Reveal Plastic Surgery
2581 Samaritan Drive #102
San Jose, CA 95124
Phone: (408) 356-4241
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
In the San Jose area, women and men seeking neck lift options or double chin solutions frequently visit our practice. The neck often gives away our age long before the rest of the body does, with thin, lax skin or deep creases and fat deposits. Although many topical products and non-surgical treatments can improve the condition of the skin on the neck, nothing creates results as significant as those provided by neck lift surgery. With skill, and discreetly placed incisions, our board-certified plastic surgeons can help restore your neck for a more youthful look.
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Facelift / Neck Lift
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
Understanding Neck Lift
Because the delicate skin of the neck is regularly exposed to the sun and other environmental factors, it is often one of the first parts of the body to show age. Common concerns may cause you to shy away from photos or feel self-conscious, including:
- A “crepey” texture
- A double chin
- Horizontal creases
- Vertical bands
Neck lift surgery addresses the structures of the neck and solves these concerns at their source, creating results that are both natural-looking and sustained.
Our Plastic Surgeons
Our board-certified plastic surgeons have decades of combined experience performing cosmetic procedures for the face, breasts, and body. Their expertise, superior care, and impressive outcomes draw patients from across the San Francisco Bay Area. Their caring, down-to-earth personalities cultivate lasting doctor-patient relationships.
What About the Chin?
For patients bothered by a double chin or marked laxity around their chin, our surgeons may also incorporate chin augmentation. At our San Jose practice, patients have the option of a surgically placed chin implant or nonsurgical injectable fillers to add projection to the chin. You may also explore whether you might be a candidate for KYBELLA®, the FDA-approved injectable treatment for the reduction of “double chin.”
Our surgeons discuss your eligibility for these procedures with you during your consultation. It’s important to understand that chin enhancement cannot correct lax, sagging neck skin; only a neck lift can do that.
Your Neck Lift Options
Your neck lift may be performed while you are under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. The type of anesthesia your surgeon selects for your procedure depends on the significance of your surgery and other factors, such as your overall health. In any case, neck lift is an outpatient procedure, which means that you may return home the same day.
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You have options when it comes to paying for your procedure. Patient financing makes it affordable and stress free.See Financing Options
What to Expect
Neck lift surgery generally may take about 2 hours or less to complete. Your surgery may be longer if you undergo multiple procedures at once. Once you are fully anesthetized, your surgeon makes very small incisions behind your ears. He may also make an incision below your chin, depending on your goals. Through these incisions, he accesses the supportive structures of the neck to tighten the area and restore a youthful contour. He also removes excess skin for a smoother, better proportioned profile. He may also selectively remove unwanted fat deposits using a gentle form of liposuction. Once he’s satisfied with the improvements he’s made, your surgeon closes your incisions with sutures.
After a brief period of observation, you’re permitted to return home with the help of a friend or family member. You’ll be given post-surgical instructions, which are very important to follow. For the first several days after surgery, it’s important to keep your head upright to help prevent excessive swelling. Our surgeons prescribe pain medication to keep you comfortable, and you may find that you’re able to transition to over-the-counter products in just a few days. Depending on the significance of your procedure, you may be able to return to work after 1 to 2 weeks. During your follow-up appointments, your surgeon lets you know when you may get back to more vigorous activities including exercise.
Your New Look
As you heal, the new, improved contours of your neck will become obvious. Although neck lift surgery can significantly turn back the clock on facial aging, it doesn’t stop it altogether. Over the years following surgery, your neck will continue to age naturally. You may opt to touch up your results with a non-surgical treatment. When the time comes, your surgeon can advise you on the right option for you.