About Neck Lift Surgery
Are you sick of wearing turtlenecks and scarves all year round to cover the loose flaps of skin on your neck? Plastic surgeon Dr. James Anthony provides neck lift surgery at his practice in San Francisco, CA to eliminate the look of an aging neckline. This surgery reshapes and tightens the area on the underside of your chin and along the neck to remove the loose skin that creates a "turkey neck" or "double chin." By surgically excising the loose skin and fat while using a tightening technique to result in a smoother, natural neckline, neck lift surgery at our practice can provide dramatic improvements to your profile. Before you contact us to schedule your initial consultation, read more about surgical neck lifts and the wonderful results it can give you.
Neck Lift Reviews
"I was referred to Dr. Anthony just over a year ago and it was one of the best referrals I've ever received. Dr. Anthony was warm, friendly and compassionate. I came to him with my issues which involved either liposuction or cool sculpting. He advised better results and a positive solution in my case with liposuction . He added a few innovative and very safe procedures that further enhanced his work. I loved that he had these ideas for what I would never have noticed and once he pointed them out the results were amazing. In addition, I had had a cervical fusion which left my neck skin twisted and sagging. He did a magnificent job straightening out the skin and leaving my neck and jaw line looking natural and 10 years younger. Kudos to Dr. Anthony and his staff for such a fine job."- M.K. / Yelp / Oct 03, 2018
"Dr Anthony is neither god nor god sent. What this doctor is genuine, compassionate, extremely skillful, unbelievably caring, focused, great listener to your needs, reachable at any time if you need him. He will advise you on what needs to be done or corrected. Not for a moment he would try to recommend procedures that other plastic surgeons may suggest just to make more profit. As if Dr Anthony is not in it for the money. He explains what needs to be done so carefully and diligently that even a 7 year old would be able to comprehend. This review is based on Breast augmentation correction ( which was originally done by another plastic surgeon) and face/ neck lift. My advice to the readers: Consult with as many plastic surgeon as you see fit, and schedule a consultation with Dr Anthony last. Then judge for yourself and I am confident you will agree with this review concluded with an absolutely flawless result."- J.J. / Yelp / Aug 29, 2018
"I highly recommend Dr. James Anthony without reservation. I went to him about a year ago to address an aging neck because a physician friend of mine said he was the best. Though I had several consultations with other surgeons, none of them compared with his clear vision, his confident approach, his genuine warmth and his focused attention. Impressively, he didn't push any other procedures along with lifting the neck, saying repeatedly that he wouldn't recommend anything else be done to me (despite my not being young), whereas other surgeons pressed for additional work like face lifts or fat grafting -- things those close to me felt were unnecessary. Dr. Anthony is both a highly skilled surgeon and a life-long artist, so he understands how to preserve a natural look. He was brilliant throughout the entire process, and I and my family couldn't be more thrilled with both that process and the beautiful, natural result which has taken years off me. He is also an extremely responsive physician who provided multiple consults before surgery as questions arose, as well as regular check-ups for a year after surgery, and is un-hurried and attentive in exams. Recovery was much easier than I imagined, and his nursing staff (his surgical center adjoins his office) was wonderful -- he can send a skilled night nurse home with you. There were absolutely no complications, everything healed perfectly and much sooner than I thought, and there are no visible scars whatsoever, no puckering, no problems. This is a wonderful and highly skilled surgeon and a complete pleasure to interact with from beginning to end."- L.B. / Yelp / May 30, 2019
"The best! Dr. Anthony is a stellar physician and surgeon. His approach to technique and art is truly amazing. His attention to detail(s), bedside manner and follow up is superb. His office team is attentive, smart and always available! Ann and Jazmine consistently and effectively manage your appointments, skin care, recovery and overall experience. The "team" assist you from end to end. You feel as if you are the only patient. I recently, had two procedures with Dr. Anthony. Breast reduction/lift and neck lift! His team and anesthesiologist are unmatched in the outpatient world. Their attention to YOU, procedure and policy truly put you in the best care possible as you elect surgery. There are many choices in the plastic surgery world, but know, when you have the very best surgeon and team with you and always available you are ahead of the game!"- D.P. / Yelp / Oct 29, 2019
"Dr. Anthony is a highly skilled and very experienced surgeon. His work is impeccable and results exceed expectations. I have seen Dr. Anthony for a number of procedures including breast lift and augmentation, liposuction, upper eyelid lift and neck lift. I've always been thrilled with my results and surprised at how quickly I heal with minimal discomfort and zero complications. The results are completely natural. Even people who have known me for 20 years have not noticed that I had my eyes done and a neck lift! The only comments people make are "you look great" or ask if I lost weight. Dr. Anthony is kind, patient and answers all questions and his staff is great - very helpful and friendly. I have 100% confidence in him."- C.H. / Yelp / Feb 01, 2020
Individuals considering neck lift treatment 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. Whatever the reason may be, loose neck skin produces an older, unbecoming look, which in most cases can only be cosmetically fixed with skin excision and a tightening technique. If you are physically healthy and at a good weight but you feel embarrassed by lines, wrinkles, and loose skin along the neck, a neck lift cosmetic surgery treatment may be a recommended answer.
For neck lift surgery, IV sedation or general anesthesia is used. The incision point is placed just in front or behind your ears, while another one might also be created beneath your chin. If isolated areas of fat exist, liposuction would be the first step in the surgical process. Next, any sagging, loose, or hanging skin will be carefully excised and the underlying tissue and remaining skin will be pulled tight. This method of skin tightening is conducted until the desired contour has been achieved. Even though sutures are placed at the incision area, scars should not be noticeable since they were placed beneath your chin. A nonsurgical fat reduction injection such as Kybella may be incorporated to complement the results. Also, other nonsurgical choices can help the skin's texture and surface, such as laser, peel, or IPL treatment, to produce a glowing appearance.
What to Expect
After a neck lift, 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 activity for a couple of weeks to assist in a safe recovery. While recovering, loose clothing should be worn. You should notice visible aesthetic differences almost immediately. In addition, it has been noted that the neck lift surgery can make one of the most stunning enhancements to a individual's profile, turning back the hands of time on your appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a neck lift cost?
The cost of your neck lift can be discussed during your initial consultation with Dr. Anthony. Once he has created your personal treatment plan, he can estimate costs for the facility, anesthesia, and more. To help make your neck lift affordable, we accept many payments methods and we can give you information on low-interest medical financing.
What about nonsurgical options?
Surgery is the only way to remove loose skin, especially if it is loose enough to hang and droop. Therefore, a neck lift is the only solution when it comes to redefining your neck and giving your a smooth contour. While there are some very good skin tightening laser treatments that can produce some improvements, surgery is still the best option. A new and popular treatment called Kybella reduces fat in the upper neck, which causes a "double chin," but it does not correct loose skin.
Will I have visible scars?
A neck lift does require an incision under the chin and near the ears. However, these are placed inconspicuously (within the hairline on the ears and under the chin) so they are very difficult for others to see. Dr. Anthony makes every effort during your surgery to minimize visible scarring. You will also be given scar care instructions that will help your incisions heal properly so they are thin and flat.
Can I combine a neck lift with other facial surgeries?
During your initial consultation, you can discuss about 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 jawline, talk to Dr. Anthony so he can create a comprehensive treatment plan.
Should I get a neck lift or liposuction?
Depending on your needs and goals, you may consider combining a neck lift with liposuction. This can help if you have excessive skin and pockets of fat in your skin. Dr. Anthony will help you decide whether a neck lift, liposuction, or both should be part of your treatment plan during your consultation.
Great Neck Lines
Finally get rid your "turkey neck" profile and achieve the slim, smooth neck you wish for. If you are tired of feeling nervous from loose skin and wrinkles on your neck, please contact our facility in San Francisco, CA to learn more. Cosmetic neck lift surgery by Dr. Anthony has changed the physical appearance of countless individuals. We are excited to share this outstanding cosmetic procedure with you.