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What is a neck lift?

A neck lift redefines the neck by reducing a double chin, smoothing a neck that has lost its youthful appearance, minimizing jowls, and removing loose skin. Often performed in conjunction with a facelift, a neck lift may include laser liposuction to reduce the fat pocket that accumulates under the chin.

Why might neck lift surgery be recommended for me?

Enhancing your facial appearance and maintaining a youthful look can greatly impact your self-confidence. If you desire a more defined and rejuvenated neck, a neck lift procedure can be the solution. By addressing sagging skin and excess fat, a neck lift can effectively redefine your neck, revealing a beautifully contoured chin and jawline.

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Am I a candidate?

Candidates for facial rejuvenation are not limited by age. Men and women from all walks of life in Michigan choose facial rejuvenation procedures to address and improve visible signs of aging. While the specific factors may vary, there are several common considerations that define good candidates for a neck lift procedure:

  • You can clearly define what you wish to achieve through neck lift.
  • You understand what a neck lift can and cannot accomplish.
  • You accept the potential risks of a neck lift and your responsibilities as a patient.
  • You are healthy, emotionally stable, and secure.
  • You have realistic expectations and are willing to accept minor asymmetries.

Are you a good candidate for a neck lift?

The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider neck lift:

  • You desire a sleeker neck with a distinct jawline that separates your neck from your face
  • You have excess skin and fat in your neck
  • Your neck has developed folds and lines
  • If you are in good general health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.

The procedure What to expect

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Neck lifts are performed on an outpatient basis. They are most commonly done under local anesthesia with sedation. To begin, Dr. Ringler will make a small incision beneath the chin. Through that opening, he will perform submental liposuction to reduce excess fat. If loose skin needs to be removed, he may place additional incisions horizontally within the hairline behind the ears.

To complete the procedure, Dr. Ringler will close the incisions with sutures. A neck lift may be performed alone or as part of a facelift.

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You will need a capable adult with you for 24 hours after your release from the surgery center or recovery center. Recovery ranges from five to seven days, however, you can generally return to light, daily activities the day following your procedure.


How much does a neck lift cost?

A neck lift can be quite straightforward, but it can also be rather complex. For this reason, the price of a neck lift is anywhere between $5,000 and $14,000. Contact the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery to learn more.

What are the risks?

All surgeries carry the potential for risks. Though rare when the procedure is done by a board-certified plastic surgeon, potential risks include bleeding, hair loss along the incisions, nerve injury, infection, and more. All possible complications will be fully discussed with you during your consultation at our Michigan office.

What will my scars look like?

Scars are a normal outcome of surgery and are generally concealed within the hairline or beneath your chin. The location and pattern of your incisions and the resulting scars will be discussed during your consultation.

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