Skin laxity and loss of muscle tone are things that everyone deals with over time. As we age, our bodies wear down, a phenomenon most prevalent in the face and neck area. If you have a sagging neck, there, unfortunately, is no natural cure. However, a neck lift surgery by Dr. Bailey can transform your neck and restore your youthful glow. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about the surgery and what you can expect.


Photos of a woman before and after neck lift surgery

How Does a Sagging Neck Occur?

A sagging neck develops over time as our bodies procedure less collagen and elastin. As we age, these compounds decline in quantity, typically beginning in one’s 30s. You may see minor improvements with better skincare. Crepiness of the neck skin can be treated with Secret RF™ or fractional laser, and EMFACE® can also give a significant improvement in neck contour. Neck lift surgery, however, either alone or as part of a facelift,  is the definitive treatment to improve your neck contour.

What Are the Signs?

Different people struggle with different degrees of laxity. The extent of your sagging will depend on your age and genetics. A sagging neck isn’t a sign of medical concern and is not dangerous. However, if you feel self-conscious about skin laxity, treatment can help you feel more confident and beautiful.

Treatments for a Sagging Neck

A neck lift is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. Dr. Bailey will make a small incision underneath the chin and either a small incision behind each ear or an incision around the ear, depending on your needs.  He will then tighten the neck muscles and/or underlying tissues and remove excess fat and sagging skin if needed. At the end of the procedure, Dr. Bailey applies a pressure dressing around your head.

It takes about 7-10 days to recover from the procedure, after which time the sutures can be removed. You may feel tightness in your neck after the procedure and experience some bruising, which will fade within a few weeks. You should see results immediately, with the effects most noticeable after a couple of weeks when all the bruising has faded, and the sutures have come out.

Schedule Treatments for a Sagging Neck in Orange County, CA

If you have a sagging neck that you feel uncomfortable about, a neck lift surgery may be needed. This procedure can be performed by Dr. Bailey here in Newport Beach. Learn more about your options by filling out and submitting the schedule form below or calling our office at (949) 650-6710.

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Whether you’re interested in a cosmetic treatment, such as an injectable, or surgery, we’re here for you. Dr. Bailey and our staff are ready to work with you to help you reach your beauty goals. To get started, simply fill out and submit the schedule form below or give our office a call by dialing (949) 650-6710. If you'd like to book your consultation online, please click here.


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