How Much Does it Cost to Get a Neck Lift?

Loose skin under your neck is a frustrating problem that can make you feel self-conscious. The neck area can also be affected by other signs of aging, like neck bands and a “turkey neck” appearance. A neck lift restores a slimmer, more youthful neckline with a more defined chin and jaw. This procedure can be performed alone or combined with others to achieve your goals. 

What is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift targets loose skin, neck bands, and other signs of aging in the neck area. This procedure can undo many years of aging by tightening loose skin and correcting separated platysmal muscles. Since the neck area can show signs of aging before the face and often receives less attention, improving it can help you look dramatically younger.

How is a Neck Lift Performed?

A neck lift is performed under anesthesia to maintain your comfort. The procedure usually takes a few hours, depending on the details of your treatment plan. Your Specialty Aesthetics Surgery surgeon will use a few small, hidden incisions to lift and tighten the neck skin while repairing separated platysma muscles that cause neck bands. If you have your neck lift performed with other procedures, the surgery may take longer. Your surgeon may also remove excess fat during surgery to address a double chin. 

How Much Does it Cost to Get a Neck Lift?

Costs for any aesthetic surgery vary widely based on several factors, such as:

  • Your location and cost of living in your area
  • Your surgeon’s skill and experience with your procedure
  • The quality of the surgical facility
  • The details of your procedure
  • Associated costs such as anesthesia and medications

We recommend a consultation so we can discuss your goals and provide you with an accurate estimate with no hidden expenses. 

Cost is an important factor when considering aesthetic surgery. However, the skill and ability of your surgeon are invaluable, so ensure you do not compromise your results in an attempt to save money. We offer financing plans that can help you achieve a more sculpted neck on almost any budget. 

What is Recovery Like After a Neck Lift?

Depending on the details of your procedure, you can expect to return to work one to two weeks after your neck lift. You can expect soreness, swelling, and tightness, most of which fade within the first week. Your surgeon will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions. You can usually return to more strenuous activities after four to six weeks, and swelling resolves completely within a few months. Your incisions may look pink for several months but will become nearly invisible over time.

Do I Need a Neck Lift or Neck Liposuction?

Neck lifts and neck liposuction are popular ways to improve the appearance of your neck. You can have them separately or as a combined procedure. You may need neck liposuction if you have a double chin (fat collected in the submental area) and good skin elasticity. This elasticity allows your skin to tighten naturally after fat removal. A neck lift alone is ideal for those who have loose skin and neck bands but not much excess fat. 

You may benefit from a neck lift with neck liposuction if you have submental fat but too much loose skin to rebound without help. Your Specialty Aesthetics Surgery surgeon will frequently remove some fat during a neck lift to help sculpt the area. 

What Other Procedures Can Be Performed With a Neck Lift?

A neck lift can be performed with a range of other procedures. The advantages of having several procedures during the same surgery include the following:

  • Savings on anesthesia and other surgical costs
  • Only one recovery time
  • More complete rejuvenation

A neck lift is commonly performed as part of a facelift. These procedures go so well together because a facelift tightens the mid and lower facial area, including the jawline. Loose neck skin can keep you from achieving the sculpted lower face that a facelift can produce. A neck lift and facelift together define and shape the neck, chin, and jawline for a more youthful appearance. 

Am I a Good Candidate for a Neck Lift?

A neck lift is suitable for healthy adults of almost any age who have issues with loose neck skin. While this problem occurs naturally with age, genetics might make you prone to it while young. Good candidates for a neck lift have reasonable expectations and want to achieve a more sculpted neckline. 

You should not have a neck lift if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have certain medical problems. Only a consultation with your surgeon can determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure.

Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation

Want to learn more about neck lifts? Schedule your consultation online or by calling Specialty Aesthetic Surgery at (212) 737-8700. We look forward to working with you!

Specialty Aesthetic Surgery serves the greater NYC metro area.

About Our Surgeons

Bruce Moskowitz is an experienced and board-certified oculoplastic surgeon. His practice encompasses all areas of oculoplastic cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has a well-known reputation for revision surgery, and a large portion of his practice comes from other colleagues to revise sub-optimal outcomes.

Grigoriy Mashkevich is an experienced and double-board certified facial plastic surgeon. He belongs to a highly select group of surgeons with a focused specialization in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the nose, face, and neck. 

Dr. Anna Frants is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who is experienced in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Her areas of expertise include surgery of the face, neck, nose, eyelids, eyebrows, and ears. 

*Individual results may vary

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