A neck lift smooths and tightens the neck tissues to restore youthful, firm definition. This custom procedure may involve two techniques: Cervicoplasty, which removes excess skin, and platysmaplasty, to smooth away visible vertical bands. A neck lift can be a standalone anti-aging surgery or performed in conjunction with a facelift.
The skin on the neck is prone to wrinkling, sagging, and the development of vertical bands as it is constantly in motion and exposed to the elements. The look of sagging or creased skin and fatty deposits affect your facial appearance, and a neck lift can create a dramatic improvement – firm, sculpted, and youthful.
A Customized Approach to Neck Rejuvenation
A neck lift begins with a small, inconspicuous incision directly below the chin (platysmaplasty) or in front of the ear lobes, looping behind the ears, ending at the back of the neck within the hairline (cervicoplasty). Excess sagging skin is trimmed away and lifted, and the loose muscles that cause visible, prominent bands are tightened if necessary. In some cases, it is required to perform only one of the two procedures. Excess fat is removed with liposuction when needed, restoring youthful definition to your jawline.
A neck lift may take two to four hours to perform, under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation, and is typically an outpatient procedure. The dressings protecting incisions and protecting the newly-reshaped neck will be removed after a few days, and the sutures in about seven to ten days. You will have several follow-up appointments with Dr. Banerji to ensure your recovery is fast and successful.
Enhance Your Overall Facial Look with a Neck Lift
A firm, sculpted neck can significantly enhance your overall look. If you struggle with any of the following aesthetic issues, you are likely an excellent candidate for this custom surgery:
- Sagging neck skin
- Folds, wrinkles, or creases
- Double chin
- Fatty deposits on the neck structure
- Vertical neck bands
- Lack of jawline definition
Your Journey to a Happier, More Confident Life Starts Here
At Banerji Plastic Surgery, you will be under the care of one of Houston’s most talented plastic surgeons, a master of the art. Beyond his surgical skills, Dr. Banerji is a warm and compassionate person with a deep personal commitment to ensuring his patients love their results! The support team at Banerji is exceptional. Every team member is focused on making your journey to a more youthful, refreshed look, pleasant and painless, and is always there to guide and support with an extraordinary level of personalized care.
Is It Time for a Neck Lift?
Your genetic makeup contributes to the appearance of your neck. You may see the signs of age appearing in the mid-40s or early 50s. The youthful definition at your jawline becomes uneven and soft as jowls develop, and a double chin often develops. These aesthetic issues can be resolved with a custom neck lift, restoring the smooth, firm, defined look of youth – and leading to a look that is far more youthful overall. Is it time for you?
We invite you to meet with our exceptional team of professionals at Banerji Plastic Surgery to discuss the best way to enhance your look – we offer both surgical and non-surgical procedures to ensure you have access to world-class care.