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Neck Lift in Charleston, SC

Are you bothered by sagging, wrinkled skin around your neck? Sick of being aged prematurely due to the appearance of jowls? A neck lift will correct skin issues of the neck, producing a younger, well-defined look. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse offers neck lifts for men and women who live in Charleston, Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant, Summerville and the
surrounding communities in South Carolina.

Neck Lift in Charleston, SC

What Is A Neck Lift?

A neck lift, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, is a plastic surgery procedure addressing neck issues. It can correct the appearance of a double chin, jowls, and sagging skin, known as a turkey waddle. A neck lift produces a well-defined jawline to restore your youthful appearance and eliminate banding beneath the jawline.

How Much Does A Neck Lift Cost in Charleston?

During your initial consultation, you will be informed of the cost of your neck lift. Payments can be made using cash, credit card, or check. We offer financing for the convenience of our patients.

What To Expect After A Neck Lift?

The supportive bandages placed following your neck lift will provide the support you need to relieve muscle strain and improve healing after surgery. They should be worn for approximately one week. You should refrain from moving your neck too much for the two weeks following your neck lift, and keep your head elevated as much as possible – even while sleeping.
Stitches are removed one week following surgery, and discomfort should resolve in the following week. Strenuous activities should be avoided for up to three weeks after surgery. During your follow-up visits, Dr. Widenhouse will clear you to resume certain activities as the healing process allows.

Will I Have Scars After Getting A Neck Lift?

There will be miniscule scars left behind after your neck lift. They will be located under the chin and are not very noticeable once healed.

When Will I See The Results?

A neck lift produces immediate results. You’ll see apparent changes in the neck’s appearance following surgery. These results will become more well-defined as time passes and swelling subsides.

What Are Possible Complications Of A Neck Lift?

Some possible complications may result from a neck lift, which can include:

  • Skin tightness
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Skin numbness
  • Infection

How Long Will The Results Of A Neck Lift Last?

The results of a neck lift are generally long lasting. Aging can affect the results of the neck lift procedure down the road.

Benefits of A Neck Lift

The neck is an area which seems to age much faster for some. Sagging skin and wrinkles may be apparent in the neck but not on the face, eliminating the need for a facelift. In these situations, a neck lift provides treatment and relief of premature aging. It fixes the unwanted double chin, turkey neck, and jowls.

Neck Lift in Charleston, SC

Who Is The Ideal Candidate For A Neck Lift?

Good candidates for a neck lift are in good health and desire tightening of the neck skin to reduce wrinkles and sagging. If your neck prematurely ages your overall appearance, a neck lift will help you turn back time to restore a youthful appearance.

What Do I Need To Do Before A Neck Lift?

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Widenhouse to determine if a neck lift can treat the unsightly neck issues diminishing your appearance. He will examine your neck and review your medical history to determine if in fact, the neck lift is the appropriate course of treatment.

You’ll receive information to guide you in preparing for your neck lift. You must stop smoking four weeks before surgery. If certain medications or supplements are part of your daily regimen or are used occasionally, you may need to stop taking them before surgery because of the potential for associated complications.

Neck Lift in Charleston, SC


What Should I Expect On The Day Of My Neck Lift?

To perform a neck lift, numerous minute incisions are made to access the muscles of the neck. Through them, Dr. Widenhouse will tighten the neck muscles to eliminate banding. Neck fat will be removed via liposuction to tighten the neckline. Sutures are then closed and dressed with a compression band to facilitate healing.

How Long Does It Take To Perform A Neck Lift?

A neck lift requires two or more hours to complete, depending on the extent of issues to be treated through the procedure.

Neck Lift FAQs

How long does a neck lift last?

The results of your neck lift have the potential to last up to 10 years depending on your body’s natural aging processes. That being said, many of our patients are still happy with the results of their neck lift more than 10 years later. We often encourage our patients to consider minimally invasive medical spa treatments like fillers and injectables to maintain their desired results long-term.

Can Botox® lift your neck?

Yes, Botox® is a non-surgical treatment that can give the appearance of a “lifted” neck. That being said, the results you receive from Botox® will be more subtle than a neck lift and must be maintained every three to four months for desired results. We often recommend patients consider a neck lift for more permanent results.

At what age should you get a neck lift?

While there is no perfect age for a neck lift, we generally see patients ages 50 to 60 with moderate to severe sagging and banding around the neck consider the procedure. Ideal candidates for a neck lift at Port City Plastic Surgery are in good general health, have realistic expectations of their results and are at least 30-years-old.

Do neck lifts work?

Yes, our neck lift patients are always thrilled to see their results following recovery! We encourage you to read through our patient testimonials to get a better feel for the quality you can expect when trusting Port City Plastic Surgery.

Where do they cut for a neck lift?

Dr. Widenhouse is careful to make strategic and discrete incisions for the neck lift behind the ears and hairline. These incisions are easily hidden away following recovery and don’t tend to leave large scars.

Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse is passionately committed to reflecting your inner beauty. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, our team offers full body plastic surgery, emphasizing overall health and wellness to the residents of Charleston, Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant, Summerville and the surrounding communities in South Carolina. Contact Port City Plastic Surgery today!