About Neck Lift Surgery

Are you tired of wearing scarves or turtlenecks all the time to conceal the loose, flabby skin on your neck? Encinitas, CA plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Schoemann performs neck lift surgery to address the appearance of an aging neck. This cosmetic surgery tightens the section under your chin and the entire neck to remove a “double chin” or “turkey neck.” By taking away the excess skin and fat while incorporating a tightening method to produce a softer neckline, this lower facial surgery at Schoemann Plastic Surgery can provide significant enhancements to the lower half of your face. Dr. Schoemann is a double board-certified, fellowship-trained plastic surgeon who has trained extensively to master plastic surgeries of the face. Rest assured that your neck lift will provide unparalleled results while prioritizing your safety and comfort at the hands of our skilled surgeon.

Ideal Candidates

Men and women contemplating neck lift surgery generally battle visibly loose skin along the neckline. Neck skin that hangs is usually caused by numerous factors including gravity, weight fluctuations, and aging. Regardless of the reason, hanging neck skin causes an unbecoming look, which generally can only be addressed with skin removal and tightening. If your weight is stable but you feel frustrated by loose skin and wrinkles on the neck, a neck lift surgery may be a great option. Dr. Schoemman takes a holistic approach in planning every plastic surgery procedure, so he will help you determine how a neck lift will best serve your goals.

How Can We Help You?

Surgical Technique

During a neck lift procedure, general anesthesia is used. An incision is placed around your ears, and another one may also be made underneath your chin. If pockets of fat exist, neck liposuction would be completed first. Next, any sagging or hanging skin will be trimmed away and the remaining skin will be pulled tight. This tightening method is performed until the desired contour, shape, and smoothness has been attained. Although sutures are used to close the incision, scarring should not be visible since they are located under your chin. An injectable, such as Kybella, may also be used to enhance the results. Furthermore, other nonsurgical alternatives can help the skin’s surface, such as laser treatment or a peel, to create a younger-looking and glowing appearance.

Necklift Results


What to Expect

After neck lift surgery, there will most likely be some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, but these will go away after some healing time has passed. It’s important to rest and eliminate high-impact movements and activities for several weeks to assist in the healing period. During this time, button tops or loose-fitting clothing is ideal. You should see visible outcomes almost immediately. In fact, it has been stated that the neck lift treatment can make a significant improvement to a person’s profile, taking a decade off your appearance.

Great Neck Lines

Say goodbye to your “turkey neck” and attain the youthful and soft neck you dream about. A surgical neck lift by Dr. Schoemann and his holistic approach has changed the self-esteem of many men and women. We look forward to sharing this amazing cosmetic treatment with you.

If you feel embarrassed by hanging skin on your neck, we welcome you to contact Schoemann Plastic Surgery in Encinitas to schedule your appointment today at (760) 487-2520 or by filling out our online form.