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Neck Lift in Houston, TX

If you have excess skin that tends to sag or hang loosely around your neck and beneath your jaw, a neck lift may be the perfect solution for you. At Premier Plastic Surgery, Dr. Christopher Hankins performs neck lift procedures for men and women in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the neighboring areas of South Houston.

What is a Neck Lift?

Have you heard the term “turkey neck?” This unflattering terminology is how many people describe the sagging and loose skin under the jawline and neck. This so-called “turkey waddle” can be eliminated with a surgical procedure called platysmaplasty (a neck lift procedure).

At Premier Plastic Surgery in Pearland, Texas, Dr. Christopher Hankins performs neck lift procedures to expertly remove excess sagging skin and tighten the skin to restore the natural contour of your neckline. This procedure is a component of a facelift or rhytidectomy.

Dr. Hankins’ many years of education, experience, and training provide his patients with masterful and artistic results.

Why Consider a Neck Lift?

Common reasons men and women consider a neck lift and/or a facelift are to:

  • Restore a more natural and youthful contour to the face and neck
  • Eliminate jowls, double chin, and turkey neck
  • Tighten the face and neck skin
  • Remove excess skin and fat

Dr. Hankins explains that, during the aging process, there is a dehiscence of the platysma from the deep cervical fascia. The result is the formation of platysmal bands (the two folds of skin that go vertically from the chin down the front of the neck) and redundancy of this thin muscular layer.

Additionally, the submental area (beneath the chin) is a frequent site of accumulation of excess fatty tissue. In the case that excess fat is present, this is removed by a combination of liposuction and direct excision, exposing the underlying platysmal layer.

The two leaves of the platysma are then approximated in the midline to restore the contour of the neck. A facelift may initially correct the appearance of platysmal bands, but the excess sagging skin can reoccur if the platysma itself is not repaired.  In the case that the chin is retrusive, or when the chin doesn’t adequately protrude forward to give good balance to the lower face, a chin implant can be placed to further enhance the result.

How much does neck lift surgery cost? Premier Plastic Surgery proudly offers financing options for our patients – call our office for pricing information.

If you’re dealing with loose, excess skin in the neck region, we can help. Contact us today or come by the office and set up a free personal consultation to find out if a neck lift is the best option for you. If you live in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson or any surrounding communities of South Houston, Premier Plastic Surgery is here to serve all your aesthetic needs.