Neck lift surgery restores a more youthful, tighter neck contour. Excess fatty tissue, loose skin and tight neck bands can all be addressed with this rejuvenating cosmetic facial procedure. The loss of skin elasticity and shape is an unavoidable result of getting older which can occur earlier with sun exposure or weight loss. A neck lift may be the only way to combat it.
Rejuvenating Effects of a Neck lift
Much like a facelift, a neck lift tightens underlying muscles and removes excess skin. The result is a smooth neck with sharp, youthful angles. This procedure can address the following problems:
- Sagging neck skin
- "Turkey neck" or "turkey wattle" appearance
- Excess neck fat
- Neck banding
Dr. Bogue reshapes underlying tissue and removes excess skin through incisions behind the ear and beneath the chin. The excess skin is removed with the incision behind the ear. The remaining skin is then re-draped over the new neck contour. In certain cases, Dr. Bogue may recommend incorporating liposuction into the procedure to remove extra fat deposits and to get the best possible neck contour.
Cost of Neck Lift Surgery
Neck lifts start at $3,500 at Dr. Bogue's practice. The cost may be higher depending on the complexity of the technique needed and whether it is combined with liposuction. Some people combine a facelift with a neck lift, which actually leads to lower costs compared to the cost of performing each procedure individually.
Dr. Bogue will make a surgical recommendation based on your health, candidacy and what you want to achieve. Our experienced staff will then provide you with a comprehensive quote. Our staff will also give you information about applying for CareCredit financing, if you wish to do so.
Questions about Neck Lift Surgery
Q: How long does a neck lift last?
A: Neck lift results can last decades. Tightening the muscles creates a strong supporting structure that holds its shape for years and years. A key component to the longevity of the procedure is strictly adhering to the garment usage during the postoperative period. The compression garment limits the swelling and encourages a smooth healing contour to the neck.
Q: Is it safe to combine a neck lift with other procedures?
A: Yes, it is safe to combine a neck lift with other procedures if the patient is healthy enough to undergo the operation. Even though cosmetic surgery is intended to improve appearance, we require the same strict guidelines for operative clearance as used for non-cosmetic surgeries. If a neck lift is combined with another lengthy procedure, then we require an overnight stay in one of the hospital suites.
Q: How long does a neck lift operation take?
A: A neck lift procedure typically takes 2 to 3 hours to perform. A neck lift is an outpatient procedure when performed without other surgeries, which means you will be able to return home the same day as your surgery.
If you are searching for an experienced and board-certified Boca Raton, FL plastic surgeon to perform neck lift surgery, please call (561) 886-1002 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bogue. We are proud to serve people from across the state, including Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Your consultation is complimentary, although a $75 no-show fee applies without 24 hours notice of cancelation.