Arizona Ocular & Facial Plastic Surgery
Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon located in Scottsdale, Peoria, & Phoenix, AZ
Excess skin and wrinkles under your chin and on your neck can make you look older and feel self-conscious about your profile. At Arizona Ocular & Facial Plastic Surgery, expert oculofacial plastic and cosmetic surgeon, Dustin Heringer, MD, performs neck lift surgery to tighten and smooth skin under your neck and along your jawline for a more youthful appearance. If you desire a more contoured neck and jaw, Dr. Heringer has the experience and the board certifications to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Call the Scottsdale, Peoria, and Phoenix, Arizona, office today to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online.
Neck Lift Q&A
What is a neck lift?
A neck lift is a lower rhytidectomy — a surgical procedure that improves the contours of your jawline and neck — to rejuvenate your appearance and reduce the visible signs of aging.
Dr. Heringer often performs a neck lift along with a face-lift and brow lift for optimal results for your whole face. After a neck lift, your skin appears tighter, firmer, and smoother.
When should I consider a neck lift?
If you have excess skin or fatty tissue under your chin, along your jawline, or on your neck, you may benefit from a neck lift.
Many adults undergo a neck lift to address the signs of aging, but you may also desire a neck lift to remove and tighten loose skin after significant weight loss. You might consider a neck lift if you have any of the following concerns:
- Wrinkled, sun-damaged skin on your neck
- Large, sagging jowls
- A turkey wattle
- A double chin
- Excess skin or fat under your chin
- Muscle banding in your neck that creates abnormal contours
When the upper area of your face looks younger than your neck area, a neck lift is an ideal solution to tighten skin and give you a younger-looking profile.
What happens during a neck lift?
First, Dr. Heringer discusses your goals and the outcome you hope to achieve. Once you decide on a neck lift, you may choose the option of general anesthesia or IV sedation.
Depending on your individual needs, Dr. Heringer may perform liposuction to remove excess fat from under your chin and in your neck area.
He may also make small incisions under your chin and behind your ears to remove fatty tissue and excess skin. He can also recontour the underlying muscle if needed, for a more defined appearance between your neck and jawline.
After tightening and smoothing your skin, Dr. Heringer closes the incisions. In most cases, the entire neck lift procedure takes just two to three hours. If you’re having a face-lift and brow lift at the same time, or laser skin resurfacing, it may take longer.
Are you tired of your sagging jowls or turkey wattle that make you look older or heavier than you are? Consider a neck lift by Dr. Heringer, one of Arizona’s exceptionally talented facial plastic surgeons. Call Arizona Ocular & Facial Plastic Surgery to learn more, or book a consultation online.