Neck Lift

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Almost every day the doctors at the Alessi Institute see people like you who feel self-conscious about sagging, loose skin on their necks. Whether it’s a “turkey wattle,” double chin, bands of wrinkles on the neck, or a combination of these concerns, a neck lift from our Beverly Hills facial plastic surgery specialists can take years off of your appearance and help you feel more confident every time you look in the mirror.

Please contact us now online or call us today at 310-657-2253 for more information about neck lift surgery and a personal evaluation of your concerns.

Candidates for a Neck Lift in Beverly Hills
A neck lift does what it says – it lifts and tightens loose skin and tissue below the chin and on the neck for better jaw and neck definition and a more youthful appearance. You may be considering the procedure if you have:

  • Excess skin and fat on your neck
  • Neck folds and wrinkles
  • Loose, sagging skin under your chin
  • A poorly defined jaw line

Most people seen for neck lift surgery are in their forties to sixties, but Dr. Alessi has performed this procedure for people in their twenties to their eighties as well.

Surgery Overview
Neck lift surgery focuses on the soft tissue below the jaw line. During the procedure, Dr. Alessi removes excess skin and fat and also retightens the muscles, known as the platysmal band. The platysma over time can split causing the typically-seen vertical band separation below the chin. In most cases, the neck lift incisions are made between the face and ears, where they will be as inconspicuous as possible. Additional incisions may be needed if the procedure is performed with another facial plastic surgery such as facelift or eyelid surgery. On its own, a neck lift requires a relatively short surgical time.

Most of our neck lift patients report minimal discomfort and a smooth recovery, but as with most surgical procedures, you will experience temporary swelling, bruising and soreness. Strenuous activity should be avoided for several weeks.

The goal of this and any facial cosmetic procedure is to keep you looking like yourself, only younger. Dr. Alessi has extensive training in neck lift surgery and with his experience has developed techniques to deliver beautiful, natural-looking results.

Related Procedures
Additional facial rejuvenation procedures & treatments can be combined to compliment your neck lift and achieve a more youthful appearance overall. Some of these include:

  • Facelift: In many cases, a facelift and neck lift go hand-in-hand. If you have significant sagging and wrinkling of the skin on your lower face, a facelift can create a balanced, natural appearance that complements your neck lift results.
  • Eyelid Surgery: If you’re starting to see sagging skin on our neck, chances are you’ve seen loose skin and bags around your eyes as well. Eyelid surgery can add to your more youthful appearance after surgery.
  • Dermal Fillers: Injectable fillers can smooth out wrinkles around the mouth and on the lower face, such as smile lines and marionette lines.
  • Laser Skin Rejuvenation: We perform Fraxel® Laser and Photofacial IPL treatments to improve the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, scars, and facial redness.