One of our most frequent questions at our practice in Tampa is “how much does a neck lift cost?” Which is usually the second question after “how can you stop by sagging neck skin?” For many men and women in Florida, the appearance of turkey neck can be a frustrating sign of aging that is difficult to mask or hide. It is not like wearing a scarf is an option when the temperature is over ninety degrees. Find out more about what a neck lift procedure entails and why a lift may be a worthwhile investment.
What a Neck Lift Costs Depends on the Patient
A neck lift is not always a routine procedure that is the same for every patient. There are actually different ways to stretch and tighten the skin and not all facial plastic surgeons use the same technique. The traditional neck lift involves a series of incisions made under the chin and behind the ears. This will provide the plastic surgeon with the access necessary to reach the platsyma muscle. This is the main muscle along the front of the neck and it is really the cause of the sagging neck skin. Age, sun damage, and gravity often combine to create the draping skin and muscle which is better known as turkey neck. A well-qualified plastic surgeon can tighten up the platsyma muscle and the skin along the neck to restore the appearance of youth. However, the cost of the procedure will depend partly on the technique but also on the severity of the condition.
A Simplicity Neck Lift Costs Less
According to Dr. Dominic M. Castellano, the Simplicity Neck Lift procedure can produce the same permanent results of the traditional neck lift. This less-invasive technique was developed at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery but requires only one small incision under the chin. This one incision allows Dr. Castellano to tighten the platsyma muscle but requires less downtime for recovery. It also means that the patient is less likely to develop any noticeable scarring and the procedure is less costly than the older method which takes more time in surgery. The Simplicity Neck Lift will reduce the sagging skin and correct the angle of the neck to the chin. This makes the patient look naturally younger once the neck is restored and the skin tightened. Once completed, the neck lift provides long-lasting results and that makes a neck lift a far better investment than some other treatments. Unfortunately, some practices may claim that neck firming results are possible without surgery but this is simply not realistic. Any treatment that does not adjust the underlying muscle will give only temporary relief to the problem.
Neck Lift Costs Vary if Additional Procedures are Necessary
Dr. Castellano says that many patients can see excellent results from a Simplicity Neck Lift alone but that there are occasions where the addition of facial liposuction can be a benefit. “If the patient has any excess fat tissue that has accumulated along the jaw or in the front of the neck, facial liposuction can remove that tissue to allow for a better angle to be restored.” This should be done at the same time as a neck lift for optimal results. From a cost standpoint, the combined procedure is far more economical that doing a neck lift and then the liposuction. Also, when considering a neck lift procedure, it is important to ask about the details such as what type of anesthesia will be used and if the surgery will be done at a different location than in the doctor’s office. For example, all surgery is done on-site at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery because the office is an accredited medical facility. Whereas, for some surgeons, the procedure must be booked at a hospital or surgical suite that if the surgeon does not have his own accredited facility. This will significantly add to the neck lift costs.
If you are interested in learning more about a neck lift and want to get information on the costs of a neck lift, please schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Castellano. A consultation will allow the surgeon to assess your sagging neck and be better able to provide you with the details of what treatment will work best for you. Dr. Castellano will provide all the details about the surgery and what to expect, while allowing you ample time to ask questions and to view before and after photos. Please call 813-975-3223 today to schedule your complimentary consultation at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery. Or go to our website at www.EliteTampa.com
Note – Elite Facial Plastic Surgery and Body also offers financing for plastic surgery procedures.