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COSMETIC SURGERY

Neck Lift (Platysmaplasty)

One of the greatest benefits of a Utah neck lift is that it can help restore the your jawline to a more youthful appearance. While we don’t consciously think about it, subconsciously we assess someone’s age by noting the sharpness of the jaw and the contour of neckline. A neck lift is one of the most powerful operations Dr. Mobley performs to restore a more youthful appearance to the face and especially your neckline.

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Why do people travel hundreds of miles for Dr. Mobley?

Mobley MD is a one-of-a-kind, unique center of excellence for neck transformation. Nationally acclaimed Steven Mobley, MD has improved the facial appearance of politicians, sports figures, and other nationally known individuals. He has also helped improve the lives of people nationwide from doctors, to soccer moms, and business executives.

Dr. Steven Mobley has been featured on Inside Edition, Good Morning America, People and Cosmopolitan magazines. Dr. Mobley has over 20 years of experience and has transformed thousands of patients’ noses, eyes, ears, and necklines. Mobley MD Facial Plastic Surgery attracts patients from all over the world and all walks of life. We invite you to experience the difference for yourself.

Neck Lift in Utah

A Utah neck lift, sometimes referred to surgically as a “platysmaplasty”, is a popular surgical procedure designed to tighten the loose muscles and skin from around the jawline down to the Adam’s Apple. As you age, regardless of how healthy a lifestyle you maintain, it is common to develop muscle sag of the platysma and the appearance of  excessive skin around the jaw line and neck. Neck-lift surgery is typically performed in the late forties to early fifties but for some candidates can still be a great procedure when older or younger than this age range. A neck lift involves directing a great deal of attention to the platysma, which is the band of muscle that extends from the upper collarbone to the edges of the jawbone. If you have excess “turkey gobbler” skin, a neck lift alone is perhaps all that may be required. All of this will be discussed in detail during your consultation with Dr. Mobley.

Dr. Mobley has been chosen as an invited teacher in Washington DC, where during this surgical “workshop” he taught neck lift techniques to doctors from around the country. Dr. Mobley has also published on cosmetic facelift procedures.

Neck Lift Options

Many patients start learning about facial rejuvenation thinking they need a Neck Lift but often soon learn that a traditional Facelift may be an important complimentary procedure to meet their rejuvenation goals.

For some patients, a neck lift alone may not be all that is needed to achieve their ultimate cosmetic goals but for others; combing necklift with facelift may be a better combination. A face-lift, or Rhytidectomy, can be thought of as a superior (upwards) extension of a neck lift, with further tightening of the tissues above the jawline up to the cheek bone area. This achieves a complete rejuvenation from the level of the cheekbones down to the Adam’s apple.

WHAT TO EXPECT WITH A NECK-LIFT (PLATYSMAPLASTY)?

As we get older the sharp line between our jaw and neck begin to fade. One of the greatest benefits of a neck lift is to restore the natural jawline back to a more youthful appearance. While we are not actually aware of it, we subconsciously assess a persons age by noting certain shadow lines, facial lines and highlights, causing others to assume we are of a certain age. Therefore, a neck lift is one of the most powerful operations Dr. Mobley performs.

PLATYSMAPLASTY CANDIDACY

Ideal Candidates for Neck-Lifting Surgery:

  • Are more or less at ideal/average body weight
  • Have loose skin and muscle below the jawline and above the Adam’s apple
  • May have crinkly or wrinkled skin in the middle portions of the neck
  • Are healthy and able to undergo 3-4 hours of elective surgery under IV sedation.

DR. MOBLEY WILL BUILD A CURATED PLAN FOR YOUR SURGERY

During your consultation with Dr. Mobley, the two of you will come up with the optimal plan to enhance your neck area while emphasizing a refreshed and natural look. Neck-lift surgery can be combined with other lifting procedures as well as skin resurfacing to provide optimal rejuvenation.

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Every journey has a story, and we would like to know yours. From the moment you step into our office you become our priority. We strive to fully understand the physical and emotional reasons you are looking for a cosmetic enhancement. Contact us today to book your consultation with Dr. Mobley.

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PLATYSMAPLASTY (NECK LIFT) IN UTAH

Frequently Asked Questions

In simplest terms, ’platysmaplasty’ is an operation that is performed to surgically tighten the facial tissues. I perform what is called a modified deep-plane lift, meaning that an emphasis is placed on muscle tightening, not pulling the skin tight. This creates a natural look, and not a “wind-blown” appearance. I feel strongly about avoiding a surgical, pulled-too-tight look, and I find that conservative tightening is the best way to go. I hide my incisions around the ears and in the back part of the hair. This incision hides very well in both men (click for image) and women (click for image). For many of my patients, getting rid of that “turkey gobbler” look is one of their greatest rewards from this procedure.

To fully understand the costs of cosmetic surgery, you must understand the guiding principles of Dr. Mobley’s medical practice: quality, safety, and respect for costs. With over 20 years of experience, Mobley MD has not designed the surgical experience to be the lowest bid, rather, he wants you to have an exceptionally high-quality surgical experience with exceptional results.

Three main components contribute to your final cosmetic surgery fee. The first component is the surgeon’s fee. As this is a medical experience, your final surgeon’s fee can only be determined after a full consultation. Dr. Mobley will perform a complete history and physical exam and we will carefully discuss your concerns.

A recent survey of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery showed the average professional fee for neck-lifting surgery is around $8000. Dr. Mobley’s professional fee will tend to be in that range. However, there are two additional fees for every neck lift operation: the surgical facility and the anesthesia provider.

Dr. Mobley does not skimp when deciding where to do your surgery. Your surgery will be performed in a state-of-the-art certified surgical facility. If IV or general anesthesia is needed, you will be cared for by some of Utah’s top anesthesia providers.

When you combine all three fees (surgeon, facility, and anesthesia), the final cost for your facelift can fall within a broad range. For example, some patients only require an in-office mini neck lift and these tend to cost between $5800-$7800. Many times a full neck-lift can be performed safely in the office O.R. and the fee for these tends to be around $7200-$8800. If a formal operating room and full anesthesia are used, it can add approximately $2000-$3500 to the final procedure price. The majority of neck lift patients should be expecting a final cost between $7200 to $11500. You can always find a lower fee, but at Mobley MD we pride ourselves on the fact that Dr. Mobley is one of the most well regarded Facial Plastic Surgeons in the Intermountain West. There are no regrets when you choose the best.

After your consultation you will leave the office with an easy to understand written quote in which we will list the cost of these three components for your individualized surgical plan. Keep in mind that the facility and anesthesia fees are time-based and so may be change based on the actual final length of your surgery.

Neck Lifts can be performed in a few different settings, giving patients choice in accordance with their surgical goals. For most patients they would be most comfortable in our state of the art AAAASF surgical suite (Millcreek Surgical Suite).

Having your procedure performed under IV sedation is often the best of all worlds. Under IV sedation patient discomfort is at a minimum and recovery is usually easier than after general anesthesia. The anesthesia “hangover” feeling as well as severe nausea are often much less following IV sedation. For patients that are somewhat procedure phobic or simply have the feeling that I want to be “knocked out and wake up when I the procedure is done” then we offer full and safe general anesthesia at our surgical facility as well. Rest assured that you will not only be in the talented surgical of Steven Mobley, MD but also with some of the most talented anesthesia professionals in the state of Utah who are specifically trained for the nuances of anesthesia that are important in the specialty of plastic surgery. Both general anesthesia and IV sedation come with the additional cost of intravenous medications and additional staffing is also needed for these procedures.

Some patients may opt to have their procedure performed in the office under mainly local anesthesia. Carefully selected patients who are not “procedure-phobic” can have their procedures performed in the office. We most often combine a safe dose of oral sedatives to go along with the local anesthesia that will be used to numb. Of course the initial injections of anesthesia will come with an expected “pinch and burn” that is common with the medical setting, but Dr. Mobley has developed many techniques to make this at least discomforting as possible.

During your consultation, we will go over the different options for you based on your criteria as a patient, your goals as a patient, and other factors. We look forward to explaining all of this to your more fully during your visit to Mobley MD Facial Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Mobley wants to make cosmetic surgery available to as many people as possible. For that reason we have  partnered with CareCredit to provide lending services. When you come in for your consultation we will be more than happy to go over all your financial options with you.

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Neck Lift surgery may require one to two weeks for a complete recovery. Some of my patients are ready to work after just one week, but most require two weeks for a complete recovery. It is my experience that most people desire some privacy to their recovery, so waiting a full two weeks can be the best approach.

Every type of surgery has risks. It’s my ethical responsibility to educate you on these risks so you can make the best possible decision for yourself while weighing these risks against the benefits of surgery. My training helps me to minimize these risks to the best of my ability, but I cannot eliminate them entirely. Common risks include loss of hair follicles near incision sites, distortion of the earlobe, asymmetry, numb earlobe, thick scars, residual fat or skin laxity, and blood collection under the skin. The risks above are the most common ones that I think you should be aware of, but they are not a complete list of all possible risks. When I see you in consultation and we begin to formulate your surgical treatment plan, I’ll review with you not only these common risks but also the less likely complications that may occur.

Every type of surgery has risks. It’s my ethical responsibility to educate you on these risks so you can make the best possible decision for yourself while weighing these risks against the benefits of surgery. My training helps me to minimize these risks to the best of my ability, but I cannot eliminate them entirely.

Common risks include loss of hair follicles near incision sites, distortion of the earlobe, asymmetry, facial nerve weakness, numb earlobe, thick scars, residual fat or skin laxity, and blood collection under the skin.

The risks above are the most common ones that I think you should be aware of, but they are not a complete list of all possible risks. When I see you in consultation and we begin to formulate your surgical treatment plan, I’ll review with you not only these common risks but also the less likely complications that may occur.

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