Neck Lift Surgery (Platysmaplasty or Cervicoplasty) – Baton Rouge, LA

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About Neck Lift Surgery

Are you wearing scarves or turtlenecks even in the summer to conceal the loose flaps of skin on your neck? Skilled plastic surgeon Dr. John Williams performs neck lift surgery at his practice in Baton Rouge, LA to reduce the look of an aging neckline. This facial surgery tightens the area under your chin and along the neck to remove the loose skin that creates a "turkey neck" or "double chin." By taking away the loose skin and fat while incorporating a tightening technique to produce a smoother, natural neckline, this lower facial surgery at Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge can provide significant improvements to your profile. Before you contact us to schedule an appointment, read more about surgical neck lifts and the beautiful results it can create.

Ideal Candidates

Men and women seeking neck lift treatment generally battle visibly loose skin along the neckline. Neck skin that hangs is usually caused by numerous factors, including gravity, weight fluctuations, and aging. Whatever the reason may be, hanging neck skin causes an unbecoming look, which generally can only be addressed with skin excision and a tightening technique. If your weight is stable, but you feel frustrated by loose skin, wrinkles, and lines along the neck, a neck lift surgery may be a great answer.

Surgical Technique

During a neck lift procedure, IV sedation or general anesthesia is used. The incision point is placed around your ears while another one may also be made underneath your chin. If isolated areas of fat exist, a form of liposuction would be completed first. Next, any sagging or hanging skin will be trimmed away and the underlying tissue and remaining skin will be pulled tight. This tightening method is conducted until the desired contour, shape, and smoothness has been achieved. Even though sutures are used to close the incision, scars should not be visible since they are located beneath your chin. Nonsurgical treatments can also help the skin's surface, such as a chemical peel or microdermabrasion, to produce a smooth and glowing appearance.

What to Expect

After neck lift surgery, there will most likely be some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, but these will go away with each passing day. It's important to rest and eliminate high-impact activity for several weeks to assist in the healing period. While recovering, fitted clothing near the neck should be avoided. You should notice visible outcomes almost immediately. In addition, it has been stated that the neck lift surgery can make one of the most significant improvements to an individual's profile, taking a decade off their appearance.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a neck lift cost?
Costs for your neck surgery will be reviewed in your consultation with Dr. Williams. As soon as he has developed your unique surgical plan, he will be able to estimate prices for the anesthesia, facility, and other fees. To make your neck surgery easy to afford, Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge takes several payments methods, plus we can tell you more about how to get low-interest financing.

What about nonsurgical options?
Neck lift surgery is the best option to eliminate excess skin, particularly if it droops or hangs. Although there are a few nonsurgical skin tightening procedures that may give you mild improvements, neck lift surgery can more dramatically redefine and smooth your neckline. 

Will I have visible scars?
Neck lift surgery does include one incision below the chin, as well as two more close to the ears. These are made so the scars are difficult for others to see. Dr. Williams tries very hard during neck lift surgery to limit visible scarring. A team member will explain scar management instructions, which will encourage your incisions to heal flat and thin.

Can I combine a neck lift with other facial surgeries?
At your consultation, you can bring up that you are thinking about another surgery, like a facelift or cheek augmentation, along with a neck lift. It's normal for two or more face surgeries to be done together to get your best results. If you are concerned about an undefined jawline or weak chin, tell Dr. Williams so he can develop a plan that meets all your goals.

Should I get a neck lift or liposuction?
Based on your concerns and goals, you might want to combine a neck lift with liposuction. A lift plus lipo may be best if you are concerned about both loose skin and fat pockets in your neck. Dr. Williams can help you choose whether a lift, lipo, or a combination of both should be included in your surgical plan.

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Average Cost  
$4,500 - $6,000
Recovery Time  
2 – 4 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
3 – 4 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
1 Week
Procedure Recovery Location  
Outpatient
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Great NeckLines

Finally rid your "turkey neck" appearance and get the tighter and smoother neck you dream about. If you feel embarrassed about hanging skin on your neck, we welcome you to contact Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge in Baton Rouge, LA to schedule your appointment. A surgical neck lift by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Williams has changed the self-esteem of countless men and women. We are excited to share this amazing cosmetic treatment with you.

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