The neck can be affected by age, weight loss, and other factors that make the skin look loose and wrinkled. Fat deposits and excess skin can lead to a double chin, or what’s often referred to as “turkey neck.” Fortunately, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani offers a variety of effective enhancement treatments that can tighten the skin, remove extra fat, and give the neck a smoother, more youthful appearance. A neck lift procedure can also improve the jawline contour, and this technique is often combined with facelift surgery to achieve more comprehensive aesthetic improvement. If you’re dissatisfied with the appearance of your neck, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani can help you rejuvenate this area with natural-looking and long-lasting results.
- Neck Lift Benefits
- Neck Lift Candidates
- Types of Neck Contouring
- Neck Lift Procedure
- Neck Lift Recovery
- Neck Lift Scars
- Neck Lift Cost
- Non-Surgical Neck Lift
- Neck Lift FAQs
"I'm so happy with my results, If I can do it all over again - I would! I chose Dr. Jon Trevisani as my surgeon because I felt the most comfortable with him and his entire staff. I was very impressed with the anesthesiologist - I didn't get sick at all afterwards and he made me feel at ease. My entire recovery was very smooth and I barely took my pain pills."- Orlando, Florida
What are the Benefits of Neck Contouring?
Sculpting the neck region can improve your appearance in many ways. Whether the submental area is affected by excess fat, lax musculature, or stretched skin, neck contouring can employ several techniques to achieve a slimmer, sleeker contour in the lower face. Depending on your motivations for surgery, neck contouring can:
- Provide more youthful angles in the face
- Obtain a sharper and stronger jawline
- Refine the neck profile
- Help enhance a weak chin
The key to obtaining the results you envision is a personalized treatment plan tailored to address your anatomical needs and aesthetic goals. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani will evaluate your concerns and develop the best neck contouring plan to resculpt your submental area. During your consultation, he will also show you before-and-after photos to give you a better idea of the outcomes possible with neck contouring.
Who is a Candidate For Neck Contouring?
Neck contouring or neck lift surgery generally benefits patients who wish to improve any of the following for a sleeker, more defined neck and jawline:
- Loose or sagging neck skin
- Excess fat under the chin
- Stretched musculature in the neck
Equally important when determining good candidacy for neck rejuvenation is your overall health and the ability to maintain realistic expectations for the procedure. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani will evaluate your concerns and review your medical history to assess whether neck contouring, or another treatment, is the best way to achieve your cosmetic goals.
Types of Neck Contouring
There are multiple approaches to neck contouring that can be very effective depending on the nature of your concerns. It’s not uncommon to combine techniques for patients who have both excess skin and fat in their neck, but your treatment plan will ultimately be customized based on your needs.
A neck lift is designed to reduce wrinkled or sagging skin in the neck, allowing your entire facial appearance to look more youthful. Excess skin is removed while the remainder is tightened to achieve a firmer, smoother look. This procedure is performed for patients who want to improve an aged look in the lower face, often indicated by jowls, platysmal bands, or a “turkey neck.” Liposuction can also be utilized to remove fatty deposits in the region, if desired, to further improve your results.
If your main concern is a “double chin” or excess fullness in the neck, liposuction may be enough to regain a slimmer and more sculpted look in the face. Neck liposuction is performed using a narrow cannula, which is inserted into the treatment area through small, inconspicuous incisions. Fat cells are then suctioned out until the desired contour is achieved. This procedure requires patients to have adequate skin elasticity and good skin tone so the neck is able to adapt to its new shape. For those who have loose or lax neck skin, a neck lift may be combined with neck liposuction to attain the best outcome.
While determining the best treatment to achieve your goals can be overwhelming for certain patients, rest assured that Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani will guide you through the entire process. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani will also discuss your options with you and recommend the most ideal procedure to achieve your desired results. With both a neck lift and neck liposuction, incisions are placed discreetly to minimize evidence of post-surgical scarring.
HOW IS THE NECK CONTOURING PROCEDURE PERFORMED?
Our skilled board-certified plastic surgeon can perform the neck contouring procedure in a number of ways. During your initial consultation at our practice, you and Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani will decide which method is most beneficial for your goals and anatomical needs. Liposuction is one technique that can help reduce excess fat from the neck and diminish a double chin. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani can also perform a neck lift procedure, which would involve the removal of excess skin followed by redraping of the remaining skin for a firmer, smoother appearance to the neck. A neck lift can also be performed with a facelift for a more complete rejuvenation.
Depending on skin tone, elasticity, and other factors, not all patients may be candidates for neck lift surgery. However, for those who are not candidates, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani can suggest alternatives that can help you meet your needs.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING NECK CONTOURING RECOVERY?
There will be swelling, bruising, and some soreness after neck lift or neck contouring surgery with liposuction; however, any discomfort can be alleviated with medication. Recovery times will depend on the type of procedure you undergo – neck lift patients can typically resume normal daily routines after about two weeks. Neck liposuction recovery may not require as much downtime.
Swelling, tenderness, and numbness can take some time to fade, and everyone experiences the healing process at their own unique rate. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani can provide a more precise estimate of your recovery time during your initial consultation. Most patients will have a good idea of their final results after a few months. While some residual swelling and numbness may continue after this point, you will likely not notice or be unbothered by these effects.
WHAT WILL MY NECK LIFT SCARS LOOK LIKE?
Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani strives to create natural-looking results, and part of that objective is keeping incisions as well-hidden as possible. If you are receiving liposuction alone, the incisions will be very small, and most patients heal well and consider the scars unnoticeable. In a neck lift, incisions are typically made behind the folds of the ear, where they are mostly inconspicuous. In some cases, an additional incision may be made under the chin. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani will discuss the details of your plan so you know what to expect.
How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost?
The price of neck contouring or neck lift surgery in Orlando generally ranges between $3,000 to $8,000, but your cost estimate can be more or less depending on the details of your unique procedure. Since the best technique used to smooth and tighten the neck differs for every patient, your needs will ultimately determine the total cost. Other factors that can affect the cost of neck rejuvenation include:
- Fees for the surgical facility, anesthesia, and post-operative care
- Your geographic region
- The experience of your plastic surgeon
Our patient care coordinator will be able to provide you with a personalized quote after your consultation with Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani. We will also present you with your different payment options, which include plastic surgery financing through CareCredit®. When approved through the fast application process, CareCredit® allows qualified patients to pay for their neck surgery in smaller, more manageable installments. If you have any questions about our accepted methods of payment, please don’t hesitate to contact the team at The Aesthetic Surgery Centre.
Can I Get a Neck Lift Without Surgery?
While there is no way to non-surgically tighten loose neck skin and musculature, a minimally invasive treatment called CoolSculpting® can be an effective option to reduce excess fullness in the neck. This method of non-surgical fat removal delivers extremely cold temperatures to fat cells, allowing fatty tissue to be metabolized naturally by the body without needles or incisions. CoolSculpting® uses a non-penetrative handpiece to target fat deposits in the neck without harming surrounding tissue, often making it an innovative technique to improve a double chin. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani or one of our registered aesthetic nurses would be happy to examine your concerns and determine whether you are a good candidate for CoolSculpting®. This fat reduction treatment is intended for patients who have localized fullness in the neck and who have no history of cold-related conditions or illnesses.
ADDITIONAL NECK LIFT AND NECK CONTOURING FAQS
We want you to feel comfortable and confident in your decision, so we have provided answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about neck rejuvenation surgery. If you would like to learn more, please call our practice to speak to our medical team.
CAN I COMBINE NECK CONTOURING WITH FACELIFT SURGERY?
If you have common signs of aging on your mid and lower face as well as your neck, you may be interested in combining these two procedures. Many patients incorporate multiple techniques to enhance their outcome, as these areas often have overlapping concerns. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani can help you determine whether facelift surgery is a good addition to your treatment plan in order to achieve your goals. Non-surgical options, such as dermal fillers and cosmetic injectables, are also available and can be used to reduce signs of fine lines and wrinkles.
WHEN CAN I RETURN TO WORK AFTER NECK CONTOURING?
We encourage you to take the time you need to fully heal after surgery, as the recovery process is an essential part of achieving the discussed outcome. Taking a couple of weeks off from normal activities is fairly standard, although your experience may be a little longer or shorter depending on what your treatment plan includes.
*HOW LONG WILL MY NECK LIFT RESULTS LAST?
By using the most advanced techniques available, we can help ensure your outcome is long-lasting. It’s important to note that the natural process of aging will continue, and you may begin to see these effects in time. If you take good care of your skin, wear sunscreen, and avoid harmful behaviors like smoking and tanning, your results could last up to 10 years or more. Occasional non-surgical treatment may allow you to extend this time frame further.
Please contact the office of Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani to schedule a consultation for neck contouring. He will be happy to answer your questions and discuss which type of procedure may be best for you.