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Experience the Direct Neck Lift

Eliminate your turkey neck with a direct neck lift by Dr. Daniel Gould

Reduce your fuller face and eliminate your turkey neck with a Direct Neck Lift by Dr. Daniel Gould. A direct neck lift in Beverly Hills or “Weekend Lift” is an outpatient cosmetic procedure that is a far more effective neck rejuvenation option than non-surgical neck treatments like injections or fillers.

The direct neck lift is an outpatient facial surgery procedure that, when performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Gould, can eliminate your turkey neck and provide you with a smoother-looking neck and jawline. Come experience one of the best neck lifts Beverly Hills has to offer today!

What is a
Direct Neck

Innovative Approach

A direct neck lift or “Weekend Lift” is a procedure for younger patients who want improved tightness in the neck and facial rejuvenation but are not ready for a facelift. Patients are often in their 30 to mid-40s. This Weekend Lift combines a direct deep plane neck lift with Morpheus microneedling and blepharoplasty with or without chin augmentation, fat grafting, or other procedures.

During your consultation with Dr. Gould, he will discuss each procedure and what facial-related concerns they address. Then, he will personalize a treatment plan specific to your needs. Schedule your consultation at our Beverly Hills location today to learn more about whether the Direct Neck Lift is right for you.

Am I a good candidate for the
"Weekend Lift"?

Dr. Daniel Gould’s procedure has been used to achieve desired cosmetic results for his patients, including those who wish to improve their appearance following dramatic weight loss or those seeking smoother, more defined jawlines and necks. Unlike non-surgical neck treatments—which can be harsh on the skin and only offer temporary changes—facial contouring through a direct neck lift can deliver long-lasting benefits that result in a smoother-looking neck area with a more defined jawline.

Dr. Gould believes that anyone in Beverly Hills who wants to improve their appearance and change their neck and facial contours is a good candidate for his neck lift signature procedure. However, he also emphasizes that patients must be overall good health before undergoing cosmetic procedures.

Daniel Gould MD, PHD

Your Direct Neck Lift Procedure
Look Years Younger

Your outpatient procedure includes a deep plane neck lift with Morpheus microneedling, an RF technology that helps tighten and firm loose skin. The unique benefit of the “Weekend Lift” is that it does not leave a scar in front. The first incision starts under your chin. The second incision is placed at the back of your ear without going into your hairline. Then the skin above your neck is treated with radiofrequency microneedling, which firms and tightens lax skin and stimulates collagen production. Dr. Gould’s innovative multi-modal approach preserves what they have to prevent the need for a facelift in the future.

Schedule your Direct Neck Lift in Beverly Hills
consultation with Dr. Daniel Gould today

Advanced Care

Dr. Daniel Gould is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in surgical procedures for the face, neck, and body. Learn more about our exclusive Direct Neck Lift in Beverly Hills by scheduling a consultation today.

Recovering from a Direct Neck Lift

You can expect one to two weeks of downtime to heal; however, Dr. Gould will have specific post-operative instructions to follow to ensure a successful recovery. As you heal, your defined jawline will become more apparent. You can expect to experience some swelling and slight bruising, but these side effects will subside in three to five days. Your smoother-looking neck may even help you stand taller and make you feel more confident. You’ll probably see a marked improvement in how people perceive your age, but because aging is an individualized process for each person, no two results will look exactly alike.

Direct Neck Lift Results

Once any swelling dissipates, you will notice changes and improvements to your jawline and upper neck area. Many people consider a direct neck lift when they want to address the fullness in their lower face and get rid of their turkey neck. Your direct neck lift results often last for ten to 15 years. However, your skin continues to age just as you do. Dr. Gould will recommend prolonging your results with strong UV sunscreen and skin tightening treatments such as lasers, RF, or ultrasound technology for boosted collagen production.

Direct Neck Lift

Frequently Asked Questions

You are kept quite comfortable during surgery as you are under general anesthesia. The next day, Dr. Gould will have you undergo a hyperbaric treatment that delivers oxygen to your cells and have you receive a lymphatic massage to thwart additional swelling after surgery. Dr. Gould’s unique post-surgical treatments aid in rapid recovery to reduce pain and discomfort after surgery.

The two most common side effects from a facelift include developing a hematoma—which is a build-up of blood under the skin and usually results from too much activity. Dr. Gould can drain the excess fluid with a syringe if this happens. The second common side effect is an infection at the incision sites. You will receive post-treatment instructions for caring for your incisions, including how to keep your face clean for optimal results. There are extremely rare risks of nerve injury, which is less than 0.9% in this technique. More commonly, swelling in the face and the muscles can interfere with muscle function and make your smile appear heavy for a few weeks as swelling subsides.

facelift is a highly customized surgery. Therefore, the cost of the procedure will differ with each patient. During your consultation, Dr. Gould spends significant time listening to your facial and skin concerns, discussing your options, assessing and taking photos as needed, and devising a surgical treatment plan to meet your needs. The cost of your outpatient facelift surgery is discussed immediately after the consultation with Dr. Gould’s coordinator.

rhytidectomy (face lift) is a cosmetic facial rejuvenation procedure and is not covered by medical insurance. However, we offer payment and financing options for your convenience.

Each procedure targets the lower portion of your face to correct sagging skin, jowls, and volume loss in your cheeks. The deep plane facelift is a specialized approach that targets the deeper structures and resets the foundation of your facial fascia or connective tissue. Traditional facelifts pull that fascia or remove some of it, or more commonly, they simply tighten it in a vector and remove skin. Studies have shown a deep plane may have more longevity, but Dr. Gould does it because it looks more natural and less pulled or odd. It makes sense that redraping the fascia is better in concept than tightening it externally. These same concepts apply to the neck, and the Crevasse technique also improves your neck look.

During your consultation, Dr. Gould will discuss non-surgical options with you for you to consider—these include RF treatments, Morpheus8, Profound, FaceTite, as well as dermal fillers.

Your surgery is an outpatient procedure, which means you can return and recover at home with a home nurse, or you may choose to stay overnight in an aftercare facility to be available for an appointment the next day. In either case, you will need someone to drive you home and help you for the first 24-48 hours after surgery.