Neck Lift

Good definition in your chin, neck, and jawline is a key component of a youthful, healthy appearance. Aging and heredity can cause your neck to become fat and saggy, 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.

If you want to rejuvenate your appearance with a neck lift performed by our board-certified plastic surgeon, request a consultation using the online form with Dr. Garza or call our office at (800) 721-3244.

Neck Lift
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Before & After Neck Lift Case 18 View #1 View in Schererville, IN
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Case #18

This 78 year old Northwest Indiana gentleman came to our Munster, Indiana plastic surgery office for a consultation to rejuvenate his neck but wanted to avoid a complete facelift. An evaluation by Dr. Galante, a plasic surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery revealed a typical "turkey gobbler" neckline consisting of loose skin and exces... Read More
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Case #126

This 67-year-old patient wanted to address the loose skin under her chin, sometimes called a "turkey gobbler," but felt a neck and facelift was too much surgery for her. Dr. Galante instead recommended cervicoplasty to treat her neck. A cervicoplasty is a less-invasive alternative to neck lift at our Indiana plastic surgery practice. Although... Read More
Before & After Neck Lift Case 17 View #1 View in Schererville, IN
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Case #17

This 66 year old man desired improvement in the appearance of his neck. He desired correction of the loose, hanging skin under his chin. A cervicoplasty treated his concerns directly without undergoing a complete facelift.
Before & After Neck Lift Case 162 View #1 View in Schererville, IN
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Case #162

This 65 year old patient from Indiana presented to our plastic surgery office desiring a change in the appearance of her neck. She complained of having a "turkey neck". She had a facelift done elsewhere 2 years earlier but said her neck was unchanged.Her exam demostrated jowls with laxity of the skin under her chin... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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 they 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 typically take approximately 1 hour.

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. The surgeon then removes the excess skin and sutures and bandages the incision.

Dr. Galante and Dr. Garza

Welcome to Our Practice

Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Rebecca Garza and Dr. Gus Galante have established a plastic surgery practice dedicated to providing personalized care that gives you the confidence to make educated decisions about your surgery. Together with a hand-selected team of professionals who share our passion for patient care, we offer a range of surgical procedures designed to help you look and feel your best.

Impeccable Credentials

Both Dr. Garza and Dr. Galante are fellowship-trained plastic surgeons at the forefront of the aesthetic surgery field. They are each active in professional associations and have given back to the community by donating their time and services to local charity organizations.

Dr Galante & Dr. Garza's credentials Dr Galante & Dr. Garza's credentials

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.

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More Information

  • Neck lift surgery is commonly performed with facelift for total rejuvenation of the lower face and neck.
  • For answers to questions our patients often ask about cosmetic surgery, visit our FAQs page.

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. Your surgeon may provide antibiotics to prevent infection at the incision site and may prescribe pain medication for any discomfort.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 non-surgical 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.

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