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Neck Contouring, Body

How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost?

Although it doesn't get as much attention as the face, a contoured neck portrays a youthful and refined appearance. But, as we age, even the most attractive necks can start to sag as muscles relax and the skin loses its elasticity.

If you're self-conscious about the appearance of your neck, whether it be from aging or genetics, a neck lift can reduce sagging and excess skin, and tighten up the muscles to give you a smoother, more contoured neck.

Not surprisingly, the first questions in prospective patients' minds are usually about pricing. However, since the neck lift is a highly individualized treatment, there is no single cost that applies to every operation.

In this article, we'll explore the factors that impact the cost of a neck lift the most. This will give you a better idea of how much you will need to save up to get a smooth, appealing neck.

How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost?

This article is obviously about the costs of a neck lift specifically, but before we get into the pricing factors it's important to understand that you shouldn't shop on "procedure price tags." In reality, you're not in the market for a procedure, you're pursuing a result - a natural, smooth, and contoured neck.

But what if a neck lift isn't the best procedure to give you that result?

Would you still pursue it, regardless? Probably not!

Yet, we see plenty of patients who need a neck lift but have already spent a lot of money on alternative procedures with no results to show for it. This is why we recommend scheduling an in-person consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon sooner rather than later.

In your consultation with Dr. Fan, he will match your goals with the best neck contouring procedure to meet them. He'll answer all of your questions and ensure you are paying for the neck you want, rather than shelling out money for a commodity treatment that may do more damage than good.

With that being said, let's look at the factors that impact neck lift pricing the most.

1. The Complexity of the Procedure

Every neck lift is as unique as the person getting it. Some patients will need only minor work done to achieve their goals, while others may require more extensive surgery. Naturally, the more extensive surgery will cost more.

2. The Skill and Experience of the Surgeon

In surgery, there is no substitute for skill and experience. More accomplished and experienced plastic surgeons will generally cost more than their counterparts.

You hear scary stories in the news every so often of horrible things happening to people who sought out a low-cost plastic surgeon. In most cases, these "surgeons" weren't even certified. In the worst cases, they aren't even real surgeons.

The old adage rings true, "you get what you pay for."

This doesn't mean you have to mortgage your life away for a single procedure. But it does mean that you can expect to pay a higher price to get the best.

And when it comes to your appearance and health, getting the best is worth it!

3. Geographical Location

Your geographical location has an impact on pricing, which is a factor few think to consider.

77 Plastic Surgery is located in San Francisco, where many top plastic surgeons also have their practice. The pricing for plastic surgery in San Francisco is generally higher than smaller cities in other parts of the country.

There is also a recovery to consider. If you live out of state and fly into San Francisco for surgery, depending on the procedure, you could also have some hotel expenses until you're well enough to travel back home. Hotels in San Francisco are also more expensive than other cities.

4. Additional Costs or "Hidden Fees"

At 77 Plastic Surgery, we don't believe in hiding fees in the small print. We believe the costs of your operation should be very transparent, so you know exactly what to expect and there are no unpleasant surprises. It's important to understand the charges for an operation go for a variety of things, not just the surgeon's fees.

Here are some fees that may be reflected in your bill:

  • Surgeon Fees
  • Anesthesia
  • Surgical Facility and/or Hospital Costs
  • Special Equipment and Technology
  • Garments and Would Dressings
  • Aftercare Costs
  • Lab Tests
  • Medications

The Bottom Line

Neck lift pricing can range from $15,500 to $50,000 depending on all the factors listed above.

There are also additional cost considerations, such as the time you take off of work to recover, as well as things like child care, etc. You should consider surgery from all angles, not just the price tag on a website or brochure.

The best thing to do is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Allow them to perform an examination and discuss your goals. They will be able to create a treatment plan to give you the neck you want and reveal the custom price for your procedure.

For those who may not be able to pay out of pocket, we offer a range of financing plans a well, including low monthly payment plans and those with suboptimal credit histories.

You can also take advantage of our free online self-evaluation to see if you're a good candidate for plastic surgery. It only takes a few minutes to complete, and we'll send your results to your inbox.

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About the Author

Dr. Larry Fan is a Harvard educated, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in San Francisco, CA. He is a Master Artist who is known for creating beautiful, stunning, and natural results. Dr. Fan has been named One of America's Top Plastic Surgeons for the past 10 years running and has received several national awards for his work in Plastic Surgery. He has successfully performed more than 10,000 cosmetic procedures of the face, breasts, and body over a 20 year period. Dr Fan has been an invited speaker at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons, and has been featured in national media outlets such as CNN, NBC, and ABC.

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