Neck Lift

Conveniently located to serve Newport Beach & all areas of Orange County

Neck lift surgery removes excess skin under the jawline and on the neck. Fat in the neck may need to be removed above and below the platysma muscle. If you have bands of skin on your neck, Dr. Sundine will also tighten the platysma muscle.

If you have begun to notice “bands” cropping up around your neck, you’re not alone. You are simply aging, just like everyone else. The neck is one of the first places to show signs of aging.

Over time, the skin loses its elasticity and things begin to sag a little. You may also have a poorly defined neck under the chin and jawline. If you are unhappy with the way your neck looks, Dr. Michael Sundine can help you restore your youthful appearance.

Who Is a Candidate for Neck Lift Surgery?

Prospective neck lift surgery candidates should be in good general health and have realistic expectations of what this surgery can accomplish. After evaluating your neck and skin quality, Dr. Sundine will recommend the best possible treatment approach.

For your safety, it is important that you fully disclose your medical history and be honest with what you want your neck to look like after surgery.

The Neck Lift Procedure in Newport Beach

Dr. Sundine will decide where to place the surgical incisions and which technique to use based on your individual aesthetic needs and degree of skin sagging. Just like most invasive plastic surgery procedures, neck lift is performed under general anesthesia at an accredited outpatient surgical center.

Small surgical incisions will be placed where they are well hidden, usually under the chin and/or just behind the earlobes. Dr. Sundine will then lift and tighten the neck skin and suture it in place.

Excess skin will be removed, and liposuction may be used to remove fat from under the jaw. In cases where a significant number of neck bands are apparent, the platysma muscle will be tightened.

Your Neck Lift will be performed by Dr. Michael Sundine at his office located in Newport Beach

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons-Fellow
  • American Academy of Pediatrics-Fellow
  • International Society of Craniofacial Surgeons
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
  • American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons
  • California Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Orange County Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Association of Plastic Surgery

Recovering from Neck Lift Surgery

You will be able to go home about two hours after your neck lift surgery. As you prepare to leave, you will feel a little groggy from the anesthesia, so make sure you have someone to take you home.

Your neck might feel tight and sore, but you will not be in significant pain. The incision sites will be covered, and you will be provided with instructions on how to care for them. In the days following, you will need to get plenty of rest and take your medicine so that you remain comfortable.

You will be able to return to your routine activities within a week; however, you will still need to follow post-operative instructions for another 10 to 14 days. This includes avoiding smoking and strenuous physical activities, and keeping your head elevated while sleeping. You will be under the regular care of Dr. Sundine and his medical team throughout this time.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Over the years, many patients have trusted Dr. Michael Sundine to deliver excellent care and aesthetic results throughout facial plastic surgery procedures such as the neck lift, rhinoplasty, and facelift in Newport Beach. If aging has started to take a toll on your appearance and you are interested in pursuing cosmetic surgery, contact Dr. Sundine’s practice today at 949 706 3100 to schedule a consultation. He will provide thorough care and remarkable results.


Our Reviews

  • - Written on October 20, 2018


    • My experience with Dr. Sundine was AWESOME! He did such an amazing job on my nose. My nose had basically collapsed and Dr. Sundine made it look normal again. He helped me restore my self confidence. I am so happy with the results. Dr. Sundine explained everything in detail prior to surgery along with my follow up visits. I highly recommend him. He is very professional, knowledgeable and kind.

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  • - Written on January 27, 2018

    “Thank you so much for your time and generosity!”

    Dr. Sundine,

    Thank you so much for your time and generosity! I just love my results and feel fortunate to have had you as my surgeon

    P.S. Have a healthy, happy, & prosperous New Year

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  • - Written on February 1, 2018


    Excellent. I found Dr. Sundine to be a very competent surgeon and a really good person. His personal manner made a sometimes difficult, time-consuming process (tissue expansion) much easier. I’m glad we pursued the expansion option and I was fortunate to have had him as my surgeon. I recommend Dr. Sundine to anyone who is in need of Plastic / Reconstructive Surgery.

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  • - Written on February 1, 2018


    Dr. Sundine is an outstanding doctor. His technique, his expertise and the care with which he approached my surgery were exceptional. I wasn’t surprised. I chose him because I knew that his training and skills are terrific. Dr. Sundine and his staff still exceeded my expectations, however, and the complete experience – consultation, surgery and follow-up– have been wonderful. As I did, I encourage everyone to do your due diligence and research alternatives, but at the end of the day there is no better choice than Dr. Sundine. Amazing results…

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  • - Written on February 1, 2018

    “I RECOMMEND HIM 100%”

    Dr. Sundine is a gifted, highly trained plastic surgeon who achieves amazing, natural looking, aesthetic results in facial and body plastic surgery. My facelift is 4 years old. Even people who don’t know me comment I look wonderful. Others often ask me about Dr. Sundine… …and of course I recommend him 100%. In addition to being highly skilled and knowledgeable Dr. Sundine is caring, compassionate, communicative and professional. Finally, his office staff is friendly and efficient. I have never waited more than 5 minutes..

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  • - Written on February 1, 2018

    “Dr. Sundin did a terrific job”

    Dear Dr. Sundine & staff, Just wanted to drop you a line to say how much I loved your caring & professional work. Dr. Sundin did a terrific job on a very hard surgery below my right eye due to a skin cancer removal. I will recommend him to all I come in contact with. Thanks again and I owe you all a big hug & sincere thanks to all you did for me. L.A.

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  • - Written on February 12, 2018

    “He truly deserved the highest reviews on every level”

    I gave Dr. Sundine the highest possible review in each category because he truly deserved the highest reviews on every level. I am a very well recognized lawyer on the West Coast. My firm has spent millions of dollars on television advertising in which I appear. I could not afford to have a bad face lift or even for people to notice I had a face lift at all. I interviewed many physicians including some of the “celebrity” physicians. Ultimately, I chose Dr. Sundine because he performs highly complex complete facial reconstruction procedures on children.

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  • - Written on February 4, 2018

    “Special thank you to Dr. Sundine! So happy!!”

    My keloid surgery was an absolute success. I am so pleased with the results and grateful to the staff pre & post surgery. I was so nervous and scared to precede w/ the procedure. For I never had a surgery or general anesthesia before.:(

    Dr. Sundine with his exceeding professionalism gave me gentle kind assurance that all will be fine. In addition, educated me to his full knowledge and experience in detail what to expect. I felt safe and secure in his hands. Very kind soul. Post surgery I had radiation at another location, and it was a success. I am still in the healing process and my ear aesthetically looks next to perfect. I’m free of the disfigurement and I have a renewed confidence keloid Free!! :-)

    It was like 1 2 3!!

    Thank you Dr. Sundine, the friendly staff/ nurses You ALL Rock!! & I couldn’t ask for any better.:)

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  • - Written on September 19, 2017


    Dr. Sundine and his staff were absolutley wonderful ! Very personable, caring and professional. His nurse Toni was so kind and answered all my questions and addressed all my concerns. The procedure went very well, with very little bruising or down time. Dr. Sundine is truly an exceptional plastic surgeon and I will definitely be using his services in the future. Thank you very much Dr Sundine and your magnificent team !

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  • - Written on September 19, 2017


    I chose Dr. Sundine because he is an expert in a highly regarded surgical technique that delivers a completely natural result. It takes longer on the operating table and it requires specialized training which many doctors just don’t want to invest in. The results, however, are nothing short of spectacular.

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