About Neck Lift Surgery
Houston, TX plastic surgeon, Dr. Phi P. Nguyen, provides neck lift surgery to improve the appearance of an aging neckline. This cosmetic surgery reshapes and tightens the section on the underside of the chin and the entire neck to remove the "double chin" or "turkey neck" appearance. By surgically excising the excess skin and fat while using a tightening method to result in a softer neckline, neck lift surgery can provide dramatic enhancements to the lower section of a man or woman's face.
Individuals desiring neck lift surgery generally deal with visibly sagging and hanging skin on the neck. Hanging neck skin is often caused by ranging factors including aging and significant weight loss. Regardless of the reason, loose neck skin produces an older, unbecoming look, which in most cases can only be cosmetically fixed with skin removal and tightening. If you are physically healthy and at a good weight but embarrassed by line, wrinkles, and hanging skin on the neck, a neck lift cosmetic surgery treatment may be a recommended option. If hanging and loose skin is not your main concern, you may be better suited for neck liposuction.
Plan Your Procedure
During neck lift treatment, general anesthesia is used. An incision is placed just in front or behind the ears, while another one might also be created beneath the chin. If pockets of fat exist, fat removal with liposuction would be the first step in the surgical process. Following that aspect, any sagging, loose, or hanging skin will be carefully excised and the remaining skin will be pulled tight. This method of skin tightening is performed until the desired contour has been attained. Although sutures are placed at the incision area, scarring will not be noticeable since they were placed under the chin. An injection such as Kybella® may be used to enhance the results. Also, other nonsurgical choices can help the skin's texture and surface, such as laser, peel, or IPL treatment, to create a soft and smooth appearance.
What to Expect
After a neck lift, there will probably be some mild swelling and discoloration from bruising, but these will dissipate within a week or two. Patients should rest and avoid strenuous movements and activities for a couple of weeks to assist in a safe recovery. During this time, fitted tops should be avoided. Individuals will see visible aesthetic differences almost immediately. In fact, it has been noted that the neck lift treatment can make one of the most stunning enhancements to a person's profile, turning back the hands of time on your appearance.
Schedule Your Consultation
Say goodbye to your "turkey neck" profile and attain the firm and smooth neck you wish for. If you are tired of feeling nervous from loose skin and wrinkles on your neck, please contact our office to learn more. Cosmetic neck lift surgery has changed the physical appearance of so many individuals. We look forward to sharing this outstanding cosmetic procedure with you.