What is Neck Lift Surgery?
Are you tired of wearing turtlenecks and scarves all the time to cover the loose, flabby skin on your neck? Board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. William Vinyard provides neck lift surgery at his office in Port Saint Lucie, FL to address 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 remove 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 Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery (VIPS) 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.
"Amazing staff - friendly, professional, and well informed about all the services and procedures. Dr. Vinyard is a true artist. Takes his time and sings while he works (and has a beautiful voice too). I had FaceTite/NeckTite and I am so happy with the results! Hmmmm what to do next LOL"- E.M. / Google / Nov 22, 2019
"Doctor Vinyard is amazing as well as his staff. From the moment I walked into the office I felt welcomed. Everyone was so nice and friendly. They listened to my concerns, which was more about me being nervous than the actual procedure. I had my procedure/surgery done on October 10th. I was up and moving around on the 11th without pain or discomfort. I just went back for my 1 week check up today and again it felt like walking into a friends home rather than a doctors office. Made me feel like I was their only patient. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Vinyard and his staff."- M.P. / Google / Oct 22, 2019
"After Memorial Day weekend I had ruptured a breast implant. I went to my original surgeon who by that time had retired. I was in a total panic, after speaking with the manufacturer of my implants and doing some research on line I found Doctor Vineyard at Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery. I was so upset I didn't even bother calling I drove right there, the wonderful staff got me an immediate appointment and showed me the greatest care and concern. I was also preparing to go on a long vacation shortly after this and the doctor and staff scheduled my surgery, handled all the phone calls with the manufacturer and assured me everything would be fine. Ten days later I was in surgery and having this problem taken care of. I can't say enough about the personal and professional care the staff and Doctor Vinyard have shown me during this entire process. My breasts look better than they ever have, my surgery was easy and I have been more than well taken care of. Thank You soooo much Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery!!! I would recommend them to anyone!!"- D.S. / Google / Sep 29, 2019
"I couldn’t be any happier - I have been here several different times for my chemical peel. I have had such an amazing experience from day 1. I came in for one treatment and they explained throughly that the procedure I originally wanted was not for me, but accommodated me with the best for my face. I couldn’t be any happier. Amazing staff and Marie Louise has been absolutely amazing."- V. / RealSelf / Sep 23, 2019
"Amazing All the Way! - AMAZING! I have never felt more special and comfortable in any other office! Mary Louise made me so comfortable through each session. Results seen and felt immediately after first session. There was zero pain before, during, and after."- L. / RealSelf / Sep 18, 2019
Who Is A Candidate?
Individuals contemplating 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 you feel embarrassed by loose skin and wrinkles on the neck, a neck lift cosmetic surgery treatment may be a recommended option.
What's the 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, neck liposuction 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 injection such as Kybella may also be used to enhance the results. Also, other nonsurgical choices can help the skin's texture and surface, such as laser, peel, or IPL treatment, to create a younger-looking and glowing appearance.
What Can I Expect?
After a neck lift, there will probably be some mild swelling and discoloration from bruising, but these will dissipate after some healing time has passed. 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, button tops or loose-fitting clothing is ideal. 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 transformations in a person's profile by 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. Vinyard. Once he has created your treatment plan, he can estimate costs for the facility, anesthesia, and miscellaneous fees. To make your neck lift affordable, VIPS accepts many payments methods and we 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 causes 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. Vinyard makes every effort during your 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. Vinyard 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 excessive skin and pockets of fat in your neck. Dr. Vinyard will help you decide whether a lift, liposuction, or both should be part of your treatment plan during your consultation.
Great Neck Lines
Say good-bye to your "turkey neck" profile and attain the youthful and soft neck you wish for. If you are tired of feeling self-conscious about loose skin and wrinkles on your neck, please contact VIPS in Port Saint Lucie, FL to learn more. Cosmetic neck lift surgery by Dr. Vinyard has changed the physical appearance of so many individuals. We look forward to sharing this outstanding cosmetic procedure with you.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 2 – 3 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 3 – 4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 – 3 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location