You may want to consider a neck lift if you have localized deposits of fat in the anterior part of the neck under the chin. A neck lift may also be indicated if you have sagging, with skin folds in the anterior part of the neck. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David B. Brothers, Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta offers neck lift surgery for men and women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Snellville, Milton, and Johns Creek.
What is a Neck Lift?
Did you know that your neck is where you develop the earliest signs of aging, from banding to crepe-like skin? Even more, having a neck lift can significantly improve your appearance and make you look years younger. Neck lift surgery helps with localized fat deposits and loose, sagging skin that gives you a double chin or the dreaded “turkey neck.” Dr. Brothers will also tighten the muscles to eliminate embarrassing banding.
Benefits of a Neck Lift
The neck lift procedure is intended to produce a more youthful-appearing neck with a better contour.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for a Neck Lift?
The ideal candidate for a neck lift has:
- Pockets of fat under the chin and along the upper portion of the neck or a double chin
- Sagging skin that hangs from the jawline and under-chin area
- Muscle banding
- A chin or jawline that is masked by excess fat
What Do I Need to Do Before Having a Neck Lift?
Neck lift surgery can take years off your age, but the procedure should be performed by Dr. Brothers, a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in neck lift surgery for men and women. The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.
At Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta, we want you to love the results of your neck lift surgery. Part of this means ensuring that you can easily afford the cost of the procedure. The neck lift procedure is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. You are responsible for the cost of your procedure, and our financing options may help make the surgery affordable.
What Should I Expect on the Day of My Neck Lift?
Neck lift is done on an outpatient basis under sedation and local or general anesthesia. The procedure may require an incision under the chin, behind the ears, or both. Fat is suctioned or excised, muscles may be tightened, and skin may be removed, all depending on individual findings.
How Long Does It Take to Perform a Neck Lift?
Your neck lift may involve one or more of the following surgical procedures:
- Platysmaplasty that takes two to three hours to tighten the neck muscles
- Cervicoplasty that takes two to four hours to remove excess skin and fat
- Liposuction that can take up to one hour to remove localized deposits of fat
What to Expect After a Neck Lift
You will be sent home with your chin and neck wrapped in dressings or in an elastic neck sling. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Swelling and bruising disappear over approximately two weeks.
Will I Have Scars After Getting a Neck Lift?
The incisions are made under the chin and around the ears, so your scars are well-hidden.
When Will I See Results?
You will need to wait for the swelling to completely subside before you can see the full results of your neck lift. The final result of a neck lift is evident in one to three months.
How Long Will the Results of a Neck Lift Last?
If you maintain your weight, the results of your neck lift will last for many years.
Additional Procedures to Enhance Your Neck Lift Results
How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost in Atlanta?
The cost of a neck lift depends on the combination of procedures that are used by Dr. Brothers. After your consultation, we will provide a detailed cost that includes the applicable fees for Dr. Brothers and his surgical staff as well as any necessary medical supplies and your follow-up care. Financing is available through CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit, and we also accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards.
Your neck shows the earliest signs of aging, but you can do something about it. A neck lift restores the youthful contours of your neck. At Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta, we use the most advanced techniques for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David B. Brothers, and his team offer neck lift surgery, emphasizing improved self-image and confidence of men and women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Snellville, Milton, and Johns Creek. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation!