The skin of the neck loses its elasticity due to age, weight loss, sun damage, and other factors. This can cause excess skin to build up in the neck and give off a sagging, wrinkled appearance, often referred to as “turkey neck.” Fortunately, Dr. Ali Sepehr can correct this with neck lift surgery, a procedure designed to tighten and smooth out the neck skin for a more youthful appearance. Neck lift from our extensively trained facial plastic surgeon can have significant aesthetic benefits and help you attain your goals with natural-looking results.
Please contact The OC Center for Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation for neck lift surgery at our practice.
The medical name for a neck lift is cervicoplasty.
Neck Lift Candidates
A neck lift is designed tighten underlying muscles of the neck and eliminate excess skin, creating a much smoother and more youthful appearance. You may be a candidate for neck lift surgery if:
- You are experiencing a buildup of excess skin in the neck due to natural aging, weight loss or other factors
- You are experiencing loose neck skin that is significantly lax and/or affected by excessive wrinkling.
A neck lift can often be effectively complemented by a facelift for a complete makeover that rejuvenates the entire look of the face. Dr. Sepehr can meet with you in an initial consultation to talk with you about all aspects of neck lift surgery and how it may be the best option for your enhancement goals.
Neck Lift Procedure
The neck lift procedure begins by making a well-hidden incision underneath the chin. The skin of the neck is elevated. Any extra fat is sculpted and excess skin is removed. The neck muscles that tend to separate over time are brought back together into their youthful position creating a corset or hammock-like sling effect that tightens and tucks up the neck. The entire procedure usually takes about three hours or less to complete, unless it is combined with a facelift. Neck lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia and can be completed on an outpatient basis.
Neck Lift Recovery
Some numbness, bruising, and swelling can be expected after neck lift surgery, but this will likely fade within a few days with the help of a small drain and compression garment. Any pain and discomfort you experience after the procedure can be alleviated with medication. Many patients can return to normal daily routines about one to two weeks after neck lift surgery.
KYBELLA™ Double Chin Reduction
As an alternative to a neck lift, if there is little to no excess skin, or as a possible supplementary procedure, KYBELLA™ can be used to reduce excess fat under the chin. Submental fat, commonly called a “double chin,” can be a concern for many people. KYBELLA™ is an innovative non-surgical injectable that is designed to reduce fatty tissue specifically in this hard to treat area. The results can be very long-lasting and natural-looking, and if you maintain your weight, retreatment may not be necessary. Dr. Sepehr can discuss this option with you during your initial consultation.
Contact us today for more information on neck lift surgery, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sepehr.