Neck Lift Surgery (Platysmaplasty or Cervicoplasty) – Northeast FL

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About Neck Lift Surgery

Are you sick of wearing scarves or turtlenecks year-round to conceal the loose flaps of skin on your neck? Dr. Roberto Garcia, a double board-certified plastic surgeon, performs neck lift surgery at his private practice in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL to improve the look of an aging neckline. This facial surgery tightens the area under your chin and along the neck to remove the loose skin that creates a "turkey neck" or "double chin." By taking away the loose skin and fat while incorporating a tightening technique to produce a smoother, natural neckline, this lower facial surgery at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery can provide significant improvements to your profile. Before you contact us to schedule an appointment, read more about surgical neck lifts and the beautiful results it can create.

Ideal Candidates

Men and women seeking neck lift treatment generally battle visibly loose skin along the neckline. Neck skin that hangs is usually caused by numerous factors, including gravity, weight fluctuations, and aging. Whatever the reason may be, hanging neck skin causes an unbecoming look, which generally can only be addressed with skin excision and a tightening technique. If your weight is stable, but you feel frustrated by loose skin, wrinkles, and lines along the neck, a neck lift surgery may be a great answer.

Surgical Technique

During a neck lift procedure, IV sedation or general anesthesia is used. The incision point is placed around your ears while another one may also be made underneath your chin. If isolated areas of fat exist, a form of liposuction would be completed first. Next, any sagging or hanging skin will be trimmed away and the underlying tissue and remaining skin will be pulled tight. This tightening method is conducted until the desired contour, shape, and smoothness has been achieved. Even though sutures are used to close the incision, scars should not be visible since they are located beneath your chin. A nonsurgical fat reduction injection, such as Kybella, may be incorporated to complement the results. Furthermore, other nonsurgical alternatives can help the skin's surface, such as laser treatment or a peel, to produce a smooth and glowing appearance.

What to Expect

After neck lift surgery, there will most likely be some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, but these symptoms will fade away more with each passing day. It's important to rest and eliminate high-impact activity for several weeks to assist in the healing period. While recovering, fitted clothing near the neck should be avoided. You should notice visible outcomes almost immediately. In addition, it has been stated that the neck lift surgery can make one of the most significant improvements to an individual's profile, taking a decade off your appearance.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a neck lift cost?
Costs for your neck surgery will be considered and calculated during your consultation with Dr. Garcia. As soon as he has developed your surgical plan, the Contoura team will be able to estimate prices for the anesthesia, facility, and surgical fees. To make your neck surgery easier to afford, Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery accepts several payments methods and can help you apply for low-interest financing.

What about nonsurgical options?
Neck lift surgery is the best option to eliminate excess skin, particularly if it droops or hangs. Although there are a few nonsurgical skin tightening procedures that may give you mild improvements, neck lift surgery can more dramatically redefine and smooth your neckline. A popular, new minimally invasive treatment called Kybella targets fat in the submental area, which gives the appearance of a double chin; however, it doesn't address excess skin.

Will I have visible scars?
Neck lift surgery does include one incision below the chin, as well as two more close to the ears. These are made so scars are easy to conceal. Dr. Garcia tries very hard during neck lift surgery to limit visible scarring. A team member will give you detailed wound-care instructions, which will encourage your incisions to heal flat and thin.

Can I combine a neck lift with other facial surgeries?
At your consultation, inform Dr. Garcia that you are considering additional procedures, such as a facelift or chin augmentation. It's common for two or more surgeries to be combined for dramatic results. If you are concerned about an undefined jawline or weak chin, tell Dr. Garcia so he can develop a plan that meets all of your aesthetic goals.

Should I get a neck lift or liposuction?
Based on your concerns and goals, you might want to combine a neck lift with liposuction. A lift plus lipo may be best if you are concerned about both loose skin and fat pockets in your neck. Dr. Garcia can help you choose whether a lift, lipo, or a combination of both should be included in your surgical plan.

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Recovery Time  
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Great NeckLines

Finally, get rid of your "turkey neck" and achieve the tighter and smoother neckline you dream about. If you feel embarrassed by hanging skin on your neck, we welcome you to contact Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL to schedule your appointment. A surgical neck lift by Dr. Roberto Garcia has improved the self-esteem of countless men and women. We are excited to share this amazing cosmetic treatment with you. Our practice is proud to offer treatment to men and women from St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach, and surrounding Northeast Florida communities. 

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