About Neck Lift Surgery
Are you tired of wearing scarves or turtlenecks all the time to conceal the loose, sagging skin on your neck? Scott Sessions, M.D. performs neck lift surgery at his AAAASF-accredited surgical center in La Mesa, CA to address the appearance of an aging neck. This cosmetic surgery tightens the neck, as well as the area under your chin to reduce or eliminate a "double chin" and "turkey neck." By taking away the excess skin and fat while incorporating a tightening method, neck lift surgery at Sessions Plastic Surgery Centre can provide significant enhancements to your profile. Before you call to schedule an appointment, read more about neck lift surgery and the beautiful results and softer neckline it can create.
Neck Lift Reviews
"Five Stars - I had a face and neck lift because my friend went there and had an excellent result. I am SO satisfied and he is one of the best doctors that I have ever had. He also will not do a procedure that he feels is unnecessary. Thank you so much, Dr. Sessions. HIGHLY recommend."- Anonymous / Vitals / Sep 18, 2010
"My mother had her breast lift and breast augmentation done with Dr. Sessions in 2000. Dr. Sessions also performed my mother's eyelid, face and neck lift several years later in 2012. My sister had her mommy makeover (breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction) done with Dr. Sessions in 2016. They both had fantastic results. I decided to have my rhinoplasty done with Dr. Sessions this year and I was amazed at how quickly I healed and how great my nose looks. I was only swollen for about 7 days and was basically, in my opinion, fully healed by day 14. Dr. Sessions says the results will only get better and better as times goes by. It's been about four months now and I can definitely understand what he's talking about. My nose looks beautiful! I am extremely happy with my results! I trust Dr. Sessions fully and would recommend anyone to his office! He doesn't push procedures that he doesn't feel are necessary. He is a board certified plastic surgeon, so he is super informative about every procedure and has over 20 years of experience. He has his own accredited surgical center, so he doesn't have to charge extra for a surgical facility. His staff is incredible! Jennifer was wonderful about preparing me for surgery and made me feel very comfortable throughout the entire process. She made sure that I was aware of what will happen if I did not follow my after surgery instructions. It was really nice that this office did not sugarcoat how important little things like sleeping upright or not messing with a stitch is (I had one stitch that had dry blood on it and it was super annoying but I just left it alone). Richelle was great and super informative at taking care of me after my surgery. She took care of that annoying stitch for me and was extremely gentle and caring. Dr. Sessions just performed a lower eyelid surgery on my coworkers boyfriend and he couldn't be happier! I would recommend this place to anyone!"- L.S. / Google / Feb 22, 2018
"59 Year Old Man Lost Weight Time to Lose the Turkey Neck! - La Mesa, CA - Lost a lot of weight and developed a significant gobbler that made me look older than I feel, so after a significant amount of thought decided to move forward. I had gone down to Mexico and received a hair transplant in June ($3000 for about 1500 grafts; too soon to evaluate, as it doesn't really start growing in for 4+ months...) and got an estimate there for my neck lift. Had heard about Dr...."- A. / RealSelf / Oct 18, 2015
"I had a face and neck lift because my friend went there and had an excellent result. I am SO satisfied and he is one of the best doctors that I have ever had. He also will not do a procedure that he feels is unnecessary. Thank you so much, Dr. Sessions. HIGHLY recommend."- Anonymous / Vitals / Sep 18, 2010
"I recently had a neck lift from Dr. Sessions and am so very happy with the results. I met with several other doctors before going to Dr. Sessions, but none of them even came close to his skills, caring, and expertise. He was not pushy, as were the others, and he took the time to discuss all the pros and cons of my procedure. I was truly impressed with his staff, Jennifer and Joy, and made my decision right then and there to have him do my neck lift. Everyone in his office was so positive and friendly and made me feel very comfortable. My down time was very minimal and there was little to no pain. I would truly recommend Dr. Sessions to anyone. He is the BEST!"- M.L. / Yelp / Sep 15, 2021
Men and women contemplating neck lift surgery generally are unhappy with having visibly loose skin along the neckline. Neck skin that hangs loosely is usually caused by numerous factors, including gravity, weight fluctuations, and aging. Regardless of the reason, hanging neck skin causes an unbecoming look, which can generally only be addressed with skin removal and tightening. If your weight is stable, but you feel frustrated by loose skin and wrinkles on the neck, a neck lift surgery may be a great option.
Dr. Sessions uses a unique method he has developed called the "double plication" neck lift. This surgery is performed under general anesthesia. An incision is placed around your ears, and another one is made underneath your chin. If pockets of fat exist, neck liposuction is performed first. Next, Dr. Sessions tightens the muscles in the center of the neck and on the outside of the neck, similar to muscle tightening in a tummy tuck. Following that, any sagging or hanging skin is trimmed away, and the remaining skin is pulled tight. This tightening method is performed until the desired contour, shape, and smoothness is attained. Although sutures are used to close the incisions, scarring should not be visible since the sutures are located inconspicuously under your chin and behind your ears. Other nonsurgical alternatives, such as laser treatments, can further help to create a younger-looking and glowing appearance.
What to Expect
After neck lift surgery, there will most likely be some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, but these will go away after some recovery time has passed. It's important to rest and avoid high-impact movements and activities for several weeks to assist in the healing period. During this time, button tops or loose-fitting clothing is ideal. You should see visible outcomes almost immediately. In fact, it has been stated that the neck lift treatment can make one of the most significant improvements to a person's profile, taking a decade off their appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a neck lift cost?
The cost of your neck lift can be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Sessions once he has created your treatment plan. To make your neck lift affordable, Sessions Plastic Surgery Centre accepts many payment methods and can give you 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 a few nonsurgical skin tightening treatments that can produce some improvements, surgery can more dramatically smooth and redefine the contours of your neck.
Will I have visible scars?
Neck lift surgery does include an incision below the chin and two more near the ears. However, these are placed so they are difficult for others to see. Dr. Sessions makes every effort during your surgery to limit visible scarring. 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 brow lift, 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. Sessions 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 combine a neck lift with liposuction. This can help if you have both excess skin and pockets of fat in your neck. Dr. Sessions will help you decide whether a lift, liposuction, or both should be part of your treatment plan during your consultation.
Say goodbye to scarves and your "turkey neck" and attain the youthful, soft neck you dream about. If you feel self-conscious about sagging skin on your neck, we welcome you to contact Sessions Plastic Surgery Centre in La Mesa, CA to schedule your appointment. Dr. Sessions has changed the self-esteem of hundreds of men and women with his surgical neck lift technique. We look forward to sharing this amazing cosmetic treatment with you.