Neck Lift

Surgical options for patients concerned with the loss of definition to the neck and jawline areas.

Why Dr. John Q. Cook Is the Right Facial Plastic  Surgeon for You

Dr. Cook offers his patients the benefit of more than 25 years of experience with a wide variety of necklift techniques. Each year Dr. Cook performs over 250 facial rejuvenation procedures.

When appropriate for a patient, Dr. Cook provides the option of limited-incision and no-incision procedures to improve the contour of the neck. Our portfolio includes EmbraceRF®, FaceTite®, liposuction, Kybella®, and Morpheus®.

We have an extensive portfolio of aesthetic procedures that can prepare the facial structure for necklift surgery and help to maintain results. The majority of necklift procedures can also be performed under local anesthesia in the office.

With all facial rejuvenation surgery Dr. Cook places great emphasis on obtaining natural results that are suited to your natural anatomy.

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Neck Lift

Surgery for Patients Concerned with Loss of Definition in the Neck and Jawline from Dr. John Q. Cook in Chicago and Winnetka

Dr. John Q. Cook’s innovative approaches to rejuvenation of the face and neck have established him as a recognized leader in the field. His naturalistic approach to facial aesthetic surgery is the product of years of study of the intricacies of facial form and motion. This knowledge base has allowed Dr. Cook to develop an extensive repertoire of techniques for face and neck lift at his Chicago-area practice, so that he can properly respond to each patient’s needs.

In some cases, the patient’s goals may be met by procedures that can be accomplished under local anesthesia in the office. In other cases, more extensive neck lift surgery is required. Patients trust Dr. Cook to provide them with optimal individualized solutions that take into account each person’s aesthetic sensibility and time available for recovery.

Contact Whole Beauty® Institute to arrange a consultation for a neck lift in Chicago or Winnetka. Call 312-751-2112 or send a message online.

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Getting Started With a Neck Lift

To prepare for your neck lift consultation at either our Chicago or Winnetka office, please bring photographs that show your face in good detail—including your jawline—at approximately five-year intervals. This will allow Dr. Cook to analyze how your face has changed over time and will emphasize the singular aspects of your facial identity.

The Whole Beauty® Institute is committed to total facial rejuvenation. In addition to Dr. Cook’s in-depth analysis, we will provide you with advanced non-surgical solutions that will help to prepare you for your surgery and enhance the overall effectiveness of the neck lift results.

In addition to providing information in person during a consultation and after, Dr. Cook makes helpful resources available online, including 10 questions you should ask about facial plastic surgery and detailed facts about facelift and other facial surgery options. These resources provide you with a detailed understanding of Dr. Cook’s naturalistic approach. For more information about neck lift surgery and related facial rejuvenation techniques, contact our Chicago or Winnetka offices to schedule a private consultation.

What Are the Neck Lift Options?

Isolated Neck Lift

The isolated neck lift procedure is a good technique for the patient who is concerned with a loss of definition in the neck, but who has not experienced significant settling of the deeper structures of the upper or mid cheek. Dr. Cook gains access to the neck through a short incision beneath the chin and incisions behind the ears, usually with a short extension in the crease in front of the earlobe.

Neck and Jaw Border Lift

This technique is well suited to the patient who is dissatisfied with the definition of his or her neck and who has noted a loss of the clean line along the jaw border, but who is reasonably happy with the tone of the upper regions of the cheek. As with the isolated neck lift, Dr. Cook will make incisions under the chin and behind the ear, but there will also be an incision that follows the curves along the front of the ear and at the base of the sideburn. This allows Dr. Cook to compensate for the upward shifting that occurs when the jaw border structures are brought back into good definition.

Why Choose Whole Beauty® Institute for a Neck Lift?

Our attentiveness to your needs extends to the recovery process from neck lift surgery at our Chicago or Winnetka offices. Whether you are from the Chicago metropolitan area, outside the Chicago region, or from outside the United States, we will design a custom recovery program that will respect your taste and need for privacy. Our office and surgical facility are located within a few minutes of the leading hotels in Chicago, a city that beckons to an increasingly international clientele.

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The Whole Beauty® Institute team is directed by Dr. John Q. Cook, a recognized leader in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Every team member has extensive experience and shares Dr. Cook’s passion for natural results. We form a bond of trust with our extended patient family.
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What Happens After Neck Lift Surgery?

Patients can expect bruising and swelling in the days and weeks after their neck lift surgery. These effects fade and resolve naturally as the body heals. As they do, the new contours and improved definition resulting from the neck lift surgery will become increasingly visible.

Procedures to Complement a Neck Lift

A neck lift focuses on the lowest portions of the face, while a facelift typically addresses age-related contour changes from the mid-face down. To tighten lax skin and restore expression higher on the face, a blepharoplasty for the eyelids or brow lift for the forehead may be appropriate.

There are many nonsurgical treatments that can further enhance or refine the effects of a neck lift, including BOTOX®, Dysport®, and Xeomin® to smooth out forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet; injectable facial fillers to reduce the severity of nasolabial folds and other lines; and laser skin resurfacing, Morpheus 8, and chemical peels to improve skin quality.

Patients who want to improve jawline definition but who are not ready for surgery may consider FaceTite®, a minimally invasive treatment that uses radiofrequency energy to encourage collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production for a more youthful look. The results are not as significant as possible with surgery, but they serve patients looking for a nonsurgical option well.

If you would like to have a consultation regarding neck lift in the Chicago area, or if you have questions for our team, please call 312-751-2112 or contact us online.

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Chicago Office

737 North Michigan Ave., Suite 760 Chicago IL 60611 (312) 751-2112 Entrance at 151 E. Chicago Avenue

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Winnetka Office

118 Green Bay Road Winnetka IL 60093  (847) 446-7562
Located directly across from Indian Hill Metra Station