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.
"I went to Dr. Levesque for some liposuction on the hard to lose areas of my thighs and flanks. He made sure my expectations were realistic and exactly what he could and couldn't do. He was very detailed in describing the procedure and very patient with questions. It is very obvious he truly cares about his patients and won't just do any procedure a patient wants, but will do what he can to ensure the patient will be happy with the results. For example, I wanted lipo on my rear end. Alot of it. He told me that if he did too much, I would get saggy and explained clearly why what I wanted wasn't a good idea. Other plastic surgeons might have just done it anyway. I felt extremely comfortable with him and trusted him completely. I'm very glad I did! I am extremely happy with my results and would never hesitate to do another procedure with him."- J.H. / Google / May 10, 2019
"I am so excited I saw Helen Klingensmith today! I am very picky about who touches my face and I haven’t seen anyone since Helen left Devenir Aesthetics. So I was ecstatic to learn she joined Dr. Andre Levesque’s plastic surgery office and I just got back from having Botox. As always, Helen was amazing. It didn’t hurt one bit (and I am not a fan of needles), always double checked where she was injecting and made sure I was comfortable the entire time. I am super excited to get rid of these wrinkles again! Thank you Helen – you are the best ever!"- J.K. / Google / May 29, 2019
"I've been to Helen many years for Botox/Dysport injections. Her extensive training overflows in her expertise far exceeding my expectations of beautiful, lasting results every single time. Her adorable personality is a bonus! And I had the pleasure of meeting the amazing Dr. Levesque & his wife! Professional, kind & warm bedside manner. All & all a fantastic staff!!!"- C.B. / Yelp / May 13, 2019
"After being diagnosed with the BRCA2 mutation I was given a recommendation for Dr. Levesque while he was at Kirklin Clinic in Birmingham, Al. I arrived at his office to discuss bilateral mastectomies and frankly I was scared to death. He immediately calmed my fears with his awesome bedside manner. Throughout the process of the mastectomies and the reconstruction he was the most kind, considerate, accommodating surgeon I had ever met. As an RN of 26 years, I’ve had the opportunity to see many patient-physician interactions and his is by far above the typical personality and behaviors of many surgeons. In this day we have many choices out there, why not choose the best! I would highly recommend this physician to anyone! You will not be disappointed!"- T.N. / Facebook / Apr 03, 2019
"After being diagnosed with the BRCA2 mutation I was given a recommendation for Dr. Levesque while he was at Kirklin Clinic in Birmingham, Al. I arrived at his office to discuss bilateral mastectomies and frankly I was scared to death. He immediately calmed my fears with his awesome bedside manner. Throughout the process of the mastectomies and the reconstruction he was the most kind, considerate, accommodating surgeon I had ever met. I would highly recommend this physician to anyone! You will not be disappointed!"- T.N. / Facebook / Apr 03, 2019
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.
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.