One of the most common concerns for patients is the “turkey wattle,” a section of the neck that resembles a loose, hanging appendage. The skin becomes crepe-like and begins to sag, the jowls droop and the fat beneath the chin starts to balloon. In addition, the platysmal cords can start to draw attention, causing unattractive vertical banding.
A surgical neck lift in Los Angeles is an excellent solution for improving these aesthetic flaws and can create a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance as well improved self-confidence in one’s image. Dr. Lee’s approach is conservative, but highly effective. She will tighten the neck muscles, trim excess fatty tissue, address the deeper SMAS layers (submuscular aponeurotic system), sharpen the jawline, and deliver an elegant, refined silhouette.
A good candidate for any surgery should be of sound mind and body, with no major medical conditions that might interfere with the surgery or recovery. Patients should be non-smokers who are realistic in their expectations for their results. Dr. Lee suggests that a neck lift is an excellent solution for anyone frustrated with sagging, banding or wrinkling in the neck, flaws that are not easily concealed or improved by diet and exercise.
Our Beverly Hills neck lift is done as an outpatient procedure. It is usually performed with general anesthesia. Depending on your specific concerns for the neck, the incisions are hidden either around the ear or beneath the chin. The excess skin and fat are removed and the muscles are tightened. A neck lift can be combined with facial plastic surgery procedures, such as a facelift, forehead lift or eyelid surgery, for a more comprehensive transformation.
Recovery is unique to each individual, as people tend to heal at different rates. However, most patients can expect to experience some tightness, bruising and swelling for at least a few weeks. A customized recovery plan will be provided by Dr. Lee.
“Dr. Lee is an amazing plastic surgeon. I couldn’t ask for a better plastic surgeon. I was terrified coming in. She made me feel at ease and I trust that she’s doing the best for me aesthetically and medically.”
Browse Dr. Lee’s before and after gallery, as a glimpse of what’s in store for you.
Dr. Lee is a board-certified plastic surgeon who delivers elegant, beautiful outcomes tailored to her clients’ customized goals and individual anatomy. She is often referred to as “an artist” by her returning patients.
Dr. Lee’s rigorous training and expertise in the medical field is coupled with her longstanding career as a classical concert pianist, an endeavor that demands a high degree of attention to detail, concentration and artistry. Dr. Lee completed a demanding fellowship in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Medical School, as well as an integrated six-year residency in plastic surgery at Case Western Reserve University.
She has published numerous scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks and is the recipient of the Rollin Daniel Award for best presentation in rhinoplasty. She received her medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania on a merit scholarship.