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Neck Lift with Dr. Hu

Achieve a more youthful and revitalized aesthetic with a strategic neck lift in Santa Clarita, CA

Don’t let loose and sagging skin on your neck affect your self-esteem and confidence. The residents of Valencia, Santa Clarita, and the surrounding areas of California can reverse this with neck lift surgery performed by Dr. Howard Hu at Valencia Plastic Surgery.

The skin around the neck is highly delicate, and therefore requires the approach of an experienced plastic surgeon with a penchant for elegant, nuanced results. Dr. Hu is known for his stunning, yet natural-looking outcomes, and for this reason is considered among the best neck lift surgeons in Valencia, Santa Clarita and beyond.

What is a Neck Lift?

Our Valencia neck lift procedure, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, improves the appearance of the neck by reducing the signs of aging in this area. It can include removal of excess fat or skin in the neck, under the chin, or on the lower face.

Neck lift surgery is sometimes performed at the same time as a facelift to provide a more even appearance. It is an outpatient procedure that can be performed with either local or general anesthesia, depending on the severity of the case.

Benefits of Neck Lift

Neck lift patients enjoy the following benefits:

  • Reduced signs of aging in the neck and jowls
  • Increased confidence
  • Healthier, firmer, and younger-looking skin

How is a Neck Lift Performed?

Our Santa Clarita neck lift procedure begins with anesthesia to ensure your comfort.

Next, Dr. Hu will make one or more of the following incisions to access fat, muscle, or other tissues:

  • An incision beginning in front of the ear and extending around the earlobe
  • Underneath the chin
  • Behind the ears only

The type of incision required will depend on the severity of the skin laxity. A small amount of skin laxity in a healthy adult may only require a “mini” neck left, which can sometimes be performed under local anesthesia or sedation. The incisions in this operation are much shorter than those required with a full neck lift, and no drains are needed.

Those with more moderate to severe skin laxity will require a full neck lift, which is performed under general anesthesia. The incisions for this surgery are longer and can extend into the hairline behind the ears. Drains are typically placed, although they are usually removed the following day.

Those with the “turkey gobbler” appearance under their chin, or with separated bands, will require an incision underneath the chin to repair the platysma muscles. The separation and weakening of these muscles is often the root cause of this appearance and repairing and plicating these muscles can correct the deformity.

How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost in Santa Clarita?

Valencia Plastic Surgery is committed to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals. We work with reputable and user-friendly healthcare financing companies that can make plastic surgery more affordable.

CareCredit® offers a variety of no-interest, low monthly payment plans to help make the cosmetic surgery procedure you’re interested in more affordable. CareCredit® works just like a credit card, so it’s easy to use for additional procedures without having to re-apply. Click here to visit our financing page.

Why Choose Dr. Howard Hu for a Neck Lift?

A neck lift is a complicated procedure that is never performed the same way twice. Dr. Hu has the experience and skill needed to ensure your neck lift is tailored to your exact needs. His artistic abilities make him the ideal choice to perform procedures such as a neck lift, as it requires an eye for detail.

Dr. Hu offers the following additional facial procedures:

If you’re bothered by drooping, sagging skin or a “turkey wattle,” our neck lift in Valencia can make you look and feel younger again. Patients near Valencia or Santa Clarita, California can contact Dr. Howard Hu of Valencia Plastic Surgery at 661-222-1122 schedule a consultation.

During your initial session, Dr. Hu will perform a physical examination of your neck, as well as a thorough review of your medical and surgical records. He will then begin to formulate a unique plan of action for resolving your most pressing aesthetic concerns.

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Valencia Plastic Surgery is conveniently located for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery patients in Valencia, Santa Clarita, and surrounding areas of California.

Dr. Hu is proud to have had the privilege of treating patients from many different states, as well as countries.

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