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Dr. Wu is a leading specialist in deep plane neck lift, serving patients from Houston, The Woodlands, surrounding Texas areas, and the rest of the country. As a highly experienced and board certified plastic surgeon, she uses her extensive skill set and expertise to deliver natural-looking facial rejuvenation with this procedure. Dr. Wu leverages advanced techniques and boasts a highly individualized approach to deep plane facelift surgery. She’s is able to use local anesthesia with IV sedation, which is performed by an Anesthesiologist to give her patients the most comfortable and pleasant surgical experience

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Commanding Results for the Discerning Professional

Deep Plane Facelift, Deep neck lift

Age: 55-60

Deep Plane Facelift, Deep Neck Lift

Age: 50-55

Deep Plane Facelift, Deep Neck Lift

Age: 65-70


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.

Patient Testimonials

  • Amazing doctor! Dr. Wu actually was honest enough to suggest an alternative procedure which cost 1/3 the price of procedure i went to the consultation for. I had surgery yesterday... read more

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    I am so happy with the final results of my face/brow lift, and facial fat injections in my cheeks. I am especially pleased with how great a job Dr. Wu... read more

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  • Beautiful results. Very friendly attentive staff.

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  • After an exhaustive search for a plastic surgeon with expertise in deep place facelift I decided to schedule an initial consultation with Dr Wu from Revel You Plastic Surgery in... read more

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    I had the best experience at Revel You! Joanna has been so helpful, and supportive through the entire process. I went to consultations at several local facilities before deciding to... read more

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  • Had a face lift and neck lift with Dr. Wu. Approx 3 months ago. My face looks great and I am very happy with the results. Minimal... read more

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    Dr Wu is absolutely an amazing meticulous facial surgeon. I came to her after a failed neck lift that i had done with a “triple board certified” plastic surgeon.... read more

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  • I had a mini facelift. Dr. Wu is very professional while being personable and attentive, spends the time to talk with you about the process. I'm very pleased... read more

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    Dr. Wu and her staff are excellent. My face and neck lift is perfect. If anyone is considering undergoing any of the procedures she offers, make an appointment!... read more

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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 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.

Benefits of the Deep Plane Technique

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.

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.

Combining a Deep Neck Lift With Other Techniques

Both the Deep Plane Neck Lift and Facelift may be done alone or incorporated with other facial rejuvenation surgeries, such as Facial Fat Transfer, Eyelid Surgery, or Brow Lift, to enhance the innate elegance of your visage.

When is Neck Liposuction Used During a Deep Neck Lift

Dr. Wu’s preferred method of neck contouring is a deep plane technique which involves directly reshaping your neck fat and tissues during surgery by removing the fat under vision. This is less traumatic compared to liposuction and can create a more reliable contour because a deep neck lift addresses the fat pads both above and below the platysma neck muscle. Therefore, Dr. Wu is unlikely to recommend neck liposuction. If neck liposuction is recommended, it 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. Dr. Wu will examine your neck to determine if neck liposuction is recommended rather than deep neck contouring.

Deep Neck Lift Type of Anesthesia

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 with IV sedation. A neck lift is once of several procedures that can be safely and effectively performed under local anesthesia with IV sedation.

Benefits of Getting a Deep Neck Lift Under Local Anesthesia With IV sedation

  • 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 is 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 with IV sedation to keep you comfortable. After IV sedation is administerd by an Anesthesiologist, you will not feel any pain. In fact, most patients fall asleep during the procedure, as it can even be quite a pleasant and relaxing experience

If you are interested in having your facial rejuvenation procedures done under local anesthesia with IV sedation, make sure to mention it on the day of your consultation to determine whether it is the right choice for you!

Choose Your Deep Plane Neck Lift Surgeon

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 with IV sedation, Deep-Plane Neck Lifts and Facelifts require an even more delicate and attentive touch.

Dr. Wu's Facial Procedures

Dr. Chaowen Wu specializes in multiple other facial plastic surgery procedures to suit the needs of different patients:

Full Facelift

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.

Deep Plane Facelift

A deep plane facelift technique addresses advanced signs of aging in the mid and lower face. This involves lifting and repositioning the underlying muscles and tissues (the SMAS layer) to improve sagging jowls, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds. Because it lifts the deeper tissues, a deep plane facelift provides longer-lasting results.

Mini 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. This procedure is one of the least invasive types of facelift.

Neck Lift

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 Fat Transfer

Facial volume is lost over time and may 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 using your own excess body fat.

Eyelid Lift

Aging of the eyelids often appears as eyelid hooding, hollowing, dark circles and puffiness under the eyes, and just general tired appearance. Eyelid surgery is an excellent procedure choice to remove excess skin and reposition the fat in this area in order to reawaken tired eyes and achieve a lively facial aesthetic.

Brow lift

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.

Mid Facelift

The midface lift technique targets the middle area of the face to rejuvenate the cheeks and under-eye area. It helps address sagging cheeks, deep nasolabial folds, and loss of volume to restore a more youthful mid-face contour.

Vertical Facelift

Dr. Wu offers the vertical facelift to lift the underlying facial tissues in a vertical direction (as opposed to the horizontal pull of a traditional facelift). This improves sagging cheeks, jowls, and neck laxity for a natural facial contour.

Ponytail Facelift

A ponytail facelift is a minimally invasive technique. Dr. Chaowen Wu lifts facial tissues using sutures to create a subtle lifting effect similar to that of a high ponytail. This specifically improves sagging in the mid-face and lower face.

Short Scar Facelift

The short scar facelift, sometimes also called a mini facelift, is a less invasive technique that uses shorter incisions than standard facelifts. It improves jawline definition, reduces jowls, and tightens loose skin for a revamped facial look.


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.


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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 with IV sedation?

Nearly all facial procedures can be performed safely and comfortably under local anesthesia with IV sedation; 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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