Your neck is one of the most visible signs of aging on your face. Mayo Clinic-trained, board-certified Nashville plastic surgeon Chad Robbins, M.D., F.A.C.S., works to deliver the best results for his patients including the impact the neck has on self-confidence. Adding definition back to the neck can reverse the signs of aging and help the men and women of Nashville and Franklin look and feel younger again.
What is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift is a procedure similar to a facelift. Incisions are hidden behind the ears, and the muscle and fat are separated. Excess skin and fat are removed from the neck, allowing Dr. Robbins to enhance the natural contours of the patient’s neck. The result is a tighter, more youthful appearance.
Benefits of a Neck Lift
Many patients have had a neck lift surgery and are very happy with the results. A softer appearance that is more youthful is common, as well as a reduction in wrinkles and rope-like muscles around the neck. Loose muscles and skin are tightened for a more defined jawline. Patients generally experience greater confidence and self-image.
Desired Results of Neck Lift Plastic Surgery
Neck lift patients desire to correct typical signs of aging. This includes excess skin, flabby muscles, and fat deposits in the neck area. It is not intended to affect the brow, eyelids, cheeks, or other areas of the face. Patients often feel a sense of youthful vigor and improved self-esteem after the procedure.
Each neck lift is an individualized procedure. In the initial consultation, Dr. Robbins discusses each patient’s goals realistically. Since neck lifts are often performed in conjunction with other facial surgeries, the patient and Dr. Robbins together decide which procedures he will perform in order to achieve the desired results. Once a date for surgery is set, Dr. Robbins and his staff will give instructions on how to prepare.
Neck Lift Procedure Details
Neck lift procedures may last several hours. If the neck lift is scheduled in conjunction with another procedure, the procedure will take longer. Dr. Robbins may make small incisions around the ear and hairline. Additional incisions may be made at the chin. For some surgeries, Dr. Robbins may only work on one side of the face at a time, in other surgeries he may work on both sides of the face.
Am I a Candidate for a Neck Lift?
Men and women of Nashville may be good candidates for neck lift surgery if they have noticed sagging in the neck, but the skin still retains good elasticity. It is recommended for patients aged 40 to 60 years, but can be utilized for older patients as well. If you are looking to highlight the proportions of your neck and face as well as seeking a younger appearance, a neck lift may be the right procedure for you.
How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost?
Cost for a neck lift will depend on the extent of the surgery as well as the number of treatments required to achieve the desired result. Most insurance plans do not cover plastic surgery or cosmetic procedures. Financing is offered via CareCredit® and Prosper Healthcare Lending. For payment information, please contact the office to see what options are available to you.
Chad Robbins, M.D., F.A.C.S., is board certified in plastic surgery, and he is skilled in the most advanced cosmetic and reconstructive surgery techniques for men and women in and around Nashville and Franklin. In addition to performing facial plastic surgery, he is a leading provider of breast augmentation, liposuction, and other body contouring procedures. His focus is on helping patients enhance their quality of life as they achieve their aesthetic goals. Please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Robbins in Nashville.