Neck lift surgery cost is an important factor patients must consider before surgery 

Neck lift surgery cost is one of the first factors Charlotte, NC patients consider before undergoing the procedure. There are many things potential patients must do when considering neck lift surgery. They need to find the best physician, save the money for the procedure, make plans for recovery time, and often plan for time off work and away from activities. But often, the price is one of the first things patients think about. 

The doctor performing the procedure will make an incision by the ear 

The surgeon will make an incision by the ear, usually along the contours of the ear to help mask any scarring that is left at the incision spot. The incision will then continue around the earlobe and into the hairline. The surgeon will then remove any excess fat and skin, and alter or remove any weakened neck muscles. This will eliminate jowls and saggy skin on the neck. If necessary, the doctor can use liposuction to remove any additional fat such as fat under the chin. Patients should come out of the procedure with smooth skin on the neck that doesn’t look stretched out or overly worked on.  

Patients may need to take a few weeks off work to recovery 

Following surgery, patients will need to rest and elevate their head. The neck will also be bandaged, and your doctor will be able to instruct you on how to care for the area under the bandage before they are removed.   

Patients will need to consider the amount of time they will need to take off work before having the procedure. Many patients will be able to take paid time off to help ensure money is still coming in while they recover, however, some may need to take time off unpaid. Patients will need to consider this when they begin saving for the procedure.   

Many factors go into determining the neck lift surgery cost 

Along with budgeting expenses after surgery, patients will need to save for the surgery itself. There is no set cost for the procedure, as many factors go into determining neck lift surgery cost. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimates the average cost for neck lifts in 2016 was $4,528.00. This cost, however, is only the cost of the surgery. Other fees will need to be added in such as the price of the recovery and operating rooms, anesthesia, pre and post surgical appointments, the cost of any prescribed medication and more. The surgeon will be able to give a price following a consultation.  

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon 

Charlotte, NC patients considering a procedure to treat jowls, saggy neck, and other signs of aging around the neck should contact Dr. Sean Freeman. Dr. Freeman is double board certified and has focused his practice exclusively on facial aesthetic plastic surgery since 1988. Be sure to contact his office to schedule a consultation to discuss the procedure, learn the neck lift surgery cost, and more.