neck lift cost

Your neck is one of the first places to show signs of aging. You may be so focused on preventing aging on your face that you completely neglect your neck.

Horizontal wrinkles, sagging jowls, and vertical banding are common ways your neck shows aging and can make you look older than you are. Luckily, there are ways to reverse the aging appearance of your neck.

A neck lift can improve the look of the skin on your neck. So, how much does a neck lift cost? This guide will break down the cost associated with this procedure.

What is a Neck Lift?

Medically, a neck lift is called platysmaplasty. The procedure involves removing excess skin and fat that may be located around your neck. This procedure visually lifts the neck, providing a slimmer profile.

A neck lift can address age-related wrinkling and creasing. It can also address skin sagging that makes the neck look large, resulting in smooth skin and a sleek appearance.

Jowls and fatty deposits beneath the chin can be removed during a neck lift. Loose skin from aging or weight loss can also be removed. Overall, this can make your neck match your face and create a more youthful appearance.

However, it’s important to remember a neck lift does not slow the aging process. Neck lifts are a restorative procedure and can be done in combination with other procedures like a facelift, Botox, or dermal fillers.

Who Should Get a Neck Lift?

Many people are interested in a neck lift. However, as with any cosmetic surgery, there are a few considerations you have to make before going under the knife. So, who is a good candidate for a neck lift?

Those who have noticed a change in appearance in their neck or are unhappy with their neck area. Aging, double chin, and loose skin are all good candidates for neck lift treatment.

Most candidates for a neck lift are in their forties and fifties and have noticed that appearance changes with age. However, this does not mean you cannot have a neck lift at a younger age.

Anyone at any age can be a candidate for a neck lift as long as their overall health is in good condition. The plastic surgeon will review medical history, including past surgeries, chronic diseases, or any drugs or supplements.

For example, smoking can have a negative impact on health. You must stop smoking a minimum of two weeks before your operation and refrain from smoking during the recovery period afterward.

Average Neck Lift Cost

Many people want to know the cost of a neck lift before planning the procedure. On average, this plastic surgery procedure costs $5,774. However, many factors can affect the final cost.

To get a more accurate final figure, you must discuss your treatment with your cosmetic surgeon. They will be able to break down the cost and explain everything that can increase the final number.

Factors That Affect Neck Lift Cost

The final cost of a neck lift will often be different from one patient to the next. These are the common factors that can affect the final cost of a neck lift.

Medical Factors

One of the biggest factors for how much a neck lift will cost is all the medical costs associated with it. Before undergoing a neck lift, you may need medical testing to ensure you’re a good candidate. This can add the cost of lab tests to your final procedure.

During the procedure, a type of anesthesia will be used to numb the area during the operation. The anesthesia used will be added to the final cost. Similarly, you’ll have to pay for operating room facilities and tools.

After the procedure, you may have to pay for medication, such as pain management medication. All of these can affect the overall cost of a neck lift.

Experience of Cosmetic Surgeon

How much experience your cosmetic surgeon has can also factor into the final cost. More experienced cosmetic surgeons often charge more to accommodate their knowledge.

Less experienced cosmetic surgeons may be cheaper and it may be tempting to save money this way. However, you may not be satisfied with the results of someone who is less experienced.

In the end, paying for experience can leave you more satisfied. You can discuss your cosmetic surgeon’s experience with neck lifts with them.

Post-Surgery Garments

Similar to how you will have to pay for medication post-operation, you may also have to pay for post-surgery garments. These protect the skin and incision and help it heal during the post-op period.

You may have to pay for dressings, like gauze and bandages. However, this is not an exorbitant cost.

Options for Paying for a Neck Lift

A neck lift is certainly an investment in your appearance. However, many people may not have the money to pay for the procedure outright. So, what are the options for paying for a neck lift?

Unfortunately, many insurances will not cover the cost of a neck lift because it is considered a cosmetic procedure rather than a necessary medical procedure. That said, there are other options.

Many plastic surgeons will offer patient financing plans. This allows you to pay for the neck lift in smaller installments over a longer period of time. You may also opt for a personal loan to pay for the procedure and pay it back later.

Reverse the Signs of Aging

You may be focused on your face and investing in skincare and protection, but you could be forgetting your neck. You may also be unsatisfied with how your neck looks in your profile. This is where a neck lift can be a solution.

A neck lift can help you reverse signs of aging, making you look more youthful and restoring your confidence. However, it’s important to understand what is associated with a neck lift cost before beginning the procedure.

Mark Deuber is an experienced and talented plastic surgeon with a passion for making a patient look and feel their best. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Deuber today!