What is a neck lift?
Of all cosmetic surgeries, one that can produce a striking improvement to an individual’s profile, is a neck lift. This procedure at VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV is ideal for patients who have lost weight and for those who have loose, sagging skin in the neck area as the result of aging and gravity. A neck lift removes excess fat and sagging skin to produce a tighter, slimmer profile. It removes what some refer to as the "turkey neck." In addition, this procedure treats the appearance of wrinkles and unsightly lines on the neck. Las Vegas, NV board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi uses a skin tightening technique with all of his neck lift procedures. However, some patients may not necessarily need skin tightening, but instead could benefit from liposuction. During the consultation, the difference between a neck lift and neck liposuction will be discussed so that the best approach can be taken.
Neck Lift Reviews
"Dr. Khorsandi is an amazing doctor! I had rhinoplasty and chin liposuction done by him about 2 months ago. I had went to many consultations and left unhappy. After having my consult with Dr Khorsandi my unhappy feeling changed. He is so knowledgeable, listens to what you want, and makes you feel so comfortable. I am so glad I chose him, my chin and nose look so natural and amazing. ( I am very picky and hard to please) I wish I could give him more stars!!! Thank you for everything Dr. Khorsandi!!!! -shawndra"- S.D. / Yelp / Jun 05, 2014
"I had many diff consultations prior to finding VIP PLASTIC SURGERY. I can't say enough about the doctor and his staff, especially his manager. Dr. Khorsandi did my face lift, eyes surgery, neck lift and fat grafting. I loved the 3d Vectra Imaging that he has at the office. I was able to see what I would look like after surgery and that made me feel very comfortable with my decision. His skills speaks for itself. He is caring and Catherine gave me the best customer service! I highly recommend this practice to anyone. I went to 3 other doctors and they do not compare to VIP PLASTIC SURGERY."- S.S. / Yelp / Jun 25, 2014
"Very pleased with my results!! - I recently got a face and brow lift and I was very pleased with the results. I was really unsure at first but after my consult with Dr. Khorsandi, I felt sure that this was what I wanted. Catherine, the manager was very nice and professional. She made sure to answer all of my questions. If anyone is looking to do a face or brow lift, I would recommend VIP Plastic surgery. - - I recently got a face and brow lift and I was very pleased with the results. I was really unsure at first but after my consult with Dr. Khorsandi, I felt sure that this was what I wanted. Catherine, the manager was very nice and professional. She made sure to answer all of my questions. If anyone is looking to do a face or brow lift, I would recommend VIP Plastic surgery."- A. / RealSelf / Dec 21, 2016
Neck Lift Surgical Technique
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 be used during the surgery and performed first. 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 During/After Surgery
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 Expected Costs
For a complete neck lift, the cost can fluctuate between $5,500 to $8,000. This cost may vary further if liposuction is included in the surgery.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $5,500 - $9,000
- Recovery Time
- 7-10 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2-4 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location
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 some 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 combatting 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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