Neck Lift Surgery (Platysmaplasty or Cervicoplasty) – New York

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About Neck Lift Surgery

Do you wear turtlenecks and scarves even in the summer to cover the loose, flabby skin on your neck? Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Koch provides neck lift surgery at his offices in New York to reduce 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 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 seeking 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 loose skin, wrinkles, and lines on the neck, a neck lift cosmetic surgery treatment may be a good option for you.

Surgical Technique

For neck lift surgery, general anesthesia is used. An incision is placed just in front of or behind your ears, and another one might also be created beneath your chin. If pockets of fat exist, a form of 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 in inconspicuous areas. An injection treatments may also be used to enhance the results. 

What to Expect

After a neck lift, there will probably be some mild swelling and discoloration from bruising, but these will dissipate with each passing day. You should rest and try to avoid exercise or strenuous movements and activities for a couple of weeks to assist in a proper recovery. During this time, fitted clothing near the neck 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. Koch. Once he has created your personalized treatment plan, he can estimate costs for the facility, anesthesia, and miscellaneous fees. To make your neck lift affordable, we accept many payment methods and we can also provide you with 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 improvements to smooth and redefine the contours of your neck. 

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. Koch 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 and ensure that 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 optimal results. If you have any concerns about a weak chin or undefined jawline, talk to Dr. Koch so he can create a comprehensive treatment plan to fit your goals.

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. Koch will help you decide whether a lift, liposuction, or both should be part of your treatment plan.

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Average Cost  
$3,500 - $6,000
Recovery Time  
6 – 8 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
3 – 4 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
1 Day
Procedure Recovery Location  
Outpatient
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Great Neck Lines

Say goodbye to your "turkey neck" profile and attain the tighter and smoother neck you desire. If you are tired of feeling self-conscious about loose skin and wrinkles on your neck, please contact one of our facilities in New York to learn more. Cosmetic neck lift surgery by Dr. Koch has changed the physical appearance of so many individuals. We look forward to sharing this outstanding cosmetic procedure with you.

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