About Neck Lift Surgery
Are you tired of wearing turtlenecks or scarves even in warm weather to hide the loose, flabby skin on your neck? Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Kasden offers neck lift surgery at his office in Southlake, TX to correct the appearance of an aging neck. This cosmetic surgery recontours and reshapes the section beneath your chin and the entire neck to remove a "double chin" or "turkey neck." By removing the excess skin and fat while introducing a tightening method to create a softer neckline, this procedure at the plastic surgery office of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. can provide striking enhancements to your profile. Before you call to schedule your consultation, read below to learn more about neck lift surgery and the amazing results it can produce.
Neck Lift Reviews
"AMAZING results-Necklift-TOP NOTCH SURGEON - Top notch surgeon, responsive, personable, sharp, direct, leaves no question unanswered. Totally in tune with patients. His team works together seamlessly. Reasonable price, pleased beyond my expectations with outcome and aftercare. The man is a genius in chemistry when it comes to “mixing the right cocktail of medications” to bring you to twilight state & keep you pain free during the procedure. Impressive - I have no memory of the procedure (necklift in office)."- Anonymous / Vitals / Mar 02, 2017
"Almost every elderly man in my family has an unsightly excess amount of skin beneath their chins known as a “wattle” and until I recently had plastic surgery I was no exception. After years of enduring the embarrassment and dissatisfaction with the appearance of my face because of the excess skin beneath my chin, I finally decided to seek a plastic surgeon qualified to perform a neck lift. After I consulted with three different surgeons and received a treatment plan proposal from each of them I chose Dr. Kasden to perform the surgery. As an Engineer my expectations for any professional service are high and Dr. Kasden met my every need for understanding each step the procedure needed, the risks, and the expected results. Additionally, Dr. Kasden performed a full face lift on a close friend of mine with excellent results several years ago that still looks great today. Dr. Kasden performed my surgery October 29, 2013 with no complications. He removed the excess skin beneath my chin and restored my appearance to a level better than I thought possible. In my opinion, my face now appears as it did several years ago (I've made the comparison with old photographs) and now I am 83 years old. I've been told by family and friends that I look many years years younger than I did prior to the surgery. Also after surgery the symmetry of my facial features is perfect which attests to the surgical skill of Dr. Kasden. From the initial consultation for my surgery through each step of the procedure and follow-up office visits, Dr. Kasden's treatment and services have been excellent and highly professional. For anyone considering plastic surgery, I recommend him without reservation.Temple PageSun City TexasRetirement Community"- T.P. / Wellness / Jan 13, 2014
"Neck Lift December 2016. It's July 2017 and my neck and lower face look great. No more little jowls, neckline is smooth. I do look 15 years younger. Excellent, personable, professional staff. This doc is GOOD at his job is an understatement."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jul 09, 2017
"Neck Lift - Fort Worth, TX - Dr Kasden really to his time to explain everything to me on what to expect. I felt open to ask any and all questions I had. He put me at ease and I felt I was in good hands. I also appreciate all the follow up care I am still receiving."- P. / RealSelf / Nov 10, 2015
"For some years now, I've been looking to reduce the "signs of aging" and dial back a few years on my neck and lower face. My neck was sagging, slight jowling, and wrinkle bands etching on the skin around the front of my neck. Too much sun!! I kept the neckbands at bay for a few years with botox injections. My face is in good shape, round cheeks, not a lot of deflation. I wasn't in a hurry, so over the past 4 years, I spoke to 3 different surgeons. A few talked about a face lift... but my face wasn't showing the age like my neck and the jowl area. One day, I looked on the RealSelf website and came across a photo of a patient of Dr. Kasden who had done exactly what I was looking for, a clean defined neck and better definition around the jawline. I made an appointment with Dr. Kasden and took the photo of his patient I found on the website with me. 1. Consultation. I showed Dr. Kasden the photo of his patient and explaining that is what I want done as well... a necklift and a little cleaning up around the jawline. He went into detail about the steps in the procedure to get that outcome, drawing a diagram of the side of a head and showed where the incisions would be made, the nipping, tucking and stitching. He was direct in telling me the area around the incisions would be numb for a while the nerves reconnected. Pricing on the procedure was very reasonable. 2. Procedure. I chose to have the procedure in the office, meaning no general anesthesia and being fully awake. Understand that Dr. Kasden must have gotten straight A's in chemistry because the man is a genius when it comes to "mixing the right cocktail of medications" to bring you to a twilight state and keep you pain free during the procedure. I have no memory of the procedure even though I was awake. What I did have were sensations - pulling and pressure - but no pain. 3. Post-procedure. Now you would think that after a procedure where a quarter of the side of your face (including the back half of your ear) has been severed/unattached from your head you would have pain during the recovery. The pain that I did experience was mild and lasted 36 hours. On the top part on the back of my ear where the stitches were, about a day before the stitches were to be removed, it hurt where my glasses sat on my ear. As soon as the stitches were removed, the pain went away. 4. Staff and Nurse who assists with procedures. Top notch, responsive, personable, sharp. Totally in tune with patients and Dr. Kasden. The team works together seamlessly. I am 7 months post procedure. WOW, my jawline is beautiful, no little jowls now!! I do look 15 years younger!"- K.C. / Yelp / Jul 08, 2017
Ideal Candidates for Neck Lift Surgery
Patients hoping to undergo neck lift surgery generally have visibly loose, hanging skin in the neck region. This loose skin is generally caused by several factors including major weight loss and aging. Regardless of the reason, sagging neck skin creates an unflattering look, which can only be corrected with skin removal and tightening. If you are at a healthy weight, but you feel challenged by sagging folds of skin, surface lines, and wrinkles on the neck, a neck lift may be a suitable option.
Surgical Technique for Neck Lift
During neck lift surgery, general anesthesia is used. An incision is placed behind or in front of your ears, and another one may be placed under your chin. If pockets of fat exist, liposuction of the neck will be performed first. Following that, any loose skin will be removed and the remaining skin will be pulled tight. This technique is performed until the desired shape and contour has been attained. Although sutures are used, scarring should not be seen since they reside under your chin.
What to Expect from Neck Lift Surgery
After a neck lift treatment, there will likely be some bruising, swelling, and moderate discomfort, but these effects will fade around 7 – 10 days. You should rest and avoid strenuous movements and activities for 2 – 3 weeks to assist in the recovery. During this time, clothing should not touch the neck area. You should see visible results almost immediately. In fact, it has been said that the neck lift treatment can make one of the biggest impacts to a person's profile, shaving years off your appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions about Neck Lift Surgery
How much does a neck lift cost?
The cost of your neck lift can be discussed during your initial consultation with Dr. Kasden. Once he has created your treatment plan, he can estimate costs for the facility, anesthesia, and more. To help make your neck lift affordable, we accept many payment 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 hangs or droops. While there are some nonsurgical skin tightening treatments that can produce some improvements, surgery is the most effective solution to smooth and redefine the contours of your neck. 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 two more near the ears. However, these are placed so they are very difficult for others to see. Dr. Kasden 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 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. Kasden 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 surgical liposuction. This can help if you have both excess skin and stubborn pockets of fat in your neck. Dr. Kasden will help you decide whether a neck lift, liposuction, or both should be part of your treatment plan during your consultation.
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Achieve Great Neck Lines with Neck Lift Surgery
Say goodbye to your "turkey neck" look and attain the slim, tighter, and smoother neck you deserve. Neck lift surgery by Dr. Kasden has changed the lives of so many patients. If you are self-conscious about folds and wrinkles on your neck, we invite you to contact the plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. in Southlake, TX to speak with a patient coordinator.