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Neck & Jowl Sculpting

Patient Reviews

Restore Your Youthful Profile

The natural beauty of your face is what distinguishes you from everyone else, and is an 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 facelift, it can also be done as a stand-alone procedure. Sometimes a neck and jowl lift is referred to as a "lower face and neck lift" 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.

Who is a Good Candidate?

  • Women and Men
  • Age 18 to 65
  • Non-smoker
  • Generally in good health
  • Desires cosmetic improvement in facial & neck features

How Much Does it Cost?

The cost for a neck and jowl lift starts at $3,600. 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.

Recent Before & After Photos

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Our Surgeons

Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, Dr. Gusching, and Dr. Kluska are fellowship-trained and Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeons. Combined, our four doctors have more than 22 years experience. Their practice at Southern Surgical Arts is 100% committed, focused, and dedicated to cosmetic and facial plastic surgery. Since 2004, they have performed more than 18,000 major cosmetic procedures.

State-of-the-Art Surgery Centers

At Southern Surgical Arts, we perform all of our procedures in several accredited, state-of-the-art facilities. Chattanooga's Southside, SSA's newest state-of-the-art surgical suite and luxurious office. Calhoun, GA, is home to SSA's first location and surgical facility. We also operate at Physician's Surgery Center near Parkridge East Hospital in Chattanooga, TN.

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 for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Deal, Dr. Gardner, Dr. Gusching, or Dr. Kluska. Together, we'll explore your aesthetic goals and work toward revealing your own natural beauty.

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