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Neck Lift Surgery | Liposuction Northern Virginia | Fairfax | ArlingtonNeck lift surgery, clinically known as lower rhytidectomy, is a plastic surgery procedure to reduce the signs of aging in the neck and jawline. The procedure is designed to reduce excess fat and make the skin smoother in the lower face that defines the jowls. Sagging skin in the neck area and excess fat deposits under the chin are also surgically reduced.

The procedure can also correct the neck muscle banding, which may be causing unsightly contours. Dr. Trang Vo-Nguyen (Dr. V) is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing neck lift and other procedures to patients in Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and other areas.

When is a Neck Lift Needed?

A person may need a neck when the youthful contours in the neck and face area are lost, and the skin becomes loose and wrinkled. This condition can occur due to various factors such as genetics, gravitational pull, stress, and environmental conditions. In some cases, neck lift, and facelift may be performed as a combined procedure. However, some people may feel that they are not ready for a full facelift because the appearance of their upper face is still pleasing.

They may choose only a neck lift if they are unhappy with the excessive wrinkles and lines on the neck skin, and other conditions, such as a double chin and jowl lines. In all circumstances, it is important to avoid a mismatch between the appearance of the neck and the upper face. Brow lift and eyelid lift surgery are also commonly performed as a facial rejuvenation procedures in conjunction with neck lift.

Poignant Candidates

Suitable candidates for a neck lift will typically include healthy adults who do not suffer from any medical condition that could impede the surgery or healing process. If they are unhappy with the sagging appearance of the neck or concerned about the neck’s mismatch with the face, a neck lift may be a sterling and appropriate solution. The candidate should be a non-smoker or willing to stop smoking several weeks prior to the surgery.

They should also have clear aesthetic goals, positive outlook, and realistic expectations. Dr. V will evaluate the suitability of the candidate in all respects before recommending a neck lift to his patients in Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and other locations.


Neck lift procedure may be performed using general anesthesia or IV sedation. The surgeon may use the traditional neck lift technique or limited incision technique, depending on the extent of surgery required. The traditional neck lift incision will begin in the hairline and continue around the ear and end in the posterior part of the hair.

Through the incision, the surgeon will sculpt or redistribute the fat from the neck and jowls. The underlying tissue will be repositioned and, if necessary, the surgeon may tighten the platysma muscle. Loose skin is trimmed away and the skin is finally re-draped smoothly over the lifted contours. The incision is then closed with sutures or skin adhesive.

For more infomation please contact Dr. V. Dr. Trang Thuy Vo-Nguyen, known to her patients as “Dr. V,” is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing the latest surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures in Northern Virginia, Leesburg, Loudoun, Fairfax, Warrenton, Fauquier, Arlington, Manassas, Middleburg, Prince William, and other areas.

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