How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost?
- Asked by Eva S in Seattle, WA
- 4 years ago
I would like to get my neck skin tightened up, remove some of the hanging skin. I believe that I need a neck lift procedure. How much do qualified surgeons charge for this?
Price of a Necklift
Surgical treatment of lower face and neck aging changes must be carefully individualized to match each patient's aesthetic needs and desires. No two neck rejuvenation procedures by necessity, are the same. In helping a patient to make decisions about plastic surgery for facial rejuvenation, I always examine and assess how each aesthetic area or 'unit' of the face contributes to an individual's overall appearance An individualized surgical plan is then developed which addresses each patient's specific concerns and needs.
Therefore, the price of a facelift will depend on exactly what each person needs and the time required to perform surgery. To select a plastic surgeon, take your time researching , visiting websites, view many, many before and after photos and speak to former patients.
Beware of doctors who discount their fees. Discounting the value of professional services, especially surgery, is not good marketing - it is a sign of desperation. The best plastic surgeons are still busy in this contracting economy, and they are not discounting their fees. At the same time, the most expensive surgeon is not necessarily the most talented, so as a consumer you still have to research this carefully. There is much more to consider than just the price in dollars that you pay: is your surgeon actually listening to you, do they truly understand the appearance that you hope to achieve, do you feel that he or she will be easily available and attentive once the surgery has been performed. If you don't have a good feeling, don't stick around to 'save money', go somewhere else.
When choosing a plastic surgeon it is imperative to select a surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Often, plastic surgeons who perform a great deal of aesthetic or cosmetic surgery will also be members of ASAPS. A plastic surgeon who is a member of ASAPS is an indication that a surgeon has significant interest in aesthetic plastic surgery. When evaluating a surgeons training, look for completion of a plastic surgery fellowship. A fellowship is an elite qualification that only a small percentage of surgeons performing cosmetic plastic surgery can claim. , a surgeon who has had an additional fellowship of training has completed focused and intense specialized training in a particular area of interest
Be careful about investigating board certification. Some doctors today are promoting themselves as being double board certified, triple board certified and even quadruple board certified.
Thousands of physicians with no residency training in plastic surgery and without certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery (the only Board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties that certifies plastic surgeons) promote themselves as `cosmetic surgeons' and `plastic surgeons'. Some are primary care physicians, some are emergency room doctors; some have never completed a residency training program in any specialty and are not eligible to take any specialty board exam. Many take `weekend courses' on liposuction, or breast augmentation, or facelifts, then return to their practice and begin promoting that procedure and performing it on patients.
The minimum amount of training in plastic surgery that will allow a physician to be eligible for certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery is five years, and many board-certified plastic surgeons, myself included, have several additional years of training in general surgery and plastic surgery. There are a number of reasons for such a significant training requirement. Chief among them are the following: one does not acquire sophistication in diagnosis and treatment planning, superior surgical skill, and the capacity to minimize the possibility of complications and unfavorable outcomes by taking weekend courses. It requires years of training experience under the direction of talented mentors. It requires devotion to the art and practice of plastic surgery.
Be careful in evaluating physicians whose `Board Certification' is by a `Board' which is not recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), and who belong to an `Academy' that does not require residency training in plastic surgery. Some will claim that they are `double-' or even `triple-board certified', when only one (and occasionally none) of those `boards' are recognized by the ABMS. Visit the ABMS website to see which specialties have ABMS recognition.
It takes just a few mouse clicks to verify a surgeon's credentials online. Make sure that the surgeon or surgeons that you are considering are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and are active members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). ASPS members are also eligible for membership in the exclusive American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), the premier professional association of board-certified plastic surgeons with a specialty practice in cosmetic surgery
Selecting a plastic surgeon should always start with board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, but it doesn't end there.
Choosing Your Surgeon
There is endless information about plastic surgery available online, some of it helpful, some of it hogwash. Many patients learn about treatment options and narrow their search for a plastic surgeon with the help of their computer. And then they make one or two or more appointments, and on the basis of these encounters decide on a surgeon. Some patients already have a particular plastic surgeon in mind, based on the recommendation of satisfied patients or the surgeon's reputation.
Regardless of how you decide who you see, ask yourself the following questions after your consultation appointment(s):
Is this surgeon qualified to perform the surgery I am considering?
Do I like this person? Will I enjoy seeing them over the course of my surgery and recovery?
Was my complete medical history taken and examined in detail?
Did this physician truly listen to me as I explained my thoughts about the improvement I am seeking?
Does this physician share my aesthetic sensibility? Do they understand me and are they able to provide exactly what I am looking for?
Was I provided with a thorough understanding of all options available (both surgical and non-surgical)?
Was I shown photographic examples of surgical outcomes that give me confidence?
Was the office staff professional, friendly and accommodating?
Was I pressured in any way to proceed with surgery?
Does this surgeon perform aesthetic surgery exclusively or is aesthetic surgery a small percentage of the pratice?
Listen to what your heart and your gut tell you when you are evaluating your consultation experience. Only move forward if you can do so with confidence about the experience you expect to have in a given plastic surgery practice, and about your ultimate outcome as a surgical patient.
Your experience with the consultation process is a good indication of what you are likely to receive as a surgical patient in any practice. If the process is well-organized and enjoyable, the staff is respectful and efficient, and the physician takes adequate time to understand your individual needs and communicates effectively, then you have a very high likelihood of being treated in a similar fashion if you become a surgical patient of that practice. If the process is disorganized or rushed, if the staff is discourteous or unprofessional, or if the physician does not give you confidence that your needs will be met, then don't expect things to get any better once you are a surgical patient.
You must be absolutely certain that your plastic surgeon's aesthetic sensibility matches your aesthetic goals. I have a very particular aesthetic vision, and I do not pretend to be the plastic surgeon for everybody. I strive to produce surgical results that are natural-appearing, results that do not advertise a trip to the operating room. For example, I do not perform breast augmentation for patients that are seeking an overly large and distinctly `done' breast appearance. And I have a particular distaste for cheek implants, as I think they rarely produce natural-appearing cheek contours, and instead prefer to enhance facial volume by means of structural fat grafting. Make sure that your plastic surgeon's philosophy and preferred approaches are consistent with the goals that you have in mind.
Adequate communication is obviously invaluable, and you should be able to communicate clearly and easily not only with your doctor, but also with your doctor's staff. Over the course of preparing for and recovering from aesthetic surgery, your doctor's staff will have an important and active role. Make sure that your interaction with the staff gives you confidence that you will receive the care and attention that you expect, and deserve, postoperatively.
Verify that major surgical procedures are performed in an accredited surgery center and that anesthesia care is provided by board-certified M.D. anesthesiologists. If you are most comfortable with overnight observation after surgery with the bedside care of an R.N., verify that this is available to you. Look up your surgeon on your state's Medical Board website to verify that they are in good standing and have no public record of sanction or limitation of their license to practice.
Be confident enough to ask some `difficult' questions. Feel empowered to ask any physician questions like: What are your complication and reoperation rates for this procedure? Has a cosmetic surgery that you performed ever resulted in a lawsuit? Have you had any serious complications and unplanned hospitalizations after cosmetic surgery? Have you ever been disciplined by a state medical board? I am never offended by these kinds of questions, and no competent and qualified surgeon should be. In my opinion it is actually the savvy prospective cosmetic surgery patient who does this kind of `due diligence'.
Web reference: http://www.michaellawmd.com
Neck lifts run between $4,000 and $5,000
Neck lifts run between $4,000 and $5,000 depending upon the cost of the anesthetic, the operating room, and surgeon’s fee. A neck lift is more than just traditional liposuction, which only involves a small amount of fat removal. A neck lift involves sculpting and fat removal both above and below the platysma muscle, as well as tightening the platysma muscle and liposuction.
Web reference: http://www.seattlefacial.com
Neck Lift Cost
Depending on the city where you are planning to have your surgery the price for a neck lift should range between $6,000-$12,000
Web reference: http://www.drjsalomon.com/neck-lift.asp
Cost of a necklift
Price will vary between cities and individual surgeons. There are some costs that the surgeon has no control over, (O.R. fees, anesthesia fees, supplies, etc;). Please don't let cost be your primary concern. Cheap can get expensive fast. Best to see a board certified plastic surgeon or otolaryngologist, (ENT).
Web reference: http://www.jjrothmd.com/procedures/facelift-necklift
Cost of Neck Lift
Thank you for your question.
Each surgeon’s fees will be different depending on many factors. Factors such as the certification of the surgeon, the experience of the surgeon, if the surgery is performed in the office or in a hospital / outpatient surgery center and who is administering the anesthesia. Don’t choose your surgeon ONLY by price, make sure they can achieve your goals.
It can range from $5000-7000.
I hope this helps.
Cost for neck lift
Prices for cosmetic procedures vary widely between geographic areas and individual surgeons. It also depends on the individual's age related changes. Be skeptical of the newest "lunchtime" procedures which may cost less than surgery but which may provide limited results at best. Expect to pay $3500--$7500 for a long lasting surgical results, all inclusive and without gimmicks.
Web reference: http://kassmd.com
Neck lift costs - surgical and non surgical (LifeSculpt)
Neck lifts not only vary in costs but today we have non surgical choices. Within the last 33 months I have performed more than 100 non surgical neck lifting procedures with the use of the LifeSculpt (SlimLipo) laser platform. The cost for this technique may be as low as $1800, performed during a lunch break and with almost no down time. I have performed this procedure on patients as young as 21 and as old as 77. Surgical neck lifts still have a place in cosmetic surgery with the cost ranging from $3500 to $6500.
Lewis J. Obi, M.D.
Neck lift fees
The fee for a neck lift varies from region to region and then from surgeon to surgerom.. YOu have to figure in NYC it would range from about 7-10K.
Neck Lift Fees
Plastic Surgery fees vary considerably depending on geographic area and the expertise of the surgeon. Neck Lift fees generally range from $4000 - $7000.
Necklifts come in many flavors!
For men we offer a limited submental scar platysmaplasty- that takes 30 minutes, gets rid of the excess skin, fat and tightens the muscle. The scar is not ideal for woman. This simple procedure has a minimal downtime of 3-4 days.
For woman, we offer a submental platysmaplasty (for muscle bands and excess fat) or extended corset platysmaplasty (for excess fat, muscle bands and excess skin). This last procedure is the best of all worlds but has a longer downtime (7-10 days).
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