Factors such as weight loss, the natural aging process, or genetics can lead to sagging or excess fat beneath the chin, causing an unflattering appearance of the neck. Through the transformative effects of neck lift surgery, you can achieve a rejuvenated and defined neck contour, resulting in a more youthful and harmonious overall facial appearance. This procedure not only enhances the neck area but also complements the features of the face, allowing for a more balanced and refreshed look.
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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?
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.
“My experience with Dr. Ringler and his staff was wonderful from start to finish. I am 65 years old and have never had surgery before, so having a face and neck lift was somewhat terrifying for me. From the onset, Dr. Ringler and his staff were understanding, supportive and oh so professional. Every question and concern I had was addressed with respect and kindness. And the results are fabulous!! I get SO many compliments on my appearance -- even from friends who do not know that I had any 'work' done. This experience has been such a confidence booster for me. If you are considering any type of plastic surgery run, don't walk to this practice.”
“If you are looking for a very gifted surgeon, look no further. With Dr. Ringer, you can expect nothing less than the Best with Beautiful and Natural looking results. Dr. Ringler and his staff treated me with the utmost care, compassion, and professionalism and I felt comfortable knowing I was in good hands. I did my research and Dr. Ringler is simply the Best! I had very little down time, minimal bruising, virtually no pain just some soreness and I was out and about in public 4 days post operation.”
“My surgery was a very positive experience. It is truly everything I had hoped for. I feel I look natural and like my younger self. It has made me feel better about myself. I am very pleased with Dr. Ringler and all his staff and services.”
“Exceptional experience! The office is exquisite, the staff is lovely and gracious and Dr. Ringler lived up to his impeccable reputation! I had a platysmaplasty, neck lift and facial fat transfer under sedation and local anesthetic. Though vaguely aware at times during the surgery, I never experienced pain or discomfort. I took the suggestions of Lauren, the wonderful Office Coordinator, and purchased the Arnica supplement I took prior and post surgery. A notoriously horrible bruiser in the past, I believe this really made a difference.”
“My surgery was a very positive experience. It is truly everything I had hoped for. I feel I look natural and like my younger self. It has made me feel better about myself. I am very pleased with Dr. Ringer and all his staff and services.”
“I felt I always looked tired and my jawline had grown slack. I was bothered most by my sagging neck and deep marionette lines. I had a MACS facelift and neck lift four weeks ago. I could not be happier. I was only wrapped in bandages overnight and I was out and about with light makeup in a couple days. I was careful to keep my head elevated, use ice and limit talking and chewing for 48 hours so I had almost no bruising! I still look like myself but refreshed and younger. Nobody has said anything except to compliment me on my 'new haircut' or rave about how good I look in 'that color.' People who know say I look ten years younger.”
“I have had the following procedures performed by Dr. Steven Ringler (Grand Rapids, Michigan) - Injectable Fillers, Botox and most recently an Extended Neck Lift with Facial Fat Grafting. I am 56 years old and had lost volume in my face, my neck had a lot of loose, sagging, wrinkled skin. My neck line is now smooth and beautiful and my facial features have been restored with volume and definition. I am very pleased with the results and couldn't be happier. If you are looking for a very gifted surgeon, look no further. With Dr. Ringer, you can expect nothing less than the Best with Beautiful and Natural looking results. Dr. Ringler and his staff treated me with the utmost care, compassion, and professionalism and I felt comfortable knowing I was in good hands. I did my research and Dr. Ringler is simply the Best! I had very little down time, minimal bruising, virtually no pain, just some soreness and I was out and about in public 4 days post surgery.”
“After the first visit, I knew Dr. Ringler was the plastic surgeon for me. Looking for a neck lift and face lift, I had visited several plastic surgeons in the area, all with high online reviews. But I felt most comfortable with Dr. Ringer and his whole staff. Dr. Ringler knew exactly what I needed for a beautiful transformation – which included a neck lift, facelift, and facial fat grafting. At his recommendation, I also had a series of ‘Skinpen’ treatments, which really helped my skin look smoother. The day after surgery, he removed the bandages and I instantly looked 10 years younger. There was very little swelling and bruising. I even went to lunch following the appointment and no one looked at me weird. After 2 weeks of healing, I received compliments from friends and family (I didn’t tell anyone about the procedures), and no one asked, “What have you done?” I looked completely normal, only younger. Dr. Ringler is a brilliant surgeon and an artist. I want to acknowledge his amazing team as well, from the office staff, aestheticians and surgical team, all making my journey positive and satisfying.”
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 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.
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.