Beautiful Begins Here
A Neck Lift can restore a more youthful appearance in one of the first areas of the body to reveal signs of aging. The procedure can be performed on its own or in combination with other facial procedures, such as a facelift, to achieve a more comprehensive rejuvenation of the face and neck.
What is a Neck Lift?
A Neck Lift, or platysmaplasty, is a surgical technique that tightens the skin and muscles of the neck to make it look younger and more refreshed. This operation might help you seem years younger by tightening the muscles in your neck and getting rid of any excess skin. Triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Asaf Yalif, or Dr. Y as patients call him, can transform your profile with Neck Lift surgery in Atlanta or Alpharetta, GA, giving you a sleeker, slimmer look that is natural and youthful.
A saggy “turkey neck” results from aging, genetics, and weight fluctuations. However, Neck Lift surgery, technically called platysmaplasty, is an effective way to give women and men the sleek and slimmer profile they desire. A sleek, youthful profile can be yours once again. Interested in learning more? Call one of our metro Atlanta offices at (404) 822-4402 to schedule a free consultation.
Transform Your Profile
Excess skin isn't the only thing a Neck Lift can get rid of; sagging jowls, lax skin beneath the chin, and a double chin are all other signs of aging that can be remedied with this procedure. In addition to the all too common "turkey neck," this method can add balance and symmetry to a crooked jawline or chin.
The best candidates for Neck Lift surgery:
Getting a Neck Lift is a great method to make your neck look younger and fresher, and it can also help you achieve better facial features.
How is Neck Lift Surgery Performed?
Neck Lift surgery is an outpatient procedure and is performed at an accredited surgical facility while the patient is under general anesthesia.
Dr. Yalif will begin by making an incision under the chin, or in front of or behind the patient’s ears. When there’s abundant fat in the region, liposuction will be the first step of the surgery to remove this excess fat. The underlying neck muscles will then be pulled tight, and extraneous skin will be trimmed. The remaining skin will be re-draped for a tighter, smoother appearance. Stitches, or sutures, are placed deep in the neck wall, and the surgeon may also place a drain in the surgical site to control bleeding. The entire surgery typically lasts two to three hours.
Lift Your Expectations
Dr. Yalif combines the skill of a fellowship-trained plastic surgeon with a warm bedside manner that puts patients at ease from the moment they meet him. He leads a small team of dedicated professionals at our boutique practice, where you'll be treated as a member of the Y Plastic Surgery family.
Typically, our Atlanta Neck Lift patients are able to return to their normal routine around seven to ten days after the procedure. Following surgery, patients commonly experience some amount of bruising and swelling in the neck area. It’s also common for patients to have a sensation of tightness and pulling, which is a result of the neck adjusting to the new position. After a few months, patients should expect to see the full effects of the surgery with a tight, smoother, more contoured neck. There will be very minimal scarring as incisions are placed in discreet places.
Patients with strong, prominent neck muscles may have always looked older than their actual age. During the Neck Lift, some of the prominent neck muscles can be removed, and the skin and tissue around the neck can be tightened, which can have a profoundly positive effect that lasts up to a decade.
Whether it is a facelift or a tummy tuck, we will want to maximize our results. Dr. Yalif knows that the best way to help your body through the surgery journey is with adjunctive skincare regimens. These recommendations will help maintain your results longer, refine scars, and achieve your desired aesthetic!
For face procedures, we recommend a pre-op retinoid, usually from the Environ line. Their multi-level retinoid system allows the escalation of the retinoid’s effect, usually without all the drying and itchiness usually associated with these types of products. Post-operatively, we recommend a combination of therapies aimed at keeping your skin youthful while allowing your incisions to fully heal with excellent support, essentially maintaining your results and improving the quality of your skin over time. These include Environ’s Skin Essentia line for both cleansing and moisturizing, followed by the Vita-peptide C-quence serum 2 – containing vitamins A, C, and E, along with hydrating and toning elements for your skin. We add the super moisturizer at night and the ISDIN SPF during the day to complete the recovery of your skin and enhance your results for years.
If you’ve had an eye procedure or just want a good recommendation for an eye cream, Dr. Y recommends the Environ Vita-peptide gel. It will help with puffiness, fine lines, crow’s feet, and more. Essentially it is an excellent product on its own and will augment any result you get if Dr. Y is doing a periorbital procedure too.
And don’t think we neglect your body! In addition to the recommendations above, we highly recommend The Derma-Lac lotion postoperatively to help exfoliate your skin and soften smooth and moisturize the treated areas to improve overall skin health. We also will add vitamin A, C, and E body oil to help the appearance of stretch marks, scarring, pigmentation, and dry skin. Our experts are happy to answer questions and make additional recommendations based on your particular needs.
Some potential complications of a Neck Lift include infection and fluid accumulation under the skin. Muscle weakness caused by nerve injury is uncommon but can exist.
The cost of the operation can vary since Dr. Y tailors his approach to each individual patient. Most Neck Lifts will cost around $9,000. Dr. Y will go over the various surgical options available to you and the associated costs during your appointment.
Cosmetic procedures, including a Neck Lift, are typically not covered by insurance.
Renew your look with expert, personalized treatment from Dr. Y. Begin the planning process with a one-on-one plastic surgery consultation in Alpharetta or Atlanta, Georgia. We are excited to welcome you to Y Plastic Surgery!