Neck lift plastic surgery improves the appearance of the neck and lower face for a more youthful look. During the pre-op consultation, the patient will have an opportunity to clarify their concerns about the surgery as well as the surgeon’s practice.
The first goal of a dedicated surgeon is to inform the patient on various facets of the neck lift surgery enabling them to make an enlightened decision. The surgeon may recommend only a neck lift surgery or a neck lift in combination with other procedures such as liposuction or facelift surgery, according to the patient’s unique aesthetic requirements.
Before the consultation, the patient should ideally enlist any questions they may have and carry this list to the consultation so that they do not miss out on asking anything important.
Compassionate board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jacob Bloom provides neck lift to patients in Chicago, IL, and other towns and cities in this area of the nation.
Making an Informed and Independent Decision
The decision to undergo surgery should be the patient’s own, without the influence of magazines, celebrities, or friends. The patient will need to sign consent forms before the surgery. These forms will mention that the patient’s decision is voluntary and that they are cognizant of the potential risks involved in the neck lift surgery.
The patient should go over the surgeon’s website to understand more about their background and practice. They may request for a brief office tour during the pre-op consultation as well as to meet a member of staff to gain more familiarity with the practice.
How many years of experience do you have in plastic surgery?
Board certified plastic surgeons possess extensive training and usually have a higher success rate than less experienced surgeons. These surgeons are better equipped to handle emergency situations and develop customized surgical plans tailored to the patient’s specific neck-related needs.
Which surgical venue would you recommend in my case?
The patient will typically undergo neck lift surgery at an accredited surgery center, a hospital, or a private surgical suite. Every option has its own benefits and drawbacks as well as varied costs.
Ideally, the surgeon should have operating privileges at one or more local surgical centers or hospitals. In case the neck lift is performed under general anesthesia, the surgeon should work with a qualified anesthesiologist.
What is the estimated cost of neck lift surgery?
Neck lift cosmetic surgery is an elective procedure, and insurance companies will not offer coverage for elective plastic surgery such as a neck lift. This makes it important for the patient to get clarity on the surgical costs, payment methods, and financing options. Accurate cost estimates should also account for pre and post-operative expenses.
What are the risks and complications associated with a neck lift?
The patient should have complete clarity on the potential risks and side-effects of neck lift surgery to make a judicious decision on the procedure. Kind cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jacob Bloom receives patients from Chicago, IL, and other suburbs and communities in The Prairie State for neck lift surgery.