A neck lift is a surgical procedure similar to a facelift, but specifically designed to contour the neck area. Many people find that after a certain age, the skin and tissue on the neck and below the chin begins to sag. When this occurs, the youthful angles of your jawline become distorted and as a result, your facial appearance suffers.
The neck lift at Sacramento Surgical Arts PC is designed to enhance the contour of the neck and chin area to restore a youthful appearance.
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How much does a Neck Lift cost in Sacramento?
The price of neck lift surgery in the Sacramento area ranges from $4000 to about $7000 depending on the individual needs of the patient. See our fees page for more information about our cosmetic surgery prices at Sacramento Surgical Arts or contact us for more information.
Neck Lift: Who can benefit?
This procedure is typically performed on patients who are 40 to 60 years old who exhibit folds, fat deposits and hanging tissue below the chin. The procedure can be combined with neck liposuction or, in some cases where skin elasticity is adequate, liposuction alone can correct the problem.
How Neck Lift Surgery is Performed
A neck lift is usually done under local anesthesia, with an operating time of approximately 2-3 hours.
The surgical techniques used during this procedure are similar to a facelift with extra attention given to the sagging neck muscles (plastysma). An incision may be placed at the front of the earlobe, which extends around the back of the ear into the hairline. Skin is tightened, sagging muscles are tightened or partially removed and fat deposits are removed through a small incision below the chin.
The contour of the neck is thereby improved and the jaw line and chin exhibit a more angular appearance.
Recovering From Your Neck Lift
Like a facelift, you may need 2 to 3 weeks to recover from surgery. A bandage will be wrapped around the neck area to minimize swelling and promote skin contraction. You will probably experience some numbness, bruising and puffiness. Most patients plan to wear high-necked clothing during the recovery period. Follow Dr. Heir’s post-operative instructions carefully to make your recovery as smooth as possible.