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Neck Lift in Houston, TX

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what is a neck lift?

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.

What are the benefits of a neck lift?

A neck lift offers patients a number of benefits, both aesthetic and functional. The primary benefit is the ability to improve sagging skin in the neck area. Dr. Brissett can help patients look years younger and feel much more confident about their appearance. In addition, a neck lift may also:

  • Address excess fat and skin in the neck area
  • Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines
  • Improve the overall contours of the neck
  • Enhance your facial profile

who is a Candidate for a NECK LIFT?

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 during NECK LIFT surgery

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. 

how long is recovery after a NECK LIFT?

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.

Neck lift FAQs

Will I have visible scars?

A neck lift does require incisions, but Dr. Brissett places them in concealed areas that are not always noticeable to others. Our professionals make every effort to ensure incisions are small so any scars are minimal. Patients can also follow our post-operative instructions to learn how to clean and care for the incisions — so they heal evenly on the skin.

At what age should I get a neck lift?

Men and women in their 40s and 50s are most likely to benefit from a neck lift, but younger and older people can get them as well. Some neck lift patients have sagging skin in the neck due to weight loss. However, ideal candidates have good skin elasticity and are healthy enough to undergo plastic surgery.

Should I work on my neck or chin?

Some people have issues with the appearance of their neck, while others struggle with a weak chin. During your consultation at Brissett Plastic Surgery, we can examine the problem areas and make a custom treatment plan based on your goals. We may recommend a neck lift or another cosmetic procedure to get your best results.

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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.

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