Why a Necklift
The neck is one of the first places people start to notice signs of aging. Sagging of the neck and excess skin under the chin bothers many people making them feel old and unattractive. A neck lift is a powerful surgery that can reverse some of these signs of aging and give you a very natural, youthful appearance.
In the digital age, selfies and social media have greatly increased the popularity of neck lift for double chin or excess fat of the neck area. Neck or submittal liposuction can greatly improve the contour of your neckline, making you appear much slimmer with an elegant, elongated, and youthful neck.
What to expect from a Necklift
The Oaks Plastic Surgery believes that a beautiful neckline is critical to a youthful, elegant look. For patients with excess skin of the neck, neck lift in combination with facelift is a great combination to rejuvenate your look and take years off your appearance. The plastic surgeons at The Oaks Plastic Surgery, Dr. Danielle Andry, Dr. Courtney El-Zokm, and Dr. Nandi Wijay believe in performing natural-looking rejuvenation techniques that gracefully restore your natural beauty, staying away from techniques that give patients an overdone appearance. The plastic surgeons at The Oaks Plastic Surgery use techniques that conceal scars without dramatically changing or creating step-offs in the hairline that are tell-tale signs of having a necklift. The goal of The Oaks Plastic Surgery is to make your neckline look rejuvenated and refreshed without looking like you’ve been to see a plastic surgeon.
For patients seeking neck lift for double chin or excess fat under the chin, a few different techniques exist that can be tailored to fit your needs and preferences. If you desire a non-invasive, nonsurgical technique, Kybella can help improve your neckline. Kybella is medication that can be injected into the fat underneath the skin that works to dissolve the fat over time. Unfortunately, patients do not see an immediate result, and patients should expect to have some swelling and fullness in the area for 4-8 weeks. Kybella often gives modest, but build-able results and can be a good option in select patients.
The preference of the plastic surgeons at The Oaks Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX is to perform liposuction of the neck or to perform direct removal of the fat through an open incision. The plastic surgeons have had more consistent, dramatic results with this technique and feel that this gives the best look. Although these patients do experience some swelling and bruising, in most cases, the change can be seen more quickly than with Kybella, and most often only requires one procedure to obtain the desired cosmetic outcome.
What procedures are often performed with a Neck lift in Houston, Texas?
Most commonly, neck lift is performed along with a facelift and/or fat transfer to help restore volume and youthfulness to the face. Additionally, neck lift is often performed with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), brow lift, and/or Botox, fillers, or chemical peel. For double chin, neck lift is performed mostly with liposuction or surgical excision of excess fatty tissues. This may be performed along with liposuction of other problem areas or with tummy tucks or other body contouring procedures.