A neck lift, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, corrects loose sagging skin and stubborn fatty deposits on the neck. These problems can be caused by aging or after major weight loss. Dr. Earl Stephenson, a plastic surgeon in Snellville, has treated many patients who have with what is commonly known as a turkey neck and created dramatic improvements. After a neck lift, patients have a slimmer neck with a smooth contour and this creates a stronger profile and more youthful overall appearance.
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Good candidates are men or women who demonstrate:
- Localized fat deposits under the chin
- Looseness of neck muscle and/or neck skin
- Non-smokers or those who have ceased smoking two months prior to the procedure
- Overall good health
What to Expect
During the initial consultation, Dr. Stephenson will evaluate the patient’s underlying bone anatomy and make a determination as to whether the chin position and its influence on the appearance of the neck is an issue. This evaluation will help Dr. Stephenson develop an individual treatment plan. During surgery, an incision is typically made under the chin. If there are fat pockets present, Dr. Stephenson will remove the excess fat with liposuction. Then, any loose skin is excised and trimmed away. He will then tighten the underlying tissue and muscles and re-drape the remaining skin with sutures to produce a more youthful neck appearance.
Neck Lift Recovery
Swelling and bruising will be present after neck lift surgery. A compressive neck dressing is used to help control swelling and to help the neck skin adapt to the new neck contour. Most patients can resume modest activity in 2 weeks. A complete recovery from neck lift surgery occurs in about 3-4 weeks. This surgery creates a tighter neck that appears softer and younger.
The cost for necklift surgery will vary by patient and by each specific surgical case. The average price for this procedure generally costs between $5,500 to $7,000.
Create a Tighter Neck
Necklift surgery can results in a gorgeous profile and a younger looking neck for both men and women. It creates especially nice outcomes for weight loss patients where a significant amount of loose skin resides after the weight loss. Atlanta plastic surgeon, Dr. Earl Stephenson, is a body contouring expert and produces lasting results for patients. Call our office today to schedule your consultation and learn more.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $5,500 - $7,000
- Recovery Time
- 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2-4 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location