About Neck Lift Surgery
Do you wear turtlenecks and scarves all year round to cover the loose, flabby skin on your neck? Have you found that nonsurgical treatments, creams, and neck exercises have no profound effect on neck skin that has lost its elasticity? You should consult with an experienced plastic surgeon that can remove the skin that makes you look and feel less than your best.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Karen Leong provides neck lift surgery at her office in Newport Beach, CA to eliminate the appearance of an aging neck riddled with loose neck skin. This cosmetic surgery reshapes and tightens the section on the underside of your chin and neck to remove a "double chin" or "turkey neck." By surgically excising the excess skin and repositioning it to look and feel tighter, the neck lift can result in a leaner neckline. Men and women alike consult with Dr. Leong for neck lift surgery for the dramatic enhancements it can provide your facial features and profile. Before you call to schedule your initial consultation at one of our Newport Beach facilities, read more below about neck lift surgery and the wonderful results it can give you.
"I can't say enough about Dr. Leong! I have struggled with stubborn unwanted fat around my middle section for years. Regardless of diet and exercise, I always seemed to have a muffin top that left me feeling insecure and uncomfortable. It only took one short meeting with Dr. Leong for me to finally feel confident with having her shape by middle through Liposuction and Thermage. I was previously very reluctant, but after meeting with her, I felt excited and ready. Dr. Leong's honest and straightforward, yet kind and pleasant approach put me right at ease. The proceedure itself went very smooth and Dr. Leong and her staff were helpful and available every step of the way. It has now been six months since my procedure and I am totally blown away with my results. They exceeded every possible expectation and I truly could not be happier!!"- S.K. / Yelp / Sep 19, 2018
"Lower face and neck lift - I’ve done every injectable from Botox to Sculptra and I wanted a more permanent fix to my aging face and neck. I had heard about Dr. Leong through a friend and I decided to make a consultation. When I met Dr. Leong I had my doubts about what this seemingly young doc could do for my 70+ year old face. How could she know what a woman my age needed? As we began to discuss my areas of c..."- E. / RealSelf / Mar 28, 2018
"Highly Recomended!! - My experience with my surgery with Dr Leona and her team was exceptional! Beautiful office, very informative, always caring about me, beautiful job on my eyes with great follow up to make sure healing was progressing. I highly recommend Dr Leong for any procedure that you may want or need! You'll be in wonderful hands with Dr Leong and her team!!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Mar 12, 2018
"Five Star Experience! - I have seen Dr. Leong for both medical and cosmetic visits. Her personality is very down to earth but precise which made me feel very comfortable going to her for multiple issues. I first saw Dr. Leong for a few minor skin tags, moles and cherry angiomas that were all over my body which I didn't like esthetically. She removed them with simplicity, quickness and I felt absolutely no pain. She..."- J. / RealSelf / Mar 11, 2018
"What a difference a great physician makes! - A year ago, I had the pleasure of consulting with Dr. Karen Leong for a minor lip asymmetry correction and augmentation. Always the professional, she listened to my concerns and clearly explained my options to get the results I was looking for. Dr. Leong made me feel completely comfortable and injected my lips to my complete satisfaction. Completely natural looking, and symmetrical. ..."- I. / RealSelf / Feb 24, 2018
Individuals considering neck lift surgery generally deal with visibly sagging and hanging skin on the neck. Hanging neck skin is often caused by ranging factors including aging and significant weight loss. Regardless of the reason, loose neck skin produces an older, unbecoming look, which can only be cosmetically fixed with skin removal and tightening. If you are in good health and maintain a stable weight but still have age lines, wrinkles, and loose skin on the neck, a neck lift cosmetic surgery may be a recommended option for you.
For neck lift surgery, IV sedation or general anesthesia is used in an outpatient setting. An incision is placed just in front or behind your ears, and another one might also be created beneath your chin. If pockets of fat exist, liposuction would be the first step in the surgical process. Following that, any sagging, loose, or hanging skin will be carefully excised. The remaining muscle and skin will be pulled tight. This method of skin tightening is performed until the desired contour has been attained. Although sutures are placed at the incision area, scarring should not be noticeable since they were placed under your chin. An injection such as Kybella may also be used to enhance the results. Other nonsurgical rejuvenation treatments with laser, chemicals, or light can help the skin's texture and surface to create a glowing, renewed appearance.
What to Expect
After a neck lift, there will be some mild swelling and discoloration from bruising, but these will fade away in a few days. You should rest and try to avoid exercise or strenuous movements and activities for a couple of weeks to assist in a safe recovery.
You should see visible aesthetic differences almost immediately. In fact, it has been noted that the neck lift treatment can make one of the most stunning enhancements to a person's profile, while also turning back the hands of time on your appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a neck lift cost?
The cost of your neck lift can be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Leong. Once she has created your personal treatment plan, she can estimate costs for the facility, anesthesia, and miscellaneous fees. To make your neck lift affordable, Dr. Leong accepts many payments methods and we can give you information on low-interest financing.
What about nonsurgical options?
Surgery is the only way to remove loose skin, especially if it hangs or droops. While there are several nonsurgical skin tightening treatments that can produce some improvements, surgery offers the most significant improvements to smooth and redefine the contours of your neck. You may have heard of the new injectable fat reduction treatment for the chin called Kybella. This treatment does reduce some fat in the upper neck or "double chin." It does not improve loose skin.
Will I have visible scars?
Your neck lift will start with an incision beneath the chin and two more near the ears. They will be placed so they are difficult for others to see. Dr. Leong makes every effort during your surgery to avoid visible scarring. You will also be given scar care instructions that will help your incisions to heal properly so they are thin and flat.
Can I combine a neck lift with other facial surgeries?
During your consultation, it may be brought up that in addition to a neck lift, you may consider another procedure, such as a facelift or a chin implant. It is common for these additional procedures to be combined to achieve the best results. If you have any concerns about a weak chin or undefined jawline, talk to Dr. Leong so she can create a comprehensive treatment plan.
Should I get a neck lift or liposuction?
Depending on your needs and goals, you may want to get a neck lift with liposuction. This can help if you have both excessive skin and pockets of fat in your neck. Dr. Leong will help you decide whether a lift, liposuction, or both should be part of your treatment plan during your consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $6,000
- Recovery Time
- 2 – 4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 – 3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 – 3 Months
- Procedure Recovery Location
Great Neck Lines
If you are interested in having a more youthful-looking neck profile that is slim and smooth, we invite you to contact Dr. Leong at her office in Newport Beach, CA. She can help you make a customized treatment plan to address the concerns you may have about your neck. She may also suggest other nonsurgical treatments that can help you maintain your results longer.