Neck Lift Surgery (Platysmaplasty or Cervicoplasty) – Westlake Village, CA

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About Neck Lift Surgery

Are you sick of wearing turtlenecks and scarves the whole year to cover the loose flaps of skin on your neck? Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Ethan Baughman provides neck lift surgery at his practice in Westlake Village, CA to improve the look of an aging neckline. This facial surgery reshapes and tightens the area on the underside of your chin and along the neck to remove the loose skin that creates a "turkey neck." By surgically excising the loose skin and fat while using a tightening technique for a smoother, natural neckline, neck lift surgery at Ethan Baughman Plastic Surgery can provide dramatic improvements to your profile. Before you contact us to schedule your initial consultation, read more about surgical neck lifts and the wonderful results it can give you.

Ideal Candidates

A neck lift can help with visibly sagging and hanging skin on your neck. Hanging neck skin is often caused by aging and significant weight loss. Loose neck skin can only be fixed with skin excision performed during a neck lift surgery. If you are physically healthy and at a good weight, but you feel embarrassed by lines, wrinkles, and hanging skin along your neck, a neck lift may be your answer.

Surgical Technique

For neck lift surgery, IV sedation or general anesthesia is used. The incision point is placed just in front or behind your ears while another one might also be created beneath your chin. Any sagging, loose, or hanging skin will be carefully excised and the underlying tissue and remaining skin will be pulled tight until the desired contour has been achieved. To complete your neck lift, Dr. Baughman will close and clean the incisions.

What to Expect

Before your surgery, Dr. Baughman will go over what to expect after your neck lift and what you can do to speed your recovery. A team member will review these instructions before you are discharged to go home. After a neck lift, there will probably be some mild swelling and bruising, but this should fade within a week or two. You should rest and try to avoid exercise or strenuous activity for a couple of weeks. You should notice visible aesthetic differences almost immediately that improve over time. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a neck lift cost?
Costs for your neck surgery will be reviewed in your consultation with Dr. Baughman. As soon as he has developed your surgical plan, he will be able to estimate prices for the anesthesia, facility, and miscellaneous fees. To make your neck surgery easy to afford, Ethan Baughman Plastic Surgery 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 several nonsurgical skin tightening procedures that may give you mild improvements, neck lift surgery offers the most significant improvements to redefine and smooth your neckline.

Will I have visible scars?
Your neck lift will start with one incision beneath the chin, as well as two more close to the ears. These are placed so the scars are difficult for others to see. Dr. Baughman tries very hard during neck lift surgery to avoid 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 should mention if you are thinking about another surgery, like a facelift or chin 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. Baughman 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 get 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. Baughman 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  
$7,500 - $11,000
Recovery Time  
2 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
2 – 3 Hours
Procedure Recovery Location  
Outpatient
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Great NeckLines

Trade your "turkey neck" for the firm and smooth neck you want with a neck lift. If you are tired of feeling embarrassed about loose skin and wrinkles on your neck, please contact Ethan Baughman Plastic Surgery in Westlake Village, CA to learn more about neck lift surgery.

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