About Neck Lifts
With time and aging, a patient's skin around their neck and under their chin can become wrinkled or loose. Our double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Chiu, can improve the appearance and contour of a patient's neck by performing a neck lift. A neck lift involves lifting sagging tissue and removing and repositioning excess skin, resulting in a tighter, more youthful appearance. Traditionally, a neck lift removes excess skin, but a neck lift can also be performed in conjunction with neck liposuction to remove any excess fat, or with a facelift if a patient has significant facial aging changes and jowl formation that may also be causing cosmetic issues. A full treatment plan can be discussed and determined by scheduling a consult at our Today's Cosmetic Surgery office in Pittsburgh, PA.
The best candidates for neck lift surgery:
- Are ages 40–60
- Have loose skin in the neck area caused by weight loss, aging, or genetics
- Have lines and wrinkles in the neck area
- Have minimal facial aging changes/jowls
- Desire a sleeker and slimmer profile
- Desire a long-term solution
- Desire a natural look
Neck Lift Reviews
"Would Not Trust my Face to Any Other Plastic Surgeon! Dr. Chui is a perfectionist and artist. Very skilled and knowledgeable. He has a great bedside manner. His office manager Sara is always helpful and friendly. I had a face and neck lift. I had no pain during or after the surgery. Dr Chui surgical skills have given me my confidence back. The pictures tell say it all, what a difference."- M.B. / RealSelf / Nov 23, 2021
"I had been unhappy with my aging face and neck for about 10 years. I consulted with a few plastic surgeons in Pittsburgh and finally decided on Dr. Chiu. I am thrilled with my lower face lift. I look far better than I ever imagined and totally natural. Sara works in the office and is also a sweet, kind professional. She assisted me with all my skin care questions after surgery.This is an important decision but do yourself a favor and consult with Dr. Chiu. You will never be sorry."- L.L. / Yelp / Mar 12, 2021
"Great Surgeon for Natural Results - I've been seeing Dr. Chiu for many years. Always great service -- nice office, kind, caring and does a great job maintaining a natural look. Recovery from any procedure is always easy. I highly recommend Dr. Chiu for surgery, fillers, botox"- J. / RealSelf / Sep 28, 2021
"I Am Super Happy with This Practice. - I have seen Dr. Chiu for several years and have had both botox and fillers. I had been contemplating a lower lift for some time but held off; first because of the expense and also I thought it might look like I had surgery. I finally talked myself into the surgery and it was well worth the expense. I'm extremely happy with the results; I know he took at least ten years off of my face and neck without any visible signs. I have total confidence in Dr. Chiu and was very glad a friend recommended him. Sara is very accomodating and makes you feel so welcome."- V / RealSelf / May 17, 2019
"Dr. Chiu is AWESOME! He has been making me feel more youthful for years. Filers, Botox and fraxel treatments. When they weren’t enough and I was aging faster than I’d like, Dr. Chiu has given me my youthful appearance, w/a face lift. All of my girlfriends are so envious. I can’t wait till we are allowed to remove our masks so I can show off my new appearance. I couldn’t say enough good about Dr Chiu and his wife Sara, who works the reception. Awesome power couple I am so blessed to have met. I also want to stress that he is very conservative, therefore he doesn’t make you look different than who you are, just your best self! ❤️"- N.S. / Google / Jan 08, 2021
What to Expect
Neck lift surgery is outpatient procedure and performed at an accredited surgical facility. The patient may select choice of anesthesia (general, IV sedation, or local anesthesia) for the procedure. Dr. Chiu will start off by making an incision in front of and/or behind the patient’s ears and/or under the chin. When there’s abundant fat in the submental region, liposuction surgery is employed to remove this excess fat. The underlying neck muscles will then be pulled tight. Then, the excess skin will be trimmed, and the remaining skin will be lifted and redraped for a tighter, smoother appearance. Stitches, or sutures, are placed deep in the neck wall. Dr. Chiu may also place a drain in the surgical site. The surgery typically lasts a few hours.
While it’s normal to experience pain and discomfort after a neck lift procedure, Dr. Chiu's is well known for delivering the most natural appearing surgical results with minimal recovery. He is able to minimize any pain and discomfort for his patients, although you should have the expectation of some swelling and bruising after surgery. It’s also common for patients to have a sensation of tightness and pulling, which is a result of the neck adjusting into the new position. Typically, patients are able to return to work in 7-10 days and resume normal activity in about 2 weeks. After a few months, a patient should be able to see the full effects of the surgery with a tighter, smoother, more contoured neck. Dr. Chiu's patients experience very minimal scarring since the incisions are placed and designed to be well hidden.
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That sleek, beautiful neck that you desire can be yours easier than you might have thought possible thanks to a neck lift surgery. The surgery is successful at targeting extraneous skin, fat, lines, and wrinkles in the neck area. To learn more, please call our Pittsburgh, PA office to schedule a consultation with our plastic surgeon, Dr. Chiu.