What is a Neck Lift?Lower rhytidectomy, popularly known as a neck lift, is a plastic surgery procedure designed to firm up and tighten sagging skin and loose muscles in the neck area to create a more youthful neck profile. A neck lift is often performed in combination with neck liposuction or facelift surgery procedures to create more natural looking outcomes.

During the initial consultation, the surgeon will explain about all aspects of neck lift and help the patient make a well-considered choice. Patients in Richmond, Virginia, and surrounding communities and cities across the horizon in this area of the state have an opportunity to receive neck lift surgery from board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin.


Cosmetic Enhancement with Neck Lift

Skin in the neck region can tend to sag due to aging, genetics, environmental exposure and other factors. Some people may develop unsightly neck bands and excess fat pockets around the neck. Neck lift plastic surgery is an effective way to get rid of these problems and create a sculpted neck appearance. A jowly look can also be improved to create a defined jaw line with the help of a neck lift.

Most patients will look and feel more youthful and attractive after a neck lift. While it may appear as if the patient has undergone a weight loss, the patient should have realistic expectations and should be aware that neck lift is only a body contouring procedure and it can create more comprehensive outcomes when combined with a facelift.


Appropriate Candidates

A key step for the plastic surgeon during the pre-op consultation will be to determine the patient’s candidacy for neck lift. Suitable candidates are usually between the ages of 40 and 65. Candidates with one or more of the following conditions may be appropriate for a neck lift:

Skin in the neck region has suffered damage due to sun and wind exposure over time Excess fat tissue deposits below the chin have caused the appearance of a double chin A turkey wattle neck can be noticed due to slack and loose skin in the neck Conspicuous jowly appearance because of excess skin or fat beneath the jaws Appearance of wrinkles, creases, folds, or fat pockets in the neck area


Trampoline Neck Lift

The plastic surgeons at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery now offer a trampoline neck lift to create a contoured neck line. This minimally invasive technique is also known as an incision-less neck lift. It involves the application of an innovative IGuide system to redefine the neck contour and jaw line.

Small needle point incisions are made in targeted areas, which cause minimal discomfort and involve a shorter recovery. Dr. Sundin has received advanced training in the use of the IGuide system. He provides this cutting edge procedure to patients in Richmond, Virginia, and nearby areas.

The advantage for the patient is that they can achieve the desired younger looking neck without having to undergo a major surgery. Scarring is negligible with this procedure, and busy people prefer this technique because they can return to their normal work routine quickly after the neck lift.

For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit


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