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March 23, 2023

The J-Plasma neck procedure is typically done to address sagging or loose skin on the neck and jawline. 

This can be caused by a variety of factors, including aging, weight loss, and genetics. 

The procedure is designed to tighten and rejuvenate the skin, creating a more youthful and toned appearance. 

Upon having this cosmetic procedure, many patients feel more confident with themselves and less insecure over their appearance

Dr. Emmett uses the Helios laser for her cosmetic procedures and facial surgery. 

Learn more about the J-plasma neck procedure, if it is right for you, the top questions to ask your plastic surgeon, and where to find a double-board certified plastic surgeon.

What is the J-plasma neck procedure?

J-plasma neck procedure is a minimally invasive surgical technique used to tighten and rejuvenate the skin of the neck and jawline. 

The procedure uses a device called the J-plasma, which combines helium gas with radiofrequency energy to create a plasma stream that can be used to target specific areas of the skin. 

The procedure

During the procedure, a small incision is made near the targetted area, and the J-plasma device is inserted under the skin. 

The plasma stream generated by the device heats up and tightens the skin while also stimulating the production of collagen, which helps to improve skin texture and elasticity. 

It is considered a safe effective alternative to traditional neck lift surgery, as it is minimally invasive and requires less downtime for recovery. 


The recovery period after a J-plasma neck procedure typically lasts several weeks, although most patients can resume normal activities within a few days of the procedure. 

It is common for swelling and bruising to last from anywhere between a few days and a week, but applying ice packs can help.

While you may experience mild pain and discomfort, you shouldn’t require more than over-the-counter pain medication. 

Dr. Emmett will give you instructions and answer any questions that you may have about your recovery and healing process.

Top questions to ask your plastic surgeon 

Prior to your consultation with Dr. Emmett, you may like to make a list of questions to ask her. 

We have compiled a list of some of our past patient’s top questions about the J-plasma procedure. 

Am I a good candidate for the J-plasma neck surgery?

Dr. Emmett can evaluate your skin and medical history to determine whether you are a good candidate for the procedure

How long does the J-plasma procedure take?

The procedure usually takes about 1-2 hours, depending on the extent of the treatment area. 

Is the J-plasma neck procedure painful?

Dr. Emmett does not use general anesthesia in her office but will use a safer alternative twilight sedation, during your procedure. 

Any discomfort you experience will be minimal. 

What is the recovery time?

While you should be able to resume normal activities within a week of the procedure, Dr. Emmett will still advise you to avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for several weeks after the procedure. 

Are there any side effects to the J-plasma neck procedure?

The most common side effects of the J-plasma neck procedure include swelling, bruising, and redness at the treatment site. 

In rare cases, patients may experience infections, which is why it’s important to follow your aftercare instructions. 

How long do the results of the J-plasma neck procedure last?

The results of the J-plasma neck procedure can last for several years but may be affected by factors such as aging, sun exposure, and weight fluctuations. 

Patients can maintain the results of the procedure by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and using skincare products to protect and nourish the skin. 

Can I see before and after photos of previous patients?

Reviewing before and after photos can help you understand what kind of results you can expect from the procedure.

Remember to ask any other questions you may have and fully understand the procedure’s risks and benefits before making a decision.

What are the benefits of the J-plasma neck procedure?

The J-plasma neck procedure can provide a range of benefits for patients looking to improve the appearance of sagging or loose skin on the neck and jawline.

Some of the key benefits include: 

  • Improved self-esteem and confidence
  • A youthful and refreshed appearance
  • Long-lasting results 
  • Minimally invasive and painless
  • Collagen stimulation 
  • Improved skin tone and texture 
  • Minimal downtime 
  • Immediate tightening of the skin after just one treatment 

Schedule your consultation with Dr. Emmett today

Dr. Jennifer Emmett is a highly-skilled, double-board certified plastic surgeon. 

She is located in the greater Denver area, but has such as high patient satisfaction rate, that many of her patients have traveled from all over the world to see her.

With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Emmett is one of the top plastic surgeons and was the first surgeon in Colorado to offer the Helios rejuvenation device. 

If you are interested in enhancing your appearance and achieving a younger more youthful look, Dr. Emmett can help you reach those goals. 

Dr. Emmett and her team also specialize in facelift procedures, Botox, derma fillers, lip injections, rhinoplasty, Med Spa treatments, liposuction, tummy tucks, breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, and mommy makeovers. 

Check out our blog or contact us when you are ready to discuss your J-plasma neck procedure, other surgery needs, and financing options

We would love to help you achieve a happier and more youthful looking you.