There are many factors that can prevent you from preserving an elegant and graceful neckline. Thinning skin and lax musculature in the neck are among the chief concerns that may prematurely age your face. Dr. Scott Miller is a board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon who utilizes the highest standard in surgical techniques to restore a refined neckline.
What Can a Neck Lift Improve?
A neck lift is designed to treat common signs of aging, such as:
- Excess sagging neck skin
- Vertical or horizontal muscle banding (platysma bands)
- A thin, wrinkled, or loose appearance
- Fat below the chin and around the neck
After a neck lift, patients enjoy a firmer, more defined, and more youthful overall appearance.
How is the Neck Lift Procedure Performed?
Neck lift surgery can be performed alone or in accordance with a facelift to more extensively rejuvenate the face. Through a small incision placed inconspicuously under the chin, the skin and muscle (platysma) are lifted to restore support for the neck. Excess skin and fat are removed, leaving behind a smoother, firmer, and more defined angle underneath the chin.
What Can I Expect During the Neck Lift Recovery Period?
The neck may feel tight, swollen, or bruised after the procedure; these reactions are normal and will gradually dissipate over the following weeks. Dressings or bandages will be worn to help support your new neck contours, protect your incisions, and minimize swelling after surgery. Similar to a facelift procedure, the head should be kept elevated as much as possible during recovery. Two weeks of downtime is common before returning to work, although this timeframe will vary based on the nature of your job and factors unique to your treatment.
How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost?
It’s difficult to provide an exact cost figure without Dr. Miller evaluating your individual needs; therefore, our team is happy to discuss the price of a neck lift with you further during your consultation. Simply contact our practice to learn more about neck lift expenses or our financing options with CareCredit®, which can allow qualified patients to pay for their surgery through a series of more affordable installments rather than a lump sum.