It is natural for the skin on your neck to sag as you age, but that does not mean that you have to live with it. Sagging neck skin is often due to aging and can be difficult to reverse without surgical intervention.
A neck lift in Houston by a board-certified plastic surgeon can help restore your neck to a more youthful appearance. If you are unhappy with the appearance of the skin on your neck, schedule a consultation with a facial plastic surgeon to learn more about your options.
Collagen helps your skin look plump and firm, and as you age, your skin will start producing less of it. As the amount of collagen in your skin decreases, so does your skin’s elasticity and firmness. The skin on your neck has less collagen than the skin on your face, which is why your neck skin is more prone to drooping and sagging as its collagen levels deplete.
This means that the neck skin may droop more than the skin on your face at a relatively young age. The skin around your neck may look thin, creased, and have an uneven skin tone and texture. Sun damage, smoking, and the failure to use protective and preventative skin care can worsen these symptoms.
The benefits of a neck lift in Houston for a patient experiencing these signs of aging are numerous. Dr. Deigni can improve the look of a sagging neck by contouring it and removing loose skin, which reduces wrinkles, creases, and folds in the neck or décolleté area. He will determine the best way to give you the desired results for your neck’s appearance, which may involve trimming excess skin, removing fat, or tightening the neck muscles to give you a more youthful look.
When you come in for a neck lift in Houston, Dr. Deigni will carefully evaluate your neck, talk with you about your aesthetic goals for the procedure, and answer any questions you may have. He will then create a personalized surgery plan to give you the best results possible. If desired, you might also be able to get a facelift at the same time, or some other procedure such as a blepharoplasty.
Typically, Dr. Deigni begins a neck lift with incisions that he places below the chin and behind the ears. After liposuction and direct excision to remove any excess fatty tissues in the neck, he tightens the neck muscles and trims any excess skin. To eliminate the sagging skin and restore your neck’s natural beauty, he drapes the remaining skin and sutures it to provide a more youthful contour and shape to the neck and lower face.
When you get your neck lift, which can take two to four hours, you will be under general anesthesia. You will spend the recovery period in our comfortable surgical suite, where you will be given medication for any discomfort before being discharged. Our surgical team will be with you before, during, and after the procedure to ensure your comfort.
Our team will send you home with clear instructions regarding your at-home aftercare and will always be on call for any questions you might have. You should expect swelling, bruising, and some discomfort after the procedure. These symptoms improve for most patients within one or two weeks.
You will want to avoid strenuous activity for about six weeks, but most people notice a significant improvement in their symptoms within four weeks. You should be able to resume regular daily activities within two weeks.
It is important that you follow Dr. Deigni’s instructions closely to ensure the best results from your procedure. You will have several follow-up appointments in the weeks following your neck lift to monitor the progress of your recovery and ensure that everything looks great. If you have questions during recovery, our team will be available to answer them.
If you are ready to move forward, our team will guide you through the rest of the process so that you can start enjoying your new look as soon as possible. If you have questions about getting a neck lift in Houston, do not hesitate to call us at 281-721-4373 or send us a message and ask about a medical assessment to discuss your options.