Neck Lift Surgery (Platysmaplasty or Cervicoplasty) – Austin, TX

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About Neck Lift Surgery

Are you tired of wearing scarves or turtlenecks even in the summer to conceal the loose, flabby skin on your neck? If so, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Andre Y. Levesque performs neck lift surgery at his office in Austin, TX to reduce the appearance of an aging neck. This cosmetic surgery tightens the section under your chin and the entire neck to remove a "double chin" or "turkey neck" appearance. By taking away the excess skin and fat while incorporating a tightening method to produce a softer neckline, this lower facial surgery at Levesque Plastic Surgery can provide significant enhancements to your profile. Before you call to schedule an appointment, read more about neck lift surgery and the beautiful results it can create.

Ideal Candidates

Men and women seeking neck lift surgery generally battle visibly loose skin along the neckline. Neck skin that hangs is usually caused by numerous factors including gravity, weight fluctuations, and aging. Regardless of the reason, hanging neck skin causes an unbecoming look, which generally can only be addressed with skin removal and tightening. If your weight is stable but you feel frustrated by loose skin, wrinkles, and lines on the neck, a neck lift surgery may be a great option for you.

Surgical Technique

During a neck lift procedure, general anesthesia is used. An incision is placed around your ears, and another one may also be made underneath your chin. If pockets of fat exist, a form of liposuction would be completed first. Following that, any sagging or hanging skin will be trimmed away, and the remaining skin will be pulled tight. This tightening method is performed until the desired contour, shape, and smoothness has been attained. Although sutures are used to close the incision, scarring should not be visible since they are located under your chin. Other nonsurgical alternatives can help the skin's surface, such as a laser treatment or a peel, to create a smooth and glowing appearance.

What to Expect

After neck lift surgery, there will most likely be some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, but these will go away with each passing day. It's important to rest and refrain from high-impact activities for several weeks to assist in the healing period. During this time, fitted clothing near the neck should be avoided. You should see visible outcomes almost immediately. In fact, it has been stated that the neck lift treatment can make one of the most significant improvements to a person's profile, taking a decade off of your appearance.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a neck lift cost?
The cost of your neck lift can be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Levesque. Once he has created your treatment plan, he can estimate costs for the facility, anesthesia, and other fees. To make your neck lift affordable, Levesque Plastic Surgery accepts many payments methods. We can also give you information about low-interest financing, if needed.

What about nonsurgical options?
Surgery is the only way to remove loose skin, especially if it hangs or droops. While there are a few nonsurgical skin tightening treatments that can produce some improvements, surgery can more dramatically smooth and redefine the contours of your neck.

Will I have visible scars?
Neck lift surgery does include an incision below the chin and two more near the ears. However, these are placed so they are difficult for others to see. Dr. Levesque makes every effort during your surgery to limit visible scarring. You will also be given scar care instructions that will help your incisions heal thin and flat.

Can I combine a neck lift with other facial surgeries?
During your consultation, you can mention that you may be considering another procedure, such as a facelift or a chin implant, in addition to a neck lift. It is common for these additional procedures to be combined to achieve the best results. If you have any concerns about a weak chin or undefined jawline, talk to Dr. Levesque so he can create a comprehensive treatment plan.

Should I get a neck lift or liposuction?
Depending on your needs and goals, you may want to combine a neck lift with liposuction. This can help if you have both excessive skin and pockets of fat in your neck. Dr. Levesque will help you decide whether a lift, liposuction, or both should be part of your treatment plan during your consultation.

Great Neck Lines

Say goodbye to your "turkey neck" appearance and achieve the tighter and smoother neck you desire. If you feel self-conscious about hanging skin on your neck, we welcome you to contact Levesque Plastic Surgery in Austin, TX to schedule your appointment. A surgical neck lift performed by Dr. Levesque has improved the self-esteem of so many men and women. We look forward to sharing this amazing cosmetic treatment with you.

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