About Neck Lift Surgery
Are you sick of wearing turtlenecks and scarves the whole year to cover the loose flaps of skin on your neck? Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Ethan Baughman provides neck lift surgery at his practice in Westlake Village, CA to improve the look of an aging neckline. This facial surgery reshapes and tightens the area on the underside of your chin and along the neck to remove the loose skin that creates a "turkey neck." By surgically excising the loose skin and fat while using a tightening technique for a smoother, natural neckline, neck lift surgery at Ethan Baughman Plastic Surgery can provide dramatic improvements to your profile. Before you contact us to schedule your initial consultation, read more about surgical neck lifts and the wonderful results it can give you.
"I had a mommy makeover with Dr. Baughman about two weeks ago and so far I couldn’t be happier. He spent a lot of time talking to me to find out exactly what was important to me, and also used 3D photo modeling to help me see and understand my different options. He did everything possible to make sure I was going to be happy with my results and the process. It was nice to have surgery next-door to his office, making surgery day go smoothly I was back to work 4 days later. Highly recommend!"- J.S. / Google / Oct 27, 2019
"I just had my first hydrafacial experience at Doctor Baughman’s office and I’m loving the results!! I really love how my skin feels and looks! I’ve never had my face glowing that much after a facial. I will definitely be back for another one soon."- P.C. / Google / Oct 11, 2019
"Dr Baughman was my plastic surgeon in St. Louis last year when I received a breast augmentation. He was very attentive, answered all my questions, and followed up with me after my surgery to make sure I was ok. I was 38 when I received my breast augmentation. This is my first major surgery and I was super nervous. I was completely flat chested and couldn't fit in a double A bra. Now, I am a 32 DD 5 ft, 120 lbs. My shoulders are a bit wide, so now I wish I would have gone bigger, but the results from the size I chose is fantastic! (I chose 415 cc R and 345 cc L) I initially wanted a natural look, but I, like most patients, prefers now a larger size. But this is just my perception, Dr Baughman was great! I am now able to wear tube tops, I can go bra less and my breasts are really perky. The scars are minimal, my recovery time wasn't as bad or long as I thought I would be. I received my surgery on a Wednesday and went back to work on Monday. I wasn't able to make full turns on the steering wheel while driving for a bit. And I couldn't do any push ups or arm exercises for at least 4 months and by then I still didn't feel comfortable. It's been 13 months since my surgery. Overall, I wouldn't change my experience or have chosen another physician. Thank you Dr Baughman, you have changed my life for the better and I love my results!!!!!"- K.S. / Yelp / Sep 19, 2019
"Dr. Baughman is an AMAZING plastic surgeon! I had a breast reduction/lift procedure done by Dr.Baughman in 2017 and the results are everything that I hoped for. I was nervous prior to the surgery because it was my first time ever undergoing surgery. Dr.Baughman was very compassionate, informative, and assured that I was indeed in good hands. After the surgery, Dr.Baughman made sure to keep in touch and was there to answer all of the questions that I had. I am very happy and satisfied with my breast reduction/lift and will definitely recommend Dr.Baughman to anyone who’s seeking plastic surgery with outstanding results. I will be back for another procedure very soon! :)"- M.J. / Google / Sep 04, 2019
"Great professional that you can trust 100% and expect no pain with amazing results."- K.H. / Google / Sep 03, 2019
A neck lift can help with visibly sagging and hanging skin on your neck. Hanging neck skin is often caused by aging and significant weight loss. Loose neck skin can only be fixed with skin excision performed during a neck lift surgery. If you are physically healthy and at a good weight, but you feel embarrassed by lines, wrinkles, and hanging skin along your neck, a neck lift may be your answer.
For neck lift surgery, IV sedation or general anesthesia is used. The incision point is placed just in front or behind your ears while another one might also be created beneath your chin. Any sagging, loose, or hanging skin will be carefully excised and the underlying tissue and remaining skin will be pulled tight until the desired contour has been achieved. To complete your neck lift, Dr. Baughman will close and clean the incisions.
What to Expect
Before your surgery, Dr. Baughman will go over what to expect after your neck lift and what you can do to speed your recovery. A team member will review these instructions before you are discharged to go home. After a neck lift, there will probably be some mild swelling and bruising, but this should fade within a week or two. You should rest and try to avoid exercise or strenuous activity for a couple of weeks. You should notice visible aesthetic differences almost immediately that improve over time.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a neck lift cost?
Costs for your neck surgery will be reviewed in your consultation with Dr. Baughman. As soon as he has developed your surgical plan, he will be able to estimate prices for the anesthesia, facility, and miscellaneous fees. To make your neck surgery easy to afford, Ethan Baughman Plastic Surgery takes several payments methods, plus, we can tell you more about how to get low-interest financing.
What about nonsurgical options?
Neck lift surgery is the best option to eliminate excess skin, particularly if it droops or hangs. Although there are several nonsurgical skin tightening procedures that may give you mild improvements, neck lift surgery offers the most significant improvements to redefine and smooth your neckline.
Will I have visible scars?
Your neck lift will start with one incision beneath the chin, as well as two more close to the ears. These are placed so the scars are difficult for others to see. Dr. Baughman tries very hard during neck lift surgery to avoid visible scarring. A team member will explain scar management instructions, which will encourage your incisions to heal flat and thin.
Can I combine a neck lift with other facial surgeries?
At your consultation, you should mention if you are thinking about another surgery, like a facelift or chin augmentation, along with a neck lift. It's normal for two or more face surgeries to be done together to get your best results. If you are concerned about an undefined jawline or weak chin, tell Dr. Baughman so he can develop a plan that meets all your goals.
Should I get a neck lift or liposuction?
Based on your concerns and goals, you might want to get a neck lift with liposuction. A lift plus lipo may be best if you are concerned about both loose skin and fat pockets in your neck. Dr. Baughman can help you choose whether a lift, lipo, or a combination of both should be included in your surgical plan.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $7,500 - $11,000
- Recovery Time
- 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 – 3 Hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
Trade your "turkey neck" for the firm and smooth neck you want with a neck lift. If you are tired of feeling embarrassed about loose skin and wrinkles on your neck, please contact Ethan Baughman Plastic Surgery in Westlake Village, CA to learn more about neck lift surgery.