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About Male Neck Lift

A lower rhytidectomy, more commonly known as a neck lift, is a surgical procedure that can reduce the signs of aging in areas of the lower face and neck, and can restore a more defined and youthful jawline in men.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Male Neck Lift?

A neck lift can provide many benefits and enhancements for a man, but it is important to set realistic goals and expectations for the outcome of the procedure. You may be a good candidate for a neck lift if:

  • You desire tighter, smoother skin around the neck or jawline, but still want to keep a natural appearance
  • You want to reduce the appearance of a double chin or sagging skin around the neck
  • You have good skin elasticity. This procedure involves the pulling and stretching of the skin. Good skin elasticity increases the likelihood of a smooth appearance once you’ve completely healed.
  • You are a nonsmoker. If you smoke, most plastic surgeons will ask that you stop smoking entirely, or stop smoking six weeks prior to your procedure, as well as six weeks post-operation.
  • You are in good health overall. This procedure requires a period of healing. Ideally, the patient would not have any medical conditions that would impair or complicate the healing process. If you suffer from a chronic medical condition, it’s best to speak to your primary care physician to see if this procedure is right for you.

If you believe you are a good candidate for the male neck lift in Tampa based on the qualifications outlined above, we suggest you schedule a consultation with Dr. Buchanan to discuss the possibility of a neck lift and the added benefits it could bring to your life.

What Will My Recovery Look Like?

We understand that sometimes it is challenging for men to remain in bed for long periods of time or to ask for help while recovering. However, the recovery period following a surgical procedure is critical to obtaining good, long-term results. While recovery from this procedure can vary from patient to patient, depending on the complexity of the surgery, we usually suggest a minimum of two weeks off of work in order to rest and heal. If your neck lift was combined with another procedure, such as a male facelift, you should allow for more time off. Immediately following surgery, patients are sent home with bandages around the face and neck that will help mitigate swelling. However, you can still expect severe swelling and bruising that generally lasts about a week. It is critical to keep the head elevated above your heart during this time in order to encourage blood circulation, which will aid in the healing process. Avoid twisting and bending the neck as much as possible. It is extremely important to continue following Dr. Buchanan’s care instructions and always attend scheduled follow-up appointments.

How Long Will Results Last?

While swelling can last from several weeks to several months, results are visible almost immediately. For men, it is critical to maintain healthy skin care practices, such as regular sun protection and moisturization, in order to prolong results. With age, your skin will naturally lose some of its elasticity, however, subsequent laxity and sagging will be far less severe than before your surgery.

How much does a neck lift cost? Prices starting at $13,000

The cost of a male neck lift in Tampa can vary significantly depending on the complexity of your case, and it is usually not covered by health insurance companies since it is considered a cosmetic enhancement procedure.

It's worth noting that the total cost of the procedure may include:

  • Anesthesia fees
  • Operating room costs
  • Compression garments for post-surgery
  • Surgeon fees
  • Other miscellaneous fees

Additional costs to consider include:

  • Blood tests or other pre-operative testing
  • Medical clearance exams
  • Prescription medications

The cost may also be influenced by factors such as the surgeon's experience and reputation, the procedures used, and the location of the surgeon's practice. Suppose you have concerns about the financial aspect of a neck lift. In that case, you can discuss financing options with Dr. Buchanan or one of the VIVIFY staff members, as they offer financing plans to help you achieve your surgical goals.

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Finding the Right Plastic Surgeon for Men

While plastic surgery for men has gained popularity in recent years, it remains crucial for men to conduct thorough research when selecting a plastic surgeon. It is advisable to consider only surgeons who hold board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). Board-certified surgeons undergo a minimum of 6-8 years of comprehensive training after medical school, ensuring their expertise in both aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.

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