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.
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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.