Neck Lift

Neck Rejuvenation Surgery in Costa Mesa

Often combined with a facelift, the neck lift is a procedure that focuses on loose skin and deep folds in the neck. If you are struggling with the appearance of jowls or a so-called “turkey neck,” you may be a good candidate for the neck lift procedure with UCI Plastic Surgery.

Why Patients May Consider a Neck Lift

If you are considering a facelift, during your consultation, one of our Costa Mesa plastic surgeons may recommend having a neck lift in combination with your surgery.

The neck lift is designed to improve the appearance of various signs of aging around the neck such as:

  • Excess sagging skin
  • Repairing weakened neck muscles
  • Excess fat (removed with liposuction)

Your neck lift will vary based on the condition of your neck and on the goals you want to accomplish.

Correcting Aging of the Neck with a Neck Lift

For your neck lift, you will be placed under a general anesthesia. This procedure can be performed simultaneously with other facial surgeries such as a facelift in order to address multiple areas of the face.

Your neck lift, typically, will consist of an incision made either behind the ears or beneath the chin. Both incision locations may be necessary for some patients. Your plastic surgeon will then work to repair the underlying structure of your neck, reshaping and removing tissue as necessary while strengthening your neck muscles.

Excess fat can also be removed during your neck lift by using liposuction. This can help to further define your neck and jawline. Before your incisions are closed, the skin will be pulled tight and any excess will be removed to achieve a taut and toned appearance.

Neck Lift Recovery

You will need to spend about two weeks recovering at home following your neck lift procedure. A little longer may be necessary if your neck lift was performed with other facial surgeries as well.

Bruising and swelling are normal side effects of facial plastic surgery, so it is important to remain patient as you await your final results. Over time, your neck lift will help to provide you with a well-defined neck and jawline.

Costa Mesa Neck Lift Surgery

If you would like to achieve a slim, toned neck, a neck lift may be the surgery that you are looking for. Call us today to schedule your neck lift consultation with one of our plastic surgeons at UCI Plastic Surgery just off Huntington Beach and Newport Beach in Southern California.