About Neck Lift Surgery
Are you tired of wearing scarves or turtlenecks even in warm weather to conceal the loose flaps of skin on your neck? Beverly Hills, CA plastic surgeon Suzanne A. Trott, M.D, F.A.C.S. performs neck lift surgery to correct the look of an aging neckline. This facial surgery tightens the area under your chin and along the neck to remove the loose skin that creates a "turkey neck" or "double chin." By taking away the loose skin and fat while incorporating a tightening technique to produce a smoother, natural neckline, this lower facial surgery at Suzanne A. Trott, M.D., F.A.C.S. can provide significant improvements to the lower half of your face.
Men and women hoping to undergo neck lift treatment generally battle visibly loose skin along the neckline. Neck skin that hangs is usually caused by numerous factors including gravity, weight fluctuations, and aging. Whatever the reason may be, hanging neck skin causes an unbecoming look, which generally can only be addressed with skin excision and a tightening technique.
A neck lift will also take care of the "waddle" that some of us have genetically. We often hear our Beverly Hills patients say: "My mother has this. Everyone in my family has this. I've had it my whole life" as they grab at the bulge under their chin. This "turkey gobble" is usually caused by fat deep underneath the platysma muscle. This is fat that cannot be liposuctioned, but must be removed surgically very carefully by a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon. This is part of the neck lift procedure. If there is more superficial fat (subcutaneous) along the jawline, then that can be liposuctioned as well to give more definition.
"Dr. Trott has changed my life! I found her by getting recommendations from about 4 girlfriends who had the same procedure I was going in for. All were happy with their results, so I knew she was definitely someone I wanted to meet with. As soon as I met her for my initial consultation, I knew she was the surgeon for me. She is beyond friendly and warm and I knew I would be in good hands. She really took her time with me, showing me additional photos, thoroughly explaining the procedure to me. Aside from me really liking her work, I was happy with the fact that she only performs one surgery a day so she can take her time. I had met with another surgeon who would have slotted me as his 4th surgery for the day. Her surgical team is amazing, I didn't have one complication. She came to visit me at the aftercare facility and makes herself available to her patients by cellphone. Addy, her office manager, is so friendly and helpful. I am still healing but am already so happy with the results! Everyone I know tells me how amazing I look and that the work looks so natural. I literally cannot say enough good things about Dr. Trott. She is THE BEST!!!"- S.S. / Yelp / Jan 05, 2018
"I chose Dr. Trott from her glowing online reviews and I am so glad I did! She truly is as wonderful as everyone raves about. I had a breast reduction surgery that went a few hours longer than expected because she has so much attention to detail she wanted it to turn out perfect. And I am so happy with the result. What was really important to me was how kind and reassuring she was. I get very nervous in doctor's offices and was pretty scared for the actual surgery, but she was so accommodating? and didn't just shrug off my fears. She made me feel so comfortable and I really appreciate her for that. Plus, her office staff is the sweetest! I would recommend? Dr. Trott to anyone I know and you should definitely, definitely give her office a call!"- J.C. / Yelp / Aug 07, 2018
"I don't know if I've ever left a Yelp review before, but I just had to when it came to Dr Trott. I hardly even know how to get across how strongly I recommend her. She does incredible work. She's great at listening to what you want and any concerns you have. She's patient and caring, and you'll definitely be safe in her hands. She's also innovative. She's always doing research and staying up to date. I would trust her with my life - in fact, I literally have trusted her with my life and I'd do it again."- A.D. / Yelp / Feb 20, 2018
"55 Years Old, Two Kids, Total Body Lipo - Dr. Suzanne Trott is to the human body what Michelangelo was to marble. She is a master of both the science and art of body sculpting. A surprising result for me was how quickly I recovered. I attribute that partly because of Dr. Trott's skill and experience, and partly because of the confidence I had in her. My confidence was partly because of her reputation (she came with high recommendations from a couple of aestheticians I know), and also because of her ability to give a clear and understandable explanation of the whole process and her patience when answering questions. Dr. Trott had respect for me and my goals, worked with me to develop a plan, executed the plan, monitored the outcome, and I couldn't be happier with the results."- P.T. / RealSelf / Feb 17, 2018
"Dr. Suzanne Trott is to the human body what Michelangelo was to marble. She is a master of both the science and art of body sculpting. Dr. Trott performed extensive lipo for me, and I am amazed at the results. I am a 55 year old woman. I am active and pretty athletic. And sure, my body looks better than it has in 15 years, but one of my favorite things about my results is the balance and elegance of my movement with a better balanced body. My thighs and belly had grown disproportionately larger-- due to gravity and perhaps the natural redistribution that happens with aging. I really love the movement of my body now that things are back in balance. Another surprising result for me was how quickly I recovered. I attribute that partly because of Dr. Trott's skill and experience, and partly because of the confidence I had in her. My confidence was partly because of her reputation (she came with high recommendations from a couple of aestheticians I know), and also because of her ability to give a clear and understandable explanation of the whole process and her patience when answering questions. She had respect for me and my goals, worked with me to develop a plan, executed the plan, monitored the outcome, and I couldn't be happier with the results."- P.T. / Yelp / Feb 17, 2018
During a neck lift procedure, IV sedation or general anesthesia is used. The procedure is done with just an incision hidden underneath your chin, and sometimes with additional small incisions behind your ears. If isolated areas of fat exist, liposuction of the neck would be completed first. Next, any sagging or hanging skin will be trimmed away and the underlying tissue and remaining skin will be pulled tight. This tightening method is conducted until the desired contour, shape, and smoothness has been achieved. Even though sutures are used to close the incision, scars should not be visibly seen since they are located in inconspicuous areas. A nonsurgical fat reduction injection such as Kybella may be incorporated to complement the results. Furthermore, other nonsurgical alternatives can help the skin's surface, such as laser treatment or a peel, to produce a vibrantly glowing appearance.
What to Expect
After neck lift surgery, there will most likely be some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, but these will go away around 7 – 10 days. It's important to rest and eliminate high-impact activity for several weeks to assist in the healing period. While recovering, clothing should not touch the neck area. You should notice visible outcomes almost immediately. In addition, it has been stated that the neck lift surgery can make one of the most significant improvements to a individual's profile, taking a decade off your appearance.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $8,500 - $12,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 Week
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- Next Day
Great Neck Lines
Finally rid your "turkey neck" appearance and get the slim, tighter, and smoother neck you dream about. If you feel embarrassed from hanging skin on your neck, we welcome you to contact Suzanne A. Trott, M.D., F.A.C.S. in Beverly Hills, CA to schedule your appointment. A surgical neck lift by Dr. Trott has changed the self-esteem of countless men and women. We are excited to share this amazing cosmetic treatment with you.