Look Younger and Slimmer With a Neck Lift

The neck is a difficult area to rejuvenate naturally because it is typically resistant to weight loss and exercise. Additionally, since its delicate skin is usually exposed to the environment, it is more prone to wrinkles and laxity than the face. When the signs of aging, heredity or environmental damage have begun to show in the neck, the best way to restore a more youthful, aesthetically pleasing appearance is with neck lift surgery.

Reasons for Having a Neck Lift

Neck lift surgeries can be beneficial for men or women of any age looking to achieve a more gracefully contoured neck. For younger people, a neck lift could help remove sagging skin left over from weight loss or debulk fullness in the central neck as seen in a “double chin.” For older people, a neck lift tightens up loose skin and muscles to achieve a more well-defined, contoured appearance. Neck lift surgery can correct a broad range of cosmetic issues, including:

  • Excess skin: An obvious sign of aging is sagging skin under the chin that does not respond well to exercise.
  • Excess fat: Often referred to as a “double chin,” even thin people can have excess fat under the chin due to genetics, aging or being unable to cause this area to respond to exercise.
  • Turkey wattle: Sagging skin, loose muscles and bands on the neck may create an appearance resembling a turkey wattle—the loose, fleshy tissue under a turkey’s beak. This is one of the more popular reasons why patients opt for neck lift surgery.
  • Chin and jawline contours: Excess fat and lax skin in the lower face can create jowls. Removing the excess fat and tightening the skin and muscles in a neck lift procedure can give the chin and jawline a more well-defined, youthful appearance. In many cases, jowls may be more responsive to a face lift.

A neck lift is a unique procedure in that it can take both pounds and years off of a person’s appearance. If you are considering embarking on an appearance enhancing journey, do not forget to consider the important role your neck plays in how you look.

Neck Lift Considerations

Every neck lift surgery conducted at Schaffer Plastic Surgery is unique. A common misconception about neck lifts is that they must be done in conjunction with a facelift; however, this is not true. While facelifts and neck lifts can be done in concert, they may also be better suited as standalone procedures in some cases. Prior to conducting a neck lift, Dr. Schaffer will spend a great deal of time studying each patient’s anatomy and movement in order to use the least amount of surgical intervention possible to achieve the desired result.

Dr. Schaffer also takes great care in strategically placing incisions in areas that will be naturally hidden in order to minimize any scarring. He has also received advanced training on sub-mandibular gland resection procedures, which reduces an unwanted appearance after neck lifts that results in certain glands in the neck appearing to bulge.

Dr Schaffer and his staff are wonderful. After having a not so pleasant consult elsewhere, I made a consultation with Dr Schaffer. He was extremely informative and took time to answer any question I had. I just had my procedure done yesterday and am already super satisfied with my results. You will not be disappointed in him or any his staff. Very professional and very caring.


The Consultation Process

Your consultation with Dr. Schaffer is an ideal time to discuss options for facial rejuvenation including injectables, laser treatments, microneedling, and other facial procedures. Depending on your unique rejuvenation goals, Dr. Schaffer may recommend a combination of treatments or surgeries to help you look your absolute best based on your timeline and budget.

At your consultation, topics discussed include timing, preparation, anesthesia choices, recovery, risks, post-operative pain and return to normal activities. Many patients can return to their normal routines 3-4 days after neck lift surgery.

Neck Lift Revision Surgery

Benefits of a Neck Lift Revision

Some of the top benefits of the neck lift revision procedure include:

  • Addressing cosmetic issues that occurred as a result of an incorrect surgical technique
  • Improving results so that they better complement your natural features
  • Boosting your confidence with refined and enhanced results

Reasons To Undergo a Revision for the Neck Lift Procedure

You should consider a neck lift revision if:

  • You had your initial surgery performed by an inexperienced surgeon who used an improper technique
  • Your personal appearance goals have changed, and you would like to tweak your results
  • The tissues of the neck sag and loosen over time

Neck Lift Cost

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State of the Art Surgery Center

Your neck lift procedure will be conducted at Schaffer Plastic Surgery’s private, state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center which is certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities for adhering to the highest standards of safety. Located across the street from Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama, the surgery center features ample, convenient parking and a comfortable waiting room for family members. Your surgery will be the only one taking place, meaning you will have the undivided attention of Dr. Schaffer and his staff. Convenience, safety and one-on-one attention are paramount at Schaffer Plastic Surgery.

Visit our photo gallery to see real results from neck lift surgeries performed by Dr. Schaffer. Schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Schaffer today to learn more about tightening and lifting your neck into a more youthful appearance.