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
"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
"I haven’t even had my consultation yet. But in just talking with the staff and asking questions hey are by far the best and nicest group of people! I’m OBSESSED with the Instagram pages where Dr. Chiddy educates on procedures and will take so much time to answer questions. I love the dynamic of hime and his wife being such a great team in running the practice. Super down to earth and honest and great people!"- B.B. / Google / Apr 17, 2021
"Dr. Chid is the best!!! I went to a consultation and he made me feel so comfortable! He always answers my questions on social media. I’ve never met a surgeon so dedicated to his clients. I can’t wait to get my surgery done in August!!!"- B.M. / Google / Apr 17, 2021
"Dr Chidester is amazing! I felt comfortable and well informed through the entire process of my procedure and care. I could tell he really cared about my well being and that I was happy with everything. He made my husband feel comfortable too! His staff is also so great! Always felt so welcome and taken care of! I would 100% recommend Dr Chiddy and his team! He is wonderful at what he does! His bedside manner is out of this world. Thank you Dr Chiddy and team, we so appreciate your work!!!"- J.L. / Google / Apr 16, 2021
"I had a totally different experience with Dr Chidister’s office and a reconstruction of a breast augmentation I had done less than seven years ago. My pain and swelling was absolutely nonexistent, and I was up and moving around my house the next day. I have cried tears of joy and how my breast augmentation has turned out and I’m not even six months postop I have never been happier or more impressed by a surgeon and the time he takes to know each of his patients and provides them exactly what they are looking for"- K.G. / Google / Apr 16, 2021
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.
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.