Neck Lift

Neck Lift in Harrisburg, PA

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About Neck lift

Dr. Theodore T. Foley performs neck lift surgery at Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Central Pennsylvania in Camp Hill, PA, to eliminate the appearance of a double chin or “turkey wattle” in the neck. Sagging or loose skin around your neck and chin can significantly age your appearance. However, board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Foley has years of extensive experience and utilizes the most advanced techniques to create the look you desire. The overall goal of neck lift surgery is to remove excess skin and small amount of stubborn fat around the neck to create a slimmer neckline. Commonly, this procedure is combined with neck liposuction or a facelift surgery. To give you the best care and results possible, Dr. Foley will perform a detailed medical exam to create a unique treatment plan.

Do I Qualify?

We have had patients as young as 20-years-old come in for a consultation for a neck lift procedure. Younger patients may seek a plastic surgeon for remove excessive neck skin after a substantial weight loss that leaves the skin loose and hanging.  Older patients, usually between the age of 60 – 70, want to rid their necks of the visible signs of aging. You are an ideal candidate if you are in good physical health, and if you have:

  • Excessive skin at the chin and jowls
  • Unattractive jaw line because of the skin and deep wrinkles
  • Maintained a steady weight for 6 – 12 months (for weight loss patients)

We invite you to have a consultation with our plastic surgeon, Dr. Theodore Foley,  if you would like to change the shape and profile of hanging neck skin to look younger with a slimmer facial profile.

Surgical Technique

During your surgical neck lift procedure and under a general anesthetic, the plastic surgeon will make an incision under the chin, and in some cases, behind or in front of the ears (if fat reduction is needed, liposuction will be the first step). Your incisions will be well-hidden within the hairline behind the ear or under the chin. Our surgeon takes every precaution, and great care to minimize surgical scarring. Then, the neck muscles will be pulled tightly into a higher position, and the skin is pulled and re-draped. Lastly, sutures will close up incision, and drains may be inserted to avoid fluid buildup within the incisions. Depending on the extent of your procedure, you may be in the operating room for about 2 hours.

If fat has to be removed via liposuction, or neck liposuction, our plastic surgeon will use an ultrasound or laser technology to assist with the procedure to liquefy the fat so it is easier to remove. A cannula (tube) is inserted into the area, and it will suction out the fatty tissue.

What to Expect

In the recovery area, our post-operation nurses will monitor you for about 45 – 60 minutes. After discharge, you will need to wear bandages and a compression wrap on your neck and chin to assist in the healing. You can expect to see slight bruising and swelling in the area for 2 – 4 days, and some patients report to feeling a continual tightness in the neck area. If the pain is not manageable with over-the-counter medicine, you may ask your plastic surgeon for a prescription strength pain killer. The sutures and drains will need to be removed at a follow-up appointment in 3 – 7 days after the surgery. Many of our patients are able to return to work in 7 – 10 days.

Other Considerations

You may come into the consultation with a neck lift in mind, but our plastic surgeons may make other suggestions to solve your cosmetic facial issues. Keep an open mind as to what our surgeon can do for your facial features. For example, you may not have enough contour to your neck because of a "weak chin," and this area can be enhanced with a chin augmentation or chin implant. Another example is that you may only need liposuction to slim your neck profile. Just know that there are many ways you can solve the problem to an unattractive neck area, and meeting with a trusted, and experienced plastic surgeon is a great first step in achieving your aesthetic goals.

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Average Cost  
From $9,800
Recovery Time  
1 - 2 Weeks
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If you would like to learn more about the risks and benefits to having a neck lift surgery, please contact our plastic surgery office and talk to our front office staff. We will answer your questions, explain the procedure, and provide you with top-notch medical care and an amazing new look.

Cost of Neck Lift

The cost of a Neck Lift ranges on average from $7,600. If you are comparing prices between different plastic surgery practices, make sure you are comparing the fees which include all aspects of your upcoming surgery. These prices include the physician, anesthesia, and facility fees assuming that your surgery is being completed in a surgery center. If your surgery needs to be performed at the hospital, the fees will be ~$1500-$2000 more depending on the procedure, the surgical time, and whether or not you choose to stay overnight at the hospital. Also, your best choice for a cosmetic procedure of any kind is to choose a plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Theodore Foley, who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and who is local to you. Not only will you receive the best surgical care that way, but you will also receive the best postoperative care. At Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Central PA, we encourage patients to call for a complimentary personal consultation with our plastic surgeon so a customized quote can be prepared for you by our staff. For more information on payment options at our practice, check out our Payment Information page by clicking here.

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Prices are subject to change and are our current estimate of the price which is inclusive of physician, facility, anesthesia at a surgical center. Some procedures, which do not require anesthesia, may be done at our office and would not then entail an anesthesia fee. If patients need to have their surgery at a hospital, prices are typically more expensive and will be outlined after consultation.

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