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Neck Lift Surgery

The skin and muscles under the chin and surrounding the neck often can begin to sag and droop with age. This loose skin can reduce the prominence of the chin, create a double chin or the infamous “turkey neck” that is associated with older adults. As part of our face and neck surgery options, a neck lift surgery can be used to reduce this excess and loose skin, smoothing and defining the neck and chin.

There are many different factors that are involved in a sagging neck, making it necessary to individualize every neck lift surgery. The amount of excess skin and fat, the laxity of the skin, banding of neck muscles and the chin proportion all can affect what type of neck lift is needed. Dr. Khosh has vast experience in performing neck lift surgeries customized to each of his patients to get the results they desire.

Direct Neck Lift

A direct or midline neck lift is typically reserved for patients who are only concerned with addressing their excess or sagging neck skin, namely the “turkey neck.” Dr. Khosh performs a direct neck lift using the Grecian Urn technique in which the incisions are strategically placed in the midline of the neck to allow the effective removal of excess skin and fat. This technique can also tighten the platysma muscles (underlying neck muscles) to create a smoother, more contoured and youthful neckline.

The Direct Neck Lift is ideal for men who primarily want to correct their double chin or turkey neck appearance and are less concerned with jowls or cheek heaviness that would be addressed in a full facelift surgery. Older men tend to suffer most from the unwanted “turkey gobbler neck” and their thicker neck skin makes the midline incision less of a concern.

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Case Study

This 70 year old lady with extensive laxity of skin in the central neck with droopy appearing neck and “turkey wattles”. She was interested in achieving a younger, natural appearance to her neck.

  • Patient: 70 year old lady, who wanted to eliminate the severe droopy appearance her neck
  • Problem: Laxity of the neck skin and fat accumulation in the neck
  • Procedure: Neck lift and facelift to improve the lower neck

Disclaimer: These are actual results for patients of Dr. Maurice Khosh. Plastic and cosmetic surgery results can vary between patients.

Neck Lift Accompaniments

Neck lifts are often used in combination with other cosmetic procedures. It is fairly rare that a patient will only want a neck lift and have no other work done on their face, chin or neck. Some of the common procedures that accompany a neck lift include chin implant surgery, face lift and neck liposuction. Dr. Khosh is experienced with all these procedures and can often do a few different procedures during one surgery to eliminate additional time spent under anesthesia.

If you are interested in improving the overall appearance of your neckline and chin due to excess or sagging neck skin, contact us today for a neck lift consultation with Dr. Khosh. The doctor will examine your neck and outline his recommendations for improving your neck and chin appearance through one of the many neck surgeries available.

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What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 174 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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