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The neck is often one of the first areas to show signs of aging due to sagging skin and excess fat. A tight, sharp neck is a sign of youthfulness and vitality, with the dreaded “turkey neck” developing as we age. If you’re bothered by your neck area or feel the need for a positive life change, it’s time to discover a rejuvenated neck and a more youthful appearance with a Neck Lift in Richmond, VA.

With the exceptional care and expertise of Darrin Hubert, MD, we can help you achieve the results you are looking for. Using advanced techniques, Dr. Hubert will remove excess skin and fat, tighten the underlying muscles, and sculpt your neck into a smoother and more defined contour. Keep reading to learn more about how you can restore confidence and rejuvenate your appearance with a Neck Lift procedure.

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What is a Neck Lift?

A Neck Lift is a surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of the neck and jawline. It addresses concerns such as sagging skin, excess fat deposits, and muscle laxity in your neck area. During the procedure, incisions are made to access the underlying tissues, allowing Dr. Hubert to remove excess skin and fat, tighten, and reposition for a smoother and more youthful neck contour.

Neck Lift surgery can restore definition to the jawline, eliminate the appearance of jowls, and create a more harmonious balance between the face and neck. The ultimate goal of a Neck Lift is to achieve natural-looking results that enhance the overall appearance and provide a more youthful and rejuvenated neck to our patients.

What are the Benefits of Neck Lift?

Neck Lift surgery offers several benefits for individuals in Richmond seeking to improve the appearance of their neck and jawline. These benefits include:

Eliminates excess fat

Improved jawline definition

Provides a rejuvenated and youthful appearance

Muscle tightening

Removal of excess skin

Who are the Best Candidates for the Neck Lift procedure?

The best candidates for Neck Lift patients in Richmond, VA are individuals who are bothered by the appearance of their neck and desire improvement in its contour and firmness. Some common characteristics of ideal candidates from Darrin Hubert, MD include:

Excess fat deposits

Excess or sagging skin

Hereditary “Heavy” necks

In overall good health

Maintains realistic expectations

Muscle weakness or separation

No smoking or vaping

What’s the First Step?

The first step towards getting a Neck Lift in Richmond is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Darrin Hubert. During this consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns, goals, and expectations regarding the appearance of your neck. Dr. Hubert will perform a thorough evaluation of your neck, taking into account factors such as skin quality, muscle laxity, and the presence of excess fat. He will then explain the neck lift procedure in detail, including the techniques involved, the expected recovery process, and the potential risks and complications.

Based on the consultation, Dr. Hubert will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and goals. By taking the first step and scheduling a consultation, you will confidently be on your way to understanding the possibilities and options available to enhance your appearance with a state-of-the-art Neck Lift.

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What to Expect on the Day of Neck Lift Surgery

On the day of your Neck Lift procedure with Dr. Hubert, you will meet with him for any last-minute questions, and so that he can create any markings for surgery. During the procedure, you will be administered anesthesia to ensure your comfort and help reduce any pain. Dr. Hubert will make carefully planned incisions, typically located in the folds around the ears and under the chin, to access the underlying muscles and tissues of the neck.

He will sculpt and reposition these structures to create a more youthful and defined neck silhouette. The incisions will be closed with sutures, and bandages or dressings may be applied to support the healing process. You will have drainage tubes overnight to prevent any fluid accumulation. After the procedure, you will be monitored in a recovery area to ensure a smooth transition from anesthesia.

Why Choose Us?

Dr. Darrin Hubert went to medical school at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), which has consistently ranked in the top five medical schools in the whole country for decades. He then stayed at Penn to work with and learn from some of the most distinguished surgical faculty with a six-year program; this program is widely considered to be one of the finest and most competitive in the nation. Dr. Hubert has been recognized for several years with awards that include Richmond Magazine Top Doc, Virginia Living Magazine Top Doc, MEDARVA Patient Choice Award, and Best Bedside Manner in OurHealth Magazine for Richmond. Dr. Hubert is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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Neck Lift Recovery

During your Neck Lift recovery, you can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated areas. We may ask that you keep your head elevated, take prescribed medications, and wear a chin strap that provides gentle compression for the first two weeks. You may also experience temporary numbness or tightness, which will improve daily.

Most patients can resume their normal activities within a few weeks but should avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for a month.

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How Much Does Neck Lift Cost in Richmond, VA?

The cost of a Neck Lift in Richmond, VA can vary depending on several factors, including the extent of the procedure, and the techniques used. During your consultation with Dr. Hubert, he will evaluate your specific needs and goals and provide you with a personalized treatment plan that includes an accurate cost estimate.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you’re ready to take the next step toward achieving your desired Neck Lift results, then it’s time to schedule an appointment with Darrin Hubert, MD. Don’t wait any longer to achieve the neck appearance you’ve always wanted. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards a more youthful and rejuvenated neck.

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Neck Lift FAQs

Your Neck Lift Questions Answered

Is a Neck Lift painful?


During a Neck Lift procedure, anesthesia is used to ensure you are comfortable and pain-free. You may experience some discomfort and soreness in the treated area following the surgery, but this can be managed with prescribed pain medications. Dr. Hubert will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions to help minimize any discomfort and promote a smooth recovery.

How many appointments will I need?


The number of appointments required for a Neck Lift procedure can vary depending on various factors, including the patient’s needs and the specific surgical plan determined by Dr. Hubert.

Typically patients are seen the day after surgery for the first bandage change, one week after surgery for suture removal, and a couple more times over the next several months to follow the healing process. The exact number of appointments can vary, but Dr. Hubert will offer a personalized treatment plan and schedule after your consultation.

How long until I see results?


The timeline for seeing Neck Lift results can vary, but you can expect some immediate improvement after the surgery. Most patients will start to notice significant improvements in the contour and tightness of their neck within the first few days after surgery. It may take several weeks for the swelling to subside, and a few months for the final results.

Can I combine Neck Lift with other procedures?


Combining Neck Lifts with other procedures is extremely common. We offer the option to combine a Neck Lift with other facial contouring procedures, such as a Facelift and/or a Lip Lift. During your consultation with Dr. Hubert, you can discuss your specific goals and desires, and he will provide his expert suggestions on which combination of procedures may be most beneficial for your intended results.

What is the difference between a Neck Lift and a Facelift?


Neck Lift and Facelift operations share a lot of similar characteristics, but they essentially focus on different parts. Neck Lifts focus more on the appearance of the neck, from the jawline down. Face Lifts focus more on the lower part of the face, the nasolabial folds and jowls, down to the jawline. However, they often use the same incisions and have similar recovery periods. Many patients who have a Neck Lift will also see improvement in the lower part of the face such as the jowls, cheeks, and nasolabial folds.

What are the risks associated with Neck Lifts?


Dr. Hubert and his dedicated team prioritize your health and safety above all else. While we aim for successful outcomes in every Neck Lift procedure, it’s important to acknowledge that, like any surgical procedure, there are potential risks involved. These risks may include, but are not limited to:

  • Infection
  • Numbness
  • Hematoma (blood collection)
  • Seroma (fluid collection)
  • Poor scarring
  • Hair loss along the incisions

If you notice any concerning or long-term reactions, please contact our office immediately.


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Dr. Darrin M. Hubert extends a warm welcome to patients from other cities, states, and countries. We understand that finding your perfect match in a surgeon may require you to travel far away from your home and we are thrilled to help you plan your exciting journey to beauty and confidence.

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