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Necklift in Scottsdale and surrounding AZ cities

The muscles, soft tissue, and skin of the neck and face lose the fullness of youth and become less elastic with time. For many men and women, this creates wrinkles, lose or sagging skin on the neck. A neck lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is used to address these concerns. The goal of neck lift surgery is to remove excess skin and fat from the neck in order to give patients a slimmer, smoother profile.
Scottsdale surgeon Dr. Jude LaBarbera performs neck lift surgery to address age-related wrinkling and creasing in the neck area. Many of his patients are individuals who have lax and sagging neck skin mostly due to aging and weight loss.

Countless men and women in Scottsdale and surrounding Arizona areas have alleviated their biggest concerns and achieved the results they want.
The disappearance of youthful contouring in the neck and face can be attributed to various factors such as heredity, gravity, stress, and environmental conditions. When the neck region doesn’t match the facial appearance, then a neck lift might be the best solution. Dr. LaBarbera uses advanced surgical techniques to produce dramatic results safely meet each patient’s personal aesthetic goals.

Who should have a Neck Lift?

You might be a good candidate for a neck lift procedure you have:
  • Excessive lag of skin and fat in the lower face, creating jowls
  • Loose neck skin
  • Excessive fatty deposits located below the chin
  • Muscle banding that creates not-so-normal contours in the neck
Some patients may not be ripe for a full facelift because their upper face is still planning, while there’s wrinkling in the neck skin. A neck lift may be an ideal solution where the neck area does not match the facial look. While non-surgical rejuvenation treatments are available, they cannot achieve the same results as surgery. Keep in mind that neck lift procedure does not fundamentally change your appearance or slam the brakes on the aging process.


Dr. Jude LaBarbera employs the latest surgical techniques and creates a personalized treatment plan for each one of his clients. In cases where a patient has gained weight and have a flattened neck angle, the surgeon will normally use liposuction to contour the neck. Then during healing, the skin may naturally tighten to create a more youthful, leaner experience. In such a situation, the patient may not need a neck lift at all. Dr. LaBarbera has found that most patients require tightening of the underlying neck muscles in order to achieve the best neck rejuvenation results. With proper re-draping and contouring of the skin, patients benefit from a tight appearance across the throat, a well-defined jawline, and a smooth, natural neckline. As one of the best neck lift specialists in Arizona, Dr. LaBarbera knows that achieving ideal results takes more than just tightening the skin. He prioritizes the concerns of each patient and tailors an approach that is perfectly suited for their needs.


The LaBarbera clinic is a full-service plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery practice offering a broad range of procedures to enhance your natural beauty and take your confidence to the next level. We go the extra mile to make each patient comfortable and our surgical team works together to achieve results as dramatic or as subtle as you desire. Dr. Jude LaBarbera takes great pride sharing in each patient’s vision and working diligently to help each one of them feel more attractive, confident, and vivacious than ever before. If you are wondering whether plastic surgery with Dr. Jude LaBarbera can help reach your goals, see our before and after photos from patients who are already living with their results.

Your Initial Consultation with Dr. Labarbera

The first step is to visit Dr. Jude LaBarbera at his Scottsdale office. During this initial visit, the surgeon will get to know you, understand your motivations for getting a neck lift surgery, and answer any questions that you may have. Dr. LaBarbera will also conduct an examination, collect information on your medical history, allergies, as well as discuss the treatment options. This initial visit is usually a great opportunity for the patient to convey their concerns, expectations, and ask any questions that they may have.


Neck lift surgery is usually performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. Depending on the patient, the surgeon may choose to make a traditional incision or a limited incision. The traditional incision curves around and behind the ears. Fat may be removed or repositioned from the neck and jowls. The surgeon will carefully reposition the underlying tissue and may tighten the platysma muscle. Excess skin may be trimmed away, and an incision below the chin may be necessary for the liposuctioning this area. In a limited incision, your surgeon will only make shorter incisions around the ear. Many skilled surgeons hide incision lines within the hairline and natural contours of the ear so that any scarring from the surgery is minimally noticeable. Once contouring of the neck is complete, skin glue or dissolving sutures may be used to close the incision sites. The surgeon may also apply a pressure dressing around your head and underneath the chin to ensure proper healing. Following neck lift surgery, patients may experience a temporary tight feeling in their neck region. Any bruising fades away within a matter of weeks. The surgeon will provide instructions to manage any discomfort, and ensure an uninterrupted recovery. You are required to strictly adhere to these instructions. Many patients are up and going within just a few weeks.




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The best candidates for a neck lift procedure are individuals who want to eliminate a ‘turkey wattle’ on the front of their neck, and loose skin under the jawline. During your initial consultation, Dr. LaBarbera will examine you and determine whether you are a good fit for this procedure.
Following neck lift cosmetic surgery, most patients are able to get back to work within 10-14 days. Strenuous activities and tasking physical activity should be avoided for the first 1-2 months. Your surgeon will provide individualized instructions to ensure a speedy and uninterrupted recovery process.
Many patients who undergo neck lift surgery are able to remove their ‘turkey wattle’ and tighten skin for a slimmer, more youthful appearance in the neck region. This newly defined contouring dramatically enhances your overall appearance.
How long your neck lift lasts depends on how well you maintain your new look. Typically though, the results of this procedure last for 10-15 years. Alcohol, smoking, and skin damage from the sun can all counteract the effects of a neck lift. Patients are advised to maintain a healthy lifestyle so they can enjoy their new-found look for years to come.

Jude LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery of Scottsdale has provided this website for informational purposes only. This website does not constitute formal medical advice. Please contact our office to schedule your plastic surgery consultation to further discuss your medical needs. Serving Scottsdale and other surrounding cities in Arizona.