Neck Lift

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, board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Steven J. Bates and Dr. Benjamin Maser can help restore your neck to a more youthful look.

Request a free consultation with Dr. Maser or Dr. Bates at Reveal Plastic Surgery or call (408) 356-4241 to schedule your appointment today.

Neck Lift
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Before & After Facelift Case 636 Front View in San Jose, CA
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Case #636

Our patient is stunning, at any age. She is in her early 70s, and is noting some skin elasticity in her neck, portions of her face, and her lower eyelids. After discussions with Dr. Lepore, she decided to proceed with a mid-facelift, neck lift, and lower blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). Her natural beauty remains center stage following her pr... Read More
Before & After Neck Lift Case 603 Left Side View in San Jose, CA
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Neck Lift

A patient who returns, some years after a mid-facelift and blepharoplasty. She’s now in her upper 50s, and has developed skin laxity, and banding in her neck. Dr. Lepore performed Neck Lift surgery to eliminate the sagging and the other changes. Our patient is very happy with her latest update!  She’s seen here, 2 months following surger... Read More
Before & After Facelift Case 587 View #1 View in San Jose, CA
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Facelift Case #587

Our beautiful patient is over 60, and looks great. She's had previous surgery, for upper eyelid rejuvenation. Now, she's interested in exploring overall facial rejuvenation. She was disturbed by loose, lower eyelid skin, jowling, and laxity in her neck. Dr. Lepore performed several procedures to address her concerns; including a mid-facelift... Read More
Before & After Neck Lift Case 475 View #1 View in San Jose, CA
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Neck Lift/Cervicoplasty

When neck lift is the answer- This patient, early 40s, had tried a number of non-invasive procedures, trying to help the look of the loose skin on her neck. It was a disappointing journey for her. Dr. Bates recommended a surgical solution; a neck lift combined with liposuction to tighten her neck skin, and define her jawline.  That prove... Read More
Before & After Neck Lift Case 458 View #1 View in San Jose, CA
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Neck Lift

This gentleman, in his early 70s, was bothered by the loose and hanging skin on his neck. He wasn't interested in full facial rejuvenation, but did want to reverse the changes in his neck.  Dr. Maser performed a cervicoplasty, or direct Neck Lift - removing the excess "turkey wattle" appearance, and tightening the tissue. O... Read More
Before & After Facelift Case 381 View #1 View in San Jose, CA
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Facelift, Necklift

This woman, in her early 40s, has decided to explore restoration of her facial contours, following a recent weight loss. She wanted to eliminate some sagging in the neck, and lower face.She underwent a lower-mid Facelift, along with a Neck Lift- producing a very natural, uplifted, and restored appearance!  She's very pleased with... Read More
Before & After Facelift Case 209 View #1 View in San Jose, CA
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Facelift / Neck Lift

Facelift/Neck Lift San JoseThis patient, in her 40s, is bothered by the changes to her appearance being caused by loosening facial and neck skin.She is experiencing some early formation of jowls (loosening skin along the jawline), and has some excess fat beneath the chin, adding to the appearance of sagging in the neck... Read More
Before & After Facelift Case 182 View #1 View in San Jose, CA
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Case #182

San Jose-Facelift, Necklift, Eyelid LiftThis is a patient, in her 60s, who wants to refresh her look, by getting rid of some wrinkles and sagging skin. Her concerns were wrinkling over the face and neck, sagging in the neck and mid-face areas, and drooping of the eyelids.After discussions with Dr. Lepore, she decided to undergo... Read More

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:

  • Sagginess
  • 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.

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What About the Chin?

For patients bothered by a double chin or marked laxity around their chin, Dr. Bates and Dr. Maser 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.

Although neck lift surgery is a popular procedure on its own, it’s often combined with a faceliftbrow lift, or other procedures to improve the contours of the face.

Financing Made Easy

You have options when it comes to paying for your procedure. Patient financing makes it affordable and stress free.

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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, Dr. Maser or Dr. Bates 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.

Your surgeon 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, Dr. Bates or Dr. Maser 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 board-certified plastic 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, Dr. Maser or Dr. Bates can advise you on the right option for you.

You can request a complimentary consultation using the online form or call our office at  (408) 356-4241 to schedule an appointment.