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About neck lift surgery

Do you wear turtlenecks and scarves to cover the loose, crepey skin on your neck? Dr. Starkman provides neck lift surgery in Scottsdale to reduce the appearance of an aging neck. This cosmetic procedure reshapes and tightens the underside of the chin and entire neck to address and refine what is commonly called a "turkey neck." By surgically excising excess skin and fat while using a tightening method, neck lift surgery at Starkman Facial Plastic Surgery can provide dramatic enhancement 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.

What are the benefits of a neck lift with Dr. Starkman?

In every procedure we deliver at Starkman Facial Plastic Surgery, we employ a collaborative approach with our patients. Because no two surgical procedures are ever the same, your consultation with Dr. Starkman will last as long as necessary to ensure all questions are answered and you are able to make an informed decision.

Before and after surgery, our entire staff are available to address any questions or concerns. All told, our attention to detail, along with our AAAHC-accredited surgical facility, will ensure total comfort throughout your journey. 

With his specialization in neck lift surgery, Dr. Starkman is a top necklift and facelift surgeon on the West Coast. His advanced techniques deliver results that look natural and rejuvenated without any evidence of surgery. Following neck lift surgery, Dr. Starkman’s ideal result is increased confidence and enthusiasm for the patient. 

Ideal candidates for a neck lift

Individuals considering a neck lift in Scottsdale generally deal with visibly sagging and hanging skin on the neck. Hanging neck skin is often caused by a range of 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 feel embarrassed by lines, wrinkles, and loose skin on your neck, neck lift surgery may be a recommended option.

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Neck lift surgical technique

First, you will be given anesthesia to achieve a twilight state. An incision will then be placed just in front or behind your ears, and another might also be created beneath your chin. If pockets of fat exist, liposuction will 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 will be placed at the incision sites, the incisions will be under your chin, so scarring should not be noticeable. Non-surgical treatments, such as CO2 laser or radiofrequency, may be used simultaneously to further enhance the results. Other non-surgical choices can help your skin's texture and surface, such as non-ablative lasers, peels, or photofacial treatments to create a glowing appearance.

What to expect following a neck lift

After a neck lift in Scottsdale with Dr. Starkman, there will probably be some mild swelling and discoloration from bruising, but these will dissipate in a few days. You should rest and try to avoid exercise or strenuous movements and activities for a couple of weeks to assist in a safe recovery. During this time, loose clothing should be worn. 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.


How much does a neck lift cost?

Due to the different types of neck lift techniques for each patient, the cost will vary from patient to patient. The cost of your neck lift will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Starkman once he has created your personal treatment plan. To make your neck lift affordable, Starkman Facial Plastic Surgery accepts many payment methods and can give you information on low-interest financing.

What about non-surgical options?

Surgery is the only way to remove loose skin, especially if it hangs or droops. While there are several non-surgical skin tightening treatments that can produce some improvements, surgery offers the most significant improvements to smooth and redefine the contours of your neck. A new and popular treatment called FaceTite can be used to simultaneously tighten the skin and melt some of the underlying fat.

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. Starkman makes every effort during surgery to avoid visible scarring. Further, Dr. Starkman employs a precise closure technique, minimizing the appearance of resultant scars. You will also be given scar care instructions that will help your incisions to heal properly so 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 the best results. If you have any concerns about a weak chin or undefined jawline, talk to Dr. Starkman so he can create a comprehensive treatment plan.

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. Starkman will help you decide whether a lift, liposuction, or both should be part of your treatment plan during your consultation.

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Neck lift at a glance

Average Cost: $9,000 - $11,000
Recovery Time: 10 – 14 Days
Average Procedure Time: 2 – 3 Hours
Post-op Follow-up: 1 Day
Recovery Type: Out-Patient

Your smoothest neckline

Say goodbye to your "turkey neck" profile and attain the slim, smooth neck you wish for. If you are tired of feeling self-conscious about loose skin and wrinkles on your neck, please contact Starkman Facial Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ to learn more. Neck lift surgery by a facial surgery specialist such as Dr. Starkman can dramatically improve your appearance. We look forward to sharing this outstanding procedure with you.

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