Neck Lift

Starting at an early age, many adults become sensitive to the appearance of their necks. Loose, sagging skin, excess fat, and muscle laxity can make you look older or even heavier than you really are. And, unlike many other signs of aging, a “turkey neck,” a double chin, or skin banding is nearly impossible to hide. Fortunately, we have effective options to address an aging neck and rejuvenate your appearance. By making a few small changes to the neck with a Neck Lift procedure , you can look much younger and feel more confident.

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Our Personalized Approach

A neck lift procedure requires an individualized, comprehensive approach to address your anatomical aging. It isn’t enough to simply tighten the skin; the natural contour and condition of the skin, muscles, and tissues of your entire lower face and neck all influence what neck lift treatments will work best for you.

At Belcara Health, we will develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve the results you desire with the least invasive approach possible. Depending on your specific concerns, goals, and anatomy, we may recommend removal or tightening of excess skin, fat removal for an improved profile, and/or muscle contouring to address bands and laxity. 

What does a Neck Lift procedure involve?

A Neck Lift is typically performed under moderate sedation or general anesthesia. A small incision is placed under the chin and as well as in front and behind the ear in a natural skin crease. These incisions are designed to hide in natural skin creases and minimize scarring while providing the necessary access to perform liposuction of the neck and lift and re-position the sagging tissues of the neck. A neck lift is often performed in combination with a face lift procedure, using the same incisions.

What Results can I Expect?

Our patients find that a neck lift provides dramatic results, especially when combined with other facial enhancement procedures. A neck lift procedure corrects the signs of aging on the neck and the jaw line for a more youthful, pleasing appearance. Results include:

  • Removing loose skin and areas of fat
  • Correcting visible vertical muscle bands on the neck (addressing the “turkey neck” appearance)
  • Restoring a smooth, youthful-looking neck

Who is a good candidate for a Neck Lift?

Patients with excess fatty tissue and sagging skin under the chin and in the neck, who are in good general health, and who do not smoke cigarettes may be good candidates for a Neck Lift. Patients need to have a realistic understanding of what can be accomplished with the procedure. Neck Lift surgery cannot stop the aging process; instead, it is meant to “turn back the clock” a few years. During your initial consultation, your Belcara Health Plastic Surgeon will discuss your concerns, goals, medical history, and expected result with you and determine the best treatment plan to meet your needs.

Where will the procedure take place?

Most neck lift patients elect to have their procedures performed in our on-site surgery center. Our 5-star facility, the Clarkview Surgical Center, was designed with the safety, comfort, privacy, and convenience of our patients in mind. It features state-of-the-art technology and meets the most rigorous safety standards. We are proud to be one of the few outpatient surgical facilities to earn AAAHC accreditation, as well as certifications from Medicare and the state of Maryland. Because safety is our first concern, all surgical procedures are performed with board-certified anesthesiologists and registered nurses.

What should I expect during recovery?

Following neck lift surgery, you will be able to rest in the comfort of your own home. Because you will have been under anesthesia, you must have someone to drive you home after surgery. It may take several hours for the anesthesia medication to wear off, so expect to be groggy for a while.

Every patient’s recovery is different and depends upon the extent of their personal treatment plan. You may experience some bruising or swelling in the first few days following surgery, but these typically resolve in 1-2 weeks. Your surgeon will give you thorough instructions that are tailored to your individual case, but in general, patients can expect the following:

  • Rest in bed the day of surgery and limit activity for the next 3-5 days.
  • Avoid bending or lifting heavy objects for 1 week
  • Avoid strenuous activities for 2 weeks
  • Typically, you can return to work within 7 to 10 days.

What other options exist for neck rejuvenation?

Liposuction

If excess fat underneath the chin and on your neck is your major concern, liposuction may be what you need to see a more graceful, refined neck and jawline and get rid of a “double chin” appearance. Through tiny, easily camouflaged incisions, your surgeon will gently remove the excess fat under the chin, sculpting the area to achieve a naturally youthful neck contour. Patients with reasonable skin tone and moderate fat deposits are excellent candidates for this procedure.

Kybella

Kybella is a groundbreaking, non-surgical solution for reducing unwanted submental fat, commonly known as a “double chin.” By dissolving the excess fat under the chin, Kybella provides a smooth, defined jawline without the necessary downtime need to recover from surgical procedures. Since it was approved by the FDA in April of 2015, Belcara Health neck contouring patients have seen impressive results from this groundbreaking treatment.

Delivered in a series of injections to the chin with minimal discomfort, Kybella treatment results are permanent.  The number of treatments needed for final results are different for every patient and depend upon the individual’s anatomy, concerns, and goals.

CoolMini

CoolMini treatments offer a safe, effective and non-invasive solution to reduce fat under the chin that causes that dreaded “double-chin.” Just like CoolSculpting, the CoolMini freezes away fat permanently for a more defined jawline. The CoolMini applicator is curved specifically for the jawline for precise, effective results.  Learn more about CoolMini Treatments.

Can neck Liposuction, Kybella, or Cool Mini treat loose skin?

No. It is important to note that neck liposuction, Kybella, and CoolMini treatments will not address loose, excess skin under the chin.  Loose and sagging skin can only be corrected with a surgical facial and neck procedure such as a Facelift or Neck Lift. Learn more about Face Lift procedures.

What Does a Neck Lift Procedure Cost?

We understand that having a general range of procedure prices can be helpful, so we are happy to provide estimated price ranges for the plastic surgery procedures we perform.  However, it is important to note that these price ranges are general estimates only.

The best way to learn about plastic surgery pricing is to consult directly with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.  During your consultation, your surgeon will listen carefully to your concerns and goals and assess your medical history, lifestyle, and anatomy. Together, you and your surgeon will review all your treatment options and develop a personalized plan that meets all your needs. Only then are we able to provide an accurate price quote, which will include:

  • All visits before and after the procedure
  • Operating Room time and supplies
  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Anesthesia fees
  • All medical devices, implants, and support materials

 Price Range for Neck Lift procedures: $5,000 – $14,000

Financing & Payment Options

Obtaining the funds for elective procedures and products can sometimes be difficult, especially in these challenging economic times. At Belcara Health, we have a dedicated financing department, designed to help you get the financing you need, for the procedures you want.

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Why Belcara Health

If you are ready to improve your appearance, the practice and surgeon you select are your most important decisions. To be confident with your results, you must have confidence in your medical team.

Our board-certified plastic surgeons are renowned for creating natural-looking, proportionate, beautiful results. Our Facial Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Nadia Mostovych and Dr. Bradley Roberson, will listen carefully to your goals, answer all your questions and help you make informed choices. We believe in educating our patients about their treatment options because you know your face best and you should be a partner in the entire surgery experience.

Exceptional patient care is the core of our philosophy at Belcara Health. Our goal is for you to feel as if you just received the best care possible and absolutely love your results. Located in a welcoming, sophisticated, luxurious facility, our 5-star services and staff provide an unparalleled experience. At each stage, we make every effort to surpass all your expectations. We are constantly upgrading our knowledge, technology, and services – and it shows. Our strong reputation and the trust of the community validates this commitment.

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Contact us today to learn more about how a neck lift procedure can help you feel more confident.

Our Practitioners who Specialize in Neck Lifts

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Dr. Bradley C. Robertson

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Facial Surgery Specialist

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Dr. Nadia K. Mostovych

Board-Certified Head & Neck Surgeon
Facial Plastic Surgeon

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Dr. Gary A. Vela

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon & Body Contouring Specialist

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The team at Belcara Health is TOP notch!   From the ladies at the front desk, all the nurses who took such good care of me, and especially my INCREDIBLE surgeon – everyone was wonderful. I look like I did when I was 25 – and I feel like I look 25!  I can’t recommend Belcara Health more highly.
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