The average cost of a neck lift in the U.S. is $5,242, according to 2018 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.1
Our aim is to discuss the cost of neck lift surgery in Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding South Florida area; the cost of neck lift surgery varies from state to state.
It’s important to always consider each and every factor that influences the cost of a neck lift, or any cosmetic surgery procedure. A plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale may charge more for a neck lift if they are the leading surgical expert in South Florida. Quality is one of the most important aspects to remember when considering the prices of any surgical procedure.
Neck Lift Cost in Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale is home to some of the best plastic surgeons in South Florida, and the United States as a whole. The weather has plenty to do with this. People who live in warmer climates, like California and Florida, expose their skin more often, and are also inclined to look good all year long.2
In fact, 23% of all facelift surgeries in the United States are performed in the South Atlantic region, which includes Florida.3
The more qualified the surgeon and the better the surgery, the more money it will likely cost. The average cost of a neck lift in Fort Lauderdale and Miami areas is about $6,850. In general, most patients can expect to pay between the price ranges of $5,500 – $10,000 for a complete neck lift.
Factors that Determine Neck Lift Surgery Cost
As mentioned above, each cosmetic surgeon is going to base their cost upon the difficulty of the surgery and their level of expertise. However, there is more to the neck lift cost than just expertise and difficulty. You can influence the average cost of a neck lift with the factors below.
If you choose a local anesthetic rather than a general anesthetic, you may save money on your neck lift. It’s best to discuss these options with your doctor because you can possibly tack thousands of dollars off your total surgical bill.
Extent and Add-Ons
If you’re considering a non-invasive neck lift, a mini facelift, a lower facelift, any other facelift procedures on top of your neck lift procedure, you will be paying more money. Your plastic surgeon can explain the options best suited for your aesthetic goals and recommend what’s best for you.
You have the option to finance your neck lift and determine how much you’re comfortable with paying. Keep in mind, when working with financing for cosmetic surgery, you will have to pay interest on your loan. Financing your surgical procedure is a great option if you need a neck lift now but cannot afford to pay it all upfront.
Health Insurance for a Neck Lift
Most health insurance carriers do not cover the cost of a neck lift, unless it can be proven that neck lift surgery is necessary to improve your health or quality of life. Only cosmetic surgery that is deemed “functional” is covered by health insurance. Neck lifts are considered elective cosmetic surgery and thus normally are not covered.4
Each patient should check with their insurance provider or ask their plastic surgeon if a neck lift procedure is covered under their insurance. Your doctor understands what can and cannot be claimed under insurance and can better explain how you can finance your neck lift.
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons Plastic Surgery – How much does a neck lift cost?
- USA Today – The kind of plastic surgery people get depends on where they live – study
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons – 2018 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report
- Cigna – Cosmetic Surgery and Procedures
Article updated on November 12, 2019.
Dr. Zoran Potparic is a board certified plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, committed to performing surgery of the highest quality, safety, and artistry. He applies his years of global study and research, as well as more than 30 years of hands-on experience performing reconstructive and cosmetic surgery for patients coming from all over the United States.