Neck Lift in Houston, TX
Usually the earliest signs of aging appear in the neck and lower face areas. You may start to see the formation of deep lines around the nose and mouth, jowls, which are sagging fatty bulges underneath the jaw, and sagging skin and vertical banding of muscle in the neck. Wrinkles and sun damage skin around the mouth and lower facial region, as well as in the neck contribute to a tired appearance and aged look. A neck lift, also called a Platysmaplasty or Lower Rhytidectomy, is a procedure that removes excess loose skin in the neck and tightens and tones the muscles in the neck. Neck lift improves or removes the appearance of a double chin and reduces the appearance of jowls along the jaw line, while defining a more toned and firm facial profile. Plastysmaplasty is often combine with other surgical cosmetic procedures, most often with a facelift, fat transfer, brow lift, or eyelid surgery. Addition of neck liposuction is used to achieve even firmer and more defined contour in the face and neck.
What Are the Benefits of a Neck Lift?
- Removes excess sagging skin from the chin and neck.
- Enhances facial and neck contour through removal of excess fat.
- Tightens the loose muscles in the neck.
- Reduces appearance of jowls and double chin.
- Procedures rejuvenated appearance of the lower face and neckline.
Dr. Bachilo will customize a personal treatment plan to help you achieve your specific aesthetic goals and produce long-lasting natural-looking results.
What to Expect During Your Neck Lift Consultation?
Dr. Bachilo will meet with you during your consultation and discuss your aesthetic concerns. She will review your medical history and examine your face, neck and skin. Dr. Bachilo will then be able to make recommendations of procedures that will best address your concerns and realize your desired goals. No two patients are alike, therefore she will personalized a surgical plan customized to your specific needs.
How Is Neck Lift Procedure Performed?
Most often neck lift is performed as an outpatient procedure in a surgical center under general anesthesia. If several procedures are combined, you may be offered to stay overnight at the hospital. Incisions are designed to be discreetly hidden within the hair line or along skin’s natural creases and folds. Underlying neck muscles are then tighten and excess fatty deposits are extracted via liposuction or direct excision, sculpting a firm, smooth neck contour. Procedure length depends on the extent of correction that is needed and usually takes about two hours. At the completion of your surgery your neck will be wrapped in a soft compression bandage. You will be scheduled for a follow-up appointment. Draining tubes are often used under the skin, and are removed during your first follow up visit.
What to Expect During Neck Lift Recovery?
You will be provided with a detailed post-operative instructions and Dr. Bachilo will follow your recovery closely. Discomfort following surgery is managed with oral pain medication. You should sleep with your head elevated on several pillows and may use ice packs to lessen swelling. You must avoid lifting anything heavy, refrain from bending over and performing any strenuous activities in the early recovery period. Sutures following surgery are removed in 5 to 7 days. Soreness and swelling will resolve over about 2 weeks and most patients are able to return to work and light physical activity in 1 to 2 weeks after surgery. More strenuous exercise may be started again after about one month.
What Results Can I Expect After Neck Lift?
Neck lift surgery achieves younger appearance and natural-looking results that can last for years. However, as with any procedure, it does not stop the clock and the aging process will naturally continue. Several years later some patients may choose to undergo additional procedures in order to maintain their youthful appearance. One of the most important things you can do to extend the life of your surgical results is to stick to a sun protection and healthy skin care regimen and avoid smoking. Many patients return for minimally invasive treatments in order to refresh their look such as Botox and dermal filler injections.
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Request your appointment today with Dr. Bachilo and find out how you can achieve a more youthful appearance with a customized neck lift. Contact our office today to schedule your free consultation!