The natural beauty of your face is what distinguishes you from everyone else, and is a important communicator of who you are. If the eyes are the first place we begin to show our age, then the neck is arguably the second. Horizontal creases and saggy jowls take away from this natural beauty, sometimes even making us look older than we are. A neck lift, or platysmaplasty, tightens the skin and the underlying muscles to lift the neck as well as contour the jawline. Though often performed in conjunction with a face lift, it can also be done as a stand-alone procedure. Sometimes a neck and jowl lift is referred to as a "lower face and necklift", because a jowl lift cannot be performed without a lower facelift, so to speak.
There are more than a few possibilities to consider in terms of the type of procedure you choose. Liposuction of the excess tissue/jowl, addition of your own fat (or another material) to fill in the low points of the jowl, an extended chin/jowl implant, or a combination of those procedures. One non-invasive treatment in which Southern Surgical Arts has been specializing for some time is SmartLipo. Now used commonly on many other parts of the body, this new laser sculpting is also for the neck and jowl area as well. It tightens the skin while melting unwanted fat for an improved jaw and neckline with minimal downtime and virtually no scarring. The procedure can be done with local anesthesia and light sedation in about 45 minutes in an outpatient setting. Recovery is commonly 2 to 5 days, and most patients experience little to no discomfort.
When it comes to your face, the options and available technologies can seem overwhelming, making it difficult to decide on your own. Many times the best way to make that decision is to have an in-person consultation with one of our surgeons. Dr. Chad Deal, Dr. Vincent Gardner, or Dr. Carey Nease will sit down with you and understand your goals and concerns, examine your face, skin, and anatomy, and discuss all possible outcomes and options available to you. They will also educate you on what to expect after surgery, and the overall results. Our two surgeons are considered experts in the aesthetic field using SmartLipo laser technology to achieve real results for facial rejuvenation. They routinely teach other surgeons from around the country in the latest techniques and laser applications and lectures to their peers at both national and international educational meetings related to cosmetic surgery. Take a look at our before and after gallery to explore how they can help you achieve similar results.
The cost for a neck and jowl lift starts at $3,500. As with any procedure, your specific cost may vary depending on a variety of factors, all of which we will be sure to discuss with you during the in-person consultation. Your total cost with Southern Surgical Arts will include the surgeon's fee, anesthesia costs and the facility fee for the operating room, and any follow-up visits that may be needed.
At Southern Surgical Arts, we perform all of our procedures in several accredited, state-of-the-art facilities. In Chattanooga's Southside, SSA's newest state-of-the-art surgical suite and luxurious office. In Calhoun, GA, is SSA's first location and surgical facility. We also operate at Physician’s Surgery Center near Parkridge East Hospital in Chattanooga.
We consult with patients, before and after surgery, in both our Calhoun and Chattanooga offices.
With three surgical center options, we can arrange to perform your procedure in the location that is most convenient for you. In every office, our highly trained and specialized staff provides you the privacy, comfort and expertise you deserve.
We invite you in for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, or Dr. Nease. Together, we’ll explore your aesthetic goals and work toward revealing your own natural beauty.