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Neck Lift

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.

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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.

Dr. Erickson’s Neck Lift Technique

After a thorough evaluation, Dr. Erickson offers a highly personalized neck lift in Houston. During your consultation, he carefully examines your neck, discusses your goals and concerns, reviews your medical history, and measures the degree of skin laxity on your neck. If you’re deemed a good candidate for a neck lift, he curates a personalized surgical plan and describes what you can expect from the surgery and recovery. Your neck lift is performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility.

Dr. Erickson makes small incisions under the chin or behind the ears, following which excess loose skin is trimmed away. He may also use liposuction to remove excess fatty deposits from the double chin. Next, he tightens the underlying platysma muscles to make your neck look firm and tight, following which the skin is re-draped to the new contours and the incisions are closed. Your neck lift surgery should take 1 to 2 hours, depending on the surgical plan.

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
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Neck Lift vs. Chin Augmentation

Sometimes, the issues you have with your neck contours can come from your chin rather than the neck. If you have a weak or recessed chin, the lack of support can make your neck and jawline look undefined. In this case, you might be a better candidate for chin augmentation, which involves using an implant or other surgical techniques to enhance the projection of your chin, giving you a more chiseled jawline and neck contour.

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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.

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