About Neck Lift Surgery
Do you wear turtlenecks or scarves even in warm weather to hide the loose, flabby skin on your neck? Arlington, VA plastic surgeons Dr. Talal Munasifi and Dr. James Economides offer neck lift surgery to correct the appearance of an aging neck. This cosmetic surgery recontours and reshapes the section beneath your chin and the entire neck to remove a "double chin" or "turkey neck." By removing the excess skin and fat while introducing a tightening method to create a softer neckline, this procedure at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center in Arlington, VA can provide striking enhancements to the bottom region of your face.
"Always wonderful Thanks for the great support and kindness."- M.B. / Office Visit / Sep 20, 2018
"From start to finish I have had the best experience with Dr. Munasifi, Ms. Cami (patient coordinator) and the rest of the staff! I had a revision breast augmentation and a full tummy tuck. I decided to add the tummy tuck 5 days before the surgery and both the Dr. and surgery center were completely accommodating. Dr. Munasifi is so gentle during the surgery that you have minimal downtime. As long as you follow all pre and post-op instructions you will feel great after surgery. I had no pain and never had to take any pain medication besides Tylenol. Since the surgery, I have also gotten a facial and my first botox injections from PA Danielle (who is also very gentle). I live 1hr away but I plan to come here for everything in the future, completely worth it! I even have friends from different parts of the US that want to fly to Dr. Munasifi to have procedures done by him because of my experience and incredible heal time and results."- D.S. / Yelp / Jun 21, 2019
"Dr. Munasifi is simply the best in the business- excelled bedside manner and exceptional at what he does. You will not be disappointed!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Feb 09, 2019
"Dr. Munasfi—The Best of The Best! Go Visit Him. You Will Be Amazed With The Results - Great, Fantastic! Dr, Munasfi is The Best! If you want the Best, then go to the Best—Dr. Talal Munasfi. Dr. Munasfi is constantly rated as one of the Top Doctors In the distinguished magazine, “Washingtonian”. He was named Top Cosmetic Surgeon by “The Arlington Magazine”. Dr. Munasfi’s own brand of skincare products—work, soften the skin, hydrate the skin, smell and feel great. You have the ..."- P.S. / RealSelf / Jan 31, 2019
"Had a silicone breast augmentation. Procedure was so easy and my results are amazingly natural. I get compliments all the time that they are perfect."- G.V. / Google / Dec 01, 2018
A neck lift takes about two hours and involves two or all three of the following techniques:
- Liposuction is performed for the removal of fat. It starts with an incision below the chin. The fat deposits are removed by inserting a small cannula (a hollow tube with an opening near its blunt end) beneath the skin and into the fatty tissue. The cannula is used to break up the fat and is attached to a suction device to remove the fat from the neck area.
- Cervicoplasty is performed to remove excess skin on the neck. An incision is made under your chin and/or behind the ears. Dr. Munasifi then removes and redrapes the skin, securing it with sutures or a special type of permanent adhesive glue.
- Platysmaplasty is done if you have a banded appearance on the neck. The incisions made under the chin and behind the ears for cervicoplasty can be used for platysmaplasty. A tiny instrument is inserted to either remove a portion of specific neck muscles or realign them, which tightens the middle area of the neck. Dr. Munasifi sutures areas of the muscles in order to maintain them in the best position.
What to Expect
When the procedure is completed, an elastic bandage is applied to the neck and head, and a bandage and tape is applied across the chin or behind the ears. These bandages help to reduce swelling and discomfort. After a period of time in our recovery room, you will be released to go home. A follow-up appointment is typically scheduled one week after surgery to remove large bandages and to check on your progress. Around this time, most patients feel comfortable with going out in public wearing scarves or face makeup to disguise any noticeable bruising. You may experience some soreness and bruising but these symptoms should subside within a few weeks. Over-the-counter pain medication can be taken to ease any discomfort. We recommend you sleep on your back with your head elevated for the first few nights to aid in reducing swelling. Intense workouts should be avoided for about six weeks but light exercise can continue after about two weeks. Please call our front desk if you have any questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does a neck lift treat?
A neck lift with Dr. Munasifi improves excess fat, lax skin, and muscle bands on the neck, including what is commonly known as “turkey neck.” The result is an overall more youthful appearance.
What procedures complement a neck lift?
A facelift and neck lift are often performed concurrently to address signs of aging from the mid-face to the shoulder. In some cases, fat grafting is performed in addition to a neck lift to create a seamless neckline.
How long does a neck lift last?
Although neck lifts are long lasting, they do not stop the natural aging process. With proper skin care and maintaining a healthy weight, a neck lift can last 10 – 12 years.
What kind of anesthesia is required for a neck lift?
Neck lift surgery is considered an outpatient procedure and is typically performed under general anesthesia. Advanced Plastic Surgery Center uses a board-certified anesthesiologist to administer all anesthesia. Although patients will be released the same day, they will need an adult to drive them home or they can take advantage of our car services. In either case, patients will need another adult to accompany them.
When can I return to work after a neck lift?
Typically, patients are able to return to work within 4 – 5 days. However, some swelling and bruising may still be present. Makeup can be applied to hide these symptoms, but for optimal aesthetic, we suggest patients allow for a 2 – 3 week recovery period before returning to work and attending social events.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $7,200 - $15,500
- Recovery Time
- 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
Great Neck Lines
Say goodbye to your "turkey neck" look and attain the slim, tighter, and smoother neck you deserve. If you are self-conscious from folds and wrinkles on your neck, we invite you to contact Advanced Plastic Surgery Center in Arlington, VA to speak with a patient coordinator. Neck lift treatment by Dr. Munasifi has changed the lives of so many patients. We look forward to sharing this exciting cosmetic surgery with you.