While you may not think about it, the definition of your neck plays an important role in your overall facial appearance. Patients with visible signs of aging along the neck will often find that their face looks older as well. People will often treat facial aging with a facelift, but if you fail to treat aging in the neck, you won’t achieve the results you desire. Dr. Baker performs neck lift surgery as a standalone or combination procedure, providing you with the youthful neck and facial definition you require.
Immediately following your surgery, you may experience some bruising, swelling, and mild to moderate discomfort. You should rest with your head slightly elevated during the first week to avoid additional swelling. Dr. Baker will personally see you in his office every few days for the first couple of weeks following your surgery.
You should not exert yourself during the week following your surgery. Avoid direct sun exposure. Early bruising or swelling subsides after about 10 days, allowing you to re-engage socially. Your final results should be visible in four to six weeks.
During a neck lift, incisions are placed behind the ear and under the chin. Dr. Baker makes these incisions very precisely and anatomically along natural contours so they will become non-discernable.
The average cost of a neck lift is 7,000 plus anesthesia and facility fees. While price is an important factor when choosing a surgeon, you cannot put a price on quality, long-lasting results. Dr. Baker is a meticulous, highly skilled, board-certified facial plastic surgeon with decades of experience and an artistic sense for natural results.
Most patients have little pain, which is readily managed with medication in the first two to three days, after which TYLENOL® is usually sufficient.