Neck Lifts at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery
At Elite Facial Plastic Surgery in Tampa, we perform neck lifts to treat sagging skin and restore a youthful appearance. The skin on the neck is very delicate, so it will often begin to show signs of aging before other areas, and once the “turkey neck” forms, a neck lift procedure to tighten the skin is often the best way to fix it.
If you’re interested in learning more about getting a neck lift at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Drominic Castellano. You can also call us at 813-602-0491.
Neck Lift Before and Afters
Is Neck Lift Worth It?
Neck lifts have several benefits related to an improved, more youthful appearance. This cosmetic procedure treats many different issues related to the neck and removes excess fat and tightens the muscle and skin.
Below are the two most common appearances that neck lifts can treat.
Turkey neck refers to wrinkled and sagging skin on the neck. Muscles weaken, and skin loses elasticity over time which is why turkey neck is often contributed to aging. Women above 40 are the most likely to develop sagging skin along the neck. However, overexposure to the sun, pollution, smoking, and other harmful factors can accelerate the degradation of collagen in the skin and cause turkey neck.
A neck lift can treat turkey neck because the cosmetic procedure addresses the sagging skin. Your plastic surgeon will remove excess fat, tighten the muscles, and tighten the skin for a lifted, more youthful appearance.
Platysma or vertical bands are muscles that begin to appear through the thin skin of the neck with age. The skin on your neck is thin, so when you age, and your skin loses collagen and sags, the vertical bands become more visible. Genetics, weight loss, and muscle usage can also lead to the appearance of vertical bands.
During a neck lift, your plastic surgeon will remove excess fat and tighten the platysmal bands to reduce their appearance and smooth the skin.
Neck Lift Cost
Each neck lift cost is unique because the complexity of the procedure based on your cosmetic needs will determine the cost. However, at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery in Tampa, a neck lift typically costs between $6,000 to $7,000. To speak with a plastic surgeon about the specifics of your procedure and the resulting cost, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Dominic by calling 813-576-2289.
Neck Lift Procedure
Every neck lift procedure begins with anesthesia. Your doctor will help you choose the best option between intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. In a neck lift procedure, your plastic surgeon will make incisions behind each ear and underneath the chin.
These incisions allow your plastic surgeon access to tighten the muscles and remove excess fat. Overall, the procedure takes around two or three hours, depending on the complexity of your cosmetic needs.
Neck Lift Recovery
Immediately following your neck lift, you can go home to rest and recover. It’s common to wear a bandage around your neck after the procedure, and you may need a small tube to drain fluid that builds up underneath the skin.
It’s important to rest during the first week after your procedure. Your neck will be swollen, bruised, and tight, so it’s best to allow yourself time to rest. Take off from work, avoid showers, and don’t do any strenuous activities. Toward the end of your first week or the beginning of the second, your plastic surgeon will remove your stitches.
It’s common to return to work after a week, as most swelling and bruising subside within this time. Even though you can return to work, it’s important to continue avoiding any overly extensive exercise or activities.
The recovery from a neck lift should take a few weeks overall before you know that what you see in the mirror is the final result of your cosmetic procedure.
You can combine your neck lift with an additional cosmetic procedure for additional improvements to your appearance. By having multiple cosmetic treatments within the same surgery, you can get to your desired appearance faster and have a more cohesive, youthful appearance.
Below are three of the most common cosmetic procedures combined with a neck lift.
Neck Lift and Facelift
A facelift or rhytidectomy is a cosmetic procedure that lifts and tightens the face. Much like a neck lift, a facelift treats wrinkles, sagging skin, and other signs of aging. Some common appearances treated with a facelift include jowling, marionette lines, and dropped cheeks.
There are seven types of facelifts that either target specific areas of the face or use specific procedural techniques. When it comes to location, you can choose between an upper, mid, lower, and full facelift. When it comes to procedure, you can choose from an endoscopic, cutaneous, and traditional facelift.
The typical cost of a facelift is between $8,000 and $9,000.
Neck Lift and Liposuction
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that can treat excess fat in the face or neck. Some common appearances treated by liposuction include jowls, double chin, turkey neck, and fullness in the face. Face and neck liposuction can create definition in the cheeks, jawline, and neck.
During a liposuction procedure, your plastic surgeon will make an incision beneath your chin and in front of your ears. Then, they will insert a small tube known as a cannula into the skin, which acts as a suction to remove unwanted fat. Recovery is short, and the procedure typically costs between $2,000 to $4,500.
Neck Lift and Chin Implant
Chin implants provide definition to the chin, jawline, and neck. This cosmetic procedure is commonly performed to create attractive angles and restore facial harmony in the lower part of your face.
Your plastic surgeon will make an incision below your chin during the cosmetic procedure and insert an implant around the bone. When combined with a neck lift, chin implants can create beautiful lines from your chin to your jawline, all the way down your neck.
Chin implants typically cost around $4,000.
Neck Lift FAQ
Is a neck lift permanent?
Yes, a neck lift is permanent. However, you will continue aging, which could cause the skin on your neck to change. Neck lift results typically last 10 to 15 years before you may experience signs of aging.
Can a neck lift be done under local anesthesia?
Yes, a can be under local anesthesia during your neck lift. This is the process of numbing the neck, so you don’t feel any sensation during the procedure.
How long is a neck lift procedure?
A neck lift procedure can take two to three hours, depending on the complexity of your cosmetic desires. It could take more than three hours if you are combining your neck lift with another cosmetic procedure.
What is a micro neck lift?
A micro neck lift treats the same appearance as a traditional neck lift, such as sagging skin and wrinkles, but it’s less invasive. This also means recovery is shorter.
Does insurance cover a neck lift?
No, it’s common that insurance won’t cover a neck lift. However, if you’re getting a neck lift for medical reasons, this could be an exception.