You might be the first to notice the skin on your neck isn't as firm, smooth, and tight as it used to be. Vertical banding and excess fat are common concerns people have about their necks as well. Dr. Kailash Narasimhan is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in facial rejuvenation surgery. He performs neck lift surgery, often combined with a facelift, in St. Petersburg, FL, to help women and men rejuvenate their necklines and look more youthful.
Necklift Before & After Photos
47 yr old female wanted to look like her younger self. She had concerns with sagging skin and jowls. Dr. Narasimhan performed a facelift and necklift to give her a refreshed look. Photos are taken... View Case
59 year old woman in good health desired improvement in contour through her face, neck and jowls. Dr. Narasimhan performed a facelift, necklift and liplift. Photos are taken 6 weeks after surgery a... View Case
Healthy woman in her 50s desired only improvement in her lower face and neck region. A Lower facelift with necklift was performed with liposuction. Before and after photos show a cleane... View Case
What Is a Neck Lift?
The neck lift is a plastic surgery procedure that focuses on the area below your chin. Dr. Narasimhan typically combines it with a traditional facelift to address aging of the lower 2/3 of the face from below the lower eyelids to the jawline. He often performs liposuction as part of a neck lift to remove excess fat from under the chin and along the neck.
Who are Candidates for a Necklift?
Best candidates for necklift are:
- Loose or saggy skin under chin, along jawline,and around lower neck region
- Presence of Muscle or Platysma bands in the midline of the neck
- Fat present in chin or jawline area along with loose skin
I only dislike my Neck...Can I have a Necklift without a Full Facelift?
This is a common question in our practice. The answer is "yes", isolated necklift can be effective for patients who only desire improvement in the lower face and neck. However, Dr. Narasimhan will remind you that isolated Necklift will not address the cheek and portions of the jowl or jawline. However an excellent necklift can takes years off your appearance, strengthen the jawline, and smoothen loose skin. It has a high patient satisfaction rate. It is effective for men and women who desire a procedure targeted to the neck without much work on the face itself.
How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost?
Physician fees for a neck lift range from $3,500 to $6,400. You will receive a specific price for your procedure as part of your personal consultation in our office.
Why Choose Dr. Narasimhan
Dr. Narasimhan stands out from other surgeons for many reasons, including:
- Uses least-invasive approach to each facelift procedure
- Focuses on internal, deep-tissue SMAS tightening for naturally attractive, long-lasting outcomes
- Meticulous surgical technique minimizes bleeding, swelling, and bruising for early return to work and normal life
Where Are the Incisions for a Neck Lift Made?
Neck lift surgery involves a single small incision under the chin; it may include incisions behind the ears. These insicisons are needed to pull skin from the sides (laterally), as well as in the midline of the neck.
Recovery After Neck Lift Surgery
After a neck lift, patients typically are ready to return to non-strenuous activities and work after a week once the sutures are removed. Most patients may resume heavy physical activities within 4 to 6 weeks. If you have a facelift performed with your neck lift, recovery will take a bit longer.
Initially, you will need to keep your head elevated as much as possible (including while sleeping) and wear a compressive strap or light dressing to minimize swelling and bruising. Avoid lifting anything heavier than 10 to 15 pounds for 4 to 6 weeks. While mild bruising may take up to 6 weeks to fade, camouflage makeup can make it less noticeable.
How Long Do Neck Lift Results Last?
Expect your neck lift results to last about 10 years depending on your skin quality and other individual factors. While surgery cannot stop the aging process, regular use of sunscreen, avoiding weight gain, and not smoking can all help extend the life of your results. Medical spa treatments like IPL photofacials and laser skin resurfacing along with consistent use of medical-grade skincare products can keep your skin looking its best.
I highly recommend Dr Narasimhan. He and his office staff are very professional and courteous. I had an eye and neck lift and am VERY happy with the results.
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How Do I Get Started?
The best facial plastic surgery results require expertise and training. Dr. Narasimhan has earned board certification from both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology (Head-Neck Surgery), which means he's completed rigorous, specialized surgical education and training. To find out more about neck lifts, facelifts, and other facial sculpting options, request a consultation with Dr. Narasimhan or call the office of Narasimhan Plastic Surgery at (727) 289-7119.