About Neck Lift Surgery
Are you tired of wearing turtlenecks and scarves even in warm weather to cover the loose, flabby skin on your neck? If so, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen provides neck lift surgery at his office in Beverly Hills, CA to correct the appearance of an aging neck. This cosmetic surgery reshapes and tightens the section on the underside of your chin and the entire neck to improve upon the appearance of a "double chin" or "turkey neck." By surgically excising the excess skin and fat while using a tightening method to result in a softer neckline, neck lift surgery at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills can produce dramatic enhancements to your profile. Before you call to schedule your initial consultation, read more about neck lift surgery and the wonderful results it can give you.
Neck Lift Reviews
"I was months shy of turning 50 years old and the signs of aging was showing on my face and neck. I spent many hours researching a good surgeon and consulted with a total of 4 surgeons. Dr. Katzen was my clear top choice. I underwent a face lift and neck lift. I get many compliments about how much younger I look."- V.S. / Google / May 16, 2019
"I was first introduced to Dr. Timothy Katzen at a support group meeting. He spoke about the possible need or desire for plastic surgery after weight loss. At that time, I was just beginning my journey, but after a loss of 100 pounds, I felt like it was necessary for me to go forward and have excess skin removed.From the first consultation meeting at Dr. Katzen’s office, I was very at ease and Dr. Katzen explained and answered all my questions. He made me feel very comfortable in such an awkward (to me anyways) situation. I proceeded with three surgeries. I had a neck lift, tummy tuck, torso and an arm lift. It was a journey, with all 3 surgeries, but a road well taken.Without the encouragement of Dr. Katzen and his great personality, and his office staff, I could not have done this. Also without my family and friends support, it would not have been possible. I am so thankful and blessed to have been able to be taken care of by such a great doctor and staff.Thank you so much for your care and concerns, and making me feel great about myself."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jun 25, 2015
"Facelift, Neck Lift, Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty, and Chemical Peel. - When people talk to you, naturally, they look at your face and eyes. My face was starting to show signs of aging. I spent a fortune on anti- aging products that does not work. I did not want to resort to plastic surgery but that was the only permanent fix. I had a facelift, neck lift, upper and lower blepharoplasty (eyelids) and chemical peel with Dr. Katzen. Dr. Katzen did not over-tightened my face and did a beautiful job restoring it’s youth."- F. / RealSelf / Apr 18, 2019
"A well deserved 5-star rating! - I usually don't do reviews but I need to share this gem of a surgeon. You don't expect a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon to be humble but Dr. Katzen is. He is kind and fun to hold a conversation with. He has so many interesting travel stories that he shared with me, as I did with him. I had a neck lift with Dr. Katzen and the result is exactly what I prayed it would be. He listened well and executed well. I had no problem giving Dr. Katzen a well deserved 5-star rating."- C.H. / RealSelf / May 18, 2019
"Entrusted Dr. Katzen with All my Surgeries. - I dealt with body image issues more so after my massive weight loss than when I was obese. All the saggy excess skin made me look and feel OLD. Even my face aged by at least 15-20 years. I had many surgeries with Dr. Katzen: body lift, mons reduction, arm lift, breast lift and aug, thigh lift and torsoplasty. My most recent surgery was a facelift and neck lift. It was also the most noticeable and gratifying surgery of them all. I always felt I was able to hide my body under my clothes but there was no hiding my face. I feel a complete transformation. Dr. Katzen played every part in reconstructing my body and I love every part of it."- L.M. / RealSelf / May 18, 2019
Individuals hoping to undergo neck lift surgery generally deal with visibly sagging and hanging skin on the neck. Hanging neck skin is often caused by ranging factors, including aging and significant weight loss. Regardless of the reason, loose neck skin produces an older, unbecoming look, which in most cases can only be cosmetically fixed with skin removal and tightening. If you are physically healthy and at a good weight but feel embarrassed by sagging folds of skin, surface lines, and wrinkles on the neck, a neck lift cosmetic surgery treatment could be an excellent option.
For neck lift surgery, general anesthesia is used. An incision is placed just in front or behind your ears, and another one might also be created beneath your chin. If pockets of fat exist, liposuction of the neck would be the first step in the surgical process. Following that, any sagging, loose, or hanging skin will be carefully excised and the remaining skin will be pulled tight. This method of skin tightening is performed until the desired contour has been attained. Although sutures are placed at the incision area, scarring should not be noticeable since they were placed under your chin. An injectable, such as Kybella, may also be used to enhance the results. Additionally, some nonsurgical treatments may help to improve the skin's texture and surface (such as laser, peel, or IPL treatment) to create a vibrant and glowing appearance.
What to Expect
After a neck lift, there will probably be some mild swelling and discoloration from bruising, but these will dissipate around 7 – 10 days. You should rest and try to avoid exercise or strenuous movements and activities for a couple of weeks to help promote a safe recovery. During this time, clothing should not touch the neck area. You should see visible aesthetic differences almost immediately. In fact, it has been noted that the neck lift treatment can make one of the most stunning enhancements to a person's profile, turning back the hands of time on their appearance and creating a smooth, youthful contour.
Frequently Asked Questions
What about nonsurgical options?
Surgery is the only way to remove loose skin, especially if it hangs or droops. While there are several nonsurgical skin tightening treatments that can produce some improvements, surgery offers the most significant transformations by smoothing and redefining the contours of your neck.
Will I have visible scars?
Your neck lift will start with an incision beneath the chin and two more near the ears. However, these are placed so they are difficult for others to see. Dr. Katzen makes every effort during your surgery to avoid visible scarring. You will also be given scar care instructions that will help your incisions heal thin and flat.
Can I combine a neck lift with other facial surgeries?
During your consultation, you should mention that you may be considering another procedure, such as a facelift or a chin implant, in addition to a neck lift. It is 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. Katzen so he can create a comprehensive treatment plan that meets all of your aims.
Should I get a neck lift or liposuction?
Depending on your needs and goals, you may want to get a neck lift with liposuction. This can help if you have both excess skin and pockets of fat in your neck. Dr. Katzen will help you decide whether a lift, liposuction, or both should be part of your treatment plan during your consultation.
SLIMMER NECK CONTOUR
It's time to say goodbye to your "turkey neck" and achieve the slim, tighter, and smoother look you wish for. If you are tired of feeling self-conscious about loose skin and wrinkles on your neck, please contact J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. in Beverly Hills, CA to learn more. Cosmetic neck lift surgery by Dr. Katzen has changed the physical appearance of so many women and men struggling with excess skin. We look forward to sharing this life-changing cosmetic procedure with you.
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