The neck is often one of the first areas to develop signs of aging, such as wrinkles and sagging skin. With a neck lift at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates, patients in Fairfax, Washington DC, Arlington and Annandale, VA and the neighboring communities can address these signs of aging to achieve a younger appearance.
What is a Neck Lift in Fairfax, VA?
A neck lift is a cosmetic facial surgery that removes excess skin and fat, restores a refined neck contour, and gives you a more youthful appearance. A neck lift is a good option for men and women who don’t like the amount of aging in their neck, but are happy with the appearance of their face. In addition to eliminating sagging skin, a neck lift will correct vertical neck bands caused by loose muscles and smooth wrinkles and creases. If you are looking for a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation procedure, you may want to consider combining your neck lift with a facelift.
How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost?
The cost of your neck lift procedure at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates will depend on a number of factors. During your initial consultation, we will review your treatment goals in order to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your personal needs. Once this treatment plan is developed, we will be able to provide you with the exact cost of your procedure. In an effort to keep our treatments accessible, we are proud to accept CareCredit® financing in addition to traditional payment methods.
How is a Neck Lift Performed?
All neck lift surgeries are performed using general anesthesia to ensure optimal patient safety and comfort. With a neck lift procedure, there are several incision choices. However, incisions are typically made in areas that are concealed, like the hairline or behind the ears. Once incisions are made, Dr. Mirali may remove skin and fat, redistribute fat, reposition tissues under the skin for better tone, or tighten muscles. Once the desired results are achieved, the incisions are closed and the treatment will be complete.
What is the Recovery Like After a Neck Lift?
After a neck lift, patients can expect mild swelling, bruising, and tightness in the neck area that can last for a few weeks. Despite these effects, patients are often able to return to work and other activities about two weeks after their surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Mirali will provide you with specific recovery instructions based on your personal treatment plan.
Are the Results from My Neck Lift Permanent?
The results from your neck lift will be permanent, but it is important to remember that normal effects of aging can still occur. Patients will continue to notice gradual changes in their appearance due to the natural aging process. However, the majority of patients are satisfied with their results for many years after their treatment.