About Neck Lift Surgery
Are you wearing turtlenecks or scarves even in warm weather to hide the loose flaps of skin on your neck? Dr. George Kouris is a board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon who offers neck lift surgery at his practice in Hinsdale, IL to correct the look of an aging neckline. This facial surgery recontours and reshapes the area beneath your chin and along the neck to remove the loose skin that creates a "turkey neck" or "double chin." By removing the loose skin and fat while introducing a tightening technique to create a smoother, natural neckline, this procedure at Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery can provide striking improvements to your profile. Before you contact us to schedule your consultation, read below to learn more about surgical neck lifts and the amazing results it can produce.
Neck Lift Reviews
Patients hoping to undergo neck lift treatment generally have visibly loose, hanging skin in the neck region. This loose skin deformity is generally caused by several factors, including major weight loss and aging. Whatever the reason may be, sagging neck skin creates an unflattering look, which can only be corrected with skin excision and a tightening technique. If you are at a healthy weight, but you feel challenged by sagging folds of skin, surface lines, and wrinkles along the neck, a neck lift may be a suitable answer.
During neck lift treatment, local anesthesia with oral sedation or general anesthesia can be used. The incision begins in the natural crease in front of the earlobe and extends in the crease behind the ear while ending along the hairline behind the ear. Another incision may be required in the natural crease under under the chin for patients that also have platysma bands of the midline neck. If isolated areas of fat exist, liposuction of the neck would first be performed. Next, any loose skin will be removed and the underlying tissue and remaining skin will be tightened with sutures. This technique is conducted until the desired shape and contour has been achieved. Neck lift scars become imperceptible as healing occurs since they are placed in strategic natural creases. Additional nonsurgical treatments can help rejuvenate the outer surface and quality of your skin, such as a chemical peel or laser skin resurfacing, to produce a vibrantly glowing appearance.
What to Expect
After a neck lift treatment, there will likely be some bruising, swelling, and moderate discomfort, but these effects will fade around 7 – 14 days. You should rest and avoid strenuous activity for 2 – 3 weeks to assist in the recovery. You should notice visible results almost immediately with continued improvement as the healing progresses. In addition, it has been said that the neck lift surgery can make one of the biggest impacts to an individual's profile, shaving years off their appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a neck lift cost?
Costs for your neck surgery will be reviewed in your initial consultation with Dr. Kouris. As soon as he has developed your customized surgical plan, he will be able to estimate prices for the anesthesia, facility, surgery and more. To help make your neck surgery easy to afford, Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery takes several payments methods, plus, we can tell you more about how to get low-interest medical financing.
What about nonsurgical options?
Neck lift surgery is the best option to eliminate excess skin and tighten muscle laxity, particularly if it droops or hangs. Although there are some nonsurgical skin tightening procedures that may give you mild improvements, neck lift surgery is the most effective solution to redefine and smooth your neckline.
Will I have visible scars?
A neck lift does require incisions close to the ears. These are made so the scars are very difficult for others to see. Dr. Kouris strategically places the incisions in the natural creases around the ears to minimize visible scarring. Dr. Kouris and his staff will explain scar management instructions, which will encourage your incisions to heal flat and thin.
Can I combine a neck lift with other facial surgeries?
At your initial consultation, you can bring up that you are thinking about another surgery, like a facelift or chin augmentation, along with a neck lift. It's normal for two or more face surgeries to be done together to get your best results. If you are concerned about an undefined jawline, jowls or weak chin, tell Dr. Kouris so he can develop a plan that meets all your goals.
Should I get a neck lift or liposuction?
Based on your concerns and goals, you might consider combining a neck lift with surgical liposuction. A lift, plus lipo may be best if you are concerned about both loose skin and stubborn fat pockets in your neck. Dr. Kouris can help you choose whether a neck lift, lipo, or a combination of both should be included in your surgical plan.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $10,000 - $14,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 – 3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 – 6 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Finally, rid your "turkey neck" look and get the slim, tighter, and smoother neck you deserve. If you are embarrassed about folds and wrinkles on your neck, we invite you to contact Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Hinsdale, IL to speak with a patient coordinator. Neck lift treatment by Dr. Kouris has changed the lives of countless patients. We are excited to share this exciting cosmetic surgery with you.