If you’re looking for a way to improve your appearance and look younger, you may be interested in a necklift. The purpose of this cosmetic surgery procedure is to tighten the skin on the neck and diminish the visibility of lines and sagging. In Canada, the cost of this procedure varies depending on the surgeon but typically ranges from $20,000 to $8,000. There are both surgical and non-surgical options available when it comes to neck lifts, so be sure to discuss all of your options with a qualified facial plastic surgeon. In this blog post, we answer frequently asked questions about neck lifts.
What is a neck lift?
A neck lift is a cosmetic procedure that tightens the skin around the neck and jaw to remove sagging skin and improve your profile. It can involve a variety of techniques, such as removing excess skin, tightening underlying tissues, and re-sculpting the chin area. A neck lift can be performed alone or with other facial procedures for best results.
Neck lifts target three main areas:
- Submental fat
- Midline neck platysmal bands.
- The jawline
For those concerned with the visible effects of aging such as wrinkles, loose skin, and jowls, this procedure is an excellent solution. It can also be used to improve the appearance of a double chin or neck banding. When compared to other popular procedures, like a face lift, a neck lift is often a more cost-effective solution.
What are the different types of neck lift?
Neck lifts are divided into two main categories: surgical and non-surgical neck lifts. Surgical procedures involve making incisions in order to remove excess skin or fat from the neck area. They can also involve tightening or repositioning certain muscles and tissues to achieve the desired result.
On the other hand, non-surgical procedures use injectable fillers, radiofrequency treatments, or laser treatments to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin without making any incisions. These non-invasive alternatives are becoming increasingly popular due to their faster recovery times.
How much does a neck lift cost in Canada?
The cost of a neck lift varies depending on a number of factors such as:
- The type of neck lift (surgical vs. nonsurgical)
- The complexity of the procedure
- The facial plastic surgeon
The average cost of a neck lift in Canada can be anywhere between $20,000 and $8,000. It’s important to note that the cost of a neck lift is not covered by most health insurance plans. Thankfully, many companies often offer financing options.
Am I a good candidate for a neck lift?
If you have sagging skin or wrinkles in your neck area and your overall health is good enough to undergo surgery, you may be a good candidate for a neck lift. However, it’s important to discuss your specific needs and medical history with an experienced facial plastic surgeon to determine if this procedure is right for you. A qualified facial plastic surgeon will be able to assess your candidacy for the procedure and recommend the best course of action.
Neck lift benefits
A more youthful appearance
One of the main reasons why people undergo neck lift surgery is to look more youthful. Since the skin around the neck is thinner than the skin anywhere else on the body, it is often the first area to show the effects of aging. A neck lift can help tighten loose skin, reduce wrinkles, and add definition to the neck for a more youthful look. Plus, the effects are long-term, generally lasting between 10 and 15 years.
Another benefit is that it can improve self-confidence. It’s common for people to feel embarrassed about the way their neck looks, which can make them reluctant to participate in certain activities or social gatherings. A neck lift can boost your self-confidence and quality of life.
Enhanced jawline definition
A neck lift can enhance jawline definition. The skin around this area can become lax as we age, which can cause the jawline to appear less defined. Tightening the skin around the jawline and restoring definition with a neck lift can help you look years younger.
Reduced neck fat
Another benefit of neck lifts is that they can reduce neck fat. Extra fat in the skin area can be cumbersome, especially one that does not decrease with dieting an exercise. A neck lift can help remove excess fat and relieve pressure on the nerves for reduced neck pain.
Improved neck-chin angle
Finally, a neck lift can improve the angle between your chin and your neck by tightening platysmal bands and recreating a youthful contour.
Neck lift risks
As with any surgical procedure, neck lifts are not risk-free. They present a risk of scarring, nerve damage, bleeding, hair loss, bruising, infection, pain and changes in skin pigmentation. Dr. Moubayed and his team of cosmetic surgeons are exclusively trained in facial surgery and neck procedures. Dr. Moubayed has a conservative and individualized approach with each patient to minimize the risks associated with neck lifts.
How is a neck lift performed?
If you opt for a surgical neck lift, it’s generally performed under local or general anesthesia. During the procedure,incisions are made discreetly under the chin, and sometimes in front and behind the ears in order to access and remove excess skin and achieve facial rejuvenation. Excess fat may also be removed during this process in order to achieve a more defined neck contour. The remaining tissue is then sutured back together in order to achieve a more defined and youthful neck contour.
What steps should I follow before my neck procedure?
Before undergoing a neck lift, there are a few important steps that you should follow. First, discuss your expectations with your surgeon and make sure he or she has a clear understanding of what you hope to achieve. You should also talk to your doctor to determine if any medications or supplements you are taking could interfere with the surgery. Finally, during the weeks leading up to the operation, it’s crucial to maintain a healthy diet, stop smoking, and get ample rest.
How long does it take to recover from a neck lift?
The full recovery process for a neck lift can take anywhere from four to six weeks. It’s best to take it easy and stay away from contact sports and other strenuous activities until this time has passed. You may also need to wear a chin strap or support garment for the first few weeks after surgery in order to reduce swelling and provide stability.
Schedule a consultation with a facial plastic surgeon
If you’re considering getting a neck lift, it’s important to get the opinion of an experienced facial plastic surgeon. They will tell you everything you should know about the potential risks and benefits of the procedure, as well as provide you with an estimate for the procedure. A consultation is a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the procedure and get a better understanding of what to expect before, during, and after your neck lift.
Clinique Face MD is an aesthetic medical center that specializes in cosmetic enhancement procedures for the face and neck. With our offering of injections, surgery, and state-of-the-art technologies, we are the only clinic in Quebec that provides such a complete service-offering dedicated exclusively to the aesthetic enhancement of the face and neck.
Our team of facial specialists which is overseen by the highly decorated head and neck specialist Dr. Sami Moubayed is able to improve facial features and help you maximize your aesthetic potential. We use safe and effective treatment methods using the latest technology.