About Neck Lift Surgery
Do you wear turtlenecks and scarves even in the summer to cover the loose, flabby skin on your neck? Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Koch provides neck lift surgery at his offices in New York to reduce the appearance of an aging neck. This cosmetic surgery reshapes and tightens the section on the underside of your chin and the entire neck to remove a "double chin" or "turkey neck." By surgically excising the excess skin and fat while using a tightening method to result in a softer neckline, neck lift surgery can provide dramatic enhancements to your profile. Before you call to schedule your initial consultation, read more about neck lift surgery and the wonderful results it can give you.
"Professional and personable - As a patient in the midst of breast reconstruction due to cancer, Dr. Koch and his team have been so incredibly helpful from the start with drawing and notes that made it easier to understand during a very hard time. Dr. Koch helps to clarify at each step of the way and has been available to answer questions, respond to calls, and work through my confusion as the cancer process unfolded and the reconstruction work is now in progress. I am so grateful that he is my surgeon and absolutely recommended him."- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 19, 2019
"When I first came in for my initial consultation with Dr.koch I felt extremely welcomed. I recently had a breast reduction with him and he did an amazing job. He did everything that I wanted done and plus some. Now I’m seeing him again for another surgery, and I can’t wait to see the outcome. I would definitely recommend dr Koch! He is thorough, he listens and is very knowledgeable! If you need any cosmetic work done go to him!!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Mar 06, 2020
"Dr, Koch approached me as if we are friends. His body language, smile,and easy manner put me at ease at this difficult time. He explained every thing he was going to do in the simplest way with drawings, a smile and holding my hand. He included my boyfriend through all my visits. He answered all of our questions, and concerns. I will recommend him to anyone. They will be satisfied with him and the magic he creates with his hands."- T.M. / Healthgrades / Feb 29, 2020
"Dr.Koch is GREAT! - Dr.Koch was amazing! He was very professional, He explained to me the process of my breast reduction. He educated me, and gave me assurance that I was going to be ok. He followed up, answered any questions I had. All of the staff was great. I also love my new breast!"- J. / RealSelf / Feb 26, 2020
"I had an overall excellent experience with Dr. Koch from my initial consultation to my post surgical visits. I went to Dr. Koch after major weight loss surgery, and then major abdominal surgeries (not related to the weight loss surgery). Due to the excessive skin and the way my abdomen healed from the subsequent surgeries, I had to do something because of recurrent painful rashes, and not being able to find clothing that fit well. Dr. Koch explained everything at my first visit. He took his time, and drew diagrams. I had questions written down to ask him, but when he finished explaining, he had answered all of those questions and more. I was made to feel so comfortable, and at the end of this visit I knew I had made the right choice. The procedure went just as planned and I am extremely happy with the results. The staff was wonderful and receptive to any phone call I made. I highly recommend Dr. Koch for his professionalism and expertise."- L.W. / Healthgrades / Feb 19, 2020
Neck Lift Ideal Candidates
Individuals seeking neck lift surgery generally deal with visibly sagging and hanging skin on the neck. Hanging neck skin is often caused by ranging factors including aging and significant weight loss. Regardless of the reason, loose neck skin produces an older, unbecoming look, which in most cases can only be cosmetically fixed with skin removal and tightening. If you are physically healthy and at a good weight but you feel embarrassed by loose skin, wrinkles, and lines on the neck, a neck lift cosmetic surgery treatment may be a good option for you.
Neck Lift Surgical Technique
For neck lift surgery, general anesthesia is used. An incision is placed just in front of or behind your ears, and another one might also be created beneath your chin. If pockets of fat exist, a form of liposuction would be the first step in the surgical process. Following that, any sagging, loose, or hanging skin will be carefully excised and the remaining skin will be pulled tight. This method of skin tightening is performed until the desired contour has been attained. Although sutures are placed at the incision area, scarring should not be noticeable since they were placed in inconspicuous areas. An injection treatments may also be used to enhance the results.
What to Expect with Neck Lift
After a neck lift, there will probably be some mild swelling and discoloration from bruising, but these will dissipate with each passing day. You should rest and try to avoid exercise or strenuous movements and activities for a couple of weeks to assist in a proper recovery. During this time, fitted clothing near the neck should be avoided. You should see visible aesthetic differences almost immediately. In fact, it has been noted that the neck lift treatment can make one of the most stunning enhancements to a person's profile, turning back the hands of time on your appearance.
Neck Lift Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a neck lift cost?
The cost of your neck lift can be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Koch. Once he has created your personalized treatment plan, he can estimate costs for the facility, anesthesia, and miscellaneous fees. To make your neck lift affordable, we accept many payment methods and we can also provide you with information on low-interest financing.
What about nonsurgical options?
Surgery is the only way to remove loose skin, especially if it hangs or droops. While there are several nonsurgical skin tightening treatments that can produce some improvements, surgery offers the most significant improvements to smooth and redefine the contours of your neck.
Will I have visible scars?
Your neck lift will start with an incision beneath the chin and two more near the ears. However, these are placed so they are difficult for others to see. Dr. Koch makes every effort during your surgery to avoid visible scarring. You will also be given scar care instructions that will help your incisions to heal properly and ensure that they are thin and flat.
Can I combine a neck lift with other facial surgeries?
During your consultation, you can mention that you may be considering another procedure, such as a facelift or a chin implant, in addition to a neck lift. It is common for these additional procedures to be combined to achieve optimal results. If you have any concerns about a weak chin or undefined jawline, talk to Dr. Koch so he can create a comprehensive treatment plan to fit your goals.
Should I get a neck lift or liposuction?
Depending on your needs and goals, you may want to get a neck lift with liposuction. This can help if you have both excess skin and pockets of fat in your neck. Dr. Koch will help you decide whether a lift, liposuction, or both should be part of your treatment plan.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $3,500 - $6,000
- Recovery Time
- 6 – 8 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 3 – 4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Day
- Procedure Recovery Location
Great Neck Lines
Say goodbye to your "turkey neck" profile and attain the tighter and smoother neck you desire. If you are tired of feeling self-conscious about loose skin and wrinkles on your neck, please contact one of our facilities in New York to learn more. Cosmetic neck lift surgery by Dr. Koch has changed the physical appearance of so many individuals. We look forward to sharing this outstanding cosmetic procedure with you.