About Neck Lift Surgery
Do you wear turtlenecks and scarves all year round to cover the loose, crepey skin on your neck? Dr. Sidney Starkman provides neck lift surgery at his surgical center in Scottsdale, AZ to reduce the appearance of an aging neck. This cosmetic plastic surgery reshapes and tightens the underside of your chin and the entire neck to address and refine what is commonly called a "turkey neck." By surgically excising the excess skin and fat while using a tightening method, neck lift surgery at Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery can provide 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.
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"I have always wanted a Rhinoplasty; spent a great deal of time doing my research on who I should let work on my face! As soon as I had a consultation with Dr. Starkman, I knew. It's him! He has such a calming presence about him and he works very methodically. He spent time with me, answered ALL of my questions and educated me about the whole process from start to finish. Dr. Starkman and his wonderful staff have exceeded my expectations! From the moment you step into this gorgeous office, you already know that "attention to detail" is the focal point. It can be scary trusting someone with your face, but all of my fear was replaced with trust, excitement, and gratitude. I'm about 3 weeks post-opp, and I am so surprised with how fast and easy the healing process has been. The best part? I still look like myself! Dr. Starkman created the nose I've always wanted and kept the face I've always had! Hands down, Dr. Starkman does brilliant work. He extends himself to his patients, he's a phone call away and he is always willing to answer any question or concern.I am so happy I made the choice to finally get this done, I'm so glad that Dr. Starkman was the one to do it! If you've been browsing around for a trustworthy, patient, and precise surgeon, look no further."- C.F. / Google / Jan 25, 2020
"I had some questions throughout the process of my consultation and appointment. Dr. Starkman and his staff were very knowledgeable and accommodating. They took their time answering my questions and addressed any concerns I had. The office environment was inviting and I felt comfortable there. I have referred many of my friends to their office."- C.A. / Google / Jan 04, 2020
"I had an excellent experience with Dr. Starkman. He did a combination of Radiofrequency Microneedling and filler to reduce fine aging lines and deep wrinkles to give me a smoother complexion, thus, a younger look. He has very gentle hands, is extremely knowledgeable, and I was very grateful and pleased with my results. I would strongly recommend Dr. Starkman for any facial concerns!!"- N.E. / Google / Dec 30, 2019
"I am beyond ecstatic with the results of my recent laser resurfacing procedure performed by Dr Starkman. Not only is he a master of his profession, his compassion for his patients is unparalleled..., from the first consultation to the post treatment recovery, he is hands on. Trusting my face to Dr Starkman’s skilled hands was truly the best decision I could have made, thank you Dr Starkman for such an overall positive experience!"- R.C. / Google / Dec 15, 2019
Individuals considering neck lift surgery generally deal with visibly sagging and hanging skin on the neck. Hanging neck skin is often caused by a range of 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 lines, wrinkles, and loose skin on your neck, neck lift surgery may be a recommended option.
First, you will be given anesthesia to achieve the twilight state. An incision will then be placed just in front or behind your ears, and another one might also be created beneath your chin. If pockets of fat exist, liposuction will 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 will be placed at the incision areas, they will be under your chin so scarring should not be noticeable. An injectable, such as Kybella, may also be used to enhance the results. Also, other nonsurgical choices can help your skin's texture and surface, such as laser, peel, or photofacial treatments, to create a glowing appearance.
What to Expect
After a neck lift, there will probably be some mild swelling and discoloration from bruising, but these will dissipate in a few days. You should rest and try to avoid exercise or strenuous movements and activities for a couple of weeks to assist in a safe recovery. During this time, loose clothing should be worn. 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 your appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a neck lift cost?
The cost of your neck lift can be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Starkman once he has created your personal treatment plan. To make your neck lift affordable, Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery accepts many payment methods and can give you information on low-interest financing.
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 improvements to smooth and redefine the contours of your neck. A new and popular treatment called Kybella reduces fat in the upper neck, which reduces a double chin, but it does not improve loose skin.
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. Starkman makes every effort during surgery to avoid visible scarring. You will also be given scar care instructions that will help your incisions to heal properly so they are thin and flat.
Can I combine a neck lift with other facial surgeries?
During your consultation, you can 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. Starkman so he can create a comprehensive treatment plan.
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. Starkman will help you decide whether a lift, liposuction, or both should be part of your treatment plan during your consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $6,000 - $9,500
- Recovery Time
- 7 – 10 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 – 3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Day
- Procedure Recovery Location
Your smoothest neckline
Say goodbye to your "turkey neck" profile and attain the slim, smooth neck you wish for. If you are tired of feeling self-conscious about loose skin and wrinkles on your neck, please contact Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ to learn more. Neck lift surgery by a facial surgery specialist, like Dr. Starkman, can dramatically improve your appearance. We look forward to sharing this outstanding procedure with you.