Neck Lift in Draper, UT

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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.

What Are the Benefits Of A Neck Lift?

If you're tired of seeing a sagging "turkey neck" or a double chin in the mirror, a personalized neck lift performed by Dr. Chiddy can help you remake your look with a number of great benefits, like:

  • Removing excess skin
  • Tightening loose, sagging skin
  • Diminishing lines, creases, and wrinkles
  • Creating a rejuvenated, younger appearance
  • Shrinking a double chin
  • Defining the jawline and profile
  • Scarring is minimal and hidden

Am I A Candidate for A Neck Lift?

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.

How is A Neck Lift Performed?

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

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.

Neck lift FAQs

Will I have visible scars from a neck lift?

Like most cosmetic procedures, a neck lift does require incisions. Dr. Chidester creates incisions in natural creases — so they are not visible after surgery. In fact, our team makes every effort to minimize visible scarring as much as possible. This includes giving each patient a set of detailed scar management instructions — so incisions heal properly.

Can I combine a neck lift with other facial surgeries?

In short, yes. Many of our patients combine their neck lift with other procedures like a traditional facelift. This creates more dramatic results that are also long-lasting. If you have other cosmetic concerns that can be addressed with a facelift, speak with Dr. Chidester about your options. We can develop a personalized surgical plan that meets your end goals.

What about nonsurgical options?

A neck lift is the only way to remove loose skin that creates a turkey neck appearance. However, patients with mild to moderate signs of aging can turn to cosmetic injectables like wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers. It's important to keep in mind that injections are temporary and need to be redone several times a year to keep up the results.

Should I get a neck lift or liposuction?
Based on your concerns and goals, you may want to get a neck lift with surgical liposuction. This can be the best option if you are concerned about both loose skin and fat pockets in your neck. Dr. Chidester will help you choose whether a neck lift, lipo, or both should be included in your treatment plan during your consultation. For those with good skin laxity who simply have unwanted fat below the chin, liposuction can help them achieve the leaner, more contoured look they want.

What is the typical age to get a neck lift?

In general, the typical age that most patients opt for a neck lift is about 35 – 65 years old, but there is no ideal age. During your consultation, Dr. Chidester will examine you and listen to your concerns to determine if a neck lift is right for your aesthetic goals. A neck lift could be perfect for your needs, or Dr. Chidester could recommend another procedure that will help you achieve your desired results.

How can I maintain the results of my neck lift?

Keeping your neck lift results in top shape involves a mix of healthy habits and proper skin care. Eating a diet packed with fruits, vegetables, and proteins helps support skin elasticity. It's also essential to shield your skin from sun exposure by applying high-SPF sunscreen, wearing hats, and staying out of direct sunlight during peak hours. Consistent use of moisturizers and considering nonsurgical treatments like fillers or laser therapy can also help extend the benefits of your neck lift.

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.

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