Neck Lift

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery & Head and Neck Surgery
in Chesterfield and O'Fallon, MO

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Neck Lift services offered in Chesterfield and O'Fallon, MO

A neck lift can correct problems like sagging or crepey neck skin while removing unsightly pockets of fat below the chin and artfully enhancing your profile. At Synergi Facial Surgery, Robert Cristel, MD expertly performs neck lift procedures attuned to each patient’s personal goals. Dr. Cristel sees patients at two West St. Louis County offices in Chesterfield and  Chesterfield Valley as well as a St. Charles County office in O’Fallon, Missouri, so call the one nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Neck Lift Q&A

What is a neck lift?

A neck lift is a surgical procedure in which Dr. Cristel removes extra fat and skin in the neck area. This procedure can also correct problems with the muscles in the neck. Neck lifts ultimately refine your appearance from the underside of your chin down to the bottom of your neck.

A deep neck lift hides only one incision underneath the chin. There are no incisions around the ears or hairline. This leads to less scarring and faster recovery. 

Is a neck lift right for me?

A neck lift might be right for you if you’re unhappy with some of the common signs of aging in the neck, such as: 

  • Crepey neck skin
  • Sagging neck skin
  • Neck bands
  • Significant extra bulges of fat and skin in your neck

The right type of neck lift for you depends on many factors, including your age. For example, a deep neck lift, which repositions connective tissue, removes fat, and tightens the muscle, is generally better for younger patients.

A neck lift isn’t always the right choice for everyone. If a neck lift isn’t right for you, the practice also offers a broad spectrum of other services to refine and reshape the face and neck based on the look you want. 

For example, if some extra neck and chin fat is your only issue, and you have good skin elasticity, another option, like liposuction, might be a better fit.

Dr. Cristel will recommend the ideal procedures for your facial anatomy and personal goals. 

Should I have a facelift with my neck lift?

Facelifts revitalize the middle and bottom of your face. Most people who experience unwanted signs of aging in the neck also have issues in the face, such as:

  • Sagging jowls
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Marionette lines
  • Volume loss in the midface
  • Loosening cheek skin

If you’d like a younger look, a facelift and neck lift combination could be a great option. Together, the two procedures give you a beautifully contoured middle and lower face, a defined jawline, a sleek neck, and a lovely youthful profile. 

But, if you mainly have concerns about your neck and aren’t worried about your mid- or lower face, a stand-alone neck lift might be the procedure for you. 

To find out more about neck lifts, call Synergi Facial Surgery or click the online appointment feature now.