The neck is a common area of concern for both men and women as they age. The skin on the neck is thinner and more delicate than skin on other parts of the body, so it is more prone to sagging and wrinkles. But a neck lift in Houston can reverse the effects of age on your neck.
Elevate Your Neck Contours
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your neck, or if you feel that your neck is making you look older than you are, a neck lift may be right for you. A neck lift can give you a more youthful appearance, and help you to feel better about yourself. Dr. Erickson performs highly personalized neck lift surgeries, with or without neck liposuction, to address issues such as skin laxity, turkey wattle under the chin, double chin, and other signs of aging.
What is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of your neck and takes years off your neck contours. The procedure involves making small incisions along the hairline or under the chin, following which excess skin and fat tissues are removed. The surgeon also tightens underlying platysma muscles to make your neck look firm and contoured. A neck lift can also redefine your jawline. You can also combine a neck lift with a facelift to address the signs of aging on the neck and face.
Goals of a Neck Lift:
- Reducing wrinkles and creases on the neck
- Removing excess skin tissues from the neck
- Correcting a turkey neck (sagging skin under the chin)
- Tightening excess skin on the neck
- Removing excess fat deposits on the neck (double chin)
- Improving the contours of the neck
Recovery After Neck Lift
The recovery process after a neck lift in Houston generally takes about two weeks. During this time, it is important to keep the incisions clean and dry and to follow your surgeon’s aftercare instructions. Most people experience some swelling and bruising after surgery, which typically peaks after two to three days. Pain is usually mild and can be managed with oral pain medications. You may resume normal activities within two weeks, but strenuous activities should be avoided for four to six weeks.
Consult Dr. Erickson
Dr. Erickson is a highly-skilled facial plastic surgeon committed to helping you achieve your desired aesthetic goals. Instead of following a cookie-cutter treatment plan, he personalizes the treatment to reverse the signs of aging and improve your neck contours without leaving prominent scars. Please schedule an appointment to explore your neck lift candidacy in Houston.