You don’t have to be obese or over weight to have an accumulation of fat on the anterior parts of the neck. This could be under the chin or around the neck. These fat deposits can be easily removed with neck lift surgery. If you have no problem with fat deposits, but have loose muscle and skin, this surgery can still help you regain beautiful neck contours. Dr. Soler has been performing neck lift surgeries for patients in Tampa and throughout the surrounding southwest FL cities, such as St. Petersburg and Clearwater. Dr. Soler believes in a personalized approach to cosmetic surgery to ensure patients reach the overall goals they are looking for.
How is a neck lift performed?
The purpose of neck lift surgery is to get a more youthful neck with regained contours. Dr. Soler performs a neck lift under general anesthesia at a surgery center. The procedure requires an incision to be made under the chin for removal of fat, after which the muscles are tightened and if necessary, some skin may be removed. The patient leaves the hospital with their neck and chin wrapped in dressing or in an elastic sling around the neck. Any initial discomfort after surgery can be easily controlled with oral medication prescribed by Dr. Soler. Bruising and swelling takes about two weeks to disappear entirely and the desired result of the surgery is visible after a month or two. Many patients who undergo neck lift surgery may also get other surgeries performed in conjunction with it, such as mid facelift, rhinoplasty and eyelid surgery.
Is neck lift surgery covered by insurance?
Neck lift surgery is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered under insurance. Any specific suitability and risks involved with the surgery will be evaluated with your Dr. Soler during your consultation at his Tampa office. Even though all surgical procedures carry a slight degree of risk, major complications are very rare when undergoing neck lift surgery. Any minor complications that may arise do not hamper the end result of your surgery. If you are considering getting neck lift surgery, you should call our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Soler, a board certified, plastic surgeon with over 17 years experience. His office is accessible to all of southwest Florida and is located just outside downtown Tampa, FL.
Discreet cosmetic surgery travel
If you plan on traveling to Tampa from more than 50 miles away, we recommend you plan to stay for a few days. The chart below shows how long Dr. Soler recommends you stay based on your procedure. This chart is for both car and air travelers. At your consultation, Dr. Soler can give you a better idea of exactly how many days you would need to plan for post-operative recovery. If you need additional planning assistance, please contact our helpful office or visit our travel page.
Schedule your neck lift surgery today
Investing in yourself is one of the most important investments you can make. If you are interested in a neck lift, contact us today to set up a consultation with Dr. Soler. Our office is centrally located just outside of downtown Tampa and we serve men and women from neighboring communities including Clearwater and St. Petersburg. Dr. Soler looks forward to meeting you and discussing your specific neck lift goals.