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A neck lift in San Jose restores the youthful, firm look to your neck and lower jaw with a custom surgery. Those who struggle with sagging or creased neck skin, wrinkles, a double chin and sagging jawline can look years younger with this custom procedure. This surgery can also smooth unsightly vertical neck bands.

What is a Neck Lift?

The neck is often one of the first areas of the body to show signs of aging – even before the face.

Beyond just wrinkles, the skin and the muscle of the neck may loosen, creating what we call a “turkey neck.” Occasionally, the problem is a double chin, which is the result of fat in the neck.

A neck lift complements a facelift by tightening the neck skin, correcting loose muscles, and may include conservative liposuction of the fat under the chin and jawline.

What is the general cost of a neck lift?

Because our surgeries are customized for each patient, we don’t provide an exact price until we’ve had a chance to evaluate your neck and your cosmetic goals. However, the average rate is in the range of $8,725.

What Can a Neck Lift Do For Me?

If you have any of the following signs of aging, a neck lift in San Jose may be the perfect treatment:

  • Sagging neck skin
  • Folds and wrinkles on neck
  • Vertical neck bands
  • Saggy skin and tissue marring your jawline
  • Double chin fat
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Who is a Candidate?

If you struggle with an aging neck that has wrinkles, sagging skin, creases, excess fat, or vertical neck bands, then you are likely an excellent candidate for our San Jose neck lift. You should have a positive outlook and reasonable expectations regarding your results and understand that our procedures are fully customized to achieve the best possible outcome. It is best if you:

  • Are in generally good health
  • Have no medical conditions that could impair healing after the procedure
  • Don’t smoke
  • Aren’t pregnant or breastfeeding

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Full Facial Rejuvenation: Combination Procedures

Many patients opt to have a neck lift and facelift concurrently to reverse the signs of aging from the cheeks to the clavicle.

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What is the Procedure Like?

In most cases, a neck lift in Palo Alto is performed under local anesthesia. The incisions are usually made behind the ears or delicately hidden in the hairline. A small incision under the chin may also be necessary. With a properly performed surgery and normal healing, the incisions should be imperceptible to all but your closest friends and family.

Excess skin is removed, and liposuction is used, if necessary, to remove excess fatty tissue. The underlying muscles are tightened and reshaped. The skin is then redraped for a tighter, more youthful look. You will not feel any pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can a neck lift remove a turkey wattle?

A: A turkey wattle refers to the wrinkled and sagging skin tissues hanging from the neck. A neck lift can remove the turkey wattle to streamline your neck and enhance your facial contours. However, you’ll have to discuss your treatment options to determine which specific neck lift style suits your needs.

Q: At what age can one get a neck lift?

A: A neck lift procedure can be performed on an adult of any age. However, you should have at least minor or early signs of aging, and you must be in generally good physical and mental health. As such, a neck lift is usually performed on individuals between the ages of 30 and 70.

Q: How long do neck lift results last?

A: Your neck lift surgery results may last 10 to 15 years, depending on your skin conditions and lifestyle. You should also note that the neck lift reverses signs of aging but doesn’t stop the aging process altogether, so your skin will continue producing fresh wrinkles, fine lines, and other aging signs.

Q: How much does a neck lift cost?

A: No two patients are alike, no two neck lift surgeries are alike, and likewise, no two surgery costs are the same. A neck lift's overall cost varies widely, depending on several factors, including the anesthesia expenses, medical examinations, treatment area, surgery style, and the surgeon’s fees.


How long will I need off work?

Most people take seven days to two weeks off from work after a neck lift, and sports and exercise must be avoided for at least two weeks or possibly longer, based upon how you heal.

Will I have bandages?

We will send you home with a bandage around your neck that you will need to wear continuously for one week and overnight for a few weeks after that. In some cases, drains may be necessary. These are placed under the skin and left in place for about two days after the surgery to capture fluids as you heal. After they are removed in a follow-up appointment, you are free to begin showering again.

Will I have scars?

We will also provide products to promote healing and improve the appearance of post-surgical scars. The incisions are hidden and will be virtually invisible to others, fading to match your skin tone.

When will the stitches be removed?

Sutures are removed in about a week. We will also see you for post-operative examinations to make sure that you are healing well.

When can I get back to my usual exercise program?

Initially, you will have to take it easy. After about six weeks, you will be given the okay to engage in all types of vigorous activities, including exercise, biking, hiking, or whatever you enjoy. If you wish to learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation for arguably the best neck lift San Jose has to offer.

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Practice Policy Update from Cheng Plastic Surgery Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Monday, January 4, 2021:

We are open!

We cannot wait to see all of our amazing patients in our office! We are currently working with a more limited schedule than before, so please be patient as we navigate through this, together.

There are a few key changes we’ve made to our appointment protocol to ensure we are maintaining social distancing and following strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols - for you AND for us.

  1. Call our office from your car once you’ve arrived for your appointment. A staff member will come out to greet you, take your temperature and conduct a short COVID-19 health screening to make sure you are in good health prior to entering the building. Our doors will remain locked during normal business hours to ensure only those who have been screened can enter.
  2. Please arrive at your appointment wearing a mask or protective face covering. We will not be able to bring you inside the office without one.
  3. We will not have more than one patient in the lobby at a time.
  4. You will be greeted by Dr. Elbert or Dr. Jacqueline wearing their Personal Protective Equipment deemed necessary by your specific treatment. (N95 mask, gloves, face shield or protective eyewear, etc.) We ask that you leave your mask on during the procedure, and only take it off if necessary to complete the treatment.
  5. All necessary transactions will be done in the room your treatment is being performed. This will avoid unnecessary back ups in the lobby.
  6. You will then be walked out through the back door of the office. This is the best way to keep all staff and patients socially distanced while maintaining one steady flow of traffic throughout the building.

And of course, all rooms will be heavily disinfected immediately after you leave just as we have always done prior to the pandemic. Each room is equipped with an air filter as an added safety measure. We will place a major focus on high-contact areas such as chairs, doorknobs, counter tops, mirrors and more.

We are still continuing to conduct Virtual Consultations if you prefer a quicker and no-contact experience.

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For the safety of our patients and staff, we ask that you reschedule your appointment and do not enter our office with any of the following conditions:

  1. You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  2. You have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  3. You traveled more than 150 miles or have been in close contact with someone who has traveled in the last 10 days.
  4. You are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
    • fever or chills
    • cough
    • shortness of breath
    • fatigue
    • muscle or body aches
    • headaches
    • sore throat
    • loss of taste or smell
    • nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting

Concerned about getting the Moderna vaccine after having recently received filler treatment? In some studies, it has been observed that a small percentage of the vaccinated groups experienced localized inflammation (swelling) after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. In said cases, all studied reactions were temporary immune responses. It has been suggested that patients refrain from getting filler two weeks before and after the vaccine. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office!

Thank you for your continued support and we can't wait to see you again!

Kindest Regards,,

Dr. Elbert, Dr. Jacqueline and staff at Cheng Plastic Surgery

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