A neck lift can have a significant impact on the youthful appearance of the neck and face. At the time of initial consultation with the cosmetic surgeon, the patient should feel free to ask questions and clear all their doubts and concerns about neck lift.
They should commit to the procedure only after they are fully convinced that it meets their needs and goals. A well-informed patient will be more confident and will eventually achieve more satisfying outcomes.
Dr. Paul McCluskey is a dedicated plastic surgeon providing neck lift and other surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Depending on the patient’s needs, Dr. McCluskey may recommend neck lift as an independent procedure, or in conjunction with facelift surgery. He provides neck lift to patients in Atlanta, GA and surrounding communities.
How many years of training and experience do you have in plastic surgery?
The choice of a cosmetic surgeon is the most important decision that a patient will make while considering neck lift surgery. They should determine whether the surgeon has received professional training in cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures, and how much past experience they have in performing such procedures as part of their private practice or otherwise.
Have you performed neck lift surgery before?
The field of cosmetic surgery is extensive, and many surgeons may have experience in several procedures related to the breast, body, and face, but not necessarily neck lift. It is usually a marvelous idea to choose a surgeon who understands the nuances of neck lift, and has performed this specific surgery in the past. Neck liposuction, facelift, and non-invasive procedures may sometimes be performed along with neck lift, and the surgeon should ideally be well-versed in these procedures.
Where would you perform my surgery?
Neck lift surgery may be performed at a hospital, an accredited surgery center, or a private surgical suite. The costs and benefits in each case may vary. Some surgeons will also have operating privileges at a local hospital. The patient should know in advance where the surgery would be performed and why. They should also ask whether the surgeon would perform neck lift using general or local anesthesia and sedation.
What would be the estimated cost of neck lift?
Insurance coverage may not be available for neck lift because it is an elective cosmetic procedure. Therefore, it is important for the patient to discuss the cost and financing aspects with the surgeon at the outset. They should clarify with the surgeon whether the quoted price includes anesthesia fees and surgical room expenses.
Are there any risks and complications that I should know of?
Just like any plastic surgery procedure, neck lift will involve some amount of risk. The patient should have a clear idea of the potential risks and side effects. This will help them to make a well-considered decision, and feel more satisfied in the end.
Can I have access to neck lift before and after images and patient testimonials?
With before and after photos and testimonials of past patients, it will be easier for the patient to form realistic expectations and gain real insights about neck lift. Profound and focused plastic surgeon Dr. McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, GA and nearby areas.