Centrally located in Southampton and serving Philadelphia, Bucks, and Montgomery Counties, the Kole Plastic Surgery Center performs neck lifts for patients desiring plastic surgery.
Is Neck Lift Surgery Best for You?
The neck is one of the first places on the body to show the effects of aging. After age 40, the accumulation of fat and the relaxation of skin and muscle tone allow wrinkles and sagging flesh to develop in the neck. Jowls, a “turkey waddle” or “turkey neck,” and a double chin can appear. A neck lift is a surgical procedure designed to remediate your aging appearance and restore the naturally pleasing contours of your neck and jawline.
Many patients schedule a neck lift in conjunction with other procedures at Dr. Kole’s Southampton, Pennsylvania, cosmetic surgical center. The most common combination procedures will add liposuction, facelift, brow lift, or eyelid surgery to a neck lift operation.
Patients may choose neck lift surgery for reasons other than early signs of aging. If you have recently lost a good deal of weight, your neck may show unattractive sagging. A neck lift can reshape your neck to correspond with your slimmer body proportions.
The Neck Lift Procedure
A neck lift is a form of facial cosmetic surgery that helps eliminate or reduce the band lines caused by the muscles of the neck, excess skin, and fatty tissue deposits from under the chin and neck area. The medical term platysmaplasty refers to the alteration of neck muscles, and cervicoplasty is removal of excess skin. Together, these surgical treatments tighten the skin of the neck to create a beautifully contoured and youthful neckline. Younger patients and older patients alike share a desire for correction of this important area of the face. The neck lift procedure includes tightening of loose muscles with the removal of excess fat and skin.
Neck lift surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. This means that the patient is relaxed, yet numb and free of discomfort and is able to return home on the day of surgery.
Dr. Kole, who routinely performs liposuction to remove excess fatty deposits, tailors the muscles of the neck and removes excess skin, addressing the needs and desire of the patient as well as the underlying anatomy. While some patients have firm underlying musculature that requires only skin tightening, others need a combination of all of the procedures to achieve the best possible outcome. As a result, Dr. Kole applies bandages to the neck and face to allow the healing and re-draping of the skin. The swelling and the discomfort typically subside within one to two weeks, and the skin becomes less swollen and more natural-looking within six weeks to eight weeks.
Obtaining Optimum Results
It’s important that the patient keeps realistic goals in mind for his or her neck lift surgery. While Dr. Kole uses techniques that have long-lasting effects, no medical intervention can halt the effects of aging. A neck lift can result in a significant improvement in your appearance, but you should be seeking improvement and not perfection from any facial cosmetic surgery.
What Is the Cost of a Neck Lift in Philadelphia and Bucks County?
The cost for a neck lift varies depending on the extent of surgery necessary to achieve optimum results.
The Kole Plastic Surgery Center accepts cash, check, and credit card (MasterCard®, Visa®, American Express®, Discover®) as acceptable forms of payment.
Financing is also available through CareCredit®, United Medical Credit and Advanced Care.
Contact Us Today for a Consultation
Are you constantly looking for new and innovative ways to hide your neck? Chances are that aging has taken a toll on the area, and you feel too embarrassed to show the area. Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Edward S. Kole, offers neck lift procedures for men and women in Southampton, Philadelphia County, Bucks County, Montgomery County and surrounding areas of Pennsylvania, to help restore the youthful contours of the neck and area under your chin. To learn more about neck lift techniques, contact us to schedule a personal consultation.