What is a Neck Lift?
For patients who are complaining of excess fat, fullness of the chin or neck, or double chin,
the plastic surgeons at The Oaks Plastic Surgery will often recommend neck or submental
liposuction or, alternatively performing a neck lift through a small incision that is well
hidden under the chin to remove excess fatty tissue and create a smoother, slimmer neckline.
This can also be done with non-surgical techniques including Kybella or filler to help balance
the chin and jawline with your neck. Please refer to the page on Kybella or Chin Augmentation
for more information about these procedures.
In patients who have excess skin and neck bands due to age, a more traditional neck lift can be
performed. During this procedure, the plastic surgeons elevate the skin and underlying tissues,
then tighten the muscle and soft tissues underneath to restore a youthful neckline. Some excess
fat and skin are often removed with this procedure to improve the neck contour. This type of
neck lift is often performed with well-concealed incisions behind the ear that sometimes extend
into the hairline. Occasionally, an additional well-hidden incision under the chin is performed
to repair muscle separation that occurs with age.
Neck lift for the aging neck is typically performed under general anesthesia; however, in
certain patients, neck lift or submental liposuction for double chin can be performed with local
anesthesia in The Oaks Plastic Surgery office.
Why do you want a Neck Lift?
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
lifts to reduce the appearance of 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 do you want from a Neck Lift in Houston, Texas
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 neck lift. 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
For patients seeking neck lift for double chin or excess fat under the chin, a few different
techniques are administered 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 immediate results, and patients should expect to have
some swelling and fullness in the area for 4-8 weeks. Kybella often gives modest, but
build-able outcomes 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. Most desirable 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