It may surprise you to learn that the neck is one of the areas to show aging signs sooner and more dramatically than your face. Collagen fibers weaken and skin becomes lax, gathering at the jawline and lower to create jowls and the dreaded “turkey neck” effect. Dr. Adam Stein is double board certified and extensively trained in facial plastic and neck surgery, and can help your neck look slender and youthful so the only thing giving away your age is the number of candles on your birthday cake.
How Does a Neck Lift Work?
The neck is particularly subject to the effects of aging for two reasons: skin laxity is more obvious there, and the platysma muscle—the muscle from the top of your chest to the hinge of your jaw—weakens with age, resulting in what is commonly called muscle banding. The neck lift corrects these concerns, as well as redistributes adipose tissue that may have gathered close to your jawline to form jowls. A neck lift is often paired with a lower facelift because the muscle groups work together to shape the lower half of your face. Dr. Stein carefully conceals the incisions behind the ears or beneath the chin to tighten the platysma muscles, reposition fatty tissue for a more sculpted jawline, and remove excess skin that’s loosened over time. Your neck becomes sleek and youthful, with a defined jaw area and tighter skin and muscle.
How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost?
As with any cosmetic procedure, cost is always a consideration patients must use in their decision to undergo treatment. Dr. Stein has worked hard to cultivate a practice that provides world-class patient care while keeping prices competitive for the Raleigh area.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a neck lift’s average cost in 2019 was $5,110. Because this can be a lot of money to most people, Stein Plastic Surgery is affiliated with financing partners to help create a payment plan that best aligns with your specific situation. Cosmetic rejuvenation is an investment in yourself and your emotional health, and we want to make the decision as easy as we can. It’s just one more way we provide the best patient experience for all facets of your treatment, from your very first consultation to your final, natural and beautiful results.
Am I a Good Candidate?
You may be a candidate for a neck lift if the reflection in the mirror shows skin laxity and muscle banding in your neck, and your jawline seems to be melting. The best candidates are non-smokers in good general health who have fairly elastic skin. Dr. Stein has performed thousands of procedures in his more than 20 years practicing medicine, and neck lifts are most common for patients in the 50-60 age range, but he’s improved the appearance of patients even in their 80s. There’s never a wrong time to seek cosmetic enhancement.
What Results Will I See?
After your procedure, you can expect some swelling and bruising as well as bandaging to hold Dr. Stein’s careful sculpting in place. After 1-2 weeks, the tenderness and swelling will mostly subside and your neck’s new contours emerge. It will take some time, a few months, for tissues to settle and swelling to completely resolve, but once it does, your skin will be tighter and your neck will look slender beneath a more attractive jawline. Dr. Stein prides himself on achieving natural results and his meticulous attention to detail helps ensure your neck lift doesn’t have an overly tight appearance.
Take the Next Step
Ready to learn more about a neck lift? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Stein at Stein Plastic Surgery based in Raleigh, NC today! Simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call at (919) 261-7099.
*Individual results may vary.