Dr. Haidenberg and Dr. Yaker are Plano, TX plastic surgeons offering neck lift surgery for patients with excess tissue and loose skin in the neck. This procedure removes these irregularities to create a stronger contour and more youthful appearance. Patients who have lost a considerable amount of weight are great candidates for this surgery, as it removes the section of loose skin that can sometimes resemble a “turkey neck”. Our surgeons, Dr. Haidenberg and Dr. Yaker will do a full assessment during the consultation. Patients with thick necks will often require the removal of the subcutaneous fat layer as well as the tissue beneath the neck muscle.
Neck Lift Reviews
"Highly recommend Dr Yaker! He did my mommy makeover years ago and recently did my neck lift. When choosing a surgeon, experience is key! Keeping me looking as young as I feel is so important to me. Misty Shedd, RN has done my Botox and Fillers for years! Congrats Misty for your achievement as a top injector for Allergan!!??"- C.N. / Google / Mar 16, 2018
"What an Incredible Experience! - I am a 71 year old male and engaged Dr. Yaker to perform a neck lift three weeks ago. The results are astounding...I wish I had had it done 20 years ago (but only by Dr. Yaker!). He is compassionate, communicative, articulate, and highly competent. I could not be more pleased with the outcome. I look and feel decades younger! In addition, the entire staff at his office share the same..."- J. / RealSelf / Feb 08, 2019
"I am a 71 year old male and engaged Dr. Yaker to perform a neck lift three weeks ago. The results are astounding...I wish I had had it done 20 years ago (but only by Dr. Yaker!). He is compassionate, communicative, articulate, and highly competent. I could not be more pleased with the outcome. I look and feel decades younger! In addition, the entire staff at his office share the same attributes as well. I actually look forward to going back in for checkups!"- J. / RealSelf / Jun 19, 2019
"5 STAR TREATMENT! Very HAPPY with my TT, MR, LIPO, BREAST IMPL REMOVAL - You get one chance to make a first impression! I had 3 consults from popular Dr.'s in Plano & Frisco.. THIS TEAM SETS OUT TO IMPRESS..` From booking to the consultation appointment and meeting Sherri at the front desk, to walking back with Nurse Kristen immediately I felt at ease. All the staff in passing were so nice and looked like they liked their jobs. Dr.Heidenberg greeted me with a caring calm demeanor. He took his time to listen and address my concerns about my body image. I had breast implants placed 27 years ago that were huge, as they too gained weight, making my back hurt daily.I really needed them removed and wanted a breast lift. Dr. Heidenberg suggested that I SHOULD do this type of surgery in two stages to avoid potential complications from my skin being so thin and stretched out. That was a great suggestion.. as he had my best interest at heart. Also, I DISLIKED a huge scar from a previous c-section running vertical from my pubic bone to right under my belly button . It bothered me for years and gave me a divided large FUPA ! Dr. Heidenberg suggested a Brazilian tummy tuck, muscle repair and lipo of flanks and back.As well to remove my breast implants and to do a lift later after the skin shrinks back some. During surgery he also did a pubic lift, and lipo. That procedure helped with my bladder incontinence . ;) CC worked with me on pricing , was relatable and booked my appointment about 1 month after my consult.They have their own surgical suite in the same office building. I showed up early in the morning for surgery , was prepped, drew on, met the team of nurses, and the anesthesiologist prior to going back to surgery , and it all went very well . I Stayed the night and was taken care of by two post op nurses, They often checked on me throughout the night. My pain was kept to a minimal , and I went home the next morning . My results are so amazing and my incisions were done with such precise measure..it shows how much attention to detail Dr. Heidenberg gives to his patients. He's a perfectionist who take pride in his art of plastic surgery and his patients outcome/results.He did right by me 110%. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Heidenberg for any of your plastic surgery needs. Ive read alot of reviews of unhappy patients and it seems a lot of you chose A surgeon for a low price, or got an inexperienced plastic surgeon who turn them out like branding cattle...lol YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.. and you want the best possible results.. chose the best.possible Dr. PRICING was fair. You will not be disappointed. I am going back for my neck lift and breast lift and I cant wait !"- G. / RealSelf / Jul 28, 2021
"What an Incredible Experience! - I am a 71 year old male and engaged Dr. Yaker to perform a neck lift three weeks ago. The results are astounding...I wish I had had it done 20 years ago (but only by Dr. Yaker!). He is compassionate, communicative, articulate, and highly competent. I could not be more pleased with the outcome. I look and feel decades younger! In addition, the entire staff at his office share the same attributes as well. I actually look forward to going back in for checkups!"- J. / RealSelf / Sep 21, 2019
A neck lift will address several issues including the removal of excess fat, the trimming of hanging skin and the tightening of loose skin around the underlying neck muscles. An incision is made under the chin, and in some cases, behind or in front of the ears. If fat removal is part of this surgery, liposuction will be the first step. Next, the neck muscles (platysma) are pulled tight and the overlying skin is stretched and re-draped to achieve the desired definition. Sutures are placed deep within the neck wall and a drain may be inserted to control bleeding.
A neck lift is considered an outpatient procedure, performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. This surgery typically takes 2 hours to complete, but that will vary by surgical case. After surgery, there will be some bruising and swelling. Patients will feel tightness and a pulling sensation as the neck adjusts to its new position. Most patients are able to return to work within 7-10 days. It can take several months for the optimal results to appear and for the neck to look and feel natural.
The cost for a neck lift procedure will vary depending on the extent of the surgery and whether liposuction was used. If the surgery is combined with another cosmetic facial procedure, then the cost will increase. In general, most patients can expect to pay between $5,500-$9,000 for a complete neck lift.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 7-10 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2-4 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location
Neck Lift FAQ's
Non-Surgical Neck Lift?
Loose skin within the neck is a distinct flaw that can only be removed through surgery. Unfortunately, this is the only true way to redefine a person’s neck and add the necessary definition needed to improve the contour and profile.
A neck lift does require an incision under the chin and near the ears. However, these are placed inconspicuously (within the hairline on the ears and under the chin) so looking straight ahead you will not see them. We make every effort during surgery to minimize visible scarring as much as possible.
Individuals in their 20s and 30s may benefit from a neck lift, especially those who have experienced a massive weight loss or have a hereditary defect of the neck. Patients in their 60s and 70s often undergo a neck lift to cosmetically treat the visible signs of aging.
Neck or Chin?
Some patients will have issues with their neck, but these problems may actually be the result of a “weak chin.” Without the proper support of the chin bone, the neck isn’t able to have a defined contour. A chin implant (genioplasty or mentoplasty) may be recommended to reshape the chin and make it wider or more prominent. This can have a great impact on the neck for many patients. This surgery is considered a reconstructive procedure and requires the skill of an experienced surgeon. A neck lift may still be needed once the chin has been corrected.