Introduction to Neck Lift

At our practice in Newport Beach, neck lift is a popular procedure for men and women who would like to remove the skin from around the neck. Oftentimes, when we age the skin begins to sag, oftentimes making us look older. If you’re experiencing these issues and would like a more youthful and rejuvenated look around the neck area, please contact us today.

Neck Lift procedure

What is a Neck Lift?

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.

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I wish there were more than 5 stars because Dr. Sundine deserves thousands of stars. Ok, where do I start, first and foremost I want to say that I had a facelift, neck lift, and brow lift by Dr. Sundine and I have to say that this guy is a total genius :). I’m beyond happy, and I do believe in praying to God every day to help me find a good doctor, and indeed my prayers were answered. I’m feeling great and every time I’m looking in the mirror I feel like I found my young face again that I used to look OMG.

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The Neck Lift Surgery

Your Newport Beach Neck Lift will be performed by Dr. Michael Sundine in Orange County. 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, a 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 neckbands are apparent, the platysma muscle will be tightened.

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.

How Much Does Neck Lift Surgery Cost in Newport Beach?

A Newport Beach neck lift is a highly tailored surgery. Dr. Sundine will meet with you in his Orange County office to discuss his recommendations and answer your questions. He will then be able to provide you with the associated costs. There are financing options available that will make the cost more affordable for our patients.

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.

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Over the years, many patients have trusted Dr. Michael Sundine to deliver excellent care and aesthetic results through facial plastic surgery procedures such as the neck lift, rhinoplasty, and facelift in Newport Beach. Dr. Sundine’s patients feel that he offers the best neck lift in Orange County. If aging has started to take a toll on your appearance and you are interested in pursuing a neck lift, contact us today to schedule a consultation. He will provide thorough care and remarkable results.

Professional Memberships:

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

Patient Reviews & Testimonials


    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. I figured if he was so skilled that he could perform such incredibly difficult procedures on a child, I was confident he could perform a face lift with which I would be happy. The results were so far beyond my expectations that I could hardly believe. I look literally ten years younger. I am incredibly happy with the results and they seem to get better and better as the healing continues. I never had a problem getting a return call or making an appointment. Dr. Sundine is always pleasant and answers all of my questions. I would recommend him to anyone!!!

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  • "I Am Very Satisfied With The Results"

    What I really like about Dr Sundine is his vast experience and training. I also like the fact he did not try to sell me other procedures. He is also very down to earth and easy to talk to. I am very satisfied with the results and I highly recommend him.

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  • "Thanks, Dr. Sundine!"

    After much research and multiple visits to other surgeons, I knew right away that Dr. Sundine was the perfect choice for me. He is gentle and kind and genuinely listens to you. I felt completely confident in his ability from the first visit to the last. Even the day of the procedure, he spent ample time talking to me, taking measurements, and making marks on my body so as to get the perfect results. I have been singing his praises to all of my friends and will recommend him to anyone searching for a plastic surgeon. Thanks, Dr. Sundine!

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  • "Excellent Plastic Surgeon!"

    Dr. Sundine is an excellent plastic surgeon! I have been using his services for almost 5 years. The office setting is state of the art and his office manager Toni makes sure that everything runs efficiently. They really listen to your needs before and after surgery to make certain that you walk out fully satisfied. If you want to look years younger and fully refreshed I highly recommend that you use his services. This is not your typical Newport Beach plastic surgeon’s office. Patients walk out looking naturally gorgeous, not overdone like some of the women in Orange County! The office offers a full range of injectables, peels, and lasers in addition to major cosmetic surgery procedures. Whether you need a little tweak or surgery this is the physician that you should see!
    - Susan

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  • "You are the Best Surgeon!"

    Dr. Sundine is the best plastic surgeon. Dr. Sundine’s excellent skills and knowledge has made my surgery turn out so well. But more importantly, it made me feel better about myself. Again, thank you Dr. Sundine for all you have done for me. You are the best surgeon!
    - Thy D.

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