4 Issues a Neck Lift Can Address

The neck can be one of the first areas that reveal the signs of aging. Due to gravity, loss of volume, hereditary traits, and stress the skin around the neck begins to sag and crease. While there are many less invasive options to choose from, such as Botox, EmbraceRF, and FaceTite, nothing can quite compare to the results of a neck lift

The effects of a true neck lift or direct neck lift can dramatically improve the appearance of the neck in ways that other less invasive measures cannot. Because it’s a more invasive procedure, you can enjoy the results of a sleeker and more youthful jaw and neckline for years to come barring any significant weight gain. A neck lift is ideal for correcting problems such as:

  • Double chin or fat accumulation under the chin

Liposuction used during surgery will be used to effectively remove the unwanted fat that begins to accumulate beneath the chin due to poor diet and exercise or genetics.

  • Loose neck skin

Dr. Guy will reposition or remove loose skin underneath the neck to help you achieve a smooth, sleek neck area.

  • Sagging jowls

Due to gravity or stress, the skin around our jaws can start to sag just a bit. The neck lift procedure involves tightening the jowls so that your natural jawline can come through.

  • Neck bands

There is simply not enough hydrating cream in the world to smooth away loose neck bands. While less invasive measures like Botox are available to help bands seen with talking, the results of a neck lift will last a lot longer, address bands seen at rest, and help prevent the bands from coming back for a longer period of time.

Neck Lift in The Woodlands, Texas, with Dr. W. Marshall Guy

At Dr. Guy Facial Plastic Surgery in The Woodlands, Texas, Dr. W. Marshall Guy offers two surgical procedures to help address the issues stated above with the traditional neck lift and the direct neck lift. These neck lift options aim to tighten and lift the neck area to give you a sleek, contoured neck and jaw in the most natural way possible. 

What is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift, or lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the jawline or neck by tightening the platysma muscle and repositioning the underlying neck skin.   For many patients, this can be performed in the office under local anesthesia.

Direct Neck Lift

For those patients looking for a less invasive option than the true facelift, Dr. Guy also offers the direct neck lift. This procedure involves removing the skin directly from the mid-portion of the neck. This procedure can be done in the office under local anesthesia and only takes about an hour to an hour and a half. When compared to a traditional neck lift, it offers much less downtime with much fewer limitations.

Ready to Achieve Your Neckline Goals?

As a double board-certified and fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon, Dr. W. Marshall Guy utilizes his extensive training in various forms of complicated surgical and less invasive options for rejuvenating the neck. To learn more about neck lifts, direct neck lifts, and non-invasive neck lift options in The Woodlands, TX, contact Dr. Guy Facial Plastic Surgery here.