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 our facility, read more below about neck lift surgery and the wonderful results it can give you.
"Dr. Leong has been handling all of my plastic surgery needs since my double Mastectomy back in March. With everything that I’ve been through up to this point she has always been there during any needs that I had. I appreciate her one on one with me and always being there. She does amazing work. I have expanders in now and look forward to my implants in February. Thanks for always being there Dr. Leong!"- J.M. / Yelp / Dec 26, 2019
"Dear Dr. Leong Thank you so much for giving me back my mouth! You are excellent in every way. (Please thank your staff for me, as well.) Best Regards,"- KA / Office Visit / Jul 01, 2020
"Dr. Leong has been handling all of my plastic surgery needs since my double Mastectomy back in March. With everything that I've been through up to this point she has always been there during any needs that I had. I appreciate her one on one with me and always being there. She does amazing work. I have expanders in now and look forward to my implants in February. Thanks for always being there Dr. Leong!"- J.M. / Yelp / Dec 26, 2019
"Breast Implant Removal with Dr Karen Leong at Face N Body Upland: I had my breast implants removed one month ago by Dr Karen Leong. I was recommended by a coworker who had the same procedure done earlier this year with great results. My experience was AMAZING from my first consultation visit through the entire process. The staff at the front desk Amanda, Audrey, and Lisa are very welcoming, sweet, and knowledgeable about any questions you may have. Dr Leong is personable, attentive, and thorough which I think sometimes doctors lack at the beside, but not her! She is willing to answer any and all questions without hesitation. If you are looking into breast implants removal because of "breast implant illness/BII" she is open minded about the new research coming out. I am a nurse myself, so I have been intrigued by so many women's symptoms but awaiting clear researched backed evidence. She takes a similar stance, and overall if you are worried and want them out she will help you without judgment or making you feel like it's "in your head". That being said I was not sick, but had some vague symptoms, capsular contracture, and after 16 years I wanted them removed, not replaced, and without a lift. She heard all of my concerns and was supportive and up to the task. Surgery day was a success! Nurse Monique, the OR team (didn't get their names because I was so nervous and then asleep) and the anesthesiologist Dr Melisa Erick were all beyond good to me, and I am so thankful for their expertise and calming demeanors. Follow-up the day after surgery and throughout recovery I felt closely monitored and cared for. Suture and drain removal were done by nurse Monique and Jennifer and they were caring, professional, skillful, and personable. Overall I really could not be more pleased with my care and results. Dr Leong is a very meticulous surgeon and she was able to remove my entire capsules and provide photos of the capsules and implants which I requested. My results are fantastic and my new (old) breasts look amazing. As I mentioned, I am a nurse, I know many doctors and I can assure you she is top notch! This whole process has been a pleasure and I am so thankful to each and every person at Face N Body who helped me through my journey. You will not be disappointed in your care or procedure if you choose Dr Leong and her staff. Side note: My implants were done in 2003 by a prominent Beverly Hills surgeon who has since passed. I had a consultation in Beverly Hills for removal first since that's what I knew, but I received better care at Face N Body without the drive, inflated cost, and attitude that sometimes comes with the 90210 zip code. Trust me, location does not equal better care. Good Luck on your journey"- K.K. / Yelp / Nov 14, 2019
"Dr. Karen Leong removed my breast implants and I'm so happy with my results! At my initial consultation I expressed concerns about my symptoms due to breast implant illness /BII. She was very supportive and acknowledged my feelings and symptoms unlike previous surgeons who brushed me off and made me feel like I was crazy. Not only is she beautiful and sweet but also an amazing meticulous surgeon. She removed my entire capsules and showed me pictures of my implants and capsules. My incisions look great and are hardly noticeable now. I am a nurse so I have very high expectations. She exceeded my expectations. She is my plastic surgeon for life!"- J.B. / Yelp / Nov 14, 2019
Neck Lift Ideal Candidates
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.
Neck Lift Surgical Technique
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 with Neck Lift
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.
Neck Lift 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.