Neck contouring creates a firmer, smoother, and more refined appearance to the neck and chin, which can help you look years younger.
Get A Smoother and Slimmer Neck
A smooth, graceful neck portrays a sense of refinement and youthfulness that serves to enhance your appearance. A neck contouring procedure can help you achieve the natural beautiful neckline you’ve always desired.
Look Years Younger After Neck Rejuvenation
Neck contouring creates a firmer, smoother, and more refined appearance to the neck and chin. Even without making other changes to the face, improving a thick, wrinkled, sagging, or heavy neck can dramatically improve your appearance, helping you look years younger or even as though you’ve lost weight. Neck contouring can also help restore balance to the face by providing a better defined jawline that frames the rest of the face.
Are You Bothered By The Appearance Of Your Neck?
You may be a good candidate for neck contouring if you are bothered by:
Know Your Options: Do You Need To Address The Fat, Skin, and/or Muscle?
There are two different surgical techniques that reshape your neck to eliminate a double chin and turkey necks. Which of these techniques is right for you depends on two things:
If the answer to both of these questions is no and your skin is still elastic, then liposuction of the neck is a great option for you. If, on the other hand, you have excess skin and loose neck muscles, liposuction without skin removal is not your best choice. In fact, liposuction alone would make it look like you have even more excess skin. You are a candidate for a neck lift instead.
Neck Liposuction: Minimally Invasive Contouring With Minimal Downtime for Patients With Excess Fat and Good Skin
Do you feel that you have an excessively full chin or underjaw area, despite being at a health weight? Neck liposuction can achieve a better defined, more graceful neckline by permanent removing excess fat.
Most candidates for neck liposuction are relatively young (in their 20s to 50s)and have hereditary deposits of fat in their neck and under jaw region that make them appear heavier than they really are. If you have good elasticity then it’s likely you will have good skin retraction and an excellent contour with liposuction alone. Liposuction removes excess fat but cannot significant improve sagging skin.
For most patients, liposuction is a fairly quick procedure that can be performed using local anesthesia. Through a few tiny incisions concealed beneath the chin or behind the ears, excess fat is removed and the chin and neck are contoured.
Neck Lift: For Patients with Sagging Skin and Loose Muscles
If you are bothered by loose, sagging skin on your neck, then a neck lift may be the solution.
A neck lift is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat and skin and tightens the loose muscles of the neck called the platysma. A neck lift with restore a pleasing youthful look to the neck and under-jaw area.
A neck lift procedure is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Through small incisions beneath the chin and behind the ears, the neck muscles are tightened, and excess fat and skin are removed to restore a smoother, firmer, and more youthful appearance to the neck.
Some patients have saggy jowls that descend into the neck area. In this situation, patients are often surprised to hear that what they actually need to correct their concern is a facelift, rather than a necklift. This is because the jowl area along the jawline is lifted during a facelift and not during a necklift.
Nonsurgical Treatment Options: CoolSculpting Cool-Mini, Kybella, and Ultherapy
There are three nonsurgical treatments that can contour the neck without surgery or downtime.
It’s important to keep in mind that these treatments, while generally effective, produce much more most modest improvement in contour compared to the surgical treatments described above.
The nonsurgical treatments for neck contouring that are currently available include:
Getting Back To Normal
After neck liposuction, you will wear a special supportive chin strap for about 3 or 4 days. You should sleep with your head slightly elevated to minimize swelling, and you will be encouraged to minimize rotation of the neck. Any pain that is experienced is usually well controlled with prescription medication. Most patients are able to return to work within 1 week and to full activity after 2-3 weeks. Swelling, bruising, and numbness are typical after the procedure. These symptoms usually resolve within 1-3 weeks after surgery.
After neck lift surgery, you will wear a special supportive chin strap for 3 to 7 days. You should sleep with your head slightly elevated to minimize swelling, and you will be encouraged to minimize rotation of the neck. Any pain that is experienced is usually well controlled with prescription medication.
Recovery time after a neck lift will depend on the individual, as well as the extent of surgery. Most patients can return to light activities within 3-5 days and return to work within 1-2 weeks. Expect your neck to feel tight for a few weeks, as well as bruising and swelling. Visible bruising usually subsides within 1-2 weeks, while swelling will gradually subside.
Exact Costs Vary Depending On Your Specific Needs and Desired Results
The cost of neck contouring varies from person to person and depends on a number of factors including your specific needs and desired results.
Factors that contribute to the cost of treatment include:
Costs of surgery may include fees for the surgeon, anesthesia, operating room, facility, equipment, implants, garments, aftercare, lab tests, and medications.
The cost for neck contouring ranges from $2,500 to $50,000.
We offer a range of patient financing plans including low monthly payment plans and plans for those with suboptimal credit histories.
The Artist’s Eye
Improving the appearance of the neck requires a surgeon to understand the unique relationship between the anatomy of the face and neck and how each contributes to a patient’s natural appearance. To perform neck contouring safely and successfully, a surgeon must have experience in multiple facial cosmetic procedures as well as a highly-developed aesthetic eye.
Dr. Fan is an Expert with a Full Range of Neck Contouring Treatments Both Surgical and Non-Surgical
Dr. Fan is highly experienced with a range of neck contouring techniques and procedures including neck liposuction, neck lift, platysmaplasty, cervicoplasty, CoolSculpting Cool-Mini, Kybella, and Ultherapy. He also has extensive experience with a wide range of related facial enhancement procedures including facelift, chin enhancement, and nose reshaping. Dr. Fan will select the best procedure for your specific goals and facial characteristics. Dr. Fan believes that less is more and will use the simplest, safest, and most reliable procedure to help you look younger.
The Goal is To Help You Look Beautiful, Not Overdone
Dr. Fan is also highly experienced with non-invasive and minimally-invasive neck contouring treatments, so he will be able to help you understand the benefits, expected results, risks, and limitations of each type of treatment so that you can decide whether a non-surgical or surgical treatment is best for you.
Dr. Fan is known for his elegant sense of artistry and refined surgical skills. You will look rested, refreshed, younger, and natural.
Neck contouring creates a firmer, smoother, and more refined appearance to the neck, chin, and underjaw area. This can help you look younger, more balanced, or as if you’ve lost weight.
I did a lot of research before choosing to have a costly elective procedure, and I’m glad I did. Dr. Fan is an exceptional surgeon. He has a remarkable sense of aesthetics. He made suggestions and recommendations I would not have come up with on my own but afterwards saw he’d been absolutely right about. In addition to all of this, he is a genuinely kind person. I have no regrets and if I were going to have anything done in the future I would go back to Dr. Fan."*
— Lisa A
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