DEEP PLANE NECK LIFT
Dr. Wu Dr. Wu board certified plastic surgeon masterfully performs hundreds of facial rejuvenation procedures each year at Revel You, utilizing advanced deep plane facelift and neck lift techniques to set a new standard in delivering impactful, yet natural results tailored for professionals. Her gentle touch and expertise in local anesthesia application provide a comforting alternative to general anesthesia, ensuring your experience is as safe and pleasant as it is transformative.
SOPHISTICATED ELEGANCE, UNMISTAKABLY YOU.
WHY CLIENTS TRUST DR. WU TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR SIGNATURE FACIAL FEATURES
You’ve been searching for a plastic surgeon who will take the time to listen and understand your facial rejuvenation goals because preserving your unique beauty is not something to be taken lightly. When you meet Dr. Chaowen Wu and the Revel You team, you will experience how liberating it is to take time and openly express yourself with ease in a safe, judgement-free, and supportive environment. Your consultation is reserved for one hour with the majority of that time spent discussing your facelift goals with Dr. Wu. You’ll never feel pressured or rushed as we understand that choosing the right plastic surgeon is the most important first step. When you meet us, you’ll quickly understand why clients trust Dr. Wu with their most beloved facial features and why clients continue to choose Dr. Wu as their life long plastic surgeon.
Because I took painstaking time to understand the procedures and how they should be performed I knew that Dr. Wu was using the gold standard techniques available now.
I came to [Dr. Wu] after a failed neck lift that I had done with a “triple board certified” plastic surgeon. Dr Wu listened to my concerns and reassured me that she could fix what had been done. My results are amazing, my confidence is back. I felt no pain and my revision was done under local anesthesia.
I could not believe I got my neck back, from the way I looked 20 years ago! Yes, it’s that good. The most surprising thing - how very little pain I had. No pain, at all, during the surgery. And I was awake.
DEEP NECK LIFT IN THE WOODLANDS, TX
Deep Plane Neck Lifts, closely related to the Deep Plane Facelift, have seen a surge in popularity given their natural and enduring results:
- This method repositions the underlying muscle layers, not just stretching the skin, making it distinct from the conventional facelifts and neck lifts which primarily focus on superficial skin tightening.
- Imparts a natural appearance without the unnatural taut look.
- Diminishes the chances of scars or surface inconsistencies.
A Deep Plane Neck Lift can be performed under local anesthesia. For an in-depth understanding of why opting for your procedure under local anesthesia can be beneficial, refer to the “WHAT KIND OF ANESTHESIA IS USED DURING A DEEP NECK LIFT?” section below.
Both the Deep Plane Neck Lift and Facelift can be done alone or can be incorporated with other facial rejuvenation surgeries, such as Facial Fat Transfer, Eyelid Surgery, or Brow Lift to enhance the innate elegance of your visage. For patients who would like to travel to The Woodlands, detailed guidance can be found on our Out-of-Town page.
Of utmost importance is your selection of the right plastic surgeon for your Deep Plane Neck Lift and Facelift:
- The skill and approach can vary significantly among plastic surgeons when it comes to Deep Plane procedures. Proper Deep Plane Face procedures take time and a super skilled provider with an extremely precise eye.
- Deep Plane techniques take time and patience. Dr Wu generally performs one Deep Plane Neck Lift and Facelift per day, so her full attention is devoted to ensuring you have the best result.
- When conducted under local anesthesia, Deep Plane Neck Lifts and Facelifts necessitate an even more delicate and attentive touch.
WHAT IS A DEEP NECK LIFT?
A Deep Neck Lift is a more extensive form of neck lift surgery that specifically targets the muscles and tissues in the lower face and neck for more dramatic results. Unlike traditional neck lift surgery, which primarily focuses on tightening the skin and removing excess fat from the neck, this procedure places an emphasis on restoring natural definition to the chin, jawline, and neck as well as lifting away any laxity in those areas. This type of neck lift can help create an overall more youthful appearance with fewer scars or downtime than traditional approaches.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE?
You’re a good candidate for a deep necklift if:
- Are in generally good physical and mental health.
- Don’t have underlying medical conditions that prevent optimal wound healing or recovery.
- Don’t smoke or are willing to stop smoking several months before and after the surgery.
- Have realistic expectations from the neck lift.
- Have neck bands, sagging skin, excessive jowls, or a double chin.
- Want a youthful and contoured jawline.
Dr. Wu curates all neck lift surgery plans according to her patients’ individual requirements. She carefully examines your neck, discusses your goals, and reviews your medical history to ensure you’re a viable candidate for the procedure.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE DEEP NECK LIFT PROCEDURE?
Your surgery is performed by Dr. Chaowen Wu in a state-of-the-art surgical center. A neck lift is an outpatient procedure. During the procedure, Dr. Wu makes a small incision underneath the chin and horizontal incisions behind the ears (if necessary). After making the necessary incisions, the surgeon tightens the vertical neck muscles and removes excess skin and fat tissues. After making the desired adjustments, the incisions are closed with sutures.
WHAT KIND OF ANESTHESIA IS USED DURING A DEEP NECK LIFT?
Your safety is our priority and Dr. Wu is constantly seeking the safest way for you to achieve your beauty goals. Dr. Wu can perform all facial rejuvenation procedures either using general anesthesia or local anesthesia. A neck lift is once of several procedures that can be safely and effectively performed under local anesthesia.
BENEFITS OF GETTING A DEEP NECK LIFT UNDER LOCAL ANESTHESIA
- Decreased risk of bleeding during surgery
- Decreased risk of nausea and vomiting after surgery
- Avoid systemic side effects of general anesthesia that may make you feel groggy and uncomfortable after surgery
- Overall faster recovery compared to general anesthesia
HOW IS A DEEP NECK LIFT DONE UNDER LOCAL ANESTHESIA
Dr. Wu will prescribe an oral anti-anxiety medication for you to take the morning of surgery should you feel nervous. Once you begin experiencing the calming effect, your neck skin will be numbed using local anesthesia to keep you comfortable. After your skin is numb you will not feel any pain. In fact, most patients fall asleep during the procedure as it can be quite a pleasant and relaxing experience.
If you are interested in getting your facial rejuvenation procedures done under local anesthesia, make sure you mention it on the day of your consultation to see if it is the right choice for you!
WHEN IS NECK LIPOSUCTION USED DURING A DEEP NECK LIFT?
Dr. Chaowen Wu might include neck liposuction within your neck lift surgery, especially if you have a double chin or unwanted pockets of fat. This involves inserting a small tube-like device called a cannula underneath the chin via a small incision. The cannula suctions away the unwanted fat cells, thereby helping you achieve a slim and chiseled neck profile. Dr. Wu will examine your neck to determine if you need neck liposuction.
WHAT’S THE DEEP NECK LIFT RECOVERY LIKE?
You’ll need to wear bandages for up to 24 hours after the surgery and keep your head elevated during this time. The next day, Dr. Wu will remove the bandages and examine your neck to ensure you are healing well. You will then be provided with a removable chin wrap to support your neck during recover. You will wear this neck support every day for 1 week.
You can reduce the pain and discomfort with oral medications, but the post-treatment swelling and bruising may persist for 1 to 2 weeks. You can resume light activities in 5 to 7 days, but you should avoid strenuous workouts for several weeks. Dr. Wu will provide an overview of your recovery guidelines to ensure optimal recovery and wound healing.
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Because your face represents you to the world, a facelift may be the most intimate procedure you have ever considered. The goal of facelift surgery is to tighten the facial skin by removing excessive skin from the face due to age, hereditary factors, or weight loss. Learn how Dr. Wu can preserve all of your defining features with a gentle facelift.
If you are bothered by signs of aging in your lower face including jowls, marionette lines, and general loss of definition in your jawline, the mini facelift can provide the solution to these problem areas. The incisions are kept in natural creases to keep them concealed.
A neck lift is the most powerful way to treat advanced neck aging including horizontal wrinkles, vertical neck bands, loose neck muscle and loose skin that form the dreaded “turkey wattle.” It is often combined with a facelift procedure to achieve harmonious rejuvenation as it uses the same incision around the ears.
Facial volume is lost over time and can be restored to your youthful self using your own fat. Facial fat transfer heals without scars and provides a natural, soft, and lasting alternative to fillers. This is a great way to rejuvenate the eyes, cheeks, and even lips with minimal down time.
Aging of the eyelids can appear as eyelid hooding, hollowing, dark circles and puffiness under the eyes, and just general tired appearance. Eyelid surgery can remove excess skin and reposition the fat to reawaken tired eyes.
Your eyebrows frame your eyes and with age may start drooping. This can lead to the appearance of looking sad, tired, or angry. A brow lift restores the eyebrows to a youthful position which can help you look rested and relaxed.
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How Long Do Neck Lift Results Last?
Neck lift results can last 10 years or longer however it doesn’t stop the aging process. Over time our skin and tissues continue to age, so a touch up may be warranted down the road if you choose.
Which facial rejuvenation procedures can be done under local anesthesia?
Nearly all facial procedures can be performed safely and comfortably under local anesthesia therefore avoiding the risks of general anesthesia. Common procedures include: facelift, neck lift, eyelid lift, and facial fat transfer.
Who Are the Best Candidates for Neck Contouring with Neck Liposuction Alone or with Minimally Invasive Skin Tightening?
Minimally invasive procedures such as neck liposuction or energy based skin tightening such as radio frequency or ultrasound provide the best results for beauties in their 20s and 30s with no or minimal excess skin. This is when the neck skin still has adequate elasticity to contract after liposuction or skin tightening. Beauties with more advanced signs of neck aging including platysma muscle banding and loose and extra skin will unlikely to achieve adequate correction without a surgical neck lift.
Who Are the Best Candidates for Full Neck Lift?
For beauties with advanced signs of facial aging who desire comprehensive correction, a full face and neck lift combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures is the choice for maximal results. Advanced signs of aging include general loss of facial volume and skin elasticity, droopy brows, saggy eyelids, droopy and hollow cheeks, deep folds around the mouth, downturned lips, sagging jowls, neck bands and loose skin. Incisions begin in front of the ears sweeping around the ear lobes and into the hairline. This process provides the most dramatic rejuvenation and lift for beauties with severe facial aging.
What Other Facial Rejuvenation Procedures Can Be Combined with a Neck Lift?
Depending on your individual goals, other procedures can be combined with a neck lift for optimal and balanced facial rejuvenation. These procedures include, facelift brow lift, eyelid lift, lip lift, and almost a must, facial fat transfer. An in-person consultation with Dr. Wu is the best way to discuss the most effective and personalized solution for you.