Neck Lift in Atlanta, GA

The neck is often the first area to show severe signs of aging even when the face retains its youthfulness. Nothing makes you look older and more haggard than the dreaded “turkey neck” effect that many people develop with age. The Atlanta Center for Breast and Aesthetic Surgery, led by Dr. Frederick T. Work, Jr., offers neck lifts for men and women who live in and around Buckhead, Vinings, and Sandy Springs to restore a firm, smooth neckline that can help you look years younger.

What is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift, or lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that corrects such conditions as sagging, fatty deposits that create the appearance of “jowls” along the jawline, fatty deposits under the chin that create the “double chin” effect and sagging flesh along the front of the neck that results in the “turkey wattle” or “turkey neck” effect.

Benefits of a Neck Lift

Some people are ready to combat the most visible and aggressive signs of aging, but aren’t ready for a total facelift. In these cases, a neck lift may be the optimal solution as it is a far less invasive and complex procedure than the total facelift, but still produces a firm, taut, rejuvenated neck and jawline that takes years off your appearance. The neck lift corrects double chin, sagging jowls and the unsightly “turkey neck” effect, as well as muscle banding in the neck area, restoring firm, smooth, natural-looking contours.

Am I a Candidate for a Neck Lift?

If you are in good general health but feel that the appearance of your neck is making you look older than you actually are and is undermining your confidence and self-esteem, you may be an ideal candidate for neck lift surgery with Dr. Work.

The Neck Lift Procedure

The neck lift is similar to a facelift, although less complicated and complex. Dr. Work will make discreet incisions that allow him to access the underlying neck muscles and through which he will tighten the muscle, removing the banding effect if present. He will then extract pockets of fatty deposits through liposuction, creating a tauter, smoother contour. Once finished he will suture the incisions and apply a surgical dressing and compression band.

Neck Lift Recovery

Immediately after the surgery, Dr. Work will place supportive bandages around your neck to assist the healing process and to support your neck muscles. This will help keep you as comfortable as possible during the first few days of your recovery. We advise that you keep your head elevated as much as possible, even while sleeping, as it is important to try to avoid moving your neck for the first two weeks following surgery.

Your stitches will be removed within a week or so and after about two weeks, all of your discomfort and symptoms should be resolved and you will begin to more clearly see the results of your surgery.

Dr. Work advises that you refrain from strenuous activity and work for about two to three weeks after your neck lift surgery. Bear in mind that everyone heals at their own rate, so it is important that you cooperate with the recommendations and suggestions that Dr. Work makes and to ask plenty of questions during the many follow-up visits you will have while recovering from the neck lift. After about a month following your neck lift procedure, you will be able to see the full results of your tighter, more toned and streamlined throat area.

How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost in Atlanta?

The neck lift, like many other cosmetic surgeries, is generally performed as a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by medical insurance. The Atlanta Center for Breast and Aesthetic Surgery helps patients pay out of pocket costs through financing with CareCredit® and Prosper® Healthcare Lending. Our office also accepts cash, personal checks, and credit cards.

If your neck detracts from the generally healthy, young appearance of your face, it is imperative to consider a simple neck lift procedure with Dr. Frederick T. Work, Jr. at the Atlanta Center for Breast and Aesthetic Surgery. Dr. Work and his specialized team of professionals offer a variety of cosmetic procedures, such as neck lift and other surgeries, for residents of the Atlanta, Buckhead, Vinings and Sandy Springs area in Georgia.