Various methods of neck lift are known: surgeons choose the optimal one based on the individual characteristics of the patient. These are the methods:
- cervical liposuction;
- isolated neck lift;
- complex neck and face lift;
- radical platysmaplasty.
Cervical liposuction is performed through a small incision (about 3.5 cm), through which excess adipose tissue is removed. This technique is optimal for eliminating the double chin.
An isolated neck lift involves local plasty and shifting of skin flaps: this method is more gentle, but does not give a pronounced rejuvenating effect.
A complex lift is a combined technique that combines the correction of the neck and facial skin. The method may include a lifting procedure, liposuction and contouring.
Cervicoplasty involves the removal of sagging tissues that have lost their elasticity: excess skin is excised in the neck and chin area.
If a radical platysmaplasty is performed, a neck lift can be performed in one of the following ways:
In a lateral lift, the platysma is peeled off, after which excess adipose tissue is removed. After that, in the area of the temples, incisions are made that envelop the ears and end behind them. Thanks to the method, the platysma is tightened, the tone returns, the contours become clearer (the tissues are pulled up and fixed behind the ears). The procedure is often combined with SMAS lifting, correcting the lower half of the face and neck.
With a medial lift, the divergence of the median muscle edges is corrected - the so-called corset neck lift is performed. The tissues are cut under the chin, the subcutaneous muscles are stretched to the center, and a designated neck-chin angle is formed. The platysma is sutured, the skin is sutured.
A neck lift with a back incision is a relatively new technique that has been used in the world of plastic surgery for only 7-8 years. In the countries of the post-Soviet space, such an operation is not particularly common - primarily because of its novelty and lack of practice among specialists.
A neck lift with mesothreads is a minimally invasive procedure with a relatively short recovery period. Thanks to the mesothreads, consisting of polydioxanone, a kind of framework is created, which gradually dissolves in the tissues. At the same time, mesothreads stimulate the production of skin collagen, so the lifting effect persists even after the framework has resolved. There are other frame threads - Aptos. Their composition is represented by caprolactone, so the lifting effect is more pronounced., 
Endoscopic neck lift belongs to the category of low-traumatic techniques, since it is performed using an endoscope. Such a lift does not require large incisions and significant tissue exfoliation. However, the effect of an endoscopic neck lift is no less than that of a traditional neck lift. Punctures for the endoscope are made in the folds behind the ears. General anesthesia is used, and the doctor sees the entire course of the operation on the monitor: the surgeon redistributes soft tissues, fixes muscles and tightens the skin in the required direction. Endoscopic neck lift is almost always performed simultaneously with chin liposuction and face lifting.
Laser neck lift refers to non-surgical methods: the session is painless and relatively easy to perform, and the effect lasts supposedly up to 2 years. The essence of the method lies in the effect of a laser beam on the skin, as a result of which the production of collagen is stimulated, and the skin begins to rejuvenate itself. For a sustainable effect, at least three sessions of laser lifting should be performed. Fractional CO2 laser neck resurfacing is an effective treatment option with long-term efficacy for patients who primarily have skin laxity and wrinkles along with skin surface pigmentation.
Radiofrequency liposuction (RFAL) for neck and face contouring. It is a safe procedure to achieve a significant reduction in skin laxity and fat deposits in the cervico-chin and cheeks.
The Hollywood neck lift is a unique Hollywood neck lift technique developed by New York plastic surgeons. This technique provides for effective tightening of the chin and neck, getting rid of sagging skin, restoring young features of the neck and face. This neck lift got its Hollywood name because of its high popularity among Hollywood actors. After the procedure, patients quickly returned to work, and the scars remained invisible to others. The Hollywood lift is done not only in the United States, but also in our country, since the technique has become widespread among most of the world's plastic surgery clinics.
Combined use of ultrasonic liposuction and limited incision platysmaplasty to correct aging skin of the neck. This combination therapy is painless and invariably leads to a significant improvement in the cervico-chin angle.