Neck Lift in The Woodlands, TX

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Numerous factors can contribute to a sagging neck with severe banding and bulges under the chin. The natural aging process and sudden weight loss can lead to sagging skin under the chin or even a “turkey wattle.” Genetic predisposition and weight changes can also lead to the formation of a double chin. Dr. Wu performs natural neck lift procedures to help you achieve a smooth and contoured neck profile.

What is a neck lift?

A neck lift is a surgical procedure that addresses numerous cosmetic concerns related to the chin and neck. This procedure often involves removing excess skin and fat tissues and tightening the underlying muscles to help you achieve a smooth and contoured neck profile. A neck lift can reduce neck bands, loose skin, and jowls. The procedure can be combined with neck liposuction to remove unwanted pockets of fat accumulated under the chin, thereby eliminating a stubborn double chin.

You’re a good candidate for a neck lift if you…

  • 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 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.

Why is neck liposuction an important part of the 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.

woman after neck lift in The Woodlands, TX
woman's neck after a neck lift in The Woodlands, TX

What’s the neck lift recovery process like?

You’ll need to wear bandages for up to 24 hours after the surgery. 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.

Why choose Dr. Wu?

Dr. Wu is one of the most intuitive neck and face plastic surgeons in the country, armed with 6 years of integrated surgical residency and advanced fellowship training in aesthetic plastic surgery. She provides completely natural procedures that ensure natural-looking results inspired by your own body. Furthermore, each treatment plan is individually designed according to your specific goals. Please schedule an appointment to discuss your treatment options.

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