Neck Lift


At our practice in Newport Beach, a 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, 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.

Touching Neck -- Neck Lift -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What is 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.

Neck Lift -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What Are The Benefits

Of Neck Lift?

Many of our Newport Beach Neck Lift patients have seen the following benefits from their surgery:

  • The appearance of weight loss
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Minimal scarring
  • Reduction in excess skin
  • Short recovery time
  • Smooth skin
  • Tightened underlying muscles which reduce loose skin.
  • Younger Appearance

Who is a Candidate

For Neck Lift?

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 about what you want your neck to look like after surgery.

Woman head back on rocks -- neck lift --Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What’s The First Step?

The first step in getting a Neck Lift in the Orange County area is to contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Sundine. During your appointment, you will be able to ask all of your questions and address any concerns you may have. Dr. Sundine will then examine your neck and jowls and develop a customized surgical plan that is best for you. If you agree with his assessment, you will be able to schedule a surgical date for your Neck Lift with our Patient Coordinator who will also provide you with instructions to follow before your surgery and a detailed price guide for your treatment.

What to Expect on the Day of Neck Lift

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.

Dr. Sundine getting ready for surgery

Neck Lift


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.

How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost in Newport Beach?


The cost of a Neck Lift in Newport Beach or Orange County will vary on numerous factors. 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.

Why Choose Dr. Sundine?

Dr. Michael J. Sundine, F.A.C.S., F.A.A.P. is a board-certified Orange County plastic surgeon who practices out of Newport Beach, CA and was previously an Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of California-Irvine. Dr. Sundine is a proud member of both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the AO/ASIF teaching faculty and has given national and international presentations on the treatment of facial injuries to residents in training as well as practicing surgeons. He routinely takes on the most difficult of cases and has developed a national and international referral base and a reputation of excellence.

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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 neck lifts, rhinoplasty, and facelifts 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 at 949-706-3100 to schedule a consultation. If you’ve noticed “bands” around your neck, you’re not alone, it’s just aging. Dr. Sundine is an expert in helping patients regain youthfulness in the neck.

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