Neck Lift in Corpus Christi, TX
Using a high-quality moisturizer on your face and neck can help keep skin toned up to a point. However, damage caused by the sun, gravity and age will inevitably occur over time.
Sagging skin will develop, and it often shows on the neck first. For many whose faces are still looking healthy, loose neck skin is distressing; it gives away our age and is nearly impossible to correct without plastic surgery.
Dr. Vijay and Dr. Cassidy provide neck lift surgery with great results in Corpus Christi, Texas.
What Are the Benefits of Neck Lift Surgery?
A neck lift is a surgical procedure that can smooth and tighten the skin and provide a more toned and youthful appearance. Neck lift surgery offers the following benefits:
- Smooths out the neck by eliminating lines and wrinkles
- Removes excess skin to improve elasticity
- Noticeable results that can make you look decades younger
- Requires little downtime
- Dramatically increases confidence and self-esteem
This procedure is an excellent choice for both women and men, with results that offer a drastic improvement in the appearance of the neck and jowls.
How Does Neck Lift Surgery Work?
During neck lift surgery, small incisions are made under the chin and behind the ear. Excess fat is removed, deep muscles are tightened and excess skin is removed.
Neck lift surgery is often included with a facelift but can also be performed by itself. Because this procedure addresses a problem that detracts from your face and overall appearance, your friends and family will notice the improvement but may not even realize that a surgical procedure was performed.
How Is a Neck Lift Better Than Non-surgical Treatments?
While some non-surgical treatments claim to offer a degree of toning (and sometimes can), the results may only last a few months to a year, whereas neck lift surgery is a relatively permanent solution.
The procedure will not stop the aging process, and your neck will continue to age, but with proper care, your neck will always look younger than it would have without surgery.
Post-Neck Lift Care
Detailed preoperative and postoperative instructions are provided at your consultation and then again after your surgery.
Most importantly, the incision areas must be thoroughly but gently cleaned, and antibiotic ointment applied before applying a new, clean dressing to the neck and wrapping it firmly to support the new contour of the neck.
Silicone strips are available at our office or your local pharmacy, and we recommend placing them over the incision sites once they have fully healed.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a neck lift cost?
The cost of your neck lift will depend on your location, the severity of skin laxity and the expertise of your surgeon. A consultation with Dr. Vijay or Dr. Cassidy allows you to ask questions and get a personalized quote for your neck lift surgery.
What should I avoid before neck lift surgery?
Patients undergoing neck lift surgery should stop smoking six weeks prior to surgery. They should also avoid taking anti-inflammatory medication (e.g., aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.) and herbal medications that can cause increased bleeding for two weeks before surgery.
How will I feel after neck lift surgery?
After surgery, the neck will be bruised and feel tight. The bruising should resolve over a period of four to five days, but neck tightness may last several months.
How long will my neck lift results last?
Neck lift surgery is a long-lasting solution as long as the patient maintains a healthy lifestyle. The area will continue to age naturally over time.
What other procedures can I combine with my neck lift?
Neck lift surgery can be combined with a brow lift, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), or nose reshaping (rhinoplasty) for more dramatic results. Our Medspa also offers a wide variety of non-surgical procedures that may complement your neck lift.
These services include laser procedures to treat everything from spider veins to acne scars and microneedling treatments to promote new collagen growth deep within facial skin. Check out our state-of-the-art skin care services to help you maintain your surgical results for as long as possible.