(713) 489-7996 Appointment

Neck Lift

Elevate Your Elegance

Houston Neck Lift at Paul F. Fortes MD Plastic Surgery

A neck lift removes excess fat, tightens the platysma muscle, and eliminates sagging skin, giving you a younger-looking and beautiful neck. It's not just a temporary fix; the results can last long and make you feel good about yourself. Dr. Paul F. Fortes is a top-notch plastic surgeon in Houston, Texas, who offers personalized neck lift procedures to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. With over two decades of experience, he is dedicated to providing attentive, personalized care to make your experience worthwhile.

Sculpting a Youthful Contour

What is a Neck Lift?

A neck lift, or platysmaplasty, is a surgical procedure aimed at rejuvenating the appearance of the neck by addressing signs of aging, such as excess fat, sagging skin, and muscle laxity.

During the procedure, excess fat tissue is removed, the platysma muscle is tightened, and sagging skin is eliminated, resulting in a more defined and youthful neck contour. This comprehensive approach to neck rejuvenation can help individuals achieve a smoother, more contoured neck and a more youthful overall appearance.

Redefining Grace

What are the benefits of Neck Lift?

A neck lift offers a range of benefits, including eliminating excess fat and sagging skin, resulting in a more contoured and youthful neck appearance. The procedure can also tighten the platysma muscle, addressing muscle laxity and contributing to a more defined neck contour. A neck lift can also provide long-lasting results, helping individuals achieve a rejuvenated and refreshed neck appearance, ultimately enhancing their self-confidence and overall well-being.

Neck Lift in Houston at Dr. Paul Fortes

Embracing Timeless Sophistication

Your Neck Lift Consultation

During your neck lift consultation with Dr. Fortes, you can expect personalized care and attention to your specific aesthetic goals and concerns. Dr. Fortes will take the time to understand your needs and desires, creating a customized treatment plan tailored to achieve your desired neck rejuvenation outcomes. With his extensive training in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Fortes is committed to providing the latest and proven techniques for neck lift procedures, ensuring a satisfying experience for each patient.

Youthful Refinement

Your Neck Lift Procedure

This procedure involves several key steps to achieve a more contoured and youthful neck appearance. The first step is the administration of anesthesia, which can include intravenous sedation or general anesthesia, ensuring the patient's comfort during the surgical procedure. The subsequent phase involves creating incisions, which can vary depending on the desired degree of change. A traditional neck lift incision typically commences in the hairline at the level of the sideburn, extends around the ear, and concludes in the posterior hair. Fat may be sculpted or redistributed from the jowls and neck, and the underlying neck skin tissue is repositioned, often involving the tightening of the platysma muscle. The skin is then redraped over the uplifted contours, and any excess skin is trimmed away.

Additional Reading

In some cases, a separate incision under the chin may be necessary for liposuction and muscle repair. The incisions are closed using sutures or skin adhesives, with the potential for sutures to dissolve or require removal after a certain period. A limited incision neck lift may involve shorter incisions around the ear, yielding more restricted results. During the neck lift procedure, Dr. Fortes customizes the surgical approach to the patient's anatomy, skin flexibility, and desired outcomes. The method employed can range from liposuction as the least invasive option to an extended neck lift involving incisions under the chin, in front of the ear, and along the hairline, allowing the surgeon to work on the deep structural tissues of the neck and lower face. Excess skin may also be removed, and in cases with a large amount of excess skin, direct removal of the excess skin, known as Z-plasty, may be performed. With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Fortes is dedicated to providing attentive, personalized care and ensuring a satisfying experience for each patient undergoing a neck lift procedure.

Slender, Tight, Defined

Neck Lift Results

Following a neck lift, individuals can expect noticeable improvements in their neck appearance within the first few weeks. The final results become more apparent as the neck heals, typically becoming better visualized at 12 weeks after surgery. The benefits of a neck lift procedure are long-lasting, contributing to a rejuvenated and refreshed neck contour, ultimately enhancing self-confidence and overall well-being.

Satisfying and Rejuvenating

Neck Lift Recovery and Aftercare

The recovery process after a neck lift involves swelling and bruising immediately after the procedure, with the entire healing process taking three to six months. Dr. Fortes will provide detailed postoperative care instructions to ensure a smooth recovery and optimal results. Following the recommended aftercare and recovery guidelines can significantly impact the outcomes and recovery experience, contributing to a satisfying and rejuvenated neck appearance.

Neck Lift Frequently Asked Questions

The results of a neck lift procedure are long-lasting, contributing to a rejuvenated and refreshed neck appearance, ultimately enhancing self-confidence and overall well-being.

Yes, swelling in the neck area is normal after a neck lift procedure, with the full healing process taking three to six months.

Neck lift procedures can include the removal of excess fat tissue, tightening of the platysma muscle, and elimination of sagging skin to achieve a more contoured and youthful neck appearance.

Before a neck lift, it's recommended to follow the surgeon's preoperative instructions and ensure a smooth recovery and optimal results.

Care You Can Trust

Place your trust in deserving hands. Explore state-of-the-art options and design your personalized treatment plan with renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Fortes. Your best results are within reach.