ARROYO PLASTIC SURGERY
Neck Lift Houston TX
Wrinkling and creasing in the neck area can negatively impact your overall facial appearance, forcing some people to wear scarves and turtlenecks even during warm summer months. This loose skin may be caused by factors such as aging or weight loss. A neck lift procedure, sometimes referred to as cervicoplasty (removal of excess skin) or platysmaplasty (tightening of loose neck muscles), is a cosmetic surgical treatment that removes excess fat and loose skin and/or muscles in the neck region. With this procedure, plastic surgeons aim to achieve a smooth, graceful neckline that conveys a sense of refinement and enhances your overall aesthetics. Many patients who receive this procedure experience a more youthful appearance, along with improved confidence and self-esteem.
Houston, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Christian Arroyo offers neck lift surgery to patients in his Houston and West Houston backyard, as well as surrounding Texas cities of River Oaks, Bellaire, Katy, Memorial, Briarforest, Sugarland, Pearland, Kingwood, Jacinto City, Galena Park, Pasadena, Cloverleaf, Aldine, Spring, the Woodlands, and more. The surgeon’s goal with neck lift plastic surgery is to give men and women an invigorated, youthful, and smoother neck appearance. Dr. Arroyo understands that the needs of different people are unique and goes out of the way to create a customized treatment plan for each patient. More so, the surgeon utilizes the most advanced surgical techniques to achieve the desired outcome while minimizing the risk of
Do I need a neck lift?
A neck lift is a plastic surgery procedure that removes excess skin and tightens underlying neck muscles in order to achieve a well-defined neckline. You may be a good candidate for neck lift surgery if:
- You are in good physical and emotional health
- You have excess loose neck skin
- You have excess fat deposits under your chin
- You have abnormal contours in your neck as a result of muscle banding
- You are close to your ideal weight and are not planning in losing a large amount of weight in the future
- You have realistic expectations about the outcome of this treatment
During your first neck rejuvenation consultation at Dr. Arroyo’s Houston cosmetic surgery center, the surgeon will listen to your concerns, examine your neck area, and let you know whether this procedure is for you. He will do this by using a state of the art virtual consultation tool in which he will be able to show you (in real-time) what the procedure would entail, where the scars would be located and what you can expect using your own pictorial anatomy. In some cases, Dr. Arroyo may recommend that you combine your neck lift with a facelift or nonsurgical rejuvenation treatments in order to achieve a dramatic improvement. If you are a smoker, the surgeon will ask that you quit at least 4 weeks before the procedure. More so, Dr. Arroyo emphasizes that all patients ensure that they are doing this procedure strictly for themselves, not because someone else asked this of them.
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Benefits of a Neck Lift
For individuals who are worried about aesthetic imperfections in the neck area, a neck lift can offer multiple unique benefits:
- Reduced or totally eliminated ‘turkey neck’
- Smoothened creases and wrinkles throughout the neck
- Long-lasting results that will age naturally with the patient
- Improvement in the appearance of vertical neck bands
- Younger, well-contoured neck appearance
- Comprehensive facial rejuvenation when combined with a facelift
Neck Lift Procedure
A neck lift is the procedure of choice for individuals who are bothered by loose, sagging skin on the neck region. You may hear plastic surgeons refer to this procedure as cervicoplasty (removal of excess skin) or platysmaplasty (tightening of loose neck muscles). Dr. Arroyo will perform one or both of these treatments to suit the requirements of the patient.
Neck lift is considered to be an outpatient procedure that is performed at Dr. Arroyo’s in-office operating room under intravenous sedation. Once the patient has been sedated, the surgeon will proceed to create a small incision behind each year. A third incision under the chin may be necessary depending on the needs of the patient. The next step is to remove excess skin and tighten underlying tissues in order to achieve a smoother, firmer, and well-defined neck contour. Once the surgery is complete, Dr. Arroyo will close the incisions and place bandages on the treatment area.
Recovery after your Neck Lift
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Neck Lift FAQ
How long will results last?
Following a lift neck plastic surgery, individual results may vary from one patient to the other depending on the skin elasticity and care taken during the healing process. The outcome of this procedure can last for 10-15 years on average. Make sure to talk to Dr. Arroyo about how you can gain the most out of your neck rejuvenation treatment.
Will I have scars?
During neck lift surgery, Dr. Arroyo will create two incisions behind the ears, and an optional one under the chin. The surgeon keeps incisions at a minimum length and makes sure to conceal them within natural skin folds. Dr. Arroyo will also educate you on how to take care of your scars in order to make sure that they fade over time and are no longer noticeable.
Neck lift vs facelift
Many patients wonder what the difference between a neck lift and a facelift is. Both of these procedures focus on rejuvenating the lower face and neck. A neck lift aims to get rid of excess skin and fat from under the jaw, while also tightening the neck muscles. On the other hand, a facelift addresses all the areas that a neck lift covers, while also focusing on reducing excess skin around the chin and mouth. During your consultation visit with Dr. Arroyo, the surgeon will help you select the best procedure (or combination of procedures) to suit your needs.
Can I combine my neck rejuvenation with other procedures?
It is possible to combine a neck lift with other cosmetic procedures in order to achieve more benefits in one session. Talk to Dr. Arroyo about integrating your platysmaplasty with other cosmetic surgeries such as chin augmentation, rhinoplasty or many others.