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Introduction to Deep Neck Lift

Your neck is often one of the first areas to show signs of aging, with sagging skin and excess fat becoming more apparent over time. A tight, sharp neck is a sign of youthfulness and vitality, with the dreaded  “turkey neck” developing as we age. If you’re bothered by your neck area or feel the need for a positive life change, it’s time to discover a rejuvenated neck and a more youthful appearance with Dr. Deepa Bhat’s Neck Lift in Tampa, FL.

With her world-class approach using advanced techniques, she removes excess skin and fat, tightens underlying muscles, and sculpts the neck for a smoother, more defined contour. Experience the exceptional care and expertise from Ravive Plastic Surgery that can help you achieve the results you are looking for. Keep reading to learn more about how you can restore confidence and rejuvenate your appearance with a Neck Lift procedure.

What is Neck Lift?

A Neck Lift is a surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of the neck and jawline. It addresses concerns such as sagging skin, excess fat deposits, and muscle laxity in your neck area. During the procedure, incisions are made to access the underlying tissues, allowing Dr. Bhat to remove excess skin and fat, and tighten, and reposition for a smoother and more youthful neck contour.

Neck Lift surgery can effectively restore definition to the jawline, eliminate the appearance of jowls, and create a more harmonious balance between the face and neck. The ultimate goal of our Neck Lift from Ravive Plastic Surgery is to achieve natural-looking results that enhance the overall appearance and provide a more youthful and rejuvenated neck to our patients.

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What are the Benefits of Neck Lift?

Neck Lift surgery offers several benefits for individuals in Tampa seeking to improve the appearance of their neck and jawline. These benefits include:

  • Removal of Excess Skin
  • Tightening of Muscles
  • Elimination of Excess Fat
  • Improved Jawline Definition
  • Rejuvenated and Youthful Appearance

Who are the Best Candidates for Neck Lift?

The best candidates for Neck Lift patients who live in Tampa, Bay Florida are individuals who are bothered by the appearance of their neck and desire improvement in its contour and firmness. Some common characteristics of ideal candidates from Ravive Plastic Surgery include:

  • Excess or Sagging Skin
  • Muscle Weakness or Separation
  • Excess Fat Deposits
  • Hereditary “Heavy” necks
  • Good Overall Health
  • Realistic Expectations

What’s the First Step?

The first step towards getting a Neck Lift in Tampa is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bhat at Ravive Plastic Surgery. During this consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns, goals, and expectations regarding the appearance of your neck. Dr. Bhat will perform a thorough evaluation of your neck, taking into account factors such as skin quality, muscle laxity, and the presence of excess fat. She will then explain the neck lift procedure in detail, including the techniques involved, the expected recovery process, and the potential risks and complications.

Based on the consultation, Dr. Bhat will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and goals. By taking the first step and scheduling a consultation, you will confidently be on your way to understanding the possibilities and options available to enhance your appearance with a state-of-the-art Neck Lift.

What to Expect on the Day of Neck Lift

On the day of your Neck Lift procedure with Dr. Bhat in Tampa, you will meet with her for surgical markings and any last-minute questions. During the procedure, you will be administered anesthesia to ensure your comfort, avoiding any pain. Dr. Bhat will make carefully planned incisions, typically located behind the ears and under the chin, to access the underlying muscles and tissues of the neck.

She will sculpt and reposition these structures to create a more youthful and defined neck silhouette. The incisions will be closed with sutures, and bandages or dressings may be applied to support the healing process. You will have drainage tubes to prevent any fluid accumulation. After the procedure, you will be monitored in a recovery area to ensure a smooth transition from anesthesia.

Deep Neck Lift

A Deep Neck Lift is a more advanced technique that involves taking out deeper anatomic structures to create a more sculpted neck. Unlike a traditional neck lift surgery, a deep neck lift addresses deeper structures like the submandibular glands, digastric muscles, and subplatysmal fat pad in order to sculpt your jawline and neck.

Deep neck lifts are also ideal for younger patients (in their 20’s-40’s) that have a hereditary “heavy neck.” For this special subset of patients, the issue is not that they are aging and have loose skin, it is that the deeper structures are just genetically more prominent and need to be reduced.

When performing a deep neck lift, Dr. Bhat makes a small incision underneath your chin and, if necessary, a horizontal incision behind each ear. She then tightens the vertical neck muscles and reduces the deeper neck structures to the desired contour. After addressing the deep neck (including the submandibular glands, digastric muscles, and subplatysmal fat), she removes any excess superficial fat. After the desired adjustments are achieved, Dr. Bhat will close the incisions with sutures.

This technique can also be combined with a Deep Plane Facelift or other facial enhancement procedures, such as Facial Fat Grafting, a Blepharoplasty, or Brow Lift to restore your natural facial beauty.

Neck Lift Recovery

Amidst the recovery of your Neck Lift, you can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated areas. We may ask that you keep your head elevated, take prescribed medications, and wear a compression garment or bandage for a certain amount of time. You may also experience temporary numbness or tightness, which will improve daily.

Most patients can resume their normal activities within a few weeks but should avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for a longer period.

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How Much Does Neck Lift Cost in Tampa, FL?

The average cost of a neck lift in Tampa Bay, FL typically starts at $6,000 and can go up to around $20,200. The price can vary depending on factors such as anesthesia costs, additional procedures, and the extent of correction required. For a personalized cost estimate, it is recommended to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bhat. During your consultation, our patient coordinator will provide a detailed quote tailored to your specific needs and desired outcome.

Why Choose Dr. Bhat?

Dr. Deepa Bhat is rapidly becoming an excellent choice for our Tampa area patients when it comes to Neck Lift surgery. With her exceptional skills, she has transformed the lives of countless individuals, delivering remarkable results that exceed expectations. The neck is an extremely sensitive area; Dr. Bhat’s meticulous approach at Ravive Plastic Surgery ensures that each Neck Lift procedure is tailored to the needs and desires of her patients.

As one of Florida’s few fellowship-trained aesthetic plastic surgeons, her warm and compassionate nature creates a supportive and comfortable environment where patients feel heard and understood every step of the way. Dr. Bhat’s unwavering commitment to patient satisfaction, combined with her extensive knowledge and experience, make her a great choice for anyone seeking a Neck Lift not just in Tampa, but the entire state of Florida.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you’re ready to take the next step toward achieving your desired Neck Lift results, then it’s time to schedule an appointment with Ravive Plastic Surgery! Don’t wait any longer to achieve the neck appearance you’ve always wanted. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards a more youthful and rejuvenated neck.

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