What is a Neck Lift? 

A neck lift is a surgical procedure designed to achieve age-defying results in the jawline and neck by providing a firmer, slimmer neck contour. A neck lift removes excess skin and fat from the neck to help it match better with the firmer, more youthful-looking face. A neck lift in Austin at Austin Face & Body can turn back the hands of time and take years off of your profile and complexion by tightening and smoothing the skin of the neck and jaw and greatly reducing wrinkling and creasing in this area.

What Can a Neck Lift Accomplish?

A good assessment and careful surgical work will remove the excess skin and fatty tissue beneath the chin that causes wrinkles, creases, jowling and an aged, heavy, droopy profile. Carefully removing that loose skin and smoothing and tightening the affected skin greatly improves the quality, tautness and complexion of skin in the neck, helping you to look and feel years younger.

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When is a Neck Lift Needed?

Of all areas of the body, the neck is one of the first to reflect age-related changes such as wrinkles, creases, skin laxity, and jowling. It’s condition heavily influences the overall appearance and youthfulness of the face itself. 

If age, genetics, and overexposure to the sun and the elements have left you with a profile that isn’t as smooth, slim, or flattering as you’d like at your age, a neck lift should be your procedure of  choice. It’s a simple surgical procedure done to remove the excess and unwanted skin that makes the neck look full, saggy, and aged beyond its years.

What are the benefits of a neck lift?

Among the benefits you’ll experience from a well-done neck lift at Austin Face & Body are:

  • A neck lift does what exercise often can’t to improve the appearance of the neck
  • Leaves you looking more youthful, alive and personable
  • Vastly improves self-confidence and your quality of life
  • Leaves well-hidden and virtually imperceptible scars
  • Requires a short recovery period of only about a week
  • Reduces excess skin that creates wrinkles, creases, and jowling
  • Tightens the muscles to reduce unsightly banding in the neck
  • Produces youthful rejuvenation that looks very natural
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Am I a candidate for a neck lift?

Men and women in their later years who are in good general health make great candidates for a neck lift in Austin. If you have jowls, a double chin, or turkey neck, or feel that your neck looks older than your face does, you’re likely a great candidate for a neck lift.

Neck Lift Risks & Recovery

At Austin Face & Body, most of our patients return to work and their social activities within one to two weeks. Plenty of bedrest is advised for the first days following surgery, with very light exercise, a good diet, and intermittent ice pack application helping greatly to reduce swelling. Pain is easily managed with pain medication that patients may take for a few days. A bandage may be worn around the neck and lower face for the first part of recovery. As swelling subsides and bruises disappear, the results of your neck lift begin to emerge and you will notice a smoother, firmer neckline that is free of deep creases, wrinkles, and jowls.

Choose the Right Surgeon for Neck Lift Surgery

One of the most important decisions you’ll make is your choice of surgeon. It’s important to find a surgeon with years or experience and a keen understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the neck. At Austin Face & Body, many of our neck lift surgeons have decades of experience and are board-certified facial plastic surgeons.

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Options for Alternative Procedures

For patients with unwanted submental fullness or excess fatty tissue beneath the jaw who are yet not quite ready to undergo a surgical neck lift, our minimally invasive non-surgical face and neck lift are a great choice. Ellevate™ is a simple neck rejuvenation procedure done under local anesthesia. It leaves no scars and can be combined with liposuction for greater results, though even on its own, it produces a dramatic slimming and improvement in the appearance and contour of the neck, jawline and profile.

Neck Lift FAQ 

How much does neck lift surgery cost?

Neck lift surgery is personalized, so each procedure will be priced differently according to the extent of the work performed. If a facelift or neck liposuction is undergone in connection with your neck lift, additional fees will be incurred. The cost will include surgeon’s fees, facility fees, anesthesia fees and others. We will offer you a customized quote for your neck lift after a thorough physical examination and review of your medical history during your consultation.

Will I have scars after my neck lift?

Neck lift incisions are typically made within the hairline near the ears extending to the back of the head. Scarring is thus well-hidden within the contours of the scalp. Scar creams can be used after surgery to reduce the appearance of your incisions, but your scars will usually become unnoticeable over time. You can also use makeup to hide your scars until they have faded.

How long does neck lift surgery take to perform?

Neck lift surgery typically takes 2-3 hours. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation, so you will need someone to drive you home once you are released.

Providers who perform a Neck Lift at Austin Face & Body

Dr. Sean Paul

Dr. Sean Paul is the founder of Austin Face & Body. As a widely published surgeon who has traveled all over the world to speak, Dr. Paul is renowned and highly regarded in his industry. He specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid and facial plastic surgery in Austin, and is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

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Dr. Jeanie Lujan

Dr. Lujan is an American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) fellowship-trained surgeon specializing in both cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery.

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Why choose Austin Face & Body for a neck lift?

Dr. Sean Paul founded Austin Face & Body as a center for aesthetic excellence, cutting-edge technological innovation, and natural-looking cosmetic enhancement. Board-certified and experienced in advanced reconstruction techniques that require precision as well as artistry, Dr. Paul is the ideal surgeon to lead the way when it comes to delivering nuanced neck lift results. Every member of our staff is a seasoned expert in their field, ensuring a client experience that exceeds expectations. From our caring staff and chic decor to our world-class equipment and diagnostic software, Austin Face & Body has quickly become a sought-after sanctuary for anyone seeking superior neck lift outcomes. Call us today to find out how a strategic neck lift can revitalize your look.

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