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Neck Lift Plastic Surgery

Neck Lift Plastic SurgeryNeck lift plastic surgery is a safe, critical, and concrete way to restore a more sculpted and younger looking neck appearance. The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin, provides neck lift and several other surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures to patients in Richmond, Virginia, and surrounding locations.


Cosmetic Flaws Addressed with Neck Lift

Aging process and other factors can cause the appearance of loose skin, excess fat tissue and unsightly bands in the neck area. The neck lift surgery is an ideal procedure to reduce or remove these anomalies. Neck lift can also help to reduce a jowly appearance and give the effect of a more defined jaw line.

Most patients will look more youthful and attractive with neck lift, and many can also appear as if they have gone through a weight loss. But the patient should have realistic expectations, and be aware that more dramatic outcomes can be achieved when neck lift is combined with a facelift plastic surgery.



The common age when an individual may be a fabulous candidate for neck lift is between 40 and 70. Women and men affected by one or more of the following conditions may be more suited for a neck lift surgery:

  • The skin in the neck area is damaged due to environmental exposure and sun
  • Excess fat tissue below the chin gives the effect of a double chin
  • A turkey wattle neck appearance due to loose, slack skin in the neck
  • Appearance of jowls due to excessive skin or fat under the jaws
  • Conspicuous wrinkles, folds, or creases in the neck or excess fat tissue deposits



If the skin in the neck area is reasonably elastic, but the patient is bothered by the appearance of excess fat deposits, the surgeon may only recommend neck liposuction. In other cases, neck lift will be performed to remove loose skin and tighten the underlying weak neck muscles to give a subtle lift to the neck.

With the help of the latest surgical techniques, the plastic surgeon will be able to perform the neck lift using only minor incisions, which can be discreetly placed below the chin and behind the ears. Surgical excision or liposuction may be used to remove excess fat tissue through the incisions. The surgeon will also tighten and reposition the slack muscles. A portion of the platysma muscle may be removed in some cases.

Once the lifting and tightening of the underlying neck tissue is completed, the surgeon will re-drape the skin over the neck and pull it taut. Any surplus skin will be excised at this point, and the incisions will be carefully closed with sutures. The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery receives patients from Richmond, Virginia, and various communities across the region for neck lift surgery.



The patient may have to go through a downtime of about one week following neck lift. However, strenuous activity and heavy lifting of weight will have to be avoided for about two to three weeks.

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

Serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Fairfax, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Fredricksburg, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Maryland Richmond, VA and surrounding communities.

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