for your recovery period during your post-operative appointments.

As Dr. Mittelman believes in truly personalized care, he determines candidacy for all his procedures on an individual basis. However, in general, most men and women can be considered candidates for a horizontal neck lift if they are bothered by wrinkles and sagging skin, and horizontal etched lines in the lower half of their neck.

Candidates for this procedure should possess realistic expectations of what the procedure can accomplish. When performed by a highly skilled plastic surgeon, like Dr. Mittelman a horizontal neck lift won’t alter your appearance so that you look like someone else entirely. You’ll still look like you- just with a more refreshed and youthful overall look. If you are a candidate, please call us for a consultation.

Mittelman Plastic Surgery Center 650.941.8888


Read Our Reviews

“I have been going to Dr. Mittelman for various procedures since 1999. He is personable, easy to talk to and absolutely sane about what to do and when. I appreciate his calm advice as much as i do his surgical skills, which are_the best_ A special note about the staff – they are considerate and…”

Hank B.

“I had my upper eyelids done by Dr. Mittelman. I was expecting improvement, but I think the results are fabulous. Dr. Mittelman and I talked a lot about what I was hoping to get out of the surgery and what he thought was possible. I had some wrinkles and heavy “hooding” that made me look…”

Mary S.

“Over the years I have had different procedures done by Dr. Mittelman. I prefer to have the smaller surgeries as I go along the way, they are less invasive and provide more natural results. Dr. Mittelman has delivered excellence in professionalism each and every single time. H is an excellent plastic surgeon, more like a…”

Jaqueline D.

“Dr. Mittelman, the master of administering BOTOX with fabulous results! His staff is super friendly and their office is extremely diligent in providing a safe, sterile, and clean environment, particularly during these unprecedented times – COVID-19”

KM from Monte Sereno

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