Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery
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This page contains all the questions you may want to ask in your upcoming consultation. Conveniently located in Jacksonville, Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery, led by double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Phillip Garcia, offers neck lifts for men and women residing in Ponte Vedra Beach, Orange Park, Lakeside and nearby areas in North Florida.

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What Happens During a Neck Lift Consultation?

During your neck lift consultation with Dr. Garcia, you’ll get one-on-one time to discuss your treatment goals and plan out your upcoming neck lift surgery. This is a great time to ask any questions you may have about your neck lift. Dr. Garcia will take this time to understand your cosmetic goals and identify the surgical techniques that will deliver the best results. He’ll explain exactly what you can expect leading up to, during and after your surgery. We’ll also take before photos during this time so you can compare them to your final results. We suggest coming prepared with questions for Dr. Garcia, and considering some of the questions below.

“I still look like me! This is what I looked like when I was in my 40’s.” – Kay


Questions for Your Neck Lift Consultation


During your consultation, Dr. Garcia will help evaluate if you’re a good candidate for a neck lift. For starters, the fact that you’re considering neck lift surgery is a good indicator that you understand the benefits of treatment. If you are seeking to correct sagging skin and wrinkles in the neck, neck bands, neck folds, or a “turkey neck”, a neck lift is the correct procedure to consider. Generally, as long as you’re in good physical health, and are experiencing prominent signs of aging that cannot be addressed with other cosmetic techniques, you are a suitable candidate for a neck lift.


Dr. Garcia will illustrate your potential results during your neck lift consultation. After discussing your treatment goals and identifying the appropriate surgical techniques, you and Dr. Garcia can explore potential outcomes through before and after photos of previous patients. However, it’s important to keep in mind that it can take several weeks to a few months for the final results of your neck lift to become visible. This is due to the recovery process that follows a neck lift, which can include residual swelling before the tissues settle into their new position.


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The surgical techniques used for your neck lift will vary slightly depending on your treatment goals and the extent of surgery necessary to produce your desired results. Incisions are typically located behind the ears, under the chin or in both locations. Through these incisions, Dr. Garcia will use a few different techniques depending on your treatment goals. Common techniques include:

  • Tightening the neck muscles to eliminate neck bands and folds
  • Trimming, lifting and tightening the skin to reduce wrinkles and lines while enhancing neck definition
  • Liposuction for the removal of excess


Surgeon experience is one of the utmost qualities to consider when seeking a neck lift surgeon. Your surgeon is directly responsible for your results, so it’s essential to pursue surgery with an experienced neck lift surgeon. Dr. Garcia is a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, demonstrating expertise in all qualities of neck lift surgery. With over 15 years as North Florida’s premier facial plastic surgeon, he has performed hundreds of neck lift procedures and is passionate about furthering education in the neck lift community. Read more about Dr. Garcia’s experience or explore patient reviews.

Meet Dr. Garcia

A Message From Dr. Garcia

Dr. Garcia reminds patients that the consultation is one of the most important steps in the neck lift process. You should come into your consultation with defined goals and questions for Dr. Garcia. Patients who are open and transparent with their cosmetic goals are able to achieve more fulfilling results through neck lift surgery. This is because Dr. Garcia is able to better understand your desired outcome, which helps guide him and the rest of our team through the neck lift procedure.

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Frequently Asked Neck Lift Questions


  • How long after a neck lift consultation is the surgery

    Generally, the time between your consultation and your neck lift surgery will be somewhere between 1 and 6 weeks. The exact time between the two will depend on a few factors. One major factor is our practice availability, as Dr. Garcia needs to be available for your entire procedure. Additionally, some patients may need a few weeks to fully prepare for surgery, which may include discontinuing the use of certain vitamins, drugs and medications that can negatively interfere with treatment.

  • What should I wear to a neck lift consultation?

    During your neck lift consultation, you do not need to wear anything in particular. It is not necessary to undress for a neck lift consultation, so whatever type of clothing you are comfortable in is acceptable.

  • How much is a neck lift consultation?

    At Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery, the cost of your neck lift consultation is included in your full treatment cost. To help make patient care more affordable, we are proud to offer a number of financing options that make it easy to fit the cost of neck lift surgery into any budget.

  • What to ask at a neck lift consultation

    In addition to the questions covered above, we recommend asking the following questions at your neck lift consultation:

    • What is your experience performing neck lift surgery?
    • Are you board certified in plastic surgery?
    • What risks and complications are possible with a neck lift?
    • What results can I expect?
    • What type of neck lift techniques will be used?
    • Are previous patients satisfied with their results?