Facial Plast Surg 2017; 33(03): 266-270
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1598054
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The Horizontal Neck Lift

Harry Mittelman
1   Mittelman Plastic Surgery Center, Los Altos, California
Nathan T. Schreiber
2   Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wisconsin
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Publication Date:
01 June 2017 (online)


The horizontal neck lift is a procedure involving direct excision of a horizontally oriented ellipse of skin from the neck. This procedure was developed for neck rejuvenation in patients with significant horizontal creases and excess skin of the middle and lower neck, areas that often cannot be adequately addressed with traditional techniques. This article describes the procedure, indications, patient counseling, and postoperative care in detail from the senior author's (H. M.) experience.