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A neck lift reverses signs of aging on the neck. While this treatment offers both dramatic and long-lasting results, some patients may be hesitant to pursue this option due to concerns about cost. At Lickstein Plastic Surgery, we want you to be comfortable with all the aspects of your surgery, including how it will fit into your budget. To help you plan for the cost of a neck lift, we have a few variables to consider when setting up your procedure.

What is Included in the Cost of a Neck Lift?

Scheduling plastic surgery is not like making a purchase in a store. There is not a single price tag that provides you with a full cost of your procedure. Instead, the cost of a surgery like a neck lift might include the following:

  • Medical tests before surgery
  • Surgeon’s fees
  • Fees for the operating room
  • Anesthesia fees
  • Post-operative garments
  • Cost of prescription medications

These fees are likely to vary somewhat from patient to patient, which is why a plastic surgeon will be hesitant to quote a price to a prospective patient until after the initial consultation and examination.

Type of Neck Lift

Dr. Lickstein performs a neck lift in two different ways:

  • A liposuction neck lift is a procedure that uses only liposuction techniques to remove excess fat and tissue that is affecting the contour of the neck. This procedure is reserved for patients that do not have a significant amount of loose skin but do have displaced fat or a double chin they would like to address.
  • A traditional or full neck lift is used both to reposition displaced fat and excise loose skin. This procedure addresses the formation of jowls along the jawline, sagging skin and horizontal bands around the neck, as well as deposits of fat.

While a full neck lift tends to be more expensive than a liposuction lift, it may be the best choice if you require significant correction. It is not usually the best value to select the less costly procedure if the results are not satisfactory for you.

Choice of Anesthesia

A neck lift may be done using local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. In addition to affecting the amount of recovery time needed, your choice of anesthesia will also impact your cost. However, just as you should choose the type of facelift that will best fit your needs, your decision on anesthesia should be made based on factors other than price. Dr. Lickstein will help you determine the best anesthesia for your surgery based on the type of procedure you will have and the amount of correction you need.

Other Procedures

While a neck lift can produce full results when performed alone, it is often recommended to combine this procedure with other surgeries to achieve the best outcome. The most common surgery performed with a neck lift is a facelift that rejuvenates the entire area from the midface to the upper chest. While handling more than one surgery at a time saves time and money over performing them separately, the cost for two procedures will be higher than one.

Paying for Quality, Experience

Finally, the cost of a neck lift is likely to vary based on the experience of the surgeon performing the procedure. Experienced surgeons tend to charge more for their services since patients are paying for the expertise and skill that comes from handling an extensive number of these procedures. The adage, “you get what you pay for,” certainly applies when hiring a plastic surgeon, so patients should never choose their physician based on fees. Keep in mind that revision surgery can be much more expensive in the long run than simply having the procedure performed correctly in the first place. Dr. Lickstein is sensitive to the financial concerns of his patients and will be sure you understand all the costs of your procedure before your surgery day. He also offers a variety of financing options to help you make your aesthetic goals as affordable as possible. To learn more, contact Lickstein Plastic Surgery today at 561-571-4000.

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