About Neck Lift Surgery
How do you feel about the appearance of your neck and jawline? These areas can be constant reminders that you have grown older or become out of shape. Rejuvenation can be achieved with a neck lift at Geoffrey R. Keyes, M.D., F.A.C.S. in Los Angeles, CA. During a neck lift, the neck and jawline will be sculpted through the removal of loose skin, the tightening of muscles in the neck, and suturing the skin in a higher position. In order to accomplish this, one or more incisions must first be created. These incisions will be typically made under your chin and at the hairline.
To begin your neck-contouring process, you will first need to schedule an appointment by contacting our office. At this consultation, you’ll speak with our respected, double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Geoffrey Keyes, who has a great deal of experience with neck lifts. Together, the two of you will determine the details of your procedure.
"I chose Dr. Keyes after looking for the best plastic surgeon in California for my daughter’s rhinoplasty. From the very first appointment, I felt she was in the right hands. He showed us exactly what he was going to do and what we could expect and sure enough, that’s what he delivered. She had very little pain and her nose looks amazing. I’m so glad we selected Dr. Keyes and Kimberley to care for my daughter. I highly recommend Dr. Keyes and staff!"- M.G. / Google / Jun 14, 2019
"Finding Dr. Keyes was fate. After having one of the worst rhinoplasty consultations from a top plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills (that quoted me an obscene amount),I was kind of unmotivated and scared to keep looking. Out of nowhere, Dr. Keyes showed up at my workplace. I remember thinking how kind and welcoming he was in our interaction. When I found out he was a plastic surgeon specializing in rhinoplasty I knew this was meant to be! He answered all my questions right then and there and told me to call his surgical assistant and manager, Kimberley, and let me tell you...Kimberley is AMAZING!!! Not only did Kimberley answer the phone immediately with the most comforting voice but she scheduled a consultation based on what worked best for my schedule. The consultation was so easy. I didn't even have to wait. They brought me in the room, took photos of my nose and next thing I know Dr. Keyes was in the room showing me what my nose could look like. He listened to what I had to say, what I was self conscious about, and really incorporated me into the treatment and what I could get out of it. Dr. Keyes and Kimberley made me feel welcome, comfortable, excited, and confident about my decision on getting my nose done. Scheduling my surgery was crazy because of my schedule at school and work. Kimberley always answered my calls and answered my concerns about rescheduling my surgery which made it very convenient for me. Surgery day was nerve wracking but exciting. The anesthesiology nurse even called me a few days before to make sure I was aware of the process and what would happen, addressed my concerns about surgery, and eased my nerves. Dr. Keyes, Kimberley, and all the nurses made sure I was okay, talked me through the process, and kept me updated on what was happening next. Next thing I know, I was waking up with Dr. Keyes and Kimberley by my side. They called that night to make sure I was okay and scheduled a time for me to come in the next day.From the time I woke up from surgery, I had barely any pain! Besides the swelling and bruising(which is expected), recover was so easy. I was up and about within a few days. The bruising and swelling went down within 5 to 7 days but that's patient specific.When I finally got my cast off, I couldn't believe how amazing my nose looked! I couldn't help but cry my eyes out. It was just what I wanted for sooo long. To this day, I still look at myself in the mirror and get all giddy inside. The best part is how NATURAL it turned out. I still look like ME and I LOVE it. People that knew me before the surgery just look at me and tell me something as changed but they can't pinpoint it. If you are looking for a natural looking nose that compliments your face and who you are as a person then Dr. Keyes is your guy!I have never felt so confident and beautiful in my life. I owe it all to Dr. Keyes and Kimberley!!!"- L.F. / Google / Jun 14, 2019
"Dr. Keyes and Kimberley are amazing! They treated me with respect and provided incredible care before and after surgery. I am 3 weeks post op from rhinoplasty surgery. The swelling has gone down tremendously and will continue to do so. I am thrilled with how it looks so far and I know it’ll only get better!"- A.W. / Google / May 22, 2019
"I have been a patient of Dr Keyes for over 17 years now and I highly recommend Dr Keyes. Over that period of time I have had breast augmentation, brow and lid lifts, nose job, lipo and botox treatments. I have been completely satisfied with the results and have always received professional and caring service from Dr Keyes, Kimberly, and staff. I recommended Dr Keyes to a college friend of mine years ago and she is also very happy with her breast augmentation from Dr Keyes. Unlike some cosmetic surgery offices, Dr Keyes will not comment on a body part unless YOU ask first. Check out his impressive credentials and go visit him for a consultation !"- I.G. / Google / May 22, 2019
"After interviewing three other Doctors for my girlfriends augmentation, we decided to go with Dr.Keyes. From his office, to his staff, Kimberley is amazing, we felt comfortable from the get go. We always felt he cared about us as people and the surgery was a marvelous success, he is a talented sculpture and he had had us following up with visits for months now just to make sure the healing is going along as it should. I would recommend him in a heartbeat!"- D.S. / Yelp / Feb 26, 2019
Men and women contemplating neck lift treatment generally battle visibly loose skin along the neckline. Neck skin that hangs is usually caused by numerous factors including gravity, weight fluctuations, and aging. Whatever the reason may be, hanging neck skin causes an unbecoming look, which generally can only be addressed with skin excision and tightening technique. If your weight is stable but you feel frustrated by loose skin and wrinkles along the neck, a neck lift surgery may be a great answer. A neck lift procedure is designed to recontour the neck and the jawline to renew neck skin to a youthful appearance.
A neck lift is accomplished through three surgical processes: the removal of excess sagging skin tissue, the tightening of drooping platysma muscle tissue, and the suctioning of unwanted fatty tissue deposits. An incision point is placed around your ears, while another one may also be made underneath your chin. If isolated areas of fat exist, neck liposuction would be completed first. Next, any sagging or hanging skin will be trimmed away and the underlying tissue, platysma muscle tightened, and remaining skin will be pulled into a higher position. Dr. Keyes will perform this tightening method until the desired contour, shape, and smoothness has been achieved. Even though sutures are used to close the incision, scars should not be visible since they are located beneath your chin. A nonsurgical fat reduction injection such as Kybella may be incorporated for optimal results. Furthermore, other nonsurgical alternatives can help the skin's surface, such as laser treatment or a peel, to produce a younger-looking and glowing appearance.
What to Expect
After neck lift surgery, there will most likely be some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, but these will go away after some healing time has passed. It's important to rest and eliminate high-impact activity for several weeks to assist in the healing period. While recovering, button tops and loose-fitting clothing are ideal attire to avoid pulling shirts over your head. You should notice visible outcomes almost immediately, taking a decade off your appearance. You will have several follow-up appointments with Dr. Keyes so that he can monitor your healing progress after surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a neck lift cost?
Costs for your neck surgery will be reviewed in your consultation with Dr. Keyes. As soon as he has developed your unique surgical plan, he will be able to estimate prices for the anesthesia, facility, and other fees. Geoffrey R. Keyes, M.D., F.A.C.S. takes several payments methods, plus we can tell you more about how to get low-interest financing.
What about nonsurgical options?
Neck lift surgery is the best option to eliminate excess skin, particularly if the skin droops or hangs. Although there are a few nonsurgical skin tightening technologies on the market, which may give you mild improvement. Neck lift surgery is the only procedure that can dramatically redefine and smooth your neckline. A popular, new minimally invasive injectable called Kybella can target fat in the submental area (a double chin). Kybella does not address loose neck skin.
Can I combine a neck lift with other facial surgeries?
At your consultation, you can bring up that you are thinking about another surgery, like a facelift or chin augmentation, along with a neck lift. It's normal for two or more face surgeries to be done together to get the best results. If you are concerned about an undefined jawline or weak chin, tell Dr. Keyes so he can develop a plan that meets all your goals.
Should I get a neck lift or liposuction?
Based on your concerns and goals, you might want to combine a neck lift with liposuction. A neck lift plus liposuction are the most effective for the treatment of both loose skin and fat pockets in your neck. Dr. Keyes can help you choose whether a neck lift, liposuction, or a combination of both should be included in your surgical plan.
No More Turkey Neck
We would like to offer you a consultation to discuss your "turkey neck" appearance with Dr. Keyes. If you feel embarrassed about hanging skin on your neck, we welcome you to contact Geoffrey R. Keyes, M.D., F.A.C.S. in Los Angeles, CA to schedule your appointment. A surgical neck lift by Dr. Keyes has changed the self-esteem of countless men and women. We are excited to share this amazing cosmetic treatment with you.