What Is A Neck Lift?
Do you wear turtlenecks and scarves all the time to cover the loose, flabby skin on your neck? Plastic surgeon Dr. Jerry Chidester, or Dr. Chiddy, performs neck lift surgery at his office in Draper, UT to treat the appearance of an aging neckline. This cosmetic surgery recontours and reshapes the section on the underside of your chin and the entire neck to remove the loose skin that creates a "turkey neck" or "double chin." By removing the excess skin and fat while using a tightening method to create a smoother, natural neckline, this lower facial surgery can provide dramatic enhancements to your profile. Read to learn more about a surgical neck lift and the beautiful results it can create. We encourage you to call us if you have any questions and to schedule an appointment.
"Did you know Dr. Chisester is also a reconstructive hand surgeon and hand specialist? My father was having major trouble with his hands for over a year. I direct messaged Dr. Chisester on Instagram and not only did HE respond, he took time to explain things my dad could do until he was able to get an appointment. My dad expressed how much he loved Dr. C during his appointments. He has amazing bed aide manner, an amazing staff, and truly cares about his patients, their happiness and really makes sure he provides stellar service! My dad was so happy with with him that I know for a fact if I ever chose plastic surgery or need a hand specialist he’s the only doctor I would contact and the only doctor I will recommend! Do yourself a favor and get on his books ASAP!!! Thank you Dr. Chidester and staff!!"- C.S. / Google / Jun 24, 2020
"Dr Chidester and his staff are amazing. I was impressed from the moment I walked in the door. I highly recommend his office. They are attentive to detail, very thorough about details, and they care about their patients. Plus Dr Chidester is an amazing dancer, Haha! You need to follow him on IG @drchiddy if you already don’t and see his fun tiktok dances."- B.C. / Google / Feb 25, 2021
"Dr Chidester and his team are hands down the best. Worth the wait, get on a list. I am so happy with his work and expertise. He also found a hernia and repaired it while fixing my abdominal separation. I’m so grateful he would take the time to do that. I always felt I was in the best of hands. His PA Meg is so sweet and calming too."- M.K. / Google / Feb 25, 2021
"Dr. Chidester did a fantastic job on my mommy makeover. I had a breast augmentation (375 cc), lift, galaform, internal bra, liposuction on my flanks and back, and a tummy tuck. I drove from out of town and stayed in a nearby hotel for 5 days. I say him 24 hours after surgery and on day 5 to get my drains taken out. He has great bedside manner and his nurses are amazing. By day four, I was off all of the pain meds and only used Tylenol. By day 6, I felt good enough to go in a plane ride over the Grand Canyon. I am 8 weeks post op and am still in awe with the way my scars are healing. I am back to almost all of the activities I was prior to the surgery. No doubt.... the best experience you will have!!! I have no regrets and would do it all over again with Dr. Chiddy."- B.C. / Google / Feb 18, 2021
"Dr. Chidester removed a large bump that had been growing for the last six years on the back of my hand, directly beneath my pinky and ring fingers. If I hit that bump accidently on anything, I got a sharp pain that shot up from the bump up to my elbow, not a pleasant thing to go through. I had seen two doctors about the bump, and the only thing they offered up was to drain it, and warned me that it would start filling up with fluid again, especially "at my age"! This was not the case with Dr. Chidister, he examined the bump and said that he could remove it in just a few minutes, but it had to be done at Lone Peak Hospital because of Covid restrictions. The hospital and staff there are amazing! Well, the surgery was done, and I was out of there in just a few hours. On the third day after surgery I accidentally hit my hand on something, and I waited for the pain but there was none! I had not been in any pain, AT ALL my hand was tender where the bump used to be, but NO PAIN, I never even had to take as aspirin! I'm so blessed to have been guided to Dr. Chidester, he is an amazing doctor, he must have hand picked his staff because EVERY one I came in contact with, was friendly, outgoing, and professional. DR. CHIDESTER AND STAFF, YOU ARE THE BEST! Thank you all for taking care of me I'm thrilled to have had you all on my team! P.S. That bump turned out to be a tumor...no cancer!"- K.F. / Google / Feb 13, 2021
Is A Neck Lift For You?
Individuals seeking neck lift treatment generally have visibly loose skin on the neck. Hanging neck skin is often caused by several factors, including gravity, weight fluctuations, and aging. Regardless of the reason, loose neck skin causes an older, unbecoming look, which generally requires skin removal and tightening to reduce the issue. If you maintain a healthy weight, but you feel embarrassed by loose skin and wrinkles along the neck, a neck lift may work well for you. Unfortunately, because a neck lift is more invasive, the procedure is not ideal for patients who experience allergic reactions with anesthesia. If that is the case, Dr. Chiddy can discuss other nonsurgical treatment options.
During a neck lift procedure, Dr. Chiddy will use IV sedation or general anesthesia to ensure you remain comfortable. He will place the incision behind or in front of your ears and potentially create another one under your chin. If you do have pockets of fat in the neck, we first perform liposuction. Following that, any sagging or hanging skin is removed and then gently tightened. We will repeat this technique until the desired profile is attained. Although Dr. Chiddy uses sutures, your small scars are located under the chin so other people cannot easily see them.
What to Expect
After a neck lift treatment, you will likely experience some mild swelling and discoloration from bruising, but these side effects will subside in a couple of weeks. To promote proper healing, you should rest and avoid strenuous movements and activities for several weeks. While recovering, patients should not wear fitted clothing near or on the neck. Almost immediately, you should see a dramatic difference in your profile. While turning back the hands of time, neck lift surgery can make a big impact on your profile.
Reduce the Appearance of A Double Chin
Say goodbye to your "turkey neck" profile, and get the youthful and soft neck you wish for. If you are tired of feeling self-conscious about folds and wrinkles on your neck, please contact our office in Draper, UT to schedule an appointment. Dr. Chiddy is a renowned plastic surgeon who can develop the best treatment plan for your cosmetic goals. After creating a detailed plan, our group will provide information about the cost or financing with Prosper, CareCredit, and Mountain America Credit Union. A surgical neck lift by Dr. Chiddy has changed the lives of so many patients. We are excited to share this exciting cosmetic treatment with you.