Understanding the Cost of Neck Lift Surgery
A smooth, contoured neck can give your entire face a more youthful appearance. If you have loose or excess skin in this area, you may be a good candidate for a neck lift. At Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery, we understand that you want to attain aesthetically pleasing results, but that you may be concerned about the cost. Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg can explain the factors that affect neck lift cost at his Long Island and Manhattan, NY-area cosmetic surgery practices. These factors include operating room expenses, the physician’s surgical experience, and the type of procedure you undergo. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and obtain your treatment estimate.
Neck Lift Techniques
One of the biggest considerations in determining the cost of a neck lift is the type of procedure used. Dr. Greenberg can perform three different techniques, and each one has varying costs. Typically, lengthier, more complex surgeries will cost more. The options include:
- Cervicoplasty: During cervicoplasty, excess skin is eliminated without addressing the underlying muscle structure. The incisions are similar to those used in platysmaplasty. This procedure will be at the lower end of neck lift cost.
- Platysmaplasty: If you have excess skin under your chin, this technique may be the most appropriate solution. Through an incision under your chin or behind your ears, Dr. Greenberg will reshape the underlying muscle (platysma). Combining cervicoplasty and platysmaplasty is at the higher end of the cost scale.
- Liposuction: Liposuction can be performed alone, or combined with cervicoplasty or platysmaplasty. During liposuction, we will gently suction unwanted fat cells using a tiny tube, or cannula. Liposuction is a viable option for patients who still have good skin elasticity.
Dr. Greenberg can perform other procedures, such as a face lift, eyelid surgery, or BOTOX® Cosmetic, in conjunction with your neck lift. While additional procedures will involve extra costs, it may also be to your benefit to combine multiple procedures. This can save money on time away from work, childcare, and separate anesthesia costs. Patients may also enjoy more dramatic and comprehensive results if they combine treatments.
Anesthesia and Operating Room Costs
Dr. Greenberg will usually perform a neck lift using local anesthesia, combined with a sedative. However, if desired or recommended, general anesthesia can be administered by an experienced anesthesiologist. General anesthesia will cost more than local anesthesia, but can often make patients feel more relaxed.
In addition, the actual location of your procedure will affect the final cost. When surgeries are completed within a hospital, they can sometimes be more costly. Dr. Greenberg, however, can perform most surgeries at our ambulatory center in Woodbury. At this facility, he can keep your care affordable, while providing a safe and reliable treatment environment.
Experience is Worth the Investment
When researching surgeons, you may find doctors whose costs are much lower than average. This can often mean that the surgeon is not as experienced, and they are using low prices to attract new patients. Choosing a less-experienced physician can then cost more in the long term, since you may need revision surgery to achieve the results you want. You could also suffer serious medical side effects.
Dr. Greenberg will work with you to plan your neck lift procedure, so that you are able to meet your cosmetic goals, as well as your budget.
Dr. Greenberg is a board-certified and highly experienced physician. He has been featured on national television, and hosts the only plastic surgery radio show in New York City. For nine consecutive years, he has also been voted one of the best cosmetic surgeons on Long Island by the Long Island Press. With his experience and training, he can perform a safe, reliable procedure with superior cosmetic results.
He also understands that finances are an important concern, which is why we offer flexible financing options, including CareCredit® and Prosper™ Healthcare Lending. Our office team can explain these solutions and help you find a plan that works for you.
Learn More about Your Surgery Cost
Dr. Greenberg will work with you to plan your neck lift procedure, so that you are able to meet your cosmetic goals, as well as your budget. To learn more about the cost of neck lift surgery and receive a personalized estimate for your treatment, contact us today.