Over time, even if your face still appears youthful, the appearance of your neck can leave you looking older, with excess fat, creases, vertical bands, and the sagging look called “turkey neck.” If you are struggling with these concerns, then a neck lift in Austin might be the procedure for you.

Should I get a neck lift in Austin?

A neck lift is a surgical procedure that tightens skin, removes fat, and repairs muscle through a small incision under the chin and incisions on either side of the face hidden around the ear. If you are embarrassed by any of the following conditions, a neck lift in Austin, TX, is the ideal procedure to rejuvenate your look:

  • Sagging neck skin
  • Creases and sagging skin
  • Wrinkled, droopy neck skin
  • Double chin
  • Fatty upper neck
  • Vertical neck bands

Neck Lifts Before & After

What is a neck lift?

At Face Austin, a neck lift and neck liposuction in Austin is not a “cookie-cutter” procedure. Every neck lift involves a comprehensive evaluation of your neck skin and tissue to develop a custom surgical plan. As a general overview, the procedure will involve:

  • Removing excess chin fat with gentle, precise liposuction. Excess skin is removed to achieve a refined, youthful neck profile.
  • For vertical neck bands, a “turkey wattle,” double chin excess skin, or fatty jowls affecting the jawline and chin, a small incision is placed under the chin. 
  • Excess, loose skin is removed to restore the elegant profile you had when you were younger or improve on what nature gave you.
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Am I a Candidate for a Neck Lift in Austin?

If your neck has lost its youthful profile, now sags and droops, or you have fatty deposits affecting your jawline and upper neck, it has a significant impact on your overall appearance. While a facelift can create a more youthful facial look, many people will achieve the best result with a neck lift or combination of a neck lift and facelift. To be a good candidate, you must meet specific criteria:

  • In good general health
  • Able to stop taking blood-thinning medications for several weeks
  • Non-smoker
  • No medical condition that could affect healing
  • A full understanding of the surgery and recovery and what to expect in results

What are the Benefits of a Neck Lift?

A custom neck lift in Austin can subtly but significantly improve your appearance. The benefits include:

  • Reduced visible signs of age on the neck, jowls, and under the chin.
  • A firm, youthful definition of the neck and jawline can be restored.
  • Double chin fat removed.
  • Upper neck fat removed.
  • A smooth, youthful neck profile.
  • Increased confidence.

Recovery from a neck lift – what should I expect?

After your procedure, which may require several hours, you are free to return home. You will have full aftercare instructions and several medications you must take according to the schedule, which may include pain medication, steroids, antibiotics, and anti-nausea medicine. Follow all aftercare instructions carefully, so your healing goes quickly. You can expect bruising and swelling after your surgery, which fades, generally within about two weeks, with residual swelling requiring several months. You must sleep with your head elevated during your recovery to help reduce swelling.

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Neck lift and liposuction: Face Austin

At Face Austin, your surgery will be performed by a highly educated and experienced facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Antunes. We focus strictly on face and neck rejuvenation and reconstruction and have an unshakeable philosophy: “there are no shortcuts to quality.” Every neck lift procedure in Austin is performed with precision and the latest, most effective surgical techniques – for very natural results.

Why choose Face Austin for a neck lift?

Not all plastic surgeons have dedicated the required added years of education and practice to achieve board-certification as a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and a specialization in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery. Dr. Antunes is one of the few surgeons in the Austin area who has devoted his entire professional life to becoming a specialist in facial plastic surgery – and his results are extraordinary.

Beyond his specialization in face and neck surgery, Face Austin was established to provide the highest level of personalized care, discretion, and an extraordinarily pleasant journey to a more youthful profile. The entire staff is professional, caring, and focused on a warm and caring experience.

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Will a neck lift be the ideal procedure for me?

If you are unhappy with the signs of facial aging, you may require more than one procedure. Every person is unique in the degree of facial aging, and a neck lift could be combined with other custom facial procedures, including:

Only a private consultation will reveal what procedures will create the look you envision for yourself. You can be confident that we will listen closely to what you hope to achieve, and do everything possible for you, and will focus on leaving you thrilled with your results! Fresh, natural, and rejuvenated. The first step is a private consultation to speak with you, evaluate your condition, and provide you with honest, open answers to all your questions and concerns.

Neck Lift FAQ

When can I return to work after a neck lift?

Most patients require about 1-2 weeks to recover before they return to work.

Where will the incisions be?

The incisions are very small, made under the chin and behind the ears.

Will there be scarring?

Once they are healed, the incisions will be very difficult to see. They are hidden in the natural lines and folds of your chin and ears.

What are the risks of a neck lift?

Like any surgery, a neck lift has risks, including infection, reaction to anesthesia, bleeding, and blood clots. Complications may include tightness in the neck, change of sensation or numbness, and lumpiness.

How long will the results last?

Results after a neck lift may last up to ten years.

How do I prepare for a neck lift procedure?

Stop taking any blood-thinning medications, and quit smoking about a month before your surgery.

Can a neck lift and liposuction be combined with other procedures?

This procedure is often combined with others, such as a facelift, brow lift, eyelid surgery, and others.

How much does a neck lift cost in Austin?

The cost of a neck lift varies based on the complexity of the procedure and the type of neck lift that is performed. The cost is higher if a neck lift involves submandibular gland resection or other neck contouring surgical procedures. If the procedure is relatively simple, the cost is lower. After your consultation, a custom surgical plan will be created to achieve your desired aesthetic goals. From there, your exact price will be determined.

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