Sagging and excess skin in the neck area can leave you with what’s referred to as a “turkey neck.” A “turkey neck” can detract from what is otherwise a youthful appearance. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Larry C. Leverett performs neck lifts on patients in or around the Greater Phoenix area, such as Ahwatukee, Chandler and Gilbert, who desire to define and contour their neck to help them look younger and more vibrant.
What is a Neck Lift?
The neck lift procedure is designed to give better definition to the neckline, lessen wrinkles and diminish unsightly banding in the neck. We find it to be an extremely versatile procedure that can be performed with or without a facelift. After a neck lift, our patients notice a remarkable change in their appearance and often experience an improvement in their self-confidence.
How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost?
The cost for a neck lift is different for each patient and varies depending on how much tightening is needed to reach your desired look. Dr. Leverett offers financing through CareCredit® and Prosper Healthcare Lending. Our office also accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, cash and cashier’s checks.
Benefits of a Neck Lift
A neck lift doesn’t stop the aging process, but it can slow down the appearance of aging. Many people who undergo a neck lift report benefits including:
- Firmer and tighter skin in the neck area
- More youthful appearance
- Softer looking skin
- Improved self-confidence and self-esteem
Candidates for a Neck Lift
At your consultation, Dr. Leverett will review your main concerns and the results you desire. After examination, he will discuss with you the options available and what you can expect following each option. If you have excess skin on the neck other options, such as a facelift, may be reviewed.
Your Neck Lift Surgery
During neck lift surgery, a small incision is made under the chin, excess fat is removed, and the platysma neck muscles are tightened. This is often done under local IV sedation on an outpatient basis.
Recovery from a Neck Lift
A special neck garment is worn for the next few days following surgery to maintain the good contour of the neckline. Some bruising and swelling will occur with the procedure and subside in seven to 10 days. Our patients start anti-bruising remedies prior to surgery to reduce bruising and often use topical products after surgery. Within weeks, our patients enjoy a more youthful, firm neckline. The results of the neck lift are permanent. However, gravity continues to affect all body tissues, which is why some facial rejuvenation procedures might be recommended in the future.
No one wants to walk around with a “turkey neck” or loose and sagging skin under his or her chin. If you live in Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert or the surrounding Phoenix area and want a tightened, more defined neck, consider a neck lift at Body By Leverett. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.