Neck Lift in Macon, GA
In many people, the neck is the first area to show advanced signs of aging even while the face remains youthful. Our genes, as well as weight fluctuations and other factors, determine how firm the skin of our neck remains as we age. Loose skin, bands, and “turkey neck” are unsightly problems that are easily corrected via a neck lift, a procedure that restores a firmer and more youthful neck and throat area. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joshua Groves and his team of medical experts perform neck lift surgeries for residents of Macon, Warner Robins, Houston County, Bibb County and the surrounding area.
What Is A Neck Lift?
A neck lift is a cosmetic procedure that restores a youthful appearance to the area around the neck, beneath the chin, and along the jawline. The neck lift improves the appearance of the neck and throat area, eliminates the vertical bands in the neck that produce the dreaded “turkey neck” effect, lifts the area of sagging skin and trims away fatty pockets underneath the chin, while also eliminating the appearance of sagging skin, or “jowls” in the chin area.
Benefits Of A Neck Lift
All too often the most visible signs of aging are not limited to the face, but also appear in the neck and throat area, causing the unmistakable “turkey neck” effect that, along with sagging skin beneath the chin, and sagging “jowls” along the jaw line, detract from an otherwise youthful appearance. For many patients, a neck lift offers the most dramatic rejuvenation of the face by:
- Removing sagging skin around the jawline and the appearance of jowls
- Removing sagging skin and pockets of fatty tissue underneath the chin
- Tightening the vertical bands that create “turkey neck” effect in the throat area
- Removing loose, sagging skin and eliminates lines and wrinkles around the neck and throat
Is a Neck Lift Right for Me?
If you are seeing loose, sagging skin in your neck and throat area, or if you struggle with the “turkey neck” effect, a neck lift may be the ideal solution for you to restore youthful definition to your facial appearance. The best candidates for a neck lift are people who enjoy general good health, but who want to eliminate pockets of sagging, excess fat, loose skin, and wrinkled bands of skin that form across the neck and throat, or loose and sagging skin that has accumulated as a result of dramatic weight loss.
How Is the Neck Lift Performed?
A neck lift procedure normally takes between one and three hours to complete and is performed by way of a tiny incision that is discretely placed on the underside of the chin. Every neck lift procedure is highly personalized and performed according to each patient’s individual goals. Dr. Groves and his team of specialists can tighten and sculpt neck muscles to remove the unsightly “turkey neck” effect and other unattractive bands of sagging skin, fat pockets, and wrinkles. Liposuction may be used as part of the neck lift procedure to remove small fatty tissue deposits, and excess skin is removed. The muscles and skin beneath the chin and along the jawline may also be tightened for a more defined and youthful profile and silhouette.
How Long Is The Recovery Period Following A Neck Lift?
The majority of patients require no more than one or two weeks to fully recover following a neck lift procedure. Immediately following the procedure, the neck is wrapped in a compression bandage to protect and support delicate tissue. Some patients may experience mild tenderness, swelling, and soreness, as well as temporary skin numbness and tightness, and these symptoms resolve within a few days. For the first 10 days after a neck lift, you will be advised to keep your neck and head elevated and dress in a button-down shirt to avoid irritating the area.
How Much Does A Neck Lift Cost in Macon?
The price of a neck lift procedure will vary from patient to patient, depending on the extent of work required, and the specific techniques used in the process. A neck lift is often combined with other procedures, such as a facelift or eyelid surgery, which affects the total cost of your procedure. Since most health insurance providers don’t cover the costs of elective cosmetic procedures such as a neck lift, Georgia Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery makes these procedures accessible to all patients by providing easy financing via CareCredit® and Alphaeon™Credit . We work with SunTrust Bank to offer low, fixed interest rate loans to patients with good to excellent credit for all cosmetic procedures, and also accept cash, personal checks, MasterCard®, Visa®, American Express®, and Discover® Card.
If you live in Warner Robins, Houston County, and Bibb County or the greater Macon area, and want to address the visible signs of aging in the neck and throat region, consider a neck lift at Georgia Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. To learn more about this procedure that can rejuvenate your appearance and provide a more contoured profile, contact our office today for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Groves and his team.