Of all cosmetic procedures, Scottsdale, AZ board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. John Williams, believes that neck surgery (with or without neck liposuction) can create a striking improvement for many patients. Also known as platysmaplasty, a neck lift focuses on enhancing the neck area by removing sagging, loose neck skin ("turkey neck"), and fatty deposits. During a consultation with Dr. Williams, he will discuss with you how a neck lift will fine tune your neck line to look younger and tighter.
A neck lift can be combined with other plastic surgery treatments and surgeries at the same time for symmetry, and to help you obtain the look you really desire to achieve. We offer facial rejuvenation treatments as well to help keep your skin looking younger beyond having plastic surgery.
During neck liposuction, a small cannula is used to gently remove fat. It is placed into the skin through a small incision that is made just below the chin. The incision location makes scarring almost completely invisible. Most surgeons use the tumescent ("superwet") liposuction technique during neck liposuction. The neck will be massaged while the fat is being removed to ensure that all fatty pockets have been addressed, and that the neck has a smooth contour.
"Words can not express how truly happy I am with my whole experience! I have wanted this surgery for years, but never thought I would actually voluntarily have someone cut me open. Trust in someone to do that is HUGE! Dr. Williams put me at ease immediately. After meeting and speaking with Dr. Williams I knew I was in good hands! He explained the whole process and everything I should expect (good and bad). If I had known about him before I wouldn’t have waited so long! His whole staff is fantastic, especially Adriana! Thank you for EVERYTHING! It’s been a month, I know I have a long way to go till I’m all healed, but I am already so very happy with the results! If you are looking for a great surgeon look no further!"- K.L. / Google / Sep 22, 2018
"I went to Dr. Williams for a dermal filler and Botox injections. He injected my lips and I have been obsessed with the results! For the first time, I'm not self conscious having pictures taken of me due to not being happy with my lips. My sister's have both had Botox injections with him also with amazing results. They recommended him to me. One of my sister's also had a mommy makeover with him after massive weightloss and was featured in a famous book that was just published at Barnes and Nobles with her results. It’s really cool! The procedures with Dr. Williams changed her entire life! It melts my heart seeing her finally post pictures of herself, dressing up for Halloween, doing things she never did before surgery. I plan on going to Dr. Williams for a tummy tuck, monsplasty, and breast augmentation myself ASAP and I can't wait because I’ve been dying to have that for myself too for years."- C.D. / Google / Sep 28, 2018
"Dr. Williams was wonderful to work with every step of the way. He was warm and friendly and paid attention to my little concerns and details. Everything turned out to be exactly what I wanted. I am extremely happy with the results!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Sep 28, 2018
"Dr. Williams was absolutely amazing!!! I have never felt happier with a surgeon. He has done an incredible job and I will be referring him to everyone. so extremely happy with my results!!!"- M.M. / Google / Sep 25, 2018
"Dr. Williams and his staff are incredible! My husband and I went in for my first visit and had every question answered with complete transparency. We instantly felt confident that this would be my surgeon. No rushing us into a deposit or " special price" for a short time bologna. It took me 20 years to finally make myself complete and I couldn't be more pleased. I gladly agreed to post my before and after pictures Feb. 2018 and June 2018...beautiful work Dr. Williams and thank you so very much. Brian and I love the new me!"- B.S. / Google / Jun 18, 2018
Good candidates are men or women who demonstrate:
- Localized fat deposits under the chin
- Looseness of neck muscle and/or neck skin
- Non-smokers or those who have ceased smoking 2 months prior to the procedure
- Overall good health
What to Expect
During the initial consultation, we will evaluate the patient’s underlying bone anatomy and make a determination as to whether the chin position and its influence on the appearance of the neck is an issue. This evaluation will help piece together an individual treatment plan. During surgery, an incision is typically made under the chin. If there are fat pockets present, the excess fat will be removed with liposuction. Then, any loose skin is excised and trimmed away. The final step is when the underlying tissue and muscles are pulled tight and the remaining skin re-draped and secured with sutures to produce a more youthful neck appearance.
Neck Surgery Recovery
Swelling and bruising will be present after neck surgery. A compressive neck dressing is used to help control swelling and to help the neck skin adapt to the new neck contour. Most patients can resume modest activity in 2 weeks. A complete recovery from neck surgery typically occurs in about 3 – 4 weeks. This surgery creates a tighter neck that appears softer and younger.
Plan Your Procedure
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Create a Tighter Neck
Neck surgery can result in a gorgeous profile and a younger looking neck for both men and women. It creates especially nice outcomes for weight loss patients where a significant amount of loose skin remains after the weight loss. Call our plastic surgery office today to schedule your consultation and learn more.