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Neck Lift


Your neck reveals your age more than you realize. Loose and drooping skin on your neck can make you appear much older than you actually are. Reclaim your youth! A neck lift from Michael Schwartz, M.D., a board-certified facial plastic surgeon and diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery can take away years from your appearance. Dr. Schwartz provides neck lifts to those patients who live in and around Los Angeles, Pasadena and the surrounding communities of California, as well as internationally.

What is a Neck Lift?

Are you tired of looking older than you feel? Do you want to rejuvenate and revitalize your appearance? Is your neck showing some of the telltale signs of aging, such as a double chin, or “turkey neck”? Turn to top-notch surgeon Dr. Michael Schwartz for your neck lift, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, which will allow you to surgically correct jowls along the jawline, as well as neck bands and excess fat underneath your chin that can have the effect of creating a double or even triple chin, as well as sagging flesh along the front of the neck that results in the “turkey wattle”.

Benefits of a Neck Lift

The beauty of a necklace depends as much upon the beauty of the neck itself, as it does upon beautiful jewels or design. Is your neck looking as aesthetically appealing as your most beautiful necklace? Often, the neck skin and muscle are loose, but the rest of the face still has a youthful appearance. The neck can be tightened remarkably by Dr. Schwartz to restore your youthful neck and jawline. Too often the neck is overlooked cosmetically until wrinkles, drooping skin and the onset of a “turkey neck” make your neck look much older than you actually feel. If you want a firm, taut, rejuvenated neck and jawline, then a neck lift, which is a far less invasive and complex procedure than a total facelift, can correct a double chin with muscle laxity and excess skin in addition to restoring a firmer, smoother and more graceful and youthful-looking contour. Contact Dr. Schwartz now to set up your consultation and to learn more about if the benefits of a neck lift are right for you.

Am I A Candidate for a Neck Lift?

When you look in the mirror, does the cosmetic appearance of your neck leave something to be desired? A neck lift from Dr. Schwartz will rejuvenate your youthful appearance and will eliminate many of the signs of aging that tend to appear in your neck area. If you think that the appearance of your neck is making you look older than you actually feel, then you may be an ideal candidate for neck lift surgery with Dr. Schwartz.

What is the Neck Lift Procedure?

While similar to a face lift procedure, the neck lift is much less complex and complicated, but still produces permanent and striking improvements in the appearance of the neck. The neck lift is limited to the neck when someone has good tissue structure in the face with aging neck changes. A neck lift is performed by suctioning fat in the neck, suturing the neck platysma muscles together to re-establish the “muscle sling” and lost elasticity and by tightening and trimming excess skin. The procedure is performed through a small incision under the chin and another small incision on either side behind the ear. Dr. Schwartz begins the procedure with the infiltration of tumescent anesthesia followed by very precise incisions that allow him to access your underlying neck muscles. Through the incisions he will be able to tighten the neck muscles, in addition to removing the banding effect if present. Pockets of fatty deposits will be extracted through liposuction, which will create a much tighter, more youthful looking and smooth neck contour. In some cases it is necessary to remove fat deep to the muscle as well. Once the important cosmetic elements are achieved, Dr. Schwartz will suture the incisions and apply a surgical dressing and compression band.

What is the Neck Lift Recovery?

Dr. Schwartz is committed to helping you be as comfortable as possible during the first few days of your recovery and to support your neck during the recovery and healing process. Following surgery, Dr. Schwartz carefully places supportive bandages around the neck to support your neck muscles. Dr. Schwartz will recommend that you keep your head elevated following surgery, even while sleeping if possible. There is usually minimal swelling and bruising and results are seen immediately.  You will need to refrain from any strenuous activity or exercise for four weeks postop. The neck is tight for the first few weeks and will feel normal after a few months.

How Much Does A Neck Lift Cost in Pasadena, CA?

Your neck lift is typically performed as an elective cosmetic procedure and is generally not covered by your medical insurance. Your cost for your neck lift with Dr. Schwartz will vary based on your personal needs and goals. Dr. Schwartz provides convenient financing through Alphaeon Credit, Prosper® Healthcare Lending and CareCredit® in addition to accepting cash, personal checks and credit cards, so you can look your best with a neck lift.

Eliminate the signs of aging in your neck! If you live in or around Los Angeles, Pasadena or the surrounding communities of California, please contact board-certified facial plastic surgeon Michael Schwartz, M.D., a diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery to learn more about whether a neck lift’s benefits are right for you.


Pasadena Plastic Surgery
425 S Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone: 626-822-3470
Fax: 626-793-2912

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