When your neck begins to age, you may wish for a more youthful appearance. 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, loose skin around neck, but in the summer options are limited.
Rejuvenating the neck can dramatically improve your appearance, allowing you to appear 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, also known as a platysmaplasty, is a surgical procedure to tighten and lift loose skin by moving the muscle beneath the neck area and removing the fat deposits underneath as well as the excess skin. The skin on the neck is then redraped to provide a more youthful appearance. This improves the appearance of vertical bands, and reduces excess fat in the neck. A neck lift focuses solely on the neck and can be performed independently or in combination with a facelift.
If you have hanging skin on the neck or prominent vertical banding, you may be a good candidate for a neck lift. On the other hand, if your primary concern is excess fat deposits under the chin, you may be a better candidate for liposuction of the chin or Kybella injections. Dr. Basner will examine you in the office 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" from your profile by removing excess skin.
- Improved definition along the ja
- Smoother, more youthful looking neck
While non-surgical options exist to help with tightening and smoothing 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, lax 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 appears older than the rest of the body. A neck lift is a great way to reverse these signs of aging and create a beautiful, youthful neck.
Good Candidates for a Neck Lift
The only way to know for sure if this procedure is for you is to visit Dr. Basner for an in-person or virtual consultation. However, in general, you may be a good candidate for this treatment if you:
- Think your neck makes you look older
- Want to improve the image of unwanted fat, 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 use tobacco products, 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. If you cannot quit, you should not have elective surgery or other procedures.
What is the Ideal Age for a Neck Lift?
There actually isn’t an ideal age. We offer services to younger patients and older patients. Our goal is to help you feel comfortable and enjoy your own body. Many patients come to us as soon as they see signs of aging or problems they see and others what until later in life to schedule their personal consultation and undergo neck lift 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 plastic surgery neck lift cost 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.
The cost of your procedure could be lower or higher depending on your unique needs and goals, and includes:
- General Anesthesia and/or Local 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 financing plans during your consultation to learn more. We will be happy to work with you to find a plan that fits your needs.
Neck Lift Recovery Time
Typically it can take a couple of weeks, up to months to fully recover from neck lift surgery. Usually one week of that you will be required to stay home and rest with little activity before you return to work. A key to recuperation following your neck lift procedure is to follow all of Dr. Basner’s post surgery instructions. These instructions are tailored to help minimize swelling and bruising after your procedures, as well as promoting a quick recovery time by properly caring for your small incision lines. You will also want to follow Dr. Basner’s instructions for post surgery visits. Our goal is for this experience to go as smoothly as possible and for you to achieve the look you are going for. Make sure to discuss the best plan of action for your recovery with the doctor before your surgey.
Final Neck Lift Results
Our team comes highly recommended and has provided exceptional results while helping our patients achieve the refreshed look they were going for. Neck lift results are immediately noticeable right after the outpatient procedure. Check out our gallery of neck lift patient photos to help determine if facial rejuvenation is the best option for you.
Schedule Your Neck Lift Consultation
If you are interested in turning back the clock on your neck, contact Dr. Basner, a board-certified neck lift surgeon at 410-616-3000 to schedule your initial consultation. We serve people in Lutherville Timonium, Baltimore, and Columbia, MD. Contact Us today to learn more and get all your questions answered!