Neck & Chin Lift
Loose sagging skin, excess fat, and prominent bands on the neck are the hallmarks of aging. These undesirable changes – which can also be caused by weight loss – can result in the appearance of a ‘turkey neck’ or ‘double chin’, making many people want to wear turtlenecks and scarves even in summer months. This loose skin leads to decreased definition of the jaw line and decreased contour of normally sharp angles of the neck that are more visible when the skin is younger and tighter. Neck lift plastic surgery – also referred to as platysmaplasty – is a cosmetic surgery procedure that aims to achieve a smoother and natural neckline. Plastic surgeons take away the loose skin and fat while tightening the area along the neck in order to provide significant improvements to your profile.
Phoenix plastic surgeons, Dr. Tessler and Dr. Turinr, performs neck surgery to eliminate visible signs of aging in the jawline and neck regions. Dr. Tessler and Dr. Turin have helped numerous men and women from Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gilbert, and surrounding AZ cities enhance their physical appearance and boost their self-esteem with this plastic surgery. Dr. Tessler and Dr. Turin understand that the needs of different individuals are unique and works to create a highly customized treatment plan to suit the needs of each neck lift patient.
Neck lift has become an increasingly popular procedure over the last few years. In 2019, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports that there were more than 54,850 neck lift surgeries in the United States alone. This was 2% more than the previous year. Furthermore, this procedure has extremely high patient satisfaction rates. According to realpatientratings.com and a study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, more than 90% of individuals who receive a neck lift are happy with the outcome of the procedure.
Who is a Candidate for Neck & Chin Lift Surgery?
A neck lift is a procedure to remove excess skin and fat along the jawline in order to achieve a well-defined and youthful-looking neck. You may be a good candidate for this treatment if:
- You are in good physical and emotional health
- You have localized fat deposits under the chin
- You have laxity or drooping of the jowls or neck skin
- You have ‘bands’ in the neck region resulting from loose muscles
- You have mild to moderate skin wrinkling in the neck region
- You desire a sleeker neck and more distinct jaw line
- You are close to your ideal weight and are not planning to lose or gain a significant amount of weight in the foreseeable future
- You have realistic expectations about the outcome of this treatment
Dr. Tessler and Dr. Turin will reserve your first visit to his office for understanding your needs and goals. The surgeon will listen to your concerns, ask questions, and learn about your medical history before letting you know whether this treatment is for you. Depending on your trouble areas, the surgeon may recommend an alternative procedure such as cheek augmentation, chin augmentation, or a facelift as more ideal. Neck surgery is a highly individualized cosmetic treatment. For this reason, Dr. Tessler and Dr. Turin emphasize that each patient ensures they are having this surgery out of their own volition, not because someone else asked this of them.
Neck lift is an outpatient procedure that is performed in Dr. Tessler and Dr. Turin’s in-office operating room, or accredited medical facilities. Before the surgery starts, Dr. Tessler and Dr. Turin’s certified anesthesiologist will sedate the patient using local or general anesthesia in order to ensure their safety and comfort. In some cases, liposuction alone will be enough to achieve the desired neck rejuvenation. In other cases, the surgeon will need to reposition neck skin to achieve a smoother profile. Dr. Tessler and Dr. Turin use minimal incisions that are usually camouflaged under the chin, behind the ears, or within the natural creases of the neck skin. Once the lift is complete, the surgeon will close the incisions, clean the treatment area, then bandage it in order to keep it clean. You will be placed in the surgeon’s monitoring room before you are allowed to go home to continue with recovery.
Recovery after your Neck & Chin Lift in Phoenix, AZ
You will need to have someone to drive you home once you are discharged from Tessler Plastic Surgery. You will be asked to rest as much as possible and avoid strenuous movements. Bruising and swelling are common over the first few days but usually dissipate with time. Dr. Tessler and Dr. Turin will provide pain medication to improve your comfort, as well as antibiotics to prevent infections. The majority of patients are able to resume routine daily activities within 2 weeks. However, rigorous exercise and other stressful activities should be avoided until you get the go-ahead from the surgeon. Make sure to wear loose and comfortable clothing that does not irritate the neck throughout the recovery duration. More so, attend all postoperative appointments and strictly adhere to the surgeon’s recovery instructions. Although results vary from one person to the other, most patients get a pretty good impression of the outcome within 3 months.
Expected Procedure Cost
The cost of a neck lift varies greatly depending on the extensiveness of the treatment, facility and medication fees, and the plastic surgeon’s fees. On average, most of Dr. Tessler and Dr. Turin’s neck lift patients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Gilbert AZ, and nearby cities can expect to pay between $2,500 and $12,000 for this treatment. Platysmaplasty is considered to be an elective cosmetic procedure. For this reason, health insurers usually do not cover the cost of this treatment. During your initial Phoenix consultation at Dr. Tessler and Dr. Turin’s office, the surgeon’s team will provide an initial cost estimate so you can make arrangements for financing.
Dr. Tessler’s Credentials
Oren Tessler, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving the Phoenix area. Dr. Tessler is highly proficient in multiple plastic surgery techniques, including face and neck surgery, breast procedures, body contouring, and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Tessler earned his MD – MBA at McGill University. His plastic and reconstructive surgical training was concluded at McGill University followed by his fellowship training at Harvard University, both of which are the best and top ranked medical programs throughout the U.S. and Canada. He was appointed as an assistant and associate professor of Plastic Surgery at Louisiana State University and Tulane University. Dr. Tessler has also served as Director of Plastic Surgery at University Medical Center, as well as contributed research and trained dozens of the upcoming best neck lift plastic surgeons. Dr. Tessler’s passion lies in restoring form and function while improving the quality of life of his patients. He brings a friendly and personalized approach to cosmetic surgery while working with highly qualified anesthesiologists and other support staff who strive to deliver the best neck lift Phoenix, AZ has to offer.