The thin skin of the neck takes a lot of abuse throughout your lifetime. As a result, you might notice sagging, bands, accumulated fat, or the appearance of a “turkey neck.” You can improve the appearance of your neck with a neck lift. This procedure slims your neck while restoring the contours of your jawline and chin.
What is a Neck Lift?
While the skin of the neck needs just as much care as your face, many of us forget to take care of this delicate area. Our neck muscles must constantly move and turn our heads throughout the day. A neck lift undoes the effects of this stress and restores your neck to a more contoured, youthful state. It uses only a few small incisions hidden around the ears and/or under the chin, leaving nearly invisible scars.
How Much is a Neck Lift?
The cost of a neck lift varies considerably between providers. Your surgeon’s location, as well as their level of experience and training, will affect your final price. Other factors that will affect your cost include the type of anesthesia used and the details of your procedure. The average cost of a neck lift is about $12,000. Dr. Leong recommends a consultation for further information about procedure costs.
What Can a Neck Lift Treat?
A neck lift can significantly improve the appearance of your neck by treating the most common areas of concern. These include:
- Pockets of fat or a double chin
- Loose skin around the neck
- Sagging jowls
- Neck bands
- “Turkey neck”
- Horizontal neck lines (“tech neck”)
If these issues make your neck look old and droopy, a neck lift can help. While other treatments may improve the appearance of mild skin laxity, only a surgical procedure can treat significant sagging.
Can I Have Other Procedures With a Neck Lift?
If you have a double chin or accumulated fat around the neck area, your neck lift will likely include liposuction. You can also combine a neck lift with various other facial procedures. The advantage of multiple procedures is that you will only need one recovery time for all of them. Procedures commonly performed with a neck lift include an eyelid lift, facelift, and chin implant.
Non-surgical methods can also be combined with a neck lift to improve the appearance of your neck skin. Since the neck suffers from sun damage and environmental exposure, laser resurfacing or chemical peels make good options for undoing sun damage and uneven skin tone.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Neck Lift?
If you are in good health and have loose skin and excess fat in the neck area, you may be a candidate for a neck lift. Good candidates want to slim and contour the neck and chin. Anyone self-conscious about a double chin or sagging skin may benefit from this procedure.
Take the Next Step
To make an appointment with Dr. Karen Leong, call us at (949) 844-8999 or fill out the consultation form below.