About Neck Lift Surgery
Do you wear turtlenecks or scarves even in the summer to hide the loose, flabby skin on your neck? Port St. Lucie, FL plastic surgeon Dr. S. Darrell Lee offers neck lift surgery to reduce the appearance of an aging neck. This cosmetic surgery recontours and reshapes the section beneath your chin and the entire neck to remove a "double chin" or "turkey neck." By removing the excess skin and fat while eliminating the neck muscle bands, Dr. Lee can create a softer neckline. This procedure at Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center can provide striking enhancements to the lower region of your face.
Patients seeking neck lift surgery 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. Regardless of the reason, sagging neck skin creates an unflattering look, which can only be corrected with skin removal and tightening. If you are at a healthy weight but you feel challenged by loose skin, wrinkles, and lines on the neck, a neck lift may be a suitable option.
"Absolutely the most kind, caring and patient staff and Dr Lee is amazing. He is so good at what he does. I've had a few procedures done both in office and at surgery center. I'd recommend Dr Lee to anyone who is looking for a board certified plastic surgeon. I'm so thankful to have chosen them!"- A. / Healthgrades / Feb 09, 2019
"Dr Lee and his staff are very professional as well as personable. I felt at ease. All turned out well, and I am having another procedure done."- M.W. / Google / Oct 04, 2019
"Dr Lee Did a Fantastic job closing me up when I had the Flesh eating bacteria. In 2006. He is great no BETTER."- J.S. / Google / Oct 04, 2019
"Dr. Lee performed breast reconstruction surgery due to breast cancer. The experience and result has been more than I could ever wish for. Dr. Lee and staff are wonderful and caring..Thank You."- C.M. / Google / Oct 04, 2019
"My facelift with Dr. Lee was done with great results. I am past week 4 and I am very pleased. No major problems. It was very uncomfortable the first week, but after stitches came out, everything started to loosen up."- P.W. / Google / Aug 24, 2019
During neck lift treatment, general anesthesia is used. An incision is placed behind or in front of your ears, and another one may be placed under your chin. If pockets of fat exist, a form of liposuction would first be performed. Following that, the neck muscle bands are corrected and any loose skin will be removed and the remaining skin will be pulled tight. This technique is performed until the desired shape and contour has been attained. Although sutures are used, scarring should not be seen since they reside under your chin. An injection such as Kybella may also be used to enhance the results. In addition, other nonsurgical options can help the surface, such as a chemical peel or laser skin resurfacing, to create a smooth and 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 with each passing day. You should rest and avoid strenuous movements and activities for 2 – 3 weeks to assist in the recovery. During this time, fitted clothing near the neck should be avoided. You should see visible results almost immediately. In fact, it has been said that the neck lift treatment can make one of the biggest impacts to a person's profile, shaving years off your appearance.
Plan Your Procedure
Great Neck Lines
Say goodbye to your "turkey neck" look and attain the tighter and smoother neck you deserve. If you are self-conscious from folds and wrinkles on your neck, we invite you to contact Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center in Port St. Lucie, FL to speak with a patient coordinator. Neck lift treatment by Dr. Lee has changed the lives of so many patients. We look forward to sharing this exciting cosmetic surgery with you.