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.
"I have never been more impressed in my life! If you want to feel like a million bucks then I suggest that you go see Dr. Scott Sessions. He is amazing! Knowledgeable, friendly and handsome! The office is very nice and clean. To top it off... you will be welcomed as if you were family. Jen is fabulous! She is also very knowledgeable, has a great personality and super professional. I highly recommend them."- R.W. / Google / May 16, 2019
"Great doctor listen double Board certification in plastic surgery great ! Bedside manner not your typical doctor!! Awesome cool person cares about his patients does a great job"- J.D. / Yelp / Jul 28, 2020
"I've had several surgeries with Dr. Sessions and he has always been very knowledgeable and experienced. He, as well as the staff, have an amazing bedside manner and made me feel very comfortable. He takes the time to explain everything, make sure you understand and are comfortable with it and lay out the plan before surgery. I ended up having a complication that rarely occurs; Dr. Sessions was able to correct it quickly. They even offered to help process financial assistance through the implant manufacturer. I have and would again trust him and all the staff there with my life! I can't say enough about how awesome Dr and his staff are!"- K.M. / Yelp / Mar 31, 2020
"I’ve had several surgeries with Dr. Sessions and he has always been very knowledgeable and experienced. He, as well as the staff, have an amazing bedside manner and made me feel very comfortable. He takes the time to explain everything, make sure you understand and are comfortable with it and lay out the plan before surgery. I ended up having a complication that rarely occurs; Dr. Sessions was able to correct it quickly. They even offered to help process financial assistance through the implant manufacturer. I have and would again trust him and all the staff there with my life! I can’t say enough about how awesome Dr and his staff are!"- K.M. / Yelp / Mar 31, 2020
"Back in 2009, I had a breast augmentation up in Temecula. The surgeon insisted that I get larger implants than I originally wanted. Stating that after the procedure, the majority of his patients wish they’d gone bigger. I had the surgery and because of my size at the time (100 lbs, 5’3”) my back constantly hurt due to the larger size he insisted on me getting! Ten years and two kids later, my 32DDD’s hung down to my stomach and there were not enough sports bras in the state of California to hold those things in. One of my best friends has gone to Dr. Sessions for implants and a tummy tuck. It was several years ago and her results were amazing! I decided to go in for a consult to get my implants removed and a lift. I immediately felt comfortable at Dr. Sessions office. His nurses (especially Jennifer) treated me like family. I scheduled my surgery for a couple weeks & honestly, I was not nervous what so ever. I trusted Dr. Sessions and his staff and felt like I was in the best hands. I woke up from the surgery and took the deepest breath I had been able to take in 10 years. Over the last few months, I began going to Dr. Sessions for Juvederm. I had been getting lip injections for years and always ended up extremely bruised. Dr Sessions used a different technique and my lips didn’t bruise one bit! My lips weren’t even lumpy the following days after like I was used to happening each & every time before. A couple weeks ago, I underwent rhinoplasty; I had always been self conscious about my nose and I knew I would get the best results with Dr. Sessions. It didn’t take long at all and when I had the cast removed 5 days later, I was so happy with the results, and all the swelling hasn’t even gone down yet! I am now actually planning on getting implants again sometime this year. I never thought I would have that procedure again after my experience with my previous plastic surgeon. However, I am confident that Dr Sessions will choose the best size for my body shape; I have seen my friend’s results (we have similar body shapes) and they fit her body perfectly. Whenever I have ANY questions, I email Jennifer at the office and always receive a reply within minutes! The office goes above and beyond to always be available to their patients which is incredibly rare these days!! I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Session’s practice and his staff. I promise that whoever decides to have any procedures done by him, they will be extremely satisfied with their results!!"- S.S. / Google / Feb 28, 2020
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.