Neck Lift Houston
Dr. Steely performs neck lift surgery (platysmaplasty) to remove excess skin and fatty tissue from the neck for a smoother look. He also tightens neck muscles to redefine the jaw line, restore a normal chin and create a younger, fitter looking facial appearance. A neck lift is often combined with a face lift, brow lift, eyelid surgery and/or liposuction surgery for a proportional aesthetic solution.
Many males would like very much to remove the hanging skin below their chin – the so called “turkey neck” – and do not wish to undergo a full neck lift. For these patients, Dr. Steely uses a special procedure called the T-Z-plasty (see below) which has a high rate of satisfaction among patients who have it performed.
The Neck Lift Procedure
When he performs a neck lift in combination with both a face lift and eyelid surgery, Dr. Steely makes an incision under the chin or through minimal incisions hidden behind the ears. Any excess fat is removed, and the underlying muscle bands are tightened that subsequently recontours the neck.
When the neck lift is done at the same time as a face lift, Dr. Steely lifts and re-drapes the skin over the tightened neck muscles.
The T-Z-Plasty Procedure
This procedure is popular with males seeking only to remove the excess from the central neck and wish no additional cosmetic surgery. It is a simple, short, outpatient procedure. Dr. Steely limits all incisions to the neck area. He removes the excess skin and fat, and then tightens the neck muscle (platysma) by means of a Z-plasty.
After Neck Lift Surgery
After your neck lift procedure:
- Your recovery period will depend on what other procedures you have had in combination with the neck lift.
- You may experience temporary swelling, tightness, and bruising. Dr. Steely will prescribe medication for any discomfort you may feel.
- You are advised to keep your head still and avoid turning or twisting for two to five days after surgery.
- It is also a good idea to avoid exercise or strenuous activity for four to six weeks.
Dr. Steely will keep you informed and as comfortable as possible at every step of your neck lift surgery, from consultation to the final new you.
Call 713-622-6500 or email Dr. Steely for a complimentary initial appointment or for more information relating to the necklift procedure.