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Neck Lift

Neck Lift Surgery (Platysmaplasty or Cervicoplasty) – Atlanta, GA

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About Neck Lift Surgery

Are you tired of wearing turtlenecks and scarves the whole year to cover the loose, flabby skin on your neck? Fellowship-trained and double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marisa Lawrence provides neck lift surgery at her office in Atlanta, GA to improve the appearance of an aging neck. This cosmetic surgery reshapes and tightens the section on the underside of your chin and the entire neck to remove a "double chin" or "turkey neck." By surgically excising the excess skin and fat while using a tightening method to result in a softer neckline, neck lift surgery at Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery can provide dramatic enhancements to your profile. Before you call to schedule your initial consultation, read more about neck lift surgery and the wonderful results it can give you.

Ideal Candidates

Individuals desiring neck lift surgery generally deal with visibly sagging and hanging skin on the neck. Hanging neck skin is often caused by ranging factors, including aging and significant weight loss. Regardless of the reason, loose neck skin produces an older, unbecoming look, which in most cases can only be cosmetically fixed with skin removal and tightening. If you are physically healthy and at a good weight, but you feel embarrassed by lines, wrinkles, and hanging skin on the neck, a neck lift cosmetic surgery treatment may be a recommended option.

Surgical Technique

For neck lift surgery, general anesthesia is used. An incision is placed just in front or behind your ears, and another one might also be created beneath your chin. If pockets of fat exist, fat removal with liposuction would be the first step in the surgical process. Following that, any sagging, loose, or hanging skin will be carefully excised and the remaining skin will be pulled tight. This method of skin tightening is performed until the desired contour has been attained. Although sutures are placed at the incision area, scarring should not be noticeable since they were placed under your chin. An injection, such as Kybella, may also be used to enhance the results. Also, other nonsurgical choices can help the skin's texture and feel, such as laser treatments, chemical peels, or an IPL treatment, to create a soft and smooth appearance.

What to Expect

After a neck lift, there will probably be some mild swelling and discoloration from bruising, but these will dissipate within a week or two. You should rest and try to avoid exercise or strenuous movements and activities for a couple of weeks to assist in a safe recovery. During this time, fitted tops should be avoided. You should see visible aesthetic differences almost immediately. In fact, it has been noted that the neck lift treatment can make one of the most stunning enhancements to a person's profile, turning back the hands of time on your appearance.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a neck lift cost?
The cost of your neck lift can be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Lawrence. Once she has created your treatment plan, she can estimate costs for the facility, anesthesia, and miscellaneous fees. To make your neck lift affordable, Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery accepts many payment methods and we can give you information on low-interest financing.

What about nonsurgical options?
Surgery is the only way to remove loose skin, especially if it hangs or droops. While there are several nonsurgical skin tightening treatments that can produce some improvements, surgery offers the most significant improvement to smooth and redefine the contours of your neck. A new and popular treatment called Kybella reduces fat in the upper neck, which causes a double chin, but it does not improve loose skin.

Will I have visible scars?
Your neck lift will start with an incision beneath the chin and two more near the ears. However, these are placed so they are difficult for others to see. Dr. Lawrence makes every effort during your surgery to avoid visible scarring. You will also be given scar care instructions that will help your incisions to heal properly so they are thin and flat.

Can I combine a neck lift with other facial surgeries?
During your consultation, you can mention that you may be considering another procedure, such as a facelift or a chin implant, in addition to a neck lift. It is common for these additional procedures to be combined to achieve the best results. If you have any concerns about a weak chin or undefined jawline, talk to Dr. Lawrence so she can create a comprehensive treatment plan.

Should I get a neck lift or liposuction?
Depending on your needs and goals, you may want to get a neck lift with liposuction. This can help if you have both excess skin and pockets of fat in your neck. Dr. Lawrence will help you decide whether a lift, liposuction, or both should be part of your treatment plan during your consultation.

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Average Cost  
From $3,500
Recovery Time  
7 – 10 Days
Average Procedure Time  
2 – 3 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
1 Week
Procedure Recovery Location  
Outpatient
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Great NeckLines

Say goodbye to your "turkey neck" profile and attain the firm and smooth neck you wish for. If you are tired of feeling self-conscious about loose skin and wrinkles on your neck, please contact Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, GA to learn more. Cosmetic neck lift surgery by Dr. Lawrence has changed the physical appearance of so many individuals. We look forward to sharing this outstanding cosmetic procedure with you.

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