A neck lift, also known as a submental lipectomy, is a surgical procedure that removes localized fat deposits under the chin, corrects muscle laxity, tightens sagging skin or enhances a receding chin.
The University of Michigan is a nationally recognized leader in reconstructive surgery. Our team of board-certified plastic surgeons and medical specialists guide our patients through every step of the neck lift process to ensure the best results possible.
Is a Neck Lift Right for You?
If you are interested in achieving a more youthful-looking neck with a better contour, you may want to consult with a physician about having a neck lift procedure. In addition, neck lifts can be conducted in conjunction with other plastic surgery procedures.
A neck lift is best for patients who are otherwise in good health without active diseases or serious preexisting medical conditions.
About the Procedure
The exact procedure will depend on your surgeon's assessment of your anatomy and your desired results. In general, your surgeon will make a small incision underneath the chin. Your surgeon will suction or directly excise the fat in this region, will tighten muscles and may remove a small amount of skin.
Options to Enhance the Procedure
We often perform this procedure in conjunction with a standard face lift or with nose surgery (rhinoplasty) in order to achieve balanced facial proportions. We may also perform a Chin Surgery (Genioplasty) to alter the basic shape and balance of the face. A submental lipectomy can reshape the jaw line and may be especially useful for enhancing the profile of a patient with a receding chin. View all of our facial surgeries.
Call us for a private consultation with a surgeon who specializes in neck lift surgery. Together, you can discuss your expectations and the possibilities.
We conduct your consultation and all pre-operative and post-operative visits at Domino’s Farms where our patients enjoy personalized care in a private office atmosphere.