Neck Lift Surgery in San Diego

Neck Lift for a More Elegant-Looking Neck

When performed correctly, neck lift has a tremendously positive impact. The neck, chin and jawline are often the first areas of the face to show signs of aging and gravity. An experienced neck lift surgeon, like Dr. Dennis Bucko of Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Center, can restore youthful contours to the lower region of the face for an overall rejuvenating effect.

Why San Diego Neck Lift Patients Trust Dr. Bucko

woman-in-white-300x196Dr. Bucko has the required training, experience and skill to deliver consistently beautiful results. A board certified plastic surgeon with extensive training in both general surgery and plastic surgery, he is also a talented artist and sculptor who understands the importance of balance and proportion in facial plastic surgery. Through long-lasting involvement with local, national, and international plastic surgery groups, Dr. Bucko keeps his skills and knowledge up-to-date by frequently consulting with his colleagues. He is constantly looking for ways to improve his techniques and incorporate technology for a more pleasant and positive patient experience.

More about the Neck Lift Procedure with Dr. Bucko

Dr. Bucko evaluates neck lift candidates on an individual basis to ascertain their needs and determine whether the procedure is a suitable option. He explains the procedure in greater detail, including what it typically accomplishes. Dr. Bucko provides all the information a patient needs to make important decisions about their care.

woman-touching-neck-295x300Generally, neck lift is a suitable option for individuals that are bothered by:

  • loose, saggy neck skin
  • relaxation of excess fat and skin in the lower face that creates jowls
  • vertical lines or muscle banding on the neck
  • excess fatty deposits underneath the chin that give the appearance of a “double chin”
  • wrinkled neck skin

Dr. Bucko performs a physical examination of the problematic areas, inquiries about the patient’s specific cosmetic goals, and uses that information to develop a plan of treatment.

If the neck has aged more quickly than the face, a standalone neck lift procedure is a great option. If the neck, lower face and mid face regions collectively need to be improved, neck lift techniques can be folded into a standard facelift operation.

The procedural steps of a standard neck lift procedure vary, according to the patient’s specific needs. Typically, sagging fat is redistributed from the jowls back up to the cheek area to create a more attractive contour along the jawline. Excess skin is removed from the neck and the remaining skin is re-draped more tightly. The platysma muscles may be released, repositioned, and tightened to eliminate vertical muscle cords or banding. Any excess fat on the neck can beliposuctioned away. The surgery is performed through an incision around the ear, and possibly an additional incision underneath the chin.

Individual results may vary

Schedule a Neck Lift Consultation with Dr. Bucko

If you are embarrassed by a double chin, loose neck skin or other problems in the lower region of the face, neck lift might help. Dr. Bucko invites you to schedule a facelift consultation at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center. He can evaluate your needs and goals and develop a plan of treatment to help you achieve your desired results. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.