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 double board-certified plastic surgeon Rebecca Novo, MD, and board-certified 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.
A neck lift surgically tightens muscles in the neck, chin, and jawline, firming the neck area, and recontouring the skin. A neck lift also corrects the appearance of and a double chin.
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 bothered by loose skin, jowls, and bands on the neck and want a more youthful appearance to the neck and jawline.
Often the visible signs of aging appear in the neck and throat, causing the “turkey neck” look which, combined with sagging jowls along the jawline and 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:
Our neck lift surgeries are performed at a certified outpatient surgery center for your safety and comfort. Small incisions are camouflaged under the chin and behind the ears. Every procedure is customized for the patient, but usually, liposuction is used to remove any unwanted fat from the jaw line and beneath the chin. Muscles under the chin are tightened, and the skin is repositioned to contour over the muscle tissue, removing any excess skin.
We are the only Plastic Surgery and Dermatology practice in Brevard to perform our signature neck lift + Renuvion®, a groundbreaking technology that tightens both skin and deeper layers with gentle radiofrequency heat delivered under the skin to turn back the hands of time. This has allowed us to perform surgery through very small incisions hidden from view.
This 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.
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. Our patients recover in a custom support garment, which is worn night and day for two weeks, followed by nightly for an additional four weeks to support and protect healing tissues.
The price of a neck lift will vary among patients based on the extent of surgery and any other procedures combined with it. Health insurance will not pay for cosmetic procedures such as a neck lift. Prices range from $6,000-$10,000. You are welcome to discuss financing options with our dedicated and knowledgeable staff.
If you’ve been wanting to rejuvenate your neck, consider a neck lift performed by Dermatology + Plastic Surgery. Led by double board-certified plastic surgeon Rebecca Novo, MD, and board-certified dermatologist Anita Saluja, MD., Dermatology + Plastic Surgery provides state-of-the-art cosmetic and medical procedures for residents of Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, and nearby communities in Central Florida. Contact us to learn more or to schedule a consultation!
“Dr Novo and staff are so incredibly kind and encouraging. I felt completely confident that I was in great hands to finally have the flat stomach I wanted so much! My results have been unbelievable! Currently, I am only 7 weeks out and I feel great. My scar is already minimal. I am so happy I chose Dr Novo!”
“Dr. Novo is phenomenal. Her staff is super friendly! I am very happy with the surgical procedure I had done, and would definitely recommend her.”
“Dr Novo is an absolute gem, as well as her whole team! I felt extremely welcomed and comfortable from the moment I walked in for a consultation and the level of care they provided throughout the whole time was excellent! She is so knowledgeable and well spoken, I always felt like she took all of my concerns and interests to heart. Her assistant Aggie is also a complete angel and I really enjoyed working with her. Thank you Dr Novo and the rest of your team for making this such an easy and great experience. Also want to mention I am beyond thrilled with the results!”
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