Neck Lift in Melbourne, FL

Among many adults, the neck is the first area to show signs of aging, developing bands of loose skin that produce a sagging “turkey neck” effect. Luckily, this problem may be easily corrected with neck lift surgery, which tightens and rejuvenates this critical area. At Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, led by plastic surgeon Rebecca Novo, MD, and dermatologist Anita Saluja, MD, the neck lift is providing amazing results among men and women in Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, and nearby areas in Central Florida.

What Is A Neck Lift?

A neck lift surgically tightens muscles in the neck, chin, and jawline, firming the neck and throat area, and recontouring the skin in that area. A neck lift also corrects the appearance of jowls and a double chin.

Who should consider a Neck Lift?

Most adults in good physical condition may be eligible for this procedure as long as they have no conditions that are contraindicated. A neck lift is designed for individuals who are troubled by sagging bulges, loose skin, jowls, and bands on the neck and want to impart a more youthful appearance to the neck and jawline.

What specific advantages does a Neck Lift offer?

Often the visible signs of aging appear in the neck and throat, causing the “turkey neck” look which, combined with sagging jowls along the jaw line and fatty pouches of fat beneath the chin, detract from an otherwise youthful facial appearance. In many patients, a neck lift provides dramatic rejuvenation by specifically targeting the following problem areas:

  • Firms and tightens the lower portion of the face by eliminating jowls and sagging skin around the jaw line
  • Produces a more contoured and youthful profile by removing fatty bulges and sagging skin from the area beneath the chin
  • Defines the contours of the neck and throat and reduces vertical bands of loose skin

How is Neck Lift surgery performed?

Neck lift surgery requires “twilight” or local anesthesia and creates a small incision that is camouflaged under the chin and behind the ears. Every procedure is customized for the patient, but usually, liposuction is used to extract fatty deposits and bulges from the jawline, and beneath the chin area, the muscles under the chin are tightened, the skin is repositioned to contour over the muscle tissue, and excess skin is trimmed off. The procedure produces a more defined and youthful profile and a dramatic rejuvenation of the entire facial region. The procedure takes one to three hours to perform. You may also choose to have additional procedures such as blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery performed in combination with the neck lift.

Recovery following a Neck Lift

Most patients require one to two weeks to recover from a neck lift surgery, and we recommend that you take as much time as possible to optimize the healing process, which varies among individuals. It is normal to experience some soreness, swelling, and a sensation of numbness and tightness in the skin in the first one or two days after the surgery, but these symptoms gradually diminish on their own in a few days. You must keep your neck and head elevated as much as possible during the first 10 days following the procedure.

What is the cost of a Neck Lift in Central Florida?

The price of a neck lift will vary among patients based on the extent of surgery and any other procedures combined with it. Most health insurance will not pay for cosmetic procedures such as a neck lift, but to offset costs not covered, our office proudly provides flexible payment options and easy financing for your convenience.

If you’ve been wanting to rejuvenate your facial appearance by eliminating unsightly bags and wrinkles from your neck, consider a neck lift performed by Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, led by Rebecca Novo, MD, and Anita Saluja, MD, providing state-of-the-art cosmetic and medical procedures for residents of Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, and nearby communities in Central Florida. Contact us now!