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Neck Lift in The Woodlands, TX

Your neck likes to give away your age whether you like it or not. 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.

Deep Plane Facelift, Neck Lift

Age: 55-60
Anesthesia: Performed comfortably awake under local anesthesia

This beauty has worked hard to being healthy and wanted her face to match how good she feels. At the time of these photos, she is only 3 weeks out from her procedure and healing is still in progress. Make sure to check back for updates!

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Deep Plane Facelift, Neck Lift

Age: 45-50
Anesthesia: Performed comfortably awake under local anesthesia

This beauty felt prematurely aged by stress and decided it was time to reclaim her glow. At the time of these photos, she is 7 weeks out from her procedure and looking young and refreshed.

Deep Plane Facelift, Neck Lift

Age: 45-50
Anesthesia: Performed comfortably awake with local anesthesia

This beauty inherited her heavy neckline and wished to bring back her youthful definition. At the time of these photos, she is 6 weeks out from her procedure.

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.

Am I a good candidate?

You’re a good candidate for a deep plane facelift 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.


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 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 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 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!

Why clients trust Dr. Wu with their facial and neck rejuvenation needs

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 facial rejuvenation 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.

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When is neck liposuction used during a 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 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.

Facial Procedures

Never Compromise Your Unique Beauty with One Size Fits All Surgery. Learn about Revel You’s custom array of facial rejuvenation options ranging from minimally invasive techniques to maximally corrective treatments.

A deep plane facelift offers a comprehensive way to improve the entire face. This procedure delivers the most powerful correction of signs of facial aging. These include improvements of crows feet, sagging cheeks, deep nasolabial folds, jowls, and removal of excess loose skin.

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.

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.

Your nose is a key defining features of your face which makes rhinoplasty surgery one of the most artistically and technically demanding procedures. A closed rhinoplasty can improve the appearance of your nose without compromising your unique beauty.


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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.

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