Neck Surgery Overview
Scottsdale, AZ board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. John Williams, believes that neck surgery (with or without neck liposuction) can often create a striking improvement for many patients. 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 reshape your neck to look younger and tighter.
During neck liposuction, a small cannula is used to gently remove fat. It is placed under the skin through a small incision that is made just below the chin. The incision location makes scarring almost completely invisible. Dr. Williams uses the tumescent liposuction technique during neck liposuction. This involves carefully injecting an IV solution containing a numbing medicine and epinephrine into the existing fat. This helps minimize post-op discomfort and bruising. The fluid and fat are then gently removed through the cannula.The result is a smooth, better contoured neck with minimal post-op discomfort.
"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
"amazing surgical experience - From the moment I met Dr Williams and his staff I felt very at ease. I went to have an explant and a lift after having trouble with my implants and hating them for 10 years. Dr. Williams listened and was very thorough and has a great bedside manner. My Dr recommended him and she was spot on. I had my explant and lift March 15th and I have had limited pain and have not needed pain medicine only Advil. He is very gentle and precise! I am so impressed and couldn't be happier even at 3 days post op! If you are considering a Dr, go see Dr Williams and his staff!!! They are amazing!!!"- R. / RealSelf / May 19, 2020
"Yes that’s it!!! If you’re looking for a top notch doctor or professional skin care services this is hands down the best office in Scottsdale!! Stephanie is exceptional when it comes to skin care and can work her magic in ways I haven’t seen done before. I was extremely impressed! Dr. Williams has a great bedside manner and between the two of them and the staff, I felt super comfortable. I walked away after my first treatment feeling like I had truly found the right place for me. This is the place to go for all your skin care and surgical treatments."- C.D. / Google / Feb 28, 2020
"As of right now I’ve only gone in for a consultation; however, I need to say how pleasant the staff & Dr. Williams are! They eased my mind and took the time to answer all my questions. I didn’t feel rushed & felt confident with their depth of knowledge. I plan on getting a few other opinions before officially deciding on the surgeon, but as far as I can tell-Dr. Williams & his staff will be my first choice!"- T.C. / Google / Feb 28, 2020
"Beautiful facility. Professional staff. I had botox injections done by Dr William's, but would definitely consider him for a surgical procedure. Prices are reasonable and no pressure from staff to do more. Will return!"- K.V. / Google / Feb 14, 2020
Best Candidates for Neck Surgery
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 3 months prior to the procedure
- Overall good health
What to Expect with Neck Surgery
During the initial consultation, Dr. Williams will evaluate your neck skin quality and looseness as well as determine how much fat is present in the neck and to what degree the muscle tone affects the overall appearance. He will then recommend the proper procedure to achieve the best results. You may need neck liposuction, a neck lift or both.
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. Call our plastic surgery office today to schedule your consultation and learn more.