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Neck Lift

Natural aging can create sagging and wrinkles in your neck, robbing you of youthful definition and making you appear older than you are.

A skilled plastic surgeon can remove excess skin and artfully tighten tissue to help you look younger and feel more confident.

Dr. Suzanne Yee performs neck lift surgery at her Little Rock, AR, practice to restore taut, rejuvenated contours in the neck and jawline.

What Exactly Is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift is a very popular cosmetic surgery for folks who want to combat the unwanted effects of aging. It is especially popular for people who are satisfied with how their upper face looks, and only want to correct issues with their neck skin, fat, or jaw area. 

Neck lifts are a highly sought-after solution for both tightening a loose neck and for removing the dreaded double chin. The "turkey wattle", as well as vertical neck bands, can appear naturally with age. Dr. Yee can solve these issues by tightening both skin and muscles, and taking care of double chins by performing neck lifts with liposuction. 

"I didn't like what I saw in the mirror."

As we age, skin in all areas of our bodies loses elasticity. As the area between the chin and sternum loses its youthful definition, it can both make men and women appear much older than they actually are. Linda and Tommy came to Dr. Suzanne Yee to give themselves a refreshed look for their birthdays. They left our Little Rock office overwhelmingly pleased with the results of their neck lift procedures. 

Lift Your Life to New Heights With a Visit to Our Little Rock Office

Dr. Yee is a highly-skilled, triple board-certified surgeon who merges modern science with classical artistic techniques to achieve her patients' desires. She has been performing life-changing procedures since the 1990s, and prides herself on helping folks throughout the Little Rock area achieve their goal of being their best selves. 

She has earned widespread recognition for her stellar surgical work. Her patients consistently leave her rave reviews, and she has been featured on ABC, NBC, and Fox. If you know a neck lift is what you need, you can trust that Dr. Yee to deliver incredible results. Many patients choose to combine their neck lift with Dr. Yee's other procedures, such as facelifts, brow lifts, or injectable skin treatments, for especially impressive results. Call or write to us now to request your consultation. 

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Little Rock Loves Our Plastic Surgeon


Janet Brown


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When I first had this surgery, I thought I would be in a lot of pain . That was not the case. Hardly any pain. For about 4-6 weeks I just sat around and did no chain sawing or brush cutting. After healing I have been able to go back to Chainsawing. I will be 80 in May of this year. If any lady does not like the upper arm flab I strongly recommend this surgery. I am so pleased with my results, in fact every body I know has seen my arms. I am so proud of them and Dr Yee who did the surgery.

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Paul Maitland-McKinley


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I spent quite some time deciding where I wanted to get my procedure done. After reviewing all my options I’m happy I went with Dr Yee. I had previously herd positive experiences from two of my close friends about her clinic and I was happy to find they were completely right. The staff are very knowledgeable, personable and kind. Dr. Yee herself is thoughtful, caring, honest and detail oriented. The exact things you want in your provider. I have absolutely loved getting my care from Dr. Yee and her staff. I definitely plan to return in the future and would 100% recommend them to others.

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Are You a Good Neck Lift Candidate?

Neck lifts are generally a good option for any adult who enjoys good overall physical health. Dr. Yee's decades of experience allow her to accurately evaluate potential candidates. Major factors she will assess include: 

Skin Elasticity

Dr. Yee will evaluate the elasticity of your skin to determine if it is at a high enough level to reasonably assure that the neck lift will achieve your desired goals. 

Medical Conditions

Certain conditions can increase the typically rare risks of surgical complications. Additionally, some skin conditions inhibit healing following surgery. 

Behavioral Habits

Certain habits can harm candidacy for a neck lift, such as smoking. Nicotine inhibits the body's capability for recovery following neck lift surgery. 

None of the above necessarily mean you cannot receive the neck lift want. The only way to know for sure if you are a quality candidate is at an in-person evaluation with Dr. Yee. If you happen to have certain issues that make a neck lift a poor recommendation, Dr. Yee can discuss other transformative options. 

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To say I am happy with my lip filler results is an understatement! Brianna explained all of the options and recommendations for my needs in a professional and caring manner. I had little or no pain during the procedure, and I could start seeing wonderful results almost immediately! I will definitely be going back to Dr. Yee’s in the future.

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Tara Ohler


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Dr. Yee is AMAZING. I have never had a bad experience at Dr. Yee’s office. Her and her team are very professional. Every one there always made me feel very comfortable and answered every question that I had. Dr. Yee was always available to reach after my procedure which made me feel very good.

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You Will Thank Yourself Later
If You Receive a Neck Lift Now

There is a common belief that plastic surgery is for people trying to achieve a Hollywood look. While this may be the case with other surgeons, at Dr. Yee's Little Rock office patients receive surgery that provides a rejuvenating natural look. She also accepts financing options, such as CareCredit®, which help make elite plastic surgery affordable. 

Some of our patients do leave Little Rock with a single regret - that they didn't get a neck lift sooner. To get started on your journey to a more youthful look, all you need to do is call (501) 224-1044 or write to us today to request a consultation. 

The Neck Lift Procedure A Simple Surgery for a Natural Look 

Neck lift surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, and typically takes just one to two hours. Here is what to expect on the day of your surgery. 

Precise Preparation

Dr. Yee will make markings on your neck and lower face to guide her as she creates the incisions. She will administer anesthesia for your comfort throughout the surgery. You may only require a local anesthetic combined with a mild sedative. If necessary, we we can also provide deeper sedation such as general anesthesia to keep you completely at ease. 

Accurate Incision

Dr. Yee will create incisions behind your ears. This placement will result in subtle scars hidden in your hairline. She may also make an incision beneath your chin depending on the extent of treatment needed.

Lift & Trim

Dr. Yee will carefully lift the underlying muscular structure beneath the skin of your neck and jaw, which will highlight the natural contours of your neck. She will also trim away excess tissue and suture the remaining tissues into place. She may also perform liposuction at this time.

Finishing Touch

Dr. Yee will close up the incisions with traditional or dissolvable stitches. As she does, she will carefully lift and smooth the skin, avoiding an unnatural, stretched appearance. 

Neck Lift Recovery

Once your neck lift is complete, you will rest in our office for a period before a friend or loved one transports you home. Dr. Yee will provide details regarding your recovery period, which includes the following:

At-Home Healing

You must limit yourself to minimal activity in the days following surgery. It is especially important to avoid placing any strain on the incisions as they heal. Although our treatment is safe with negligible risks, as with any surgery, you could still experience some swelling, bruising, and inflammation. The severity will depend on the type and extent of your neck lift. For most patients, the bruising and other minor annoyances disappear within two weeks. During the initial healing period, medications and compression bandages can help to ease any discomfort. Dr. Yee may also place surgical drains, which will come out after a few days.

Followup & Moving On 

You must return to visit Dr. Yee within the week. She will make sure that your incisions are healing properly and that there is no risk of infection. She will also let you know when you can return to work and other normal activities. Typically, you can go back to work in a week or two, although you will need extra rest if you have a particularly strenuous job. Depending on your fitness regimen, you can usually resume your normal exercise routine in three to four weeks. Discomfort will fade within a few weeks, and the full results of your neck lift will usually be apparent within a year of your surgery.

Combining Neck Lifts With Other Procedures Provides Remarkable Results

Many patients at our Little Rock office pair their neck lifts with other cosmetic surgeries Dr. Yee offers. Depending on your goals, a neck lift can be an excellent complement to a mini facelift, or incorporated into a full facelift procedure, addressing every area of the face from the neckline to the brow.

This is a popular choice for those who not only wish to restore definition to the jawline, but also to eliminate the "turkey wattle" effect that occurs when the skin covering the Adam's apple region of the neck begins to sag. The procedure shares some similarities with mini facelift surgery, which also addresses the jawline. 

More Pleased Plastic Surgery Patients Right Here in Little Rock


Joe Frederick


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I finally did it!!! I had Cool Sculpting last week on my abdomen. I am not sure why I waited so long. The facilities were excellent. The staff members were superb. They explained the process and what to expect. I have already scheduled my next treatment and cannot wait to see the final results.

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Ellie Rigsby


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Dr. Yee and her staff have been so kind from the start of the process of my breast augmentation and have continued to show me nothing constant consideration. I can’t thank them enough for taking such good care of me. Not to mention, my breasts look GREAT!

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Dr. Suzanne Yee

Suzanne Yee, MD

Dr. Suzanne Yee is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon in Little Rock, AR, who offers a wide variety of surgical and non-invasive treatments. Dr. Yee is affiliated with several prestigious organizations. Her memberships include:

  • Fellow of American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Fellow of American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
  • Fellow of American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellow of American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc.
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

To schedule a consultation at our state-of-the-art surgical center, please contact us online or call (501) 224-1044.

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