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Why consider a neck lift?

One of the most common concerns for patients is the “turkey wattle,” a section of the neck that resembles a loose, hanging appendage. The skin becomes crepe-like and begins to sag, the jowls droop and the fat beneath the chin starts to balloon. In addition, the platysmal cords can start to draw attention, causing unattractive vertical banding.

A surgical neck lift in Beverly Hills is an excellent solution for improving these aesthetic concerns and can create a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance as well improved self-confidence in one’s image. Dr. Lee’s approach is conservative, but highly effective. She will tighten the neck muscles, trim excess fatty tissue, address the deeper SMAS layers (submuscular aponeurotic system), sharpen the jawline, and deliver an elegant, refined silhouette.


Before & After

Browse Dr. Lee’s before and after gallery, as a glimpse of what’s in store for you.

What are the advantages of a neck lift?

  • Tightens and tones the neck muscles
  • Smooths away wrinkles and sagging skin
  • Reduces submental fat
  • Treats vertical neck bands
  • Refines the jawline
  • Combats crepe-like skin
  • Natural rejuvenated appearance
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“Dr. Lee and her staff are professional, caring and sincerely interested in giving you the best results for your procedure. I knew from my first consult that I would choose Dr. Lee as my surgeon. She is warm and friendly yet very professional. She is very upfront about results/expectations which I very much appreciated. I breezed through my neck lift and would do it again if I had to!”

An actual neck lift patient of Dr. Michelle Lee’s

Who makes a good neck lift candidate?

A good candidate for any surgery should be of sound mind and body, with no major medical conditions that might interfere with the surgery or recovery. Patients should be non-smokers who are realistic in their expectations for their results. Dr. Lee suggests that a neck lift is an excellent solution for anyone frustrated with sagging, banding or wrinkling in the neck. These concerns are not easily concealed or improved by diet and exercise.

What is the surgery like?

Our Beverly Hills neck lift is done as an outpatient procedure. It is usually performed under general anesthesia. Depending on your specific concerns, the incisions are hidden either around the ear or beneath the chin. The excess skin and fat are removed, and the muscles are tightened. A neck lift can be combined with additional facial plastic surgery procedures––such as a facelift, forehead lift or eyelid surgery––for a more comprehensive transformation.

What will my recovery entail?

Recovery is unique to each individual, as people tend to heal at different rates. However, most patients can expect to experience some tightness, bruising and swelling for at least a few weeks. A customized recovery plan will be provided by Dr. Lee.

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What is Dr. Lee’s background?

Dr. Lee is a board-certified plastic surgeon who delivers elegant, beautiful outcomes tailored to her clients’ customized goals and individual anatomy. She is often referred to as “an artist” by her returning patients.


Dr. Lee’s rigorous training and expertise in the medical field is coupled with her longstanding career as a classical concert pianist, an endeavor that demands a high degree of attention to detail, concentration and artistry. Dr. Lee completed a demanding fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Medical School, as well as an integrated six-year residency in plastic surgery at Case Western Reserve University.


She has published numerous scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks and is the recipient of the Rollin Daniel Award for best presentation in rhinoplasty. She received her medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania on a merit scholarship.

Will there be any visible scarring?

The surgical scars will be virtually invisible once you have healed, due to the discreet placement of the incisions. The incision sites will gradually fade and blend with your skin tone.

Myths about facial plastic surgery - Debunked

MYTH: RECOVERY IS PAINFUL AND LONG

TRUTH: Facial rejuvenation patients typically find their surgery recovery to be overall much easier than expected. Most individuals will experience minor to moderate discomfort only during the first few days post-op, but severe pain is unusual. Patients can expect to be presentable at around 2 weeks and are cleared to return to work shortly after (with restrictions on strenuous activities until 1 month post-op).

MYTH: THERE’S A ‘RIGHT AGE’ FOR FACIAL REJUVENATION SURGERY

TRUTH: There is no perfect age for cosmetic surgery. Facial rejuvenation is personal and completely dependent on the needs and goals of each individual client. Some are ready for a face lift at age 35, while others choose to do it at 70. If you feel ready, then it’s the right time for you!

In our experience, patients undergoing plastic surgery at a younger age have more time to enjoy the outcome of their investment. Additionally, younger clients are typically in better health, lowering the risks of surgery. Likewise, younger skin is more elastic and allows the results of surgery to be even more natural and gratifying. However, rejuvenation at a later age can often be just as enjoyable.

MYTH: COSMETIC SURGERY RESULTS ARE TEMPORARY

TRUTH: Facial rejuvenation results do not have an expiration date. The best way to think about it is as if you are turning back the clock on your appearance by 10-20 years. The results are immediate and permanent, however, gravity and aging will naturally continue to take its toll. At age 90, you will always look much younger having had a face lift than if you hadn’t.


Why should I choose PERK Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles for my neck lift procedure?

  • Award-winning, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
  • Unfaltering commitment to artistry, innovation and safety
  • Compassionate, inclusive practice environment
  • Modern understanding of what it means to be an original beauty
  • Friendly, knowledgeable support staff
  • Nuanced, natural-looking results
  • Customized approach
  • State-of-the-art technology and world-class equipment
  • Convenient Beverly Hills location and concierge amenities

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