Neck Lift | Houston, TX
A neck lift can tighten the skin of the neck and jawline, offering a more youthful appearing neckline. It can be combined with fat removal (liposuction) and tightening of the neck muscle to enhance the outcome in some individuals.
Who is a candidate for neck lift surgery?
Healthy patients who experience hanging or extra skin along the neck are ideal candidates for neck lift surgery.
What are the different types of neck lift surgery?
Neck lift surgery aims to create a smooth and youthful neck. Each patient may have different needs and scars will be designed to be hidden. Some patients may require a small scar beneath the chin and others may require an additional scar behind the ears near or in the hairline to completely remove excessive skin. Dr. Carpin will customize the neck lift treatment based on the patient’s needs to achieve a youthful look.
Neck Lift Procedure Details
A neck lift is also known as a cervicoplasty. The surgical procedure takes 2-4 hours and is performed under general anesthesia or heavy sedation. Some patients will need liposuction to remove excess fat under the chin and others may need tightening of the neck muscle to reduce the muscle banding appearance and tighten the neckline (a procedure called platymsaplasty).
The neck skin is lifted and the excess skin is removed, resulting in additional incisions behind the ear along the hairline. The wounds are closed with sutures and a dressing is applied. Patients are often placed in a neck garment to help with swelling after neck lift surgery. Patients stay the evening in the hospital for observation.
Expected Results after neck lift surgery
After neck lift surgery, you can expect to have a toned, firm and youthful neckline. Excessive skin, fat, and wrinkles will be smoothed.
Neck Lift Recovery
After a neck lift, patients typically require 1-2 weeks of limited activity before they can return to work, often requiring makeup application to cover bruising. Swelling will resolve after approximately 2 months. Postoperative neck lift recovery can vary among individuals.
Cost of a neck lift
The price may vary from patient to patient, but the average neck lift cost is around $6000, including anesthesia and hospital fees. A consultation with Dr. Carpin is required to obtain your personalized quote.
Risks of neck lift surgery
Most patients experience discomfort, swelling, and bruising after a neck lift. Additional surgical risks will be discussed during the consultation.
Neck Lift FAQs
Neck lift surgery is often combined with a facelift to provide a rejuvenated, youthful appearance.
Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Carpin to discuss if you are a surgical candidate, and to review the risks, benefits, alternatives, and expected outcomes of the neck lift procedure. Dr. Carpin offers neck lifts for patients in Houston, League City and Clear Lake, TX and surrounding areas, including Friendswood, Pasedena, Kemah, Seabrook and Galveston.