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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 includes laser liposuction to reduce the fat pocket that accumulates under the chin.

Why might neck lift surgery be recommended for me?

Looking young and improving your facial appearance is important to self-confidence. A neck lift may dramatically improve your appearance by redefining your neck and revealing a more contoured chin and jawline.

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Am I a candidate?

Age does not define candidates for facial rejuvenation. Michigan women and men of various ages choose facial rejuvenation to delay or improve visible indications of aging. The following factors generally define good candidates for a neck lift:

  • 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 tighten the vertical muscles of the neck and 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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  • Recovery

    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 $3,250 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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Steven L. Ringler, MD, FACS


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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Valued Patients,

We look forward to seeing you and are open as of Friday, May 29th as approved by the governor. There are some temporary changes at the office due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Current requirements for guests for treatment at CAPS include the following:

  • You will be asked some basic screening questions when you make your appointment:
    • Do you have a fever, cough or headache today or within the past two weeks?
    • To the best of your knowledge, have you or anyone in your family been exposed to COVID-19 within the past 2 weeks?
    • Have you traveled outside of the country in the past month?
  • Your temperature (touchless) will be taken upon arrival. A temperature above 100 degrees will necessitate rescheduling your appointment until a later date.
  • All of our guests will be required to wear a mask to enter the office.
  • No children in the reception area.
  • Extra visitors are limited to 1.

What we are doing to keep you and our team safe at CAPS:

  • Hand sanitizer will be provided outside of the main entrance and throughout the office.
  • We will require social distancing in the office and our large reception area will be limited to 2-3 guests at a time.
  • All hard surfaces in the office will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day including: door handles, front desk, tables, desks, equipment and restrooms.
  • All team members will be wearing masks and will be screened every morning before work including temperature.
  • All treatment providers will be wearing masks and gloves.
  • As always, treatment providers will wash hands before and after each patient visit and change gloves between each patient.
  • All equipment in treatment rooms will be thoroughly sanitized between each patient visit.
  • We are installing an I-Wave ionization system to our HVAC system which continuously purifies the air killing bacteria and viruses as it circulates the air throughout the office.
  • Virtual consultations with Dr. Ringler and our treatment providers will remain available as well as in-person consultations.
  • Magazines and brochures will not be available in the office for the time being but are available virtually online.
  • Only bottled water is available for our guests at this time.

Thank you for your understanding. Our patient and team safety and well-being is our top concern.

Dr. Steven Ringler & the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery Team

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