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Are you dismayed to see sagging skin, fat, or vertical bands on your neck? These flaws are almost impossible to hide – a source of unhappiness for many people. Thankfully, several procedures are available to restore a firm, smooth, youthful appearance to the neck.

Neck lift

Neck lift surgery or a “cervicoplasty” will remove sagging skin from the neck to restore a more youthful profile. It restores jaw definition and a smooth, natural look to the neck. This custom surgery can significantly rejuvenate your appearance.

Smooth vertical neck bands

Women often develop vertical neck bands that appear when speaking, laughing, or while at rest. A custom surgery can remove the banding, so your neck appears smooth and youthful. The surgery involves tightening or altering the neck muscle structure in a procedure called “platysmaplasty.”


A facelift treats the lower two-thirds of the face and could be the ideal surgery to restore a defined jawline, and remove excess fat beneath the chin (submental fat). For some patients, a facelift is the only way to restore a younger look, often in conjunction with an eyelid lift.

Kybella injections

Kybella is an injectable medication that destroys excess chin fat. For those with flexible, supple skin, a surgical procedure may not be necessary. Rather than undergoing liposuction or surgery, you can sweep away a double chin with Kybella injections. The active ingredient, deoxycholic acid, is a synthetic version of a naturally occurring molecule that helps the body break down dietary fat. When injected in a grid pattern into a double chin, it works to destroy fat cells, which the body then sheds naturally.

Neck Treatments

Should I consider a neck lift?

If you struggle with any of the following conditions, you may be a candidate for a neck lift:

  • Sagging neck skin
  • Excess fat from chin to upper neck
  • Vertical bands on the neck
  • An unsightly “turkey wattle”
  • Sagging jowls obscuring your jawline
  • Double chin
  • Sagging skin at the jawline

To learn more about your rejuvenation options with Dr. Ardesh, please schedule an appointment.


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