About Neck Lifts
A saggy neck can be the result of several different factors, but it doesn’t have to be accepted once a patient decides to have neck lift surgery. This highly transformative surgery can take a patient from a “turkey neck” to the sleek and slimmer profile he or she desires. Houston, TX double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Anthony E. Brissett, performs this surgery for patients with extraneous skin in the neck area. In the process, Dr. Brissett can address lines and wrinkles in this region, as well. A neck lift, on its own, can produce powerful results, but these results can be fully maximized with neck liposuction to remove fat or a facelift surgery.
"During my visit at the Doctor's office, the customer service was over the top."- Anonymous / Office Visit / Jan 30, 2018
"Dr. Anthony Was Outstanding in my Opinion - Dr. Brissett was highly recommended to me by two dermatologists. I found him to be excellent in every respect. His work was amazing, and he was very attentive and took the time to explain each phase in detail."- P. / RealSelf / Sep 04, 2018
"Best Experience Ever! - Since my first visit ten years ago, my complete trust in Dr. Brissett's medical skills and humanity has only grown. I am a better and happier person thanks to his vast knowledge, surgical skills and talent in maintaining, improving, and most recently bringing back to light what time and life has distorted... I am deeply thankful"- A. / RealSelf / Aug 06, 2018
"Doctor Brissett is Awesome! - Doctor Brissett and his staff are amazing! I was referred to him for reconstructive surgery after basil cell on my nose required a flap. I was terrified about what needed to be done. He explained everything and always addressed my concerns and what to expect. He has a wonderful bedside manner and is always kind and calming. I felt extremely comfortable under his care. His entire staff..."- S. / RealSelf / Aug 06, 2018
"amazing doctor - "if dr. brissett can't fix it, than nobody can"! - I can't even begin to say what an amazing doctor Dr. Brissett is. After several unsuccessful surgeries to fix my breathing problems, I was referred to Dr. Brissett, and I was told that "if Dr. Brissett can't fix it, then nobody can"! After meeting with Dr. Brissett, he expressed his concerns of the condition my nasal passages were in after several failed surgeries, but he also knew how..."- C. / RealSelf / Jul 23, 2018
The best candidates for neck lift surgery:
- Have loose skin in the area caused by weight loss, aging, or genetics
- Have lines and wrinkles in the neck area
- Are any age from 20 – 70+
- Desire a sleeker and slimmer profile
- Desire a long-term solution
- Desire a natural look
What to Expect
Neck lift surgery is outpatient and performed at an accredited surgical facility. The patient will be under general anesthesia during the procedure. The plastic surgeon will start off by making an incision under the chin or in front of or behind the patient’s ears. When there’s abundant fat in the region, liposuction will be the first step of the surgery to remove this excess fat. The underlying neck muscles will then be pulled tight. Then, the skin will be trimmed and the remaining skin will be re-draped for a tighter, smoother appearance. Stitches, or sutures, are placed deep in the neck wall. The surgeon may also place a drain in the surgical site to control bleeding. The entire surgery typically lasts 2 hours.
Following a neck lift surgery, a patient commonly experiences some amount of bruising and swelling in the neck area. It’s also common for patients to have a sensation of tightness and pulling, which is a result of the neck adjusting into the new position. Typically, patients are able to return to their normal routine, such as work, in around 7 – 10 days. After a few months, a patient should be able to see the full effects of the surgery with a tighter, smoother, more contoured neck. There will be very minimal scarring since the incisions were placed in discreet places.
Plan Your Procedure
- Procedure Recovery Location
- Inpatient or Outpatient
Transform Your Profile
That sleek, beautiful neck that you desire can be yours easier than you might have thought possible thanks to a neck lift surgery. The surgery is successful at targeting extraneous skin, fat, and lines and wrinkles in the neck area. Want to learn more? Please call our office to schedule a consultation to meet with our plastic surgeon.