Undergoing neck lift surgery at Astra Plastic Surgerycan restore a smoother, more youthful-looking neckline. Aging, changes in weight, lifestyle factors, and genetics can leave you with loose skin, excess fat, and muscle banding on your neck that contributes to an older-looking appearance. Dr. Killingsworth, Dr. Farber, and their surgical team are proud to offer neck lift surgery to help patients address the signs of facial aging. If you have fat, sagging skin, or muscle bands around the neck, then consider undergoing a neck lift with our Atlanta plastic surgeons.
The neck area is often one of the first places where aging appears. The delicate skin and anatomical structure of the neck make it an ideal place for fine lines, wrinkles, stubborn fat, and loose skin to develop. Neck lift surgery (sometimes referred to as platysmaplasty) can remove excess fat and skin to sculpt a younger-looking, toned neckline.
Necklift surgery is recommended for patients with:
Dr. Killingsworth, Dr. Farber, and their surgical team will determine if you are a good candidate for neck lift surgery during your consultation. This procedure may be right for patients between forty and eighty years old who have:
Your necklift surgery lasts approximately two to three hours, and general anesthesia is used for the procedure. In some cases, your neck lift surgeon can improve the neck area with liposuction alone. If your neck lift procedure requires removing excess skin, your plastic surgeon will place the incisions in locations that allow access to the soft tissue while ensuring that scarring is as inconspicuous as possible.
Your neck lift surgeon may suture the neck muscles before pulling the skin tight over the area and trimming the excess skin.* For the first three days after your neck lift surgery, you can expect to have pain, swelling, bruising, and tenderness in your neck. You may be advised to not turn your neck for the first few days to keep the soft tissues in place. You may be prescribed pain medication and antibiotics. You will need to take two weeks off from work and avoid exercise and strenuous activities for four to six weeks. You may have swelling for one to two months, at which time you should begin to see the full results of the neck lift procedure.
After your consultation, we provide you with a cost of your neck lift surgery. You can pay for your surgery by cash, personal check, credit card, CareCredit®, and Alphaeon® Credit financing.
Dr. Christopher Killingsworth, Dr. Stephanie Farber and their staff of plastic surgery professionals would be happy to help you set up a personal consultation to discuss neck lift surgery or platysmaplasty in more detail. Contact our Atlanta office at (678) 208-6008, our Cumming, GA office at (678) 400-0302, our Canton, GA office at (678) 918-3361, or request an appointment online today.
At Astra Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, we believe plastic surgery can achieve beautiful yet subtle results that accentuate your natural contours. Whether you opt for surgical treatments or non-invasive procedures, your cosmetic surgeon should possess a thorough understanding of the body's symmetry and proportions to ensure the best possible outcomes.*
Schedule a consultation today to learn how Astra Plastic Surgery can empower you to take control of your look.