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Neck Lift Surgery (Platysmaplasty or Cervicoplasty) – Beverly Hills, CA*

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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.

Ideal Candidates

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.

Surgical Technique

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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