The saggy skin in the neck area creates the “turkey neck,” which no longer has to be tolerated thanks to a neck lift, which removes extraneous fat and skin. The resulting look is a sleeker, more contoured neck and profile. Dr. Chan of STARS Plastic Surgery will perform the isolated neck lift where there are a reduced number of incisions made for minimal chance of scarring. The incisions will be made discreetly behind the ear or under the chin where the doctor will remove saggy skin and excessive fat. Neck liposuction can be combined with the neck lift to boost the benefits.
A neck lift removes hanging skin and reshapes the neck. During the procedure, an incision is placed under the chin and/or behind or in front of the ears. If fat deposits are present and need to be removed, liposuction will first be performed, prior to the neck lift itself. The final steps of treatment will be to trim away excess skin, pull the remaining underlying tissue and muscle tight, and suture the incision.
Neck Lift Reviews
"I'm doing a lot of travel, only staying in one area for about a week at a time. I called STARS and they were very attentive and accommodating. They scheduled an online evaluation with Dr. Chan the next day and were able to complete the procedure a few days later.Everyone was extremely professional and friendly. They were extremely good about social distancing. Although I had to wait a bit outside the office, I never even saw another patient while I was in the office, I only could see them going in and out.Dr. Chan was very competent and easy to talk to. I was made very comfortable during the procedure and it came out perfectly. I had zero pain while it was being done and, very minimal pain the next day, and none after that, without taking any pain medication. Very happy!"- T. / Healthgrades / Dec 27, 2020
"Great experience with star plastic understanding passion always there for you anything you need for your recovery"- D.B. / Google / Feb 16, 2022
"Excellent personal care. Dr. Gronet, Dawn Rodriguez and the amazing staff have been very caring and attentive. They made a personal experience truly personal."- K.N. / Google / Jun 11, 2020
"Now that I'm in my 50's I wanted to start addressing some aspects of aging that were beginning to bother me. I decided that I was going to have my procedures done either in Beverly Hills or NYC--possibly Houston. However I became acquainted with Dr. Davis and Dr. Chan. They are nationally recognized plastic surgeons. My first outcome is remarkable. I don't feel the need to travel outside of SA to get the results I want. It's this level of cosmetic surgery that is helping SA become a first tier city."- S.M. / Google / Mar 26, 2021
"Dr. Davis was outstanding! I had the best experience with him and his entire staff! Highly recommend Stars Plastic Surgery. I had a couple procedure my results have been jaw dropping, definitely an immediate self esteem & confidence boost. I have healed up very well and most importantly I always felt safe and treated with dignity while in his care.. In the future if I decide to have any other procedures I will go straight to Dr. Davis. 10 STARS!"- L.O. / Google / Mar 12, 2022
This procedure is performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient surgery at an accredited surgical clinic. The duration of the surgery usually takes around 2 hours, although it may vary depending on the case. Bruising and swelling will be visible after the surgery, but this will subside in the few short days following the procedure. Initially, patients will feel tightness and numbness. Once the neck adjusts to its new position, patients will notice a more relaxed feeling and a beautiful surgical result. It can take up to 6 months for the final results to appear.
Neck Lift FAQs
Alternative to Lift?
Surgery is the only way to remove loose skin, especially if it is loose enough to hang and droop. Therefore, a neck lift is the only solution when it comes to redefining an individual’s neck to create a strong contour. While there are very good skin tightening laser treatments on the market today, surgery is still the best option.
There is minimal scarring with this procedure. Since the incision is placed under the chin and near the ears, the scarring is usually hidden. A skilled facial surgeon will take great effort to minimize scarring as much as possible.
This depends on the situation and the amount of loose and sagging skin that is present. Some weight loss patients are young and may require a neck lift at a young age (for example, those between 20-30). For older patients who are combating loose skin due to aging, the most common age is between 50-70.
During the initial consultation, it may be brought up that in addition to a neck lift, the patient may also benefit from another procedure, such as a facelift or a chin implant. It is common for these additional procedures to be combined to achieve the patient’s desired contours and aesthetic goals.
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