The aging process can take a big toll on your neck, causing sagging, loose skin and folds that may make you look older than your actual age. Loose skin in the neck also often develops after substantial weight loss or post bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery).
A neck lift (also called platysmaplasty) is a plastic surgery procedure that removes the loose skin and tightens the muscles to help you look younger. Liposuction may also be a part of the procedure to remove excess fat from the neck.
What You Should Know About Neck Lift
A neck lift takes about 2 hours to complete. It can usually be performed as an outpatient procedure in our fully accredited facility in Northern Virginia.
Incisions are usually made under the chin or behind the ears where any scars will remain hidden. Excess skin is then removed, liposuction is used in some cases to remove excess fat, and the skin and muscles are tightened to contour the neck and define the chin and jaw line.
Neck Lift Recovery
Some swelling and bruising is expected for about a week after neck lift surgery. Pain medication can manage any discomfort you experience. Most people return to work within a week, but exercise should be avoided for at least a month.
Our board certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Heppe & Dr. Bautista, and Board Eligible plastic surgeon Dr. Aflaki have extensive experience with neck lifts and related procedures.
Neck Life Before and After Photos
Visit our photo gallery to see real life results of our neck lifts at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg.
We can also help make your procedure more affordable with discounted fees and financing options. Visit our fees and financing page for more information about neck lift cost. We treat patients in Fredericksburg, Fairfax, Richmond, and beyond.