Neck Lift in NYC

A neck lift for men (platysmaplasty,) is a surgery performed on the muscles along the front of the neck. This procedure tightens those muscles (and skin), lifting the neck and improving its elasticity. Through the reduction of excess fat and loose skin, a neck lift also enhances the jawline.

What is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift similar to a male facelift tightens the underlying muscles for a more youthful appearance, albeit much less invasive. A neck lift can be performed with a facelift or on its own. Many regard the eyes as the first place to age. The neck is a close second. Results often offer dramatic results, taking 10 to 15 years of a patient’s age and appearance. A neck lift –along with the facelift – is often regarded as one of the more proven and transformative treatments in modern plastic surgery. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends working with a board-certified professional. Dr. Steinbrech specializes in neck lift surgeries for men in NYC.

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How is a Neck Lift Performed?

Before a neck lift surgery, the patient will be given IV sedation or a local anesthetic. A neck lift involves incisions around and behind the ear lobe, resulting in undetectable marks following surgery. Via these carefully placed incisions, excess fat deposits are removed from the neck and, if needed, the underlying muscles are restructured. In 2020, many advancements in plastic surgery allowed procedures such as a neck lift to be performed with minimal incisions and scarring. A local NYC expert in the field, Dr. Steinbrech typically completes a neck lift in just 2 to 3 hours.

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Neck Lift?

It is common knowledge that the neck is one of the first places to show one’s age. The best candidates for a neck lift are in good overall health and seeking a corrective measure for a more youthful appearance. In addition to age, some men who may have experienced extreme weight loss often opt for neck lift surgery to counteract loose or sagging skin. Ideal candidates are men over 40 and have the flexibility to miss about a week of normal activity. The best results come from patients seeking to improve:

  • Loose skin and excess fat
  • Skin or leftover from weight loss
  • Sun or wind-damaged neck skin
  • Double chin
  • Jowl fat

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Neck Lift Cost in NYC

At Alpha Male Plastic Surgery in NYC, the standard price range for a traditional neck lift procedure in 2024 is typically between $15,000 and $70,000. It’s crucial to understand that these costs can vary, based on, but not limited to the patient’s current condition and goals. This is a delicate procedure so you must seek out the best neck lift doctor in NYC when scheduling a consultation.

What is the Recovery Time For a Neck Lift?

Following the initial surgery, it is recommended that patients arrange for a family member or friend to stay with them overnight, given limited mobility. In many cases, patients may need to remain in bed during the first days after a neck lift procedure to facilitate recovery. Occasionally, your surgeon may provide pain medication to alleviate any discomfort. Patients must wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing with buttons, as the healing process could be disrupted as pulling garments over the head could disrupt the healing process.

Post-surgery, patients should anticipate swelling, numbness, and bruising after the neck lift. Surgeons typically apply bandages after the operation to aid recovery and may use drainage tubes for the initial day. Most patients can resume work after two weeks following their neck lift, although it’s advisable to avoid strenuous activities like heavy lifting or sports for a few weeks.

Schedule a Neck Lift Consultation

For more details about neck lift surgery for men in NYC, please call 646-949-0130 or visit Dr. Steinbrech’s office for your consultation today.

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Dr-Douglas-SteinbrechDouglas S. Steinbrech, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon that specializes in male aesthetics. Dr. Steinbrech is certified by the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Learn More seals


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