Meet the Doctor
Dr. Mike Majmundar’s practice is unique in that it focuses exclusively on plastic surgery of the face, head and neck. As a double board certified facial plastic surgeon, his complete approach to facial aesthetics promotes healthy skin, youthful contours, and natural results, without appearing “done” or artificial.
Natural Neck Lift Atlanta
Dr. Mike Majmundar, double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, performs natural neck lifts for the residents of Atlanta, Sandy Springs and the surrounding communities in Georgia.
For a slimmer and more youthful look, many people choose to have natural neck lifts. As one of the most common and less invasive plastic surgery procedures, natural neck lifts can tighten the loose skin around your neck, get rid of a double chin, or ‘turkey neck’, and give you an overall polished presence.
What is a Natural Neck Lift?
A natural neck lift is a combination of procedures to enhance the appearance of a person’s neck. Depending on the person and the type of neck, it may include the removal of skin, liposuction for fat removal, tightening of neck muscles, or all three. Botox® injections can also be used before or during the procedure to give the neck a smoother appearance.
How a Natural Neck Lift Is Done
The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia. We perform all of our procedures in our fully accredited AAAHC-certified state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center specializing only in facial surgery. The combination of a board certified anesthesiologist (who is also on staff at Emory Hospital), certified registered nurses experienced in cosmetic surgery, a private, confidential setting, and a non-existent infection rate gives our patients the utmost confidence in their safety. During the procedure, incisions are well-hidden behind the ear to access neck muscles and excess skin. During liposuction, a small 3mm incision is made just under the chin to remove excess fat. Frequently, a facelift is combined with natural neck lifts to improve the jaw line and cheek sagging, in addition to addressing the neck. The entire procedure takes less than two hours.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Good candidates are individuals with excess fat, such as a ‘double chin’, or excess skin, such as a ‘turkey neck’, around their chin and neck. Thin patients will show banding in the neck with extra skin; these are vertical bands that extend from the middle of the chin to the bottom of the neck, and can be addressed with the same procedure described above.
What to Expect Post-operatively?
After the surgery, patients will have a head dressing that will be removed the next morning. A chin strap will be given to the patient at this time to wear for the next two weeks to help maintain the beautiful neckline created for you. Recovery is on average from 7 to 10 days and is associated with temporary swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort.
Cost of a Natural Neck Lift
The typical natural neck lift cost varies from $4,500 to $7,000 in Atlanta. The cost of the natural neck lift depends on several factors: geography, local cost of living, facility and anesthesia fees, and most importantly, the experience and credentials of your plastic surgeon. Many individuals use the cost of the procedure as the deciding factor between plastic surgeons and which procedures they should have. In reality, patients should consider the ‘price quote’ given to them by their plastic surgeon + the cost of complications + your time off from work, school, or from your family with the procedure and with complications. For many, paying a little bit more up front to have a qualified, well-credentialed, and experienced facial plastic surgeon performing their neck lift or facelift will save them money in the long run. In addition, plastic surgeons who possess their own accredited outpatient surgery center with a board certified anesthesiologist on staff, like our practice, can control the facility fees, lowering the overall cost to much less than any hospital.
Why a Natural Neck Lift?
A natural neck lift improves the neckline by reducing heaviness, extra skin, and tightening the neck muscles, if needed. Some practices will include neck liposuction to provide an enhanced contour at the jaw line. Many individuals, usually because of weight loss or genetics, will only need their neck addressed. However, some will need a natural facelift, in addition to a natural neck lift and neck liposuction, to improve any heaviness in the cheeks and jawline along with the neck. Everyone wants to have a natural and balanced look; to that end, if you have a beautiful neckline with sagging cheeks, this will look disproportionate and unbalanced. Having an open discussion with your plastic surgeon to decide which procedure, or combination of procedures, would make you the happiest is the best way to determine whether a natural neck lift is right for you.
Anesthesia: IV sedation or general anesthesia
Procedure Length: 1 ½ to 2 hours
Recovery: 7-10 days
We consult with hundreds of men and women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs and the surrounding communities in Georgia every month regarding their facial appearance, and the most common concern or fear is ‘looking pulled’ or ‘weird’.
At Northside Plastic Surgery, we specialize in surgical and nonsurgical procedures that achieve youthful and natural results. Our signature procedures, such as our Natural Facelift, Natural Brow Lift, or No Scar Rhinoplasty, are designed to result in a balanced, healthy, and natural contour.