Neck Lift

Conveniently Located to Serve Houston, Katy, and The Woodlands.

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Loose skin, hanging skin, or stubborn fat under the chin and at the neck can be improved with a neck lift.

A neck lift can restore a smoother, more sleek contour to the neck and jawline and dramatically improve the neck profile.

What is aNeck Lift?

A neck lift is a surgical procedure that removes any excess neck skin, reduces any extra fat under the chin, and tightens the neck muscles if needed.
Weight loss, time, sun exposure, and genetics all have a major influence on how your neck appearance changes. This means that there is no “right” age to have a neck lift. We all age in different ways. If you are concerned about your neck appearance, then consider making a consultation with Dr. Rodriguez so that you can learn about your options.
Frequently, a neck lift is combined with other procedures, including a facelift, brow lift, and eyelid surgery. Dr. Rodriguez often recommends combining these types of procedures to treat the facial region as a whole and provide a more natural-appearing, rejuvenating change.

How is a Neck Liftperformed?

Dr. Rodriguez performs a neck lift surgery using general anesthesia. An incision on each side is planned to be hidden as much as possible. If the procedure is combined with a facelift, the incision is often the same, curving around the earlobe and behind the ear. A small, discrete incision under the chin is also often made. Local anesthetic (numbing medicine) and a medication called tranexamic acid are injected to dramatically reduce bleeding, bruising, and pain.

The neck is then treated in several layers. First, any extra fat is removed, sometimes using liposuction. Then, the neck muscles are tightened under the chin and at the sides of the neck. Any bands of muscle are also treated to make the neck as smooth as possible. The excess skin is trimmed, re-draped, and then carefully sutured into place. This multilayered, comprehensive approach addresses the primary structures that contribute to an aged appearance at the neck.

Am I a goodcandidate?

Men and women in the Houston area with concerns about their neck appearance may be candidates for a neck lift. Dr. Rodriguez’s passion is facial and neck rejuvenation, and she looks forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.

You may be a candidate for a neck lift if you:

  • RHave sagging, loose skin at the neck
  • RFeel you have lost the youthful contour of the neck
  • RHave a “double chin”
  • RAre a non-smoker and do not use any nicotine
  • RAre in good overall health
  • RWant to improve your neck profile
  • RHave realistic expectations of what can be accomplished with a neck lift

neck liftRecovery

If your neck lift is combined with other procedures, such as a facelift, you may stay overnight in a recovery suite. Small drain tubes placed during surgery help prevent fluid accumulation and these are removed several days after surgery. Sutures are removed in about 5-10 days. You may wear a garment under the chin to provide gentle compression to the neck and optimize your results. Most patients are able to return to work about 2 weeks after surgery and you can resume your regular exercise routine after 6 weeks.

neck liftresults

Dr. Rodriguez prides herself on attention to detail and meticulous planning for facial rejuvenation surgery, including a neck lift. Your procedure will be customized and carefully designed to provide you with an elegant and natural-appearing result. During her aesthetic surgery fellowship, Dr. Rodriguez conducted research on a novel neck lift technique, called the BEST neck lift, designed by Dr. Henry Mentz: her mentor and an internationally renowned facial plastic surgeon. This technique uses a special suturing method to help smooth out the skin under the chin and accentuate the jawline contour.

Especially in the first few months after your neck lift surgery, it is important to protect the scars from the sun with sunscreen. Medical grade skin care products are important to help maintain the results of the neck lift long term. While the aging process will not stop after a neck lift, sun protection, skin care, and a healthy lifestyle can help slow the process significantly and allow you to enjoy the results of your neck lift surgery for many years.

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Don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re interested in learning more about a Neck Lift. Our skilled team is dedicated to providing excellent cosmetic services to Houston and the surrounding area. We’re here to help you achieve a look that will help you feel more comfortable in your body.

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