When your neck begins to age, you can feel devastated by the effects. Years of sun damage and the natural aging process can make your neck look aged, and may make you feel self-conscious. In the winter, scarves and turtlenecks can help conceal a wrinkled, sagging neck, but in the summer options are limited.
Rejuvenating the neck can dramatically improve your appearance, allowing you to look as young as you feel inside. Call Baltimore neck lift surgeon Dr. Adam Basner today at 410-616-3000 to schedule your consultation.
What Is A Neck Lift?
A neck lift is a surgical procedure to tighten and lift sagging skin, improve the appearance of vertical bands, and reduce excess fat in the neck. A neck lift focuses solely on the neck, and can be performed on its own or in combination with a facelift.
If you have sagging skin on the neck or prominent vertical banding, you may be a good candidate for a neck lift. On the other hand, if your main concern is excess fat under the chin, you may be a better candidate for liposuction of the chin or Kybella injections. Dr. Basner will examine you during your consultation and let you know what he thinks the best treatment plan for you is.
Benefits of a Neck Lift
A neck lift provides many benefits, including:
- Improved appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin
- Elimination of "turkey wattle"
- Improved definition along the jaw
- Smoother, more youthful looking neck
While non-surgical options exist to help smooth and tighten the skin of the neck, they can only provide minimal benefit. A neck lift is the only option that can provide dramatic improvement of the neck and eliminate excess, sagging skin.
The neck is one of the most visible areas of the body, and is one of the first to show signs of age. Many men and women do not take proper care of their neck, and the cumulative effects of sun damage and loss of collagen through aging combine to create a neck that looks older than the rest of the body. A neck lift is a great way to reverse these signs of age and create a beautiful, youthful neck.
Neck Lift Candidates
The only way to know for sure if you are a good candidate for a neck lift is to visit Dr. Basner for an in-person consultation. However, in general, you may be a good candidate if you:
- Think your neck makes you look older
- Want to improve the appearance of sagging, wrinkles, and vertical bands
- Are in overall good health and do not smoke
- Do not have any medical conditions that contraindicate elective surgery
- Understand the risks and have realistic expectations
While neck lifts can be performed on their own, Dr. Basner will listen to your goals and let you know if you would benefit more from a combination procedure. A neck lift will not address concerns such as jowls, so if that is one of your major issues you may be better served by a neck lift and lower facelift.
If you smoke, you may still be able to have a neck lift performed if you are able to quit for a few weeks before and after surgery. Smoking significantly raises the risk of complications during your healing process, so if you cannot quit, you should not have elective surgery.
"I am thrilled with the necklift I received and look and feel much younger. I don't have to worry about covering my neck anymore and can finally stop wearing scarves and turtlenecks! The surgery exceeded my most hopeful expectations!" --actual patient
Cost of a Neck Lift
The cost of your neck lift procedure will vary depending on the extent and complexity of your surgery. Each individual is different, so we will not know for sure how much you can expect to pay until you come in for your consultation.
That being said, the average cost of a neck lift at Dr. Basner's practice is around $6,600. This may be lower or higher depending on your unique needs and goals, and includes:
- Anesthesia fees
- Operating room fees
- Doctor fees
- Follow-up care
We offer a number of financing options to help you fit a neck lift into your budget. Ask us about neck lift financing plans during your consultation to learn more. We will be happy to work with you to find a plan that fits your needs.
Schedule Your Neck Lift Consultation
If you are interested in turning back the clock on your neck, call Dr. Basner today at 410-616-3000 to schedule your initial consultation. We serve patients in Lutherville Timonium, Baltimore, and Columbia, MD.