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The neck is often one of the first areas to belie our age, with the appearance of horizontal creases, sagging skin and the dreaded “turkey wattle.” A neck lift addresses all of these concerns, creating a smoother, younger looking neck with a more defined jawline. A neck lift effectively firms the skin of the neck while tightening underlying skin structure to eliminate wrinkling and sagging skin so you feel comfortable wearing your favorite plunging necklines once again.

Neck Lift Candidates

A neck lift may be recommended to Austin patients for the following:

  • Horizontal bands around the neck
  • Vertical wrinkles that add to an aged appearance
  • Loose skin under the chin that resembles a turkey wattle
  • Sagging jowls that take youthful definition away from the jawline
  • Deep creases caused by excess skin around the neck

Neck lifts are frequently combined with other procedures to enhance their results, such as a facelift, liposuction or skin rejuvenation procedure.

How does a Necklift Work?

Dr. Sanjay Sharma performs neck lifts as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia and sedation. In some cases, general anesthesia may be recommended, particularly if other procedures will be performed at the same time. Neck lifts involve incisions under the chin and behind the ears, depending on the specific technique to be used.

Through the incisions, Dr. Sharma will tighten the underlying skin structure, removing isolated pockets of fat and tissue as necessary. Excess skin is also carefully trimmed away, leaving a smoother drape to the neck without lines and deep creases. A neck lift may take around one to two hours to perform, if no other procedures are done at the same time.

Most patients report a feeling of tightness around the neck after the lift procedure. Oral pain medications are typically sufficient for managing any discomfort after surgery. The majority of patients are able to return to work and other regular activities within a week after a neck lift.

Necklift Results

Results from a neck lift can be seen once the neck heals fully from surgery, although preliminary results may be seen right away. The neck will appear visibly smoother, with a more defined jawline without sagging skin and jowls. Results of a neck lift are usually long-lasting, although additional sagging and creasing may eventually appear over time.

A neck lift in Austin offers excellent results for most patients, whether performed alone or in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures. To learn more about how a neck lift can help you achieve a more youthful look, contact Plastic Surgery Austin at 512-324-2765.

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Contact our office to schedule a private consultation with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Sanjay K. Sharma, M.D., F.A.C.S.