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
"On my drive home from out of town I tripped and cut my finger pretty bad! Dr. Chidester stitched me up beautifully. He is crazy good at his job and is also fun to be with! Who has a good time getting stitches? Also he's great to follow on social media! I love watching his surgeries. Anyway, he is by a landslide the best plastic surgeon in utah!"- A.N. / Google / Jul 04, 2020
"Dr. Chidester and his whole staff are absolutely AMAZING. They answered all my questions and went above and beyond with care. My results are fantastic and exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend!!"- C.M. / Google / Jun 20, 2020
"I was SO PLEASED with Dr Chidester, his office staff and my results. He makes you feel comfortable and confident every step of the way. I am 6 wks post breast aug and feel amazing. I would recommend him to anyone!"- K.J. / Google / Mar 30, 2020
"Dr. Chidester is wonderful. He has amazing bedside manners. He is kind and friendly, yet very professional. He is easy to talk to and patient with all the questions I had. I highly recommend all my friends and family to see him. In fact I have already had 3 family members and many friends use him for various procedures."- C.C. / Google / Mar 30, 2020
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.