Some areas of the body show signs of aging more dramatically than others. One area tends to be the neck, where crepey skin and deep wrinkles combine, often making the neck less than attractive. Nease Cosmetic Surgery offers neck lift surgery for men and women in Ft. Payne, Scottsboro, Huntsville, and the other communities in northern Alabama.
What is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift is a surgical procedure designed to address the signs of aging in the neck area and on the jawline. It’s used to remove excess fat below the chin (the dreaded double chin), as well as excess fat and droopy skin along the jawline or jowls.
Neck lifts can also tighten loose or sagging neck skin, sometimes called “turkey neck,” and treat abnormal contours caused by muscle banding.
How Much Does Neck Lift Surgery Cost in North Alabama and Huntsville area?
A neck lift at Nease Cosmetic Surgery usually falls between $5,000 and $6,000. Costs may vary somewhat between patients, depending on the amount of work needed and other undetermined variables.
Neck lift surgery is usually performed for aesthetic reasons and is not typically covered by your insurance. At Nease Cosmetic Surgery, we try to keep procedures as affordable for our patients as possible. We offer complimentary consultations as well as a variety of payment methods, including cash, major credit cards, and financing through CareCredit®.
What Are the Benefits of a Neck Lift?
Benefits of a neck lift can mean different things to different people, but some of the most common benefits include:
- Diminishing the appearance of unsightly muscle bands
- Shaping, refining, and contouring the jawline and chin
- Removal of excess skin
- Minimizing lines and wrinkles
- Tightening lax neck and jowl muscles
- Increased feeling of self-confidence
- Enjoying a more youthful appearance
Am I a Good Candidate for a Neck Lift?
Ultimately, your surgeon will make the final decision—but in most cases, if nothing in your medical history precludes it and you’re an adult in good health, you’re probably a good candidate for neck lift surgery.
It’s also important that you’re not currently experiencing any medical issues that could interfere with the healing process.
Your doctor will help you align your expectations with what’s attainable and realistic for your specific circumstances, so you’ll be delighted with your results.
What is Recovery Like Following a Neck Lift?
Like so many other things related to surgical procedures, the recovery time will vary depending on the individual and amount of work done. Most patients can return to normal activities (even going back to work) after about two weeks.
Your neck will likely feel tight for several weeks, and some swelling and bruising are considered normal. You’ll be given a set of post-op instructions after the surgery. Following these instructions as closely as possible gives you the best chance of a speedy and successful recovery.
Schedule Your Neck Lift Consultation Today
If you’re considering neck lift surgery and wondering if it’s right for you, contact our office and we’ll be happy to set up a complimentary consultation with Dr. Nease. Our offices serve residents in Huntsville, Scottsboro, Ft. Payne, and the neighboring communities in northern Alabama.