About Neck Lift Surgery
Houston, TX plastic surgeon, Dr. Edward Lee, performs neck lift surgery to eliminate the appearance of an aging neck. This surgery reshapes the area under the chin and along the neck to eliminate the "double chin" or "turkey neck" appearance. By removing excess fat and skin, and then using a tightening technique to create a smooth, natural neckline, neck lift surgery can provide dramatic improvements to the lower half of an individual’s’ face. At Nuveau Plastic Surgery, Dr. Lee will consult with you on your specific cosmetic goals and desires. After discussing all your questions and concerns, he will recommend the best treatment option available to you.
Neck Lift Ideal Candidates
Patients who are seeking neck lift surgery are generally those with visibly hanging skin. This loose skin can be caused by aging, a massive weight loss, or simple gravity. Whatever the reason, it creates an unflattering profile and can often only be corrected through skin tightening. If you are at a healthy weight, have lines and wrinkles along the neckline, sagging skin and excess folds or fat in the chin and neck area, a neck lift surgery may be recommended. If loose, hanging skin is not your issue, you may be a better candidate for neck liposuction, which is used to remove fat from the chin and neck area.
"Dr. Lee is very personable! He is always very thoughtful and kind. If you are looking to get a procedure done, he will be able to kindly guide you through the process. Very seldom do you meet a doctor who is as considerate and relational as Dr. Lee!"- J.B. / Facebook / Mar 12, 2017
"I just happen to run across Dr. Lee on the internet searching for a Dr. to do a breast augmentation and possible tummy tuck. Had never even considered having this before and was very nervous. Went to one other consultation with another Dr. in the Houston area and found out he was actually only a dermatologist and wasn’t board certified in plastic surgery. I decided to get another quote and I am so glad that I did. Even though I lost $500 dollars that I had put down with t...he first Dr.. i let Dr. Lee know what it was that I was looking for and he let me know right away what I needed. He could have charged me more and even could have said that I needed more than what I did but he did not. He did not have to do a lift on me for my breast and he did not have to do lipo in me either and in both cases he could have told me I needed this and I would not have known the difference - but he didn’t. I was impressed with the fact that he has been doing this for only 7 years would be up to date on the procedures and possible new ways of doing these procedures rather than a dr that had been doing this for 20 plus years. Dr. Lee was worried due to the fact that I was a smoker. He almost seemed as if he may not even be interested in doing my surgery due to this fact. That was even impressive. He could have cared less and just seen dollar signs but he didn’t. I let him know I was super serious about this and would stop immediately if he would get me right in to do surgery so that I wouldn’t change my mind like I had in the past due to other obligations. He told me I would have to wait 6 weeks and the. He could do the surgery if I stopped smoking then. I promised. He kept his part of the bargain and so did I. I am proud to say that I have now had surgery almost 2 weeks ago and still haven’t smoked. Won’t go back. Thanks to Dr. Lee and Mrs. Eva I won’t go back to smoking. My surgery went flawlessly and the results are amazing. The Dr. knew exactly what I needed and did a perfect job. He eased all of my fears and it went way better than what I expected. Would recommend Dr. Lee to anyone wanting to enhance their looks. They offer a lot of different services and I would let them do any of them on me if I needed. Now Mrs Eva if the Drs right hand in my opinion. She was amazing and could have ignored me because god knows I ask her every question under the sun regarding my procedures and she handled me with nothing but respect. When she didn’t have too. I love her to pieces and she makes you feel so comfortable during the entire process."- M.S. / Facebook / Mar 22, 2020
"10 days post “mommy makeover” and have to write a review because of how smooth the process was and how wonderful Dr. Lee is. Great bedside manner and superb skill level. You can tell he takes pride in his work and strives to get his patients the best possible outcome. Recovery process has been smooth thankfully. I was back to work 1 week post surgery. Also, Dr. Lee really listens to your concerns and works with you as a team. He even called me over Christmas to review a post op concern I had emailed him about. Eva in the office is also wonderful. Highest recommendations!"- D. / Google / Dec 28, 2019
"Dr.Lee is highly skilled and takes very good care of his patients during and post operation. I highly recommend Dr. Lee!"- C.K. / Google / Nov 04, 2019
"Very welcoming place."- J.S. / Google / Sep 04, 2019
Plan Your Procedure
Neck Lift Surgical Technique
During a neck lift procedure, general anesthesia is used. An incision is placed behind or in front of the ears, and another one may be placed under the chin. For patients who have pockets of fat that need to be removed, liposuction will first be performed to remove the fatty tissue. Next, any loose and sagging excess skin will be trimmed away and the remaining skin pulled until the desired shape and contour has been achieved. Sutures are used at the incision points, which generally produce small, light scars that cannot be seen due to their location. Injections may also be used to compliment the surgery, including Kybella, which is a nonsurgical fat reduction injection created specifically for the underside of the chin, as well as laser skin resurfacing to create a smooth, glowing surface appearance.
What to Expect with Neck Lift
After your neck lift surgery, there will be bruising, swelling, and some discomfort, but these post-operative symptoms are temporary and will dissipate with each passing day. It’s important to rest for a couple of days and to avoid strenuous activities for several weeks. During this period, you should refrain from wearing tight clothes or shirts that pull over your head. Button tops or loose clothing is ideal to prevent any discomfort or unnecessary stress to the surgical area. While it takes time to heal from a neck lift, you will notice dramatic results almost immediately following surgery. In fact, neck lifts have proven to be a cosmetic surgery that creates one of the most stunning improvements to an individual’s profile, shaving years off your appearance.
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You no longer have to hide or cover your neck with a scarf because neck lift surgery can restore the slim, youthful appearance you desire. If you are embarrassed by the folds, wrinkles, or loose skin on your neck, we are happy to help you achieve a smoother, younger neckline that you will love. Call or schedule an appointment online and learn more about our facial cosmetic and body contouring procedures.