Am I a Candidate for a Neck Lift?
You may be a good candidate for a neck lift if you have no significant health problems and reasonable expectations. Your Specialty Aesthetic Surgery surgeon meets with you before your procedure to ensure you know what to expect. Ideal candidates have excess skin, fat around the neck area, and poor skin laxity. Specific health issues may affect whether you can have a neck lift. Good candidates plan to take the necessary time to recuperate after surgery.
How Does a Neck Lift Work?
Your surgeon performs a neck lift by making small incisions hidden behind the ears and under the chin. He can tighten loose skin and remove any excess through these small incisions. He can also lift and repair the neck muscles, giving you a more contoured, shapely neck and chin. If you have accumulated fat, your surgeon may use liposuction to remove it. The procedure may be performed under IV sedation or general anesthesia.
Do I Need to Prepare for a Neck Lift?
Your surgeon may give you instructions to get ready for your neck lift. Following these instructions will lower your risk of side effects and help you heal more quickly. Your surgeon might instruct you to:
- Stop smoking and avoid second-hand smoke at least four weeks before and after your procedure since smoking impairs healing
- Avoid certain supplements and NSAIDs like aspirin that can increase bleeding during or after surgery
- Adjust other medications as instructed
- Take care of your skin and avoid too much sun exposure to keep your nose healthy
Make sure that during your consultation, you discuss all medications, prescription and over-the-counter, and all supplements you take. You should also discuss any health problems or allergies and if you have ever had a reaction to anesthesia in the past.
How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost?
The price of a neck lift varies depending on your provider and where they are located. Your cost will also depend on the complexity of your procedure and whether the surgeon also performs liposuction. A consultation will provide you with an accurate estimate.