About Neck Lift Surgery
Are you wearing scarves or turtlenecks the whole year to conceal the loose flaps of skin on your neck? Plastic surgeon Dr. John J. O'Brien Jr. performs neck lift surgery at his practice in St. Petersburg, FL to improve the look of an aging neckline. This facial surgery tightens the area under your chin and along the neck to remove the loose skin that creates a "turkey neck" or "double chin." By taking away the loose skin and fat while incorporating a tightening technique to produce a smoother, natural neckline, this lower facial surgery at St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery can provide significant improvements to your profile. Before you contact us to schedule an appointment, read more about surgical neck lifts and the beautiful results it can create.
Neck Lift Reviews
"Dr. O'Brien and his entire staff are the best, most professional, and kind people you could ever hope to find. From the initial consultation with the doctor himself, to each and every follow up appointment after my procedure, I left the office feeling exceptionally positive and very well cared for. I had a combined neck lift and ablative laser on my face. My friend had a face lift and tummy tuck (separate procedures) and we both feel that our expectations were exceeded. Both Anesthesiologists are MD's and the nursing specialists, KC and Katie are exceptional. Dr. O'Brien is one of the most personable doctors I have ever met, and his office has a family oriented vibe. I liked that he always took as much time during appointments to discuss each and every detail with me. Look no further if you want the best care!"- C.M. / Yelp / Jul 25, 2019
"Going for a More Refreshed Appearance: Facelift, Necklift, Browlift, and Dermabrasion - Dr. O’Brien is an excellent plastic surgeon. I met with him several times throughout the year before deciding on my surgery and found him to be very professional and passionate about his work. He is also quite realistic about what will and will not work for you. The surgical center and their staff are top notch. They were always available to address any concerns I may have had and were very caring on the pre and post op visits. I would highly recommend Dr. O’Brien and his staff to anyone considering plastic surgery."- S. / RealSelf / Oct 02, 2018
"Going for a More Refreshed Appearance: Facelift, Necklift, Browlift, and Dermabrasion - Dr. O’Brien is an excellent plastic surgeon. I met with him several times throughout the year before deciding on my surgery and found him to be very professional and passionate about his work. He is also quite realistic about what will and will not work for you. The surgical center and their staff are top notch. They were always available to address any concerns I may have had and were v..."- S. / RealSelf / Dec 30, 2017
"Exceeds Expectations - facelift, lower blepharoplasty, neck lift and laser treatment - Dr. O,Brien is an outstanding surgeon. He is professional, patient and explains everything. I had a facelift, lower blepharoplasty, neck lift and laser treatment. The outcome was exactly what I wanted. The pre and post operative periods were private and personalized since he has his own surgical suite on-site. All office associates always put the patient first. Anna, a most caring RN, and Dana, Esthetician, were at my side as needed throughout the process. I highly recommend Dr. O’Brien and his excellent team."- P. / RealSelf / Apr 09, 2023
"Dr. O’Brien performed a brow lift, lower face and neck lift, upper and lower blepharoplasty, fat grafting, and abdominal liposuction. Six weeks later I am very pleased and looking great! Dr. O’Brien explains procedures well and demonstrates a caring attitude towards his patients. I would use Dr. O’Brien again and highly recommend him. The office staff exhibits the same caring and concern for the patients."- C.M. / Healthgrades / Sep 16, 2020
Ideal Candidates for Neck Lift
Men and women desiring neck lift treatment generally battle visibly loose skin along the neckline. Neck skin that hangs is usually caused by numerous factors including gravity, weight fluctuations, and aging. Whatever the reason may be, hanging neck skin causes an unbecoming look, which generally can only be addressed with skin excision and a tightening technique. If your weight is stable but you feel frustrated by lines, wrinkles, and hanging skin along the neck, a neck lift surgery may be a great answer.
Surgical Technique for a Neck Lift
During a neck lift procedure, IV sedation or general anesthesia is used. The incision point is placed around your ears, while another one may also be made underneath your chin. If isolated areas of fat exist, fat removal with liposuction would be completed first. Next, any sagging or hanging skin will be trimmed away and the underlying tissue and remaining skin will be pulled tight. This tightening method is conducted until the desired contour, shape, and smoothness has been achieved. Even though sutures are used to close the incision, scars should not be visible since they are located beneath your chin.
What to Expect from a Neck Lift
After neck lift surgery, there will most likely be some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, but these will go away within a week or two. It's important to rest and eliminate high-impact activity for several weeks to assist in the healing period. While recovering, fitted tops should be avoided. You should notice visible outcomes almost immediately. In addition, it has been stated that the neck lift surgery can make one of the most significant improvements to an individual's profile, taking a decade off your appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions for a Neck Lift
How much does a neck lift cost?
Costs for your neck surgery will be reviewed in your consultation with Dr. O'Brien. As soon as he has developed your unique surgical plan, he will be able to estimate prices for the anesthesia, facility, and other fees. To make your neck surgery easy to afford, St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery takes several payments methods, plus we can tell you more about how to get low-interest financing.
What about nonsurgical options?
Neck lift surgery is the best option to eliminate excess skin, particularly if it droops or hangs. Although there are a few nonsurgical skin tightening procedures that may give you mild improvements, neck lift surgery can more dramatically redefine and smooth your neckline. A popular treatment we offer is ThermiTight, which can help create a tighter and younger-looking contour.
Will I have visible scars?
Neck lift surgery does include one incision below the chin as well as two more close to the ears. These are made so the scars are difficult for others to see. Dr. O'Brien tries very hard during neck lift surgery to limit visible scarring. A team member will explain scar management instructions, which will encourage your incisions to heal flat and thin.
Can I combine a neck lift with other facial surgeries?
At your consultation, you can bring up that you are thinking about another surgery, like a facelift or chin augmentation, along with a neck lift. It's normal for two or more face surgeries to be done together to get your best results. If you are concerned about an undefined jawline or weak chin, tell Dr. O'Brien so he can develop a plan that meets all your goals.
Should I get a neck lift or liposuction?
Based on your concerns and goals, you might want to combine a neck lift with liposuction. A lift plus lipo may be best if you are concerned about both loose skin and fat pockets in your neck. Dr. O'Brien can help you choose whether a lift, lipo, or a combination of both should be included in your surgical plan.
Great Neck Lines
Finally rid your "turkey neck" appearance and get the firm and smooth neck you dream about. If you feel embarrassed about hanging skin on your neck, we welcome you to contact St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery in St. Petersburg, FL to schedule your appointment. A surgical neck lift by Dr. O'Brien has changed the self-esteem of countless men and women. We are excited to share this amazing cosmetic treatment with you.