Saggy skin on the neck is often a sign of aging – neck lift cost is a concern

Neck lift cost is often one of the biggest concerns Charlotte, NC residents have when considering a neck lift procedure. As people age, they often begin to notice signs of aging on their necks such as sagging skin, wrinkles, and the formation of jowls and extra chin fat. To combat this, many people turn to neck lift surgery. Since most people will need to pay for this procedure themselves, neck lift cost is one of the first things people want to know. Unfortunately, there is no set price for the procedure as many different factors go into determining the cost. 

Doctors will work to remove extra skin and fat from the neck during a neck lift 

To help combat signs of aging in the neck and lower face, doctors will make an incision along the ear. This incision is extended down around the earlobe and into the hairline. The surgeon will then alter or remove, if necessary, weakened neck muscles to help the skin remain tight. The doctor will also remove any excess fat from the neck area and even under the chin. Sometimes, to remove the fat under the chin, the doctor will need to make another small incision under the chin and liposuction it out.  

Finding the best physician the first time is important 

Finding the best physician is an important first step as it can sometimes impact the neck lift cost. Patients will want to find a doctor that is experienced, so they get the best results possible the first time. If they get poor results, additional procedures may be required which would cost more money. There are a variety of things potential patients should look at when choosing a doctor.  

First, patients should look for a doctor that is board certified instead of just licensed. Physicians who are board certified have undergone additional training and usually have more experience. Patients should also browse the surgeon’s website and look at the before and after pictures. If you don’t like the results on others, you probably won’t like them on you either. Lastly, patients should see if they feel comfortable with the doctor during their initial consultation. If not, keep looking. 

Neck lift cost will generally cost thousands of dollars 

Neck lift cost is determined by a variety of different factors. Per the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost for a neck lift in 2016 was $4,528.00. However, this is just the cost of the surgery and does not include the cost of anesthesia, recovery and operating room fees, check up appointments, and more. Your surgeon can give you an estimate and price breakdown following your consultation.  

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon 

Charlotte, NC residents who are considering a neck lift should contact Dr. Sean Freeman. Dr. Freeman is double board certified and is the area’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon. Contact Dr. Freeman’s office today to discuss neck lift cost and any other questions you have.