About Neck Lift Surgery
Are you wearing turtlenecks and scarves even in the summer to cover the loose or sagging skin on your neck? Board-certified plastic surgeon William P. Aiello provides neck lift surgery at his practice in Los Alamitos, CA to reduce the look of an aging neckline. This surgery reshapes and tightens the area on the underside of your chin and along the neck to remove the loose skin that creates a "turkey neck." By surgically excising the loose skin and fat while using a tightening technique, a neck lift provides dramatic improvements to your profile. Schedule your complimentary consultation at Ocean Plastic Surgery Center to find out about surgical neck lifts and the wonderful results it can give you.
Neck Lift Reviews
"Great experience! Highly recommend! The entire staff is awesome. Really good people. The doctor definitely knows what he’s doing. They totally explain everything and answer every question. They’re all very accessible by email or phone. I had a ZPlasty neck lift done and lower eyelid procedure to get rid of the bags under my eyes. They’re all gone! And, no more turkey neck. Hooray!"- M.E. / Facebook / Aug 13, 2018
"Explanting After Many, Many Years - Los Alamitos, CA - I'm very happy with my surgeon. I think he might have been a little surprised by my choice to explant rather than replace, but he didn't bat much of an eye after I explained myself. (I just don't want to be doing this every 10 or 15 years, et cetera). He was very honest about the possibilities, and said quite frankly that there were no guarantees about the aesthetic result. He did, however, feel for capsular contracture during my consultation before telling me he thought I should look fine. Flat, but fine. And indeed, that is exactly the best way to define my new look. Dr. Aiello has been a surgeon for a lot of years. He was my original surgeon back in the 80s - and did the revision in the 90s. I think he does excellent work, and I trust his experience and judgment. I unreservedly recommend him. After I get even more ancient and wrinkly, I would love to see him help me with my poor face. I don't want injectables - but maybe a future neck lift? The staff is very friendly and the offices I went to in Los Alamitos are modern and clean. I didn't feel babied or fawned over here (and I'm so glad, because I loathe that) but if you need a ton of attention this might not be the place for you."- C. / RealSelf / Apr 11, 2015
Ideal Candidates for Neck Lifts
Individuals seeking neck lift surgery generally deal with visibly sagging and hanging skin on the neck. Hanging neck skin is often caused by a range of factors, including aging and significant weight loss. Whatever the reason may be, loose neck skin produces an older, unbecoming look, which in most cases can only be surgically fixed with skin excision and a tightening technique. If you are physically healthy and at a good weight but feel embarrassed by loose skin, wrinkles, and lines along the neck, a neck lift surgery may be a recommended answer. If you are also concerned about the appearance of a "double chin," neck lift surgery may help, or Dr. Aiello may recommend chin augmentation or liposuction instead.
Surgical Technique for Neck Lifts
For neck lift surgery, IV sedation or general anesthesia is used. The incision point is placed just in front of or behind your ears while another one might also be created beneath your chin. If isolated areas of fat exist, a form of liposuction may be the first step in the surgical process. Next, any sagging, loose, or hanging skin will be carefully excised, and the underlying tissue and remaining skin will be pulled tight. This method of skin tightening is conducted until the desired contour has been achieved. Even though sutures are placed at the incision areas, scars should not be noticeable since they will be in inconspicuous areas. A nonsurgical fat reduction injection, such as Kybella, may be incorporated to complement the results. Also, other nonsurgical choices can help the skin's texture and surface, such as laser skin resurfacing or a chemical peel, to produce a smooth and glowing appearance.
What to Expect from a Neck Lifts
After a neck lift, there will probably be some mild swelling and discoloration from bruising, but these will dissipate with each passing day. You should rest and try to avoid exercise or strenuous activity for a couple of weeks to assist in a safe recovery. While recovering, fitted clothing near the neck should be avoided. You should notice visible aesthetic differences almost immediately. In addition, it has been noted that the neck lift surgery can make one of the most stunning enhancements to an individual's profile, turning back the hands of time for your appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions for Neck Lifts
How much does a neck lift cost?
Costs for your neck surgery will be reviewed in your consultation with Dr. Aiello. As soon as he has developed your unique surgical plan, he will be able to estimate prices for the anesthesia, facility, and miscellaneous fees. To make your neck surgery easy to afford, Ocean Plastic Surgery Center takes several payment 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 it droops or hangs. Although there are several nonsurgical skin tightening procedures that may give you mild improvements, neck lift surgery offers the most significant improvements to redefine and smooth your neckline. A new popular treatment called Kybella is minimally invasive and targets the fat in the submental area that gives the appearance of a double chin; however, it doesn't remove or improve excess skin.
Will I have visible scars?
Neck lift incisions usually start in front of your earlobes and continue around behind your ears in your lower scalp. There will also be a small incision underneath your chin if the bands running vertically down the front of your neck need to be addressed. There are various incision approaches, depending on the extent of the surgery and the structures being altered. Dr. Aiello will discuss all of these options with you during your consultation.
Will a neck lift get rid of my double chin?
A neck lift addresses issues mostly due to aging, like sagging muscle and the wrinkling of skin. Some patients may also want to correct features that are hereditary in nature, such as a weak profile or a heavy "double chin." Chin augmentation with a chin implant and liposuction to reduce fullness under the chin are additional surgical approaches commonly performed in conjunction with a neck lift to address these common issues.
Should I get a neck lift or liposuction?
Based on your concerns and goals, you might want to get a neck lift with liposuction. A lift plus lipo may be best if you are concerned about both loose skin and fat pockets in your neck. Dr. Aiello can help you choose whether a lift, lipo, or a combination of both should be included in your surgical plan.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 7 – 10 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 5 Hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
a sleeker, smoother neckline
Finally say goodbye to your "turkey neck" profile and get the tighter and smoother neck you wish for. If you are tired of feeling embarrassed about loose skin and wrinkles on your neck, please contact Ocean Plastic Surgery Center in Los Alamitos, CA to learn more. Neck lift surgery by Dr. Aiello has changed the physical appearance of countless individuals. We are excited to share this outstanding procedure with you.