About Neck Lift Surgery
Do you wear turtlenecks or scarves even in the summer to hide the loose, flabby skin on your neck? Plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Dorner offers neck lift surgery at his office in Dublin, OH to reduce 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 Dorner Plastic Surgery 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.
"I will ONLY GO TO HIM!!! He did an amazing job! I researched for years and finally picked Dr. Dorner!!! I’m the first they asked years ago to do a video testimony on my experience of Breast Augmentation, and last I seen, I am still on his website 7 years later!! “Kim from Clyde”! He is seriously amazing and I always recommend him! So far I have had 2 people also drive about 3 hours to go to him and they thank me to this day for my recommendation and are so happy with their results!!!"- K.S. / Healthgrades / Jun 14, 2020
"I wish I could give more than five stars; AMAZING experience! I've struggled to build muscle/bulk in certain areas of my body my whole life and decided it was time to take action. For about 6 months, I researched options and plastic surgeons, mostly based in LA and NY. I luckily stumbled across Dr. Dorner in my search and I'm so glad I found him. The whole staff is very friendly, supportive, smart and very accommodating. Dr. Dorner made recommendations based on the results I was trying to achieve and I have to say, he knocked it out of the park. I highly recommend Dorner Plastic Surgery."- R.C. / Google / Nov 23, 2019
"My surgery was great. No issues and had a good recovery time. The staff was great, especially the 2 girls at the counter. I’ll be back in the future!"- J.B. / Google / Mar 18, 2020
"When All else Fails - If you've read my first procedure review, you know what's happening. If not, I'll give a brief synopsis for you.Back in 2016; I worked my a** off, literally. After losing 90 pounds I was left with stubborn belly fat and saggy skin around my abdomen. It was really affecting me and my view of my body. I worked extremely hard and felt I had nothing to show for it. Enter in, Dr. Dorner.I had my tummy tuck with muscle repair and liposuction done in September of 2016. 12 weeks into recovery..........Pregnant.I was extremely worried. I had just had this major abdominal surgery and now it was going to be undone; would it be okay for the baby, is it going to be too tight, would there be any complications? I had an amazing OB/GYN and it turned out her brother is a plastic surgeon. She said that she has had several patients that have had a tummy tuck and then had babies, with little complications, although they hadn't been as soon after.Long story short, everything turned out fine. I was fine, baby was fine (although she was breech and we couldn't get her to turn - no matter how hard we tried) and she was born in August of 2017.During my pregnancy I gained about 29 pounds. After my pregnancy, I gained additional weight. You know....new baby, whatever sleep I could get, nursing..these things took priority. I have managed to lose 23 pounds. So that's great, but it hasn't been lost from where I want. I've been trying hard, not as hard as before but still hard and the fats just not budging.I saw Dr. Dorner today for a consultation; after looking at the areas around my hips, he agreed and said he could perform liposuction with no issues. He did ask if I had had any drastic weight loss prior to my tummy tuck because I have more skin than he'd expect for someone who gained a small amount during pregnancy. I can't fault him for asking, I doubt he remembers my previous history, so I said yes. He briefly mentioned a posterior body tuck which I guess is like a tummy tuck for the backside. No thanks. Just the lipo please. I can live with my cellulite and not have to finance a down payment on a house.The quote was less than I imagined so I'm fairly certain this is going to happen. Just have to plan when; it looks like it will be shortly before mother's day, he's good at what he does and books out pretty far, plus it'll be my gift to myself."- M. / RealSelf / Mar 10, 2020
"I had an amazing experience undergoing Ultherapy with Christine at Dorner Plastic Surgery. I was a bit worried about the pain going into the treatment, however, Christine was able to keep my discomfort to an absolute minimum. I would highly recommend this non-invasive, essentially painless treatment!"- A.S. / Google / Jan 18, 2020
Neck Lift Ideal Candidates
Patients seeking neck lift surgery generally have visibly loose, hanging skin in the neck region. This loose skin deformity 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 loose skin, wrinkles, and lines on the neck, a neck lift may be a suitable option.
Neck Lift Surgical Technique
During neck lift treatment, 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, a form of liposuction would first be performed. 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. An injection such as Kybella may also be used to enhance the results. In addition, other nonsurgical options can help the surface, such as a chemical peel or laser skin resurfacing, to create a smooth and glowing appearance.
What to Expect with Neck Lift
After a neck lift treatment, there will likely be some bruising, swelling, and moderate discomfort, but these effects will fade with each passing day. You should rest and avoid strenuous movements and activities for 2 – 3 weeks to assist in the recovery. During this time, fitted clothing near the neck should be avoided. 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.
Neck Lift 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. Dorner. 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, Dorner Plastic Surgery accepts 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 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. Dorner makes every effort during your surgery to minimize 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 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. Dorner 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. Dorner will help you decide whether a neck lift, liposuction, or both should be part of your treatment plan during your consultation.
Great Neck Lines
Say goodbye to your "turkey neck" look and attain the tighter and smoother neck you deserve. If you are self-conscious about folds and wrinkles on your neck, we invite you to contact Dorner Plastic Surgery in the Dublin and Columbus, OH area to speak with a patient coordinator. Neck lift treatment by Dr. Dorner has changed the lives of so many patients. We look forward to sharing this exciting cosmetic surgery with you.