What is a neck lift?
For patients with excessive and loose skin in the neck region, the laser neck lift is a minimally invasive procedure done on an outpatient basis. The results are a noticeable improvement to the tone, texture, and firmness of neck skin. The procedure usually takes less than 1 hour to complete and most patients are able to resume normal activity immediately afterwards. Patients can feel extremely confident in getting the neck lift by Plano, TX double facial plastic surgeon Dr. Vu Ho, who was actually the first doctor in Texas to perform the laser neck lift technique.
At Beyond Beautiful Texas, a patient can expect the laser neck lift to involve:
- Local anesthesia with optional sedation or general anesthesia
- A small cannula inserted through mini-incisions behind the ears and under the chin
- Precise laser treatment under the skin surface to safely heat and tighten aging skin and stimulate the formation of collagen
- The outer layer of the skin being resurfaced with a fractional CO2 laser
- The excellent results of a two-layer sandwich-like effect for maximal tissue tightening
What Are The Benefits Of A Neck Lift?
A personalized neck lift performed by Dr. Ho can dramatically remake your look with benefits that include:
- Removing loose, hanging excess skin
- Smooths creases, lines, and wrinkles
- Addresses a "turkey neck" or double chin
- Contours the face and defines the jawline
- Creates a younger, youthful look
- Scarring is minimal and hidden
- Recovery time is short
Neck Lift Reviews
"After having neck surgery, now doing 6 sessions of Forma to hopefully tighten the uneven and loose skin under my chin tat has formed. Its been 7 months post surgery. This is my 4th Forma treatment out of 6. Not much improvement, but hopefully will by the 6th treatment. Sarah is always great!"- P.R. / Healthgrades / Sep 20, 2019
"After having neck surgery, now doing 6 sessions of Forma to hopefully tighten the uneven and loose skin under my chin tat has formed. Its been 7 months post surgery. This is my 4th Forma treatment out of 6. Not much improvement, but hopefully will by the 6th treatment. Sarah is always great!"- P.R. / Healthgrades / Sep 21, 2019
"Neck Lift and Lower Face Lift - I’ve been thinking about this for many years and now it is finally planned and scheduled for tomorrow. I’ve followed many other reviews, And it’s been a big help to me, so I’m posting in hopes it will be a help to someone else. My surgery is tomorrow and I’m nervous."- L. / RealSelf / Nov 10, 2020
"So Worth It! Dr Ho gave me my confidence back - My profile and double chin is genetic and has bothered me for some time. It has gotten worse in the last couple of years. I was referred to Dr Ho by a good friend. I was very comfortable with him immediately and he felt I would be very happy with a lower face and neck lift. When he did the surgery, there was more fat than he realized. So my healing time was a bit longer than most. But Dr Ho and his staff never pushed me away and stayed on top of my healing process. They even met me at the office on a holiday when I needed some care. They truly do care about their patients. Dr Ho is an amazing surgeon. But his after care is top notch. He saw me in his office numerous times. I am 100% happy with my results. I only regret not calling sooner. Dr Ho gave me my confidence back. He and his staff really care and treated me as if I was their most important patient. I highly recommend Dr Ho!"- P. / RealSelf / Feb 24, 2021
"Dr Vu Ho and his entire staff is amazing and professional. I was referred to him by a close friend. My only regret is not calling sooner. Dr Ho performed a lower face and neck lift on me. I am so incredibly happy with my results. He has the best bedside manner- he is so caring and soft spoken and in tune with every need. The after care after my surgery is what really impressed my husband and me. Dr Ho saw me on several occasions until he was sure I was completely healed and his staff always returned phone calls when I had concerns. I would not go to another doctor. Dr Ho gave me my confidence back and I feel and look so much younger."- M.L. / Yelp / Mar 03, 2021
Who is a candidate for a neck lift?
The best candidates for neck lift surgery:
- Have loose skin in the area caused by weight loss, aging, or genetics
- Have lines and wrinkles in the neck area
- Are any age from 20 – 70+
- Desire a sleeker and slimmer profile
- Desire a long-term solution
- Desire a natural look
What to Expect during a neck lift
Neck lift surgery is done as an outpatient procedure. The surgeon will start off by making an incision under the chin or in front of or behind the patient’s ears. When there’s abundant fat in the region, liposuction will be the first step of the surgery to remove this excess fat. The underlying neck muscles will then be pulled tight. Then, the skin will be trimmed and the remaining skin will be re-draped for a tighter, smoother appearance. Stitches, or sutures, are placed deep in the neck wall. The surgeon may also place a drain in the surgical site to control bleeding. The entire surgery typically lasts 2 hours.
How long is recovery after A neck lift?
Following a neck lift surgery, a patient commonly experiences some amount of bruising and swelling in the neck area. It’s also common for patients to have a sensation of tightness and pulling, which is a result of the neck adjusting into the new position. Typically, patients are able to return to their normal routine, such as work, in around 7 – 10 days. After a few months, a patient should be able to see the full effects of the surgery with a tighter, smoother, more contoured neck. There will be very minimal scarring since the incisions were placed in discreet places.
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Neck Lift FAQs
How much does a neck lift cost?
The price of your neck lift can be discussed during your initial consultation with Dr. Ho. As soon as they have developed your personal surgical plan, we can estimate costs for the facility, anesthesia, and miscellaneous fees. To help make your neck surgery easy to afford, Beyond Beautiful Texas Plastic Surgery accepts several payments methods, and we can give you information on low-interest medical financing.
What about nonsurgical options?
Surgery is the only option to eliminate loose skin, particularly if it hangs or droops. While there are a few nonsurgical skin tightening procedures that can give you mild improvements, surgery offers the most significant improvements to smooth and redefine the contours of your neck.
Will I have visible scars?
A neck lift does require one incision under the chin and two more near the ears. These are placed so the scars are very difficult for others to see. We make every effort during your surgery to avoid visible scarring. A team member will explain scar care instructions that will help your incisions heal properly — so they are flat and thin.
Can I combine a neck lift with other facial surgeries?
At your consultation, you can bring up that you are thinking about an additional procedure, like a facelift or a chin implant. It is common for two or more face surgeries to be combined to get the best results. If you are concerned about an undefined jawline or weak chin, tell our staff so we can create a comprehensive treatment plan.
Should I get a neck lift or liposuction?
Depending on your concerns and goals, you might consider combining a neck lift with surgical liposuction. This may be best if you are concerned about both loose skin and pockets of fat in your neck. We can help you choose whether a neck lift, lipo, or a combination of both should be part of your surgical plan during your consultation.
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- Average Cost
- From $6,000
Transform Your Profile
That sleek, beautiful neck that you desire can be yours easier than you might have thought possible thanks to a neck lift surgery. The surgery is successful at targeting extraneous skin, fat, and lines and wrinkles in the neck area. Want to learn more? Please call our office to schedule a consultation to meet with our surgeon.
Dr. Ho and our entire staff are completely dedicated to prioritizing your comfort and satisfaction during this cosmetic procedure. We now offer the PRO-NOX™ system to ensure your comfort.
With the PRO-NOX Nitrous Oxide Delivery System, you can control anxiety or pain during any medical procedure. Much like what you might receive from your dentist for pain, this vapor blend allows you, the patient, to choose the strength of the nitrous oxide and oxygen flow.