Thinking About Neck Lift Surgery?
This page contains all the information you need to make an informed decision to start your neck lift journey. Conveniently located in Jacksonville, Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery, led by double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Phillip Garcia, offers neck lifts for men and women residing in Ponte Vedra Beach, Orange Park, Lakeside and nearby areas in North Florida.
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What is a Neck Lift?
Neck lift surgery, also called platysmaplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess skin and fat around the neck and jawline to address signs of aging and produce a more defined appearance. Neck lifts are effective for treating sagging skin, wrinkles, jowls and neck bands.
What are the Types of Neck Lift Surgeries?
Neck lifts are generally performed with a combination of techniques depending on patients’ treatment goals. Specifically, neck lift surgery techniques will vary whether patients want to address sagging skin, excess fat, neck bands or any combination of these concerns.
A simple variation of the neck lift is known as cervicoplasty, which only targets sagging skin in the neck. Alone, this technique will not remove excess fat or tighten the neck muscles to correct neck bands.
Liposuction is not a neck lift technique, but it is commonly performed alongside neck lift surgery to further sculpt the neck and enhance results. Performed alone, liposuction will not tighten the skin or address neck bands, but it can eliminate unwanted fat in the neck.
The most common neck lift surgery is the full platysmaplasty, which typically includes elements of cervicoplasty. In addition to trimming and tightening skin on the neck, platysmaplasty tightens the underlying neck muscles. This reduces the appearances of neck bands to create a more youthful and defined neck.
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What Can a Neck Lift Accomplish?
A neck lift can accomplish several things to improve the appearance of the neck and jawline, including:
- Removal of excess skin
- Reduction of neck bands
- Improved jawline definition
- Reduction of wrinkles
- More youthful appearance
Are You a Candidate for a Neck Lift?
The best candidates for a neck lift are typically:
- Healthy individuals with no serious medical conditions
- Non-smokers or willing to quit smoking for a period of time
- Individuals who have realistic expectations for the procedure and understand the potential risks and benefits
- Individuals who have noticed sagging skin and wrinkles in the neck and jawline, as well as neck bands contributing to an aged appearance
Why Choose Dr. Garcia?
Dr. Garcia has focused expertise in performing surgery on the aging face. As an educator, he has published numerous papers and has presented several research topics at international events. As a doctor, he is a frontrunner in the advancement of facial plastic surgery in Jacksonville.
Dr. Garcia’s certifications with the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology, as well as his advances in the field of facial plastic surgery have contributed to him being North Florida’s premier facial plastic surgeon since 2001. Read a selection of patient reviews for Dr. Phillip Garcia.
Frequently Asked Neck Lift Questions
How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost In Jacksonville?
The average cost of a neck lift varies from one community to the other with some small variations. Factors such as the facility where the neck lift will be performed and the type of anesthesia used will influence the final cost of the surgery. Jacksonville neck lift surgery varies in price range according to these factors. Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery makes facial surgery procedures available and affordable for everyone. Our office provides a wide array of payment options, including easy financing. We also accept cash, major credit cards and personal checks for neck lift surgery and other procedures.
When Is The Best Age For Neck Lift?
The best age for a neck lift can vary depending on the individual and their specific needs and goals. Generally, it is recommended to wait until the signs of aging in the neck and jawline become more prominent and noticeable before considering a neck lift. This may be around the late 40s to early 60s, but can vary depending on factors such as genetics and lifestyle habits. It’s also important to consider your overall health and wellness.
How Do I Prepare For My Neck Lift?
We will provide all of your preoperative and postoperative instructions prior to your neck lift. We will ask you to stop certain vitamins, herbs and medications, including aspirin and ibuprofen, among others. Neck lift recovery is shortened if patients follow our very specific instructions.
Where Will My Neck Lift Be Performed?
We perform our neck lift procedures in our state-accredited operating room under the anesthesia care of board-certified anesthesiologists.
What Can I Expect During Neck Lift Surgery?
The neck lift is a safe and simple procedure performed on an outpatient basis with either twilight or local anesthesia. Incisions are typically located behind the ears, under the chin or in both regions. During the procedure, the underlying neck muscles are tightened and realigned, excess skin and fat are trimmed away, and the remaining skin is lifted. Incisions are then sutured, and a dressing may be applied.
What Is Recovery From a Neck Lift Like?
It is normal to expect some degree of mild swelling and bruising following a neck lift. Pain medication may be prescribed to ease any possibility of discomfort. If a dressing is applied, it is typically removed within a day or two. Absorbable sutures are always used, and these will be removed or trimmed after one week. Patients are usually able to resume regular activities within 2-3 weeks.