Loose neck skin, the natural spreading of the neck muscles over time causing abnormal contours, or excess fatty deposits under the chin all may be a reasons to consider a neck lift (platysmaplasty or cervicoplasty). A good candidate for a neck lift is a non-smoker, who does not have any medical conditions that could impair healing and has a positive outlook and realistic expectations about treatment. A neck lift can also be combined with facelift.
Excess fat deposits under the skin may leave men and women longing for a more youthful looking chin profile. When they are happy with their upper face but desire an improvement in the chin and neck area, a neck lift may be the ideal solution. A neck lift (platysmaplasty or cervicoplasty) can reduce the signs of aging in the jawline and neck. Dr. Genevieve Broderick, a highly sought after plastic surgeon at DermASAP, has the skills and expertise required to perform the procedure. She is happy to explain the reasons patients in Quincy, MA and beyond consider neck lift surgery, how to prepare for the consultation, and the results enjoyed by her patients.
Reasons a Neck Lift is Considered
Excess fat and skin relaxation in the lower face leads to jowls, which bother many men and women. Loose neck skin and abnormal contours are other reasons they may be unhappy with their appearance. Some people are not ready for a facelift because they believe the upper part of their face is still pleasing. However, when the signs of aging appear on their lower face, they often consider neck lift surgery. It is important that both men and women understand neck lift surgery will not change their fundamental appearance nor will it prevent aging.
Preparing For The Neck Lift Surgery Consultation
It is important for patients to come to a consultation prepared to discuss their surgical goals and desired outcome, medical conditions, drug allergies, previous medical treatments and surgeries; and current medications. They will be asked about any alcohol, tobacco, and drug use. Dr. Broderick will evaluate their general health status and any pre-existing health conditions. She will examine and measure their faces and recommend a course of treatment. The likely outcomes of surgery and any potential risks will be discussed.
Embracing The Results
It may take several weeks to months for swelling to dissipate; however, results can include a more rejuvenated and youthful appearance. To extend the results, it is critical to protect the skin with sunscreen daily and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Average cost: $5,000-$8,000
The cost of your neck lift procedure will depend on your specific case and if you opt to receive additional treatments or procedures. Please feel free to schedule a private consultation to receive a quote.