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The How, What, Where and Why About Neck Lifts

Are you embarrassed by the excess skin around your neck? Have you tried every over the counter remedy and still find yourself uncomfortable with sagging skin? You may be a prime candidate for a necklift.

While neck lift surgery may sound scary, it is a standard procedure that our office performs routinely. We take a personalized approach to every neck lift to provide you with a look that makes you feel confident in your skin.

Our team strives to provide you with a comprehensive overview of what you can expect through the different stages of the neck lift process, including aftercare treatment. We take the time to understand the results you are looking for and present you with surgical options that best suit your needs.

The How

This type of procedure usually takes several hours and consists of our Dallas plastic surgeon, making a series of small incisions behind and around your ears. An additional incision is made directly under your chin. Extra skin and fat are removed all while avoiding damage to the muscle in that area. The surgery tightens the muscle around your chin and minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and age lines.

It’s important to remember that there is a recovery period after surgery. We strongly suggest that you reach out to friends or family members before surgery day to ensure that you have a network of people that can care for you in the days following the procedure. You will experience bruising and swelling immediately after surgery; however, that should subside in the coming days and weeks. You will need to come back to our office for a follow-up appointment and to have the stitches removed. We recommend that you plan to take off from work for one or two weeks to avoid any issues with the healing process.

The What

As you get older, the collagen in your skin begins to decrease naturally. The result is that the skin all over your body, including your neck becomes wrinkly and saggy. Neck lift surgery, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, is used to remedy many unsightly issues that are associated with the effects of the reduction in collagen.

A neck lift is also an excellent consideration if you have recently lost an abundance of weight. Although your stomach has become smaller, it is often difficult if not impossible, to tighten the skin around your neck and other areas of your body without surgical intervention. Our neck lifts supply you with a new way to show off the hard work of your weight loss and boost your confidence level.  

The Where

Although neck lift procedure is considered outpatient surgery, it is still a procedure that we perform in an operating room. While the prospect of being in an operating room is scary for some patients, our staff will provide you with the setting you need to feel comfortable and at ease.

Your procedure will take place at the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, which features state-of-the-art equipment and a relaxing environment. Our team goes above and beyond to ensure that you have comfortable and well-taken care before, during and after your surgery. Our surgery center features a one-to-one patient to staff ratio, so you never need to hesitate to ask questions or help.

The first step of the process is to either heavily sedate you or put you under general anesthesia to ensure that you remain pain-free throughout the surgery. It’s important that you provide our team with a thorough overview of your medical history, including past surgeries or allergies, to ensure that you do not have any adverse reactions during surgery.

Once the procedure is complete, we will move you to one of our recovery rooms for observation. On the rare occasion that you would need to stay with us overnight, our hotel-style rooms feature comfortable hospital beds with a television, room service and additional space for a friend or family member to spend the night if needed.

The Why

Our patients have neck lifts for a variety of reasons; however, the leading reason for a neck lift tends to be that they want to look younger. Loose skin around the neck is commonly referred to as a “turkey wattle” and is a condition that can add the appearance of years to your face.

It’s important to remember that a neck lift is not a magic fix that halts the process of aging. However, we are confident that this procedure can help you to feel better about yourself. Plastic surgery combined with routine skincare using our fantastic line of products is a wonderful way to keep you feeling young and beautiful.

The Price

Are you concerned about the price associated with this type of surgery? We understand. However, we don’t believe that surgery that helps to improve your self-esteem should break the bank, which is why we offer different financing options. We have partnered with reputable medical financing companies including CareCredit and Aphaeon Credit, to provide you with alternatives to paying for your neck lift or any other procedure in a lump sum.

Schedule a Consultation Today

If you feel disheartened by the signs of aging, we encourage you to reach out to our office as soon as possible for a free consultation. Can’t make it into our office? No problem. We offer the option of having a free online consultation that you can fit into your busy schedule.