About Neck Lift Surgery
Do you wear scarves or turtlenecks all year round to conceal the loose, flabby skin on your neck? Do you feel insecure about hanging skin underneath your chin and wish it would disappear? If either of these situations apply to you, then you should consider learning more about neck lift surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon Roderick M. Urbaniak, M.D. performs neck lift surgery at his office in Largo, FL to address the appearance of an aging neck by removing excess skin. This cosmetic surgery tightens the section under your chin and the entire neck to eliminate the look of a "double chin" or "turkey neck." By taking away the excess skin and fat and incorporating a tightening method to produce a softer neckline, this lower facial surgery at Urbaniak Plastic Surgery can provide significant enhancements to your profile. If you live in the grater Clearwater, FL area, call our office to schedule your one-on-one consultation where a member of our team will be happy to tell you all about neck lift surgery.
Men and women who contemplate neck lift surgery generally battle with visibly loose skin along their neckline. Neck skin that hangs can be caused by numerous factors including gravity, weight fluctuations, and aging. Regardless of the cause of hanging neck skin, it creates an unbecoming look that nobody is fond of. Typically, this cosmetic issue can only be addressed with skin removal and tightening. If your weight is stable but you feel frustrated by loose skin and wrinkles on the neck, a neck lift surgery may be a great option.
During a neck lift procedure, general anesthesia is used. An incision is placed around the ears, and another one may also be made underneath your chin. If pockets of fat exist, neck liposuction would be implemented to remove these. Next, any sagging or hanging skin will be trimmed away and the remaining tissue will be pulled tight until the desired contour, shape, and smoothness has been attained. Although sutures are used to close the incision, scarring should not be visible because the incisions will be located under your chin. Kybella, an FDA-approved fat removal injection, may also be employed to enhance the results of your surgery. Other nonsurgical alternatives that could help to improve the skin's surface and create a younger-looking, glowing appearance are laser treatments or chemical peel.
What to Expect
After neck lift surgery, there will most likely be some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, but these effects will go away as you continue to heal. Following your surgery, it's important to rest and cease exercise and high-impact activities for several weeks to help move along your recovery period. During this time, wearing button tops or loose-fitting clothing will be ideal. You should be able to notice your results immediately after the procedure. It's been stated that neck lift surgery can make some of the most significant improvements to a person's profile, even taking a decade off your appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a neck lift cost?
The cost of your neck lift surgery will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Roderick Urbaniak. Once he has created your personal treatment plan, he will be able to estimate your costs for the facility, anesthesia, and other fees. To help make your neck lift more affordable, Urbaniak Plastic Surgery accepts many payments methods.
What about nonsurgical options?
Surgery is the only way to remove loose skin, especially if it hangs or droops. While there are a few nonsurgical skin tightening treatments that can provide some mild improvements, surgery can more dramatically smooth and redefine the contours of your neck. A new and popular treatment called Kybella reduces fat in the upper neck, but it does not address loose skin.
Will I have visible scars?
Neck lift surgery utilizes an incision below the chin and two more near the ears. However, these are placed so they are difficult for others to see. Dr. Urbaniak makes every effort during your surgery to limit visible scarring. You will also be given scar care instructions that will help your incisions heal properly so they are thin, flat, and blend into your skin.
Can I combine a neck lift with other facial surgeries?
During your consultation, you should let us know if you're considering another procedure, such as a facelift or a chin implant, to go along with your neck lift. It's 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. Urbaniak so he can create a comprehensive treatment plan.
Should I get a neck lift or liposuction?
Depending on your needs and goals, you may want to combine your neck lift with liposuction. This can help if you have both excessive skin and pockets of fat in your neck. Dr. Roderick Urbaniak will help you decide whether a lift, liposuction, or both should be part of your treatment plan during your consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 3 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 3 – 6 hours
Great Neck Lines
It's finally time to say goodbye to your "turkey neck" and achieve the youthful, soft neck of your desires. If you feel self-conscious about hanging skin on your neck and underneath the chin, we welcome you to contact Urbaniak Plastic Surgery in Largo, FL to schedule a one-on-one consultation to discuss your concerns and cosmetic aims. Surgical neck lifts performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Roderick Urbaniak have had a positive impact on the self-esteem of so many men and women all throughout the greater Clearwater, FL area. We look forward to sharing this amazing cosmetic treatment with you.