Are you so focused on making your face look younger that you have overlooked how the aging process has changed your neck? The neck is often one of the areas to develop the earliest signs of aging, so we invite you to learn about the benefits of a neck lift. Dr. Balinger offers a neck lift for men and women in Houston, Conroe and the surrounding areas of Texas.
What is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift is an anti-aging cosmetic surgery that helps with sagging skin, lax muscles, fat deposits, and other issues that develop in the neck area. Men and women often plan their cosmetic procedures according to how their faces make them look older, yet your neck can also add years to your appearance due to:
- “Banding” of two vertical muscles on the front of the neck
- “Turkey wattle” skin that hangs down from the area under the chin to the top of the neck
- Skin that has a crepe paper appearance
- Pockets of fat that give the neck a lumpy appearance
How Much Does a Neck Lift Cost?
The average cost of a neck lift is $6,000 to $9,500. After you discuss the benefits of a neck lift with Dr. Balinger, we explain the cost of your neck rejuvenation surgery. Houston Plastic Surgery Associates offers free initial consultations at our offices in Houston and Conroe, as well as financing options for our patients.
What Are the Benefits of a Neck Lift?
- Corrects “banding” of the muscles
- Removes excess skin and fat
- Produces a more contoured and youthful appearance
- May be combined with a mini or traditional facelift for dramatic anti-aging benefits
How is a Neck Lift Performed?
Incisions for a neck lift are made around the ears, and Dr. Balinger may also make a smaller incision under your chin. If you have lax muscles or “bands,” he will use sutures to reposition and tighten the muscles. Small areas of fat may be removed with liposuction. Once the contours of the neck are improved, he pulls the skin taut and trims the excess.
What is Recovery Like After a Neck Lift?
You will need to rest at home for up to two weeks after your neck lift procedure. Any strenuous activities should be postponed for up to one month. Expect to have swelling and bruising that is most significant during the first week after the surgery. You may also notice a pulling sensation, tingling, numbness, and burning. These are indications that the area is healing. We recommend that you have a friend or family member stay with you for the first few days to help with any of your daily needs.
How Long Will Neck Lift Results Last?
In many cases, the results of a neck lift last for several years. You should take measures to protect the skin from any sun damage, as this can expedite the aging process.
Dr. Christopher Balinger offers neck lifts for men and women in Houston, Conroe, and the nearby communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a free neck lift consultation at our office in Houston or our office in Conroe.