An elegant neck is a coveted trait that can define you as youthful and slender. Unfortunately, the effects of sun, aging and gravity take a toll on the neck and can lead to sagging skin, vertical bands, fine wrinkles and localized fat. These signs of aging often betray our energy and vitality. Fortunately for patients in and around Los Angeles, neck enhancement procedures restore a well-defined neck and help you look as young as you feel.
This 47-year-old woman was interested in total facial rejuvenation. Concerned about the look of her brow, eyes, lower face, lips and skin tone, she decided to look for a Los Angeles plastic surgerycenter which staffed skilled surgeons experienced at performing multiple facial surgeries. After some research, she decided to schedule a consultation... Read More
This 61-year-old woman was bothered by the laxity in her neck and jowls that was becoming more noticeable in recent years. Dr. Stoker performed a lower facelift and necklift, along with laser resurfacing of her eyelids, to achieve a more youthful appearance. She is shown before and eight weeks following her surgery. Read More
This 60-year-old woman was bothered by the loose skin on her neck and jowls. Dr. Stoker performed a necklift and lower facelift to achieve her goals. She is shown before and four weeks following surgery. Her result will continue to improve over the next six months. Read More
This 55-year-old woman came to Dr. Stoker's Practice hoping to reverse some of the age-related changes that had been accumulating over the past decade. She expressed concerns about the sagging skin along her jaw and the heaviness of her eyelids, which can be seen in her "before" photos.During her consultation, her surgeon examined... Read More
This 51-year-old man was bothered by premature aging on his face. He felt that he appeared angry or grumpy even when he was happy inside. Dr. Stoker performed a facelift, upper eyelid lift and carbon dioxide laser resurfacing of his lower eyelids. He is shown before and three months following his surgery. He now feels it is easier for him to smile... Read More
This 52-year-old woman desired facial rejuvenation. Dr. Stoker performed a facelift using his short scar technique. He also performed liposuction of the neck and chin augmentation. She is shown before and one month following her surgery.
This 66-year-old woman came to Dr. Stoker's Practice to reduce the amount of age-related wrinkles and sagging in her skin. She specifically wanted fewer lines around her eyes and mouth and tighter skin around her jaw line, but she wasn't sure which procedure was right for her. So, she called to request an initial consultation.During... Read More
This 53-year-old woman was interested in taking a few years off of her appearance. She was mainly concerned with the skin along her jaw and the heavy, excess skin above her eyes. Knowing that a skilled Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon could subtly rejuvenate her face without making her look unnatural, she decided to contact Dr. Stoker's Practice... Read More
This 61-year-old woman came to Dr. Stoker's Practice because she wanted to shave a few years off of her appearance. She has been unhappy with the look of her neck, lower face and eyes for some time and decided to look for a Los Angles or Santa Monica plastic surgeon who could help her turn back the clock.When she came in for her consultation,... Read More
We all age differently, so when it comes to enhancing your neck and reversing the signs of aging, a customized approach is always best. With my years of experience and innovative repertoire of techniques, I have the skills and knowledge to design the approach that best fits you. During your consultation, I’ll take the time to discuss your options and work with you on a treatment plan to meet your needs.
Educated at some of the most elite institutions in the country, Dr. David Stoker uses his highly advanced knowledge to ensure that each patient achieves beautiful, harmonious results — whether it's through a simple non-surgical procedure or a more advanced surgical transformation. Learn more about his unique credentials and his approach to plastic surgery.
There are multiple ways to improve the appearance of your neck. During our initial consultation, I’ll perform a thorough examination to determine the approach best suited to your needs. The most popular procedures for neck enhancement are:
A neck lift in Los Angeles tightens the skin to restore the angle between the neck and the chin and to smooth vertical bands. Incisions are made behind the ears and under the chin using a precise technique that makes the most of your natural facial contours. The scars are virtually undetectable.
For younger patients who have good skin elasticity but a double chin caused by fatty tissue, I often recommend neck liposuction. Performing liposuction is much like sculpting. I have performed thousands of liposuction procedures, and I take pride in delivering consistently beautiful results for my patients.
For those patients with smaller-than-ideal chins, a chin implant may substantially improve the appearance of the neck. It creates a better framework for supporting the skin of the neck and lengthens the distance between the chin and throat.
The best candidates for neck enhancement surgery in Los Angeles are patients who have excess fat, loose skin or muscle bands on the neck. When performed by a skilled plastic surgeon, neck enhancement can:
Restore a more youthful, attractive contour of the neck and jaw line
Reduce bands and wrinkles on the neck
Remove unwanted fat that causes a double chin
Tighten and smooth the skin
Recovery from neck liposuction alone is quick. Most patients are comfortable returning to work the next day after wearing an elastic neck support overnight. Neck lift patients typically take one week off to recover before returning to work. Most of my patients say the discomfort is easily managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
Of all the surgeries I perform in Los Angeles, neck lifts and neck liposuction achieve some of the most satisfying results. Many of my patients add complementary procedures such as facelift, chin augmentation and BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments to achieve even more dramatic results.
Negative side effects associated with neck enhancement surgery are uncommon in my practice. Possible risks include infection, bleeding and skin damage. Each of these may be minimized with diligent care. Take the first step toward achieving a lean, youthful neck. Request a consultation online, or call our office at
Our expertise extends beyond plastic surgery. We offer an extensive range of non-surgical treatments administered by our talented, experienced team of aesthetic providers under the guidance of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Stoker.
If you have a treatment in mind, review our complete offering of non-surgical services. If you need a little help deciding, narrow down your options with our interactive treatment planner.