Neck Lift Surgery (Platysmaplasty or Cervicoplasty) – Metairie and New Orleans, LA*

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About Neck Lift Surgery

Do you wear turtlenecks and scarves all the time to cover the loose, flabby skin on your neck? Plastic surgeon Dr. Cynthia Mizgala provides neck lift surgery at her office in Metairie, LA to address 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 at A Woman Plastic Surgeon can provide dramatic enhancements to your profile. In addition, neck lift surgery can be combined with neck liposuction for a smooth, tight neckline. 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 contemplating neck lift surgery generally deal with visibly sagging and hanging skin on the neck. Hanging neck skin results from aging and significant weight loss. Regardless of the reason, loose neck skin produces an older, unbecoming look, which in some cases can be treated with nonsurgical technology, such as FaceTite or Renuvion, which can tighten loose skin. In some cases where the loose skin is excessive, it 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 and wrinkles on the neck, a neck lift may be recommended.

Surgical Technique

For neck lift surgery, general anesthesia or twilight sleep is used. An incision is placed just in front or behind your ears, and another one might also be created beneath your chin. If pockets of fat exist, neck 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, they are generally concealed behind the ear and into the hairline. Many patients combine the neck lift with a lower facelift. In these cases, the incisions are carefully extended around the contours of the ear to tighten the lower face.

What to Expect

After a neck lift, there will be some mild swelling and discoloration from bruising, but these will dissipate after a week or two. You should avoid exercise or strenuous movements and activities for a couple of weeks to assist in a quick recovery. During this time, button tops or loose-fitting clothing is ideal. Dr. Mizgala also recommends patients avoid any flexion of the neck area so during the recovery period, it is important to keep your chin up. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a neck lift cost?
Costing between $10,500 – $14,000, a neck lift can make one of the most dramatic improvements to a person's facial profile. The neck is a delicate area and takes an experienced surgeon and proper technique to attain natural results. The cost of your neck lift can be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Mizgala. Once she has created your personal treatment plan, one of our patient consultants at A Woman Plastic Surgeon will work with you on various payment options so that you can afford neck lift surgery and attain the results you desire.

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. A nonsurgical neck lift can produce great results in some patients with minimal to no downtime. Prices for a nonsurgical neck lift start at $1,200.

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. Mizgala makes every effort to avoid visible scarring. You will also be given scar care instructions that will help your incisions to heal properly so they are thin and flat.

Can I combine a neck lift with other facial surgeries?
During your consultation, Dr. Mizgala will discuss all of your options. You may consider adding a facelift in addition to a neck lift. It is common for these additional procedures to be combined to achieve the best results. If you have any concerns about a weak chin or undefined jawline, talk to Dr. Mizgala so she can create a comprehensive treatment plan.

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

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Procedure Details

Average Cost  
$10,500 - $14,000
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Great NeckLines

Say goodbye to your "turkey neck" profile and attain the youthful and soft neck you wish for. If you are tired of feeling self-conscious about loose skin and wrinkles on your neck, please contact A Woman Plastic Surgeon in Metairie, LA to learn more. Cosmetic neck lift surgery by Dr. Mizgala has changed the physical appearance of so many individuals. We look forward to sharing this outstanding cosmetic procedure with you.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.