Good definition in your chin, neck, and jawline is a key component of a youthful, healthy appearance. Aging and heredity can cause sagging and excess fat in your neck, causing you to look older and heavier. Dr. Rebecca Garza performs neck lift surgery to help men and women from Munster and Crown Point, Indiana, and surrounding communities look better and feel younger. This procedure sculpts and firms the neckline by removing unwanted fat deposits and excess skin.

Talking It Over

During your consultation, either Dr. Garza will explain the procedure and her technique in detail. She will examine your neck and chin, checking for fat deposits, muscle, and skin tone. Dr. Garza is extremely personable, and she will encourage you to ask questions about the procedure.

Procedure Specifics

Dr. Garza performs neck lifts on an outpatient basis, meaning you can return home the same day. Neck lifts often take place under general anesthesia, allowing you to sleep through the surgery. They can also occur under local anesthesia and sedation, meaning you can be awake and comfortable for your procedure. Neck lift procedures take approximately 2 hours.

Neck lift surgery requires a very small incision in the chin. Dr. Garza carefully places this incision in a natural crease to reduce the visibility of the scar.

When a larger amount of excess skin requires removal and tightening, additional incisions may be necessary under the chin or behind the earlobes. Dr. Garza will remove the excess skin before suturing and bandaging the incision.

Dr. Garza

Meet Your Surgeon,
Rebecca Garza, M.D.

Dr. Garza is one of the most accomplished female board-certified plastic surgeons in Indiana and the Chicagoland area. She completed elite fellowship training and is active in several prestigious professional associations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Aesthetic Society, and the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. She performs a full range of facial procedures, as well as breast enhancement and body contouring, all tailored to your personal needs.

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Neck Lift for Men

A strong jaw and prominent chin are key masculine features, so definition and contouring of these areas are often desired. A neck lift can reshape the neck and jaw for men with loose skin, extra fat pockets, or lack of definition. Surgeons must be especially careful to preserve the masculine features of their male patients.

Generally, men’s jawlines are sharper and more prominent than women’s. Surgeons must also take the Adam’s apple into consideration for male patients. If a surgeon is not experienced or mindful, it can result in discomfort and undesirable results. While there aren’t great differences between male and female neck lifts, it is still important to find a surgeon that is highly qualified in male plastic surgery. Dr. Garza specializes in surgery for men, such as neck lifts, and understands the subtle differences of the male face.

More Information

Neck lift surgery is commonly performed with facelift for total rejuvenation of the lower face and neck.

After Your Neck Lift Procedure

You will receive a compression band to wear around your neck for 1 week to keep your neck firmly shaped. Your neck may feel sore and stiff for a few days following the surgery. Bruising and swelling are also normal reactions.

Many patients return to work and light activities a week after surgery. Bruising and swelling will gradually subside over a 2- to 3-week period.

A Reputation Built on Results

A Reputation
Built on Results

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Neck Lift FAQs

Should I get a neck lift or liposuction?

Liposuction alone can provide excellent results for neck lift candidates in some cases. Removing fat can restore the neck’s definition if your skin retains its elasticity and tone so that it “bounces back” after underlying fat is removed. This is often the case for younger patients. Lax skin or more pronounced signs of aging, such as a “turkey wattle” or jowls, cannot be corrected through liposuction alone, however. In these cases, a neck lift is recommended.

Can I get a neck lift without a facelift?

Although Dr. Garza often combines the 2 procedures in a single operation, some patients can achieve their cosmetic goals with only a neck lift. On the other hand, it’s uncommon that a patient who is ready for a facelift would not also benefit from a neck lift. If you think you might be a candidate for either treatment, Dr. Garza can evaluate you during a consultation.

Are there nonsurgical alternatives to a neck lift?

There are non-invasive procedures that claim to offer results comparable to a surgical neck lift. These devices typically use energy to tighten skin and destroy fat. However, nothing compares to surgery. Patients with moderate to advanced signs of aging will see much greater benefits that will last longer with a true neck lift.

Trust a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
for Your Neck Lift

If you want to rejuvenate your appearance with a neck lift performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Garza, request a consultation using the online form or call our office at (219) 322-3131.