One of the first places in the body where the signs of aging will visibly appear is the neck. Sun exposure and weight fluctuations will also contribute to sagging skin in the neck area. This condition can be effectively corrected with neck lift plastic surgery. During the initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss all aspects of neck lift, including its estimated costs.
The first concern of a responsible surgeon will be to help the patient make a well-considered decision about the procedure. The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin, provides neck lift to patients in Richmond, Virginia, and surrounding locations.
Depending on the type of surgical technique chosen to perform neck lift and several other factors, the sticker price for neck lift plastic surgery can vary between two patients. Patients should know that cost alone may not be a sufficient indicator of the expertise of a surgeon, and should not be the sole criterion while choosing a surgeon.
If the patient’s skin in the neck area is reasonably elastic, but the appearance of neck is unsightly due to excess fat tissue pockets, the surgeon may perform only neck liposuction. The dollar figure of this procedure will be relatively lower, but it may also vary depending on the choice of liposuction technique and the amount of fat to be removed.
For patients who suffer from a significant amount of sagging skin in the neck area, the surgeon may perform cervicoplasty procedure. It will involve removal of loose skin in order to create a smoother, younger looking neck. Similar to liposuction, the cost of cervicoplasty will be towards the lower end of the neck lift price range. Experienced plastic surgeons at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery receive patients from Richmond, Virginia, and nearby areas for neck lift.
Sometimes the surgeon may have to perform platysmaplasty, which will involve restructuring of the underlying weak neck muscles, apart from skin and fat reduction. A part of the platysma muscle may be removed to create a better contoured and refined neck. This procedure will typically be combined with cervicoplasty. The cost of this overall procedure will be at the higher end of the price spectrum.
A facelift and neck lift are often performed together to create more natural looking results. The combined procedure can be more cost-effective because the anesthesia costs, operating room costs, and post-surgical expenses will be incurred just once in a combined procedure. Sometimes upper face procedures such as eyelid lift and brow lift may also be added along with neck lift.
Insurance and Financing
Insurance coverage is normally not available in case of neck lift because it is an elective procedure. However, a number of financing options are available to the patient. Dedicated medical financing firms can offer specialized loans with low interest rates, fast loan approvals, no requirement of credit history. Patients should start exploring the financing options well before the surgery date is scheduled.
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