What Is A Neck Lift?
Do you wear turtlenecks and scarves, even in warm weather, to hide loose and flabby skin on your neck? Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Hanz offers neck lift surgery at his Dallas, TX office to correct the look of an aging neck. This facial surgery recontours and reshapes the underside of your chin and the entire neck to remove the loose skin that creates a "turkey neck" or "double chin." By taking away the excess skin and fat and tightening the neck results in a smoother, natural neckline. This lower facial surgery at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery can provide striking enhancements to your profile.
"AirSculpt Waist, Flanks, Hips Was Lifechanging! - I've always struggled with losing unwanted fat and weight in my love handles, hips, and sides. I had researched so many procedure options and by far Airsculpt had the best results for the price+safety. My overall procedure and post care went great! I had very minimal swelling and I am over the moon with my results! I would recommend to anyone searching for permanent results and next to no down time involved. Also, Dr. Hanz was the best! I was pretty nervous going in, and they calmed me down and explained in detail everything the procedure entailed."- N. / RealSelf / Dec 29, 2021
"I recently started Sciton Halo and Sciton BBL treatments with Amy Sanders. Amy took the time to explain each of the treatments and what to expect before, during and after treatments. Amy’s post care attention went above and beyond making herself available by phone for any and all questions and concerns. On my follow-up appointment, I was so encouraged when I realized the entire office staff was almost as excited for my results as I was. After just one treatment of both, I have already seen such a positive improvement to my face and chest areas. I live in the San Antonio area and feel my trips up to Dr. Hanz’s office for my aesthetic procedures are 100% worth it. Dr. Hanz and his staff are wonderful and I highly recommend!"- TS / Office Visit / Apr 03, 2022
"Dr. Hanz is Amazing...straight forward, exactly what we were looking for in a surgeon. His staff was pleasant and very helpful. Would go a back for any future procedures. Thank you Dr. Hanz for your help."- K.C. / Google / Jan 27, 2022
"After doing tons of research and asking all around DFW Dr. Hanz was highly recommended by everyone we spoke to. He is very honest and does amazing work. I highly recommend him!!"- T.F. / Google / May 16, 2022
"Highly recommend Dr Hanz! His expertise, professionalism and outgoing personality all add to the experience I received at Dr Hanz office. Dr Hanz did my under eye filler and Qwo for cellulite. Im over the moon with the results I received!! Highly recommend. Best in the business. His coordinator Jackie, Carla and his team made me feel welcome and cared for. Highly recommend to anyone and everyone who wants to look and feel their best!"- M.R. / Google / Aug 19, 2021
Can I Get a Neck Lift?
If you are contemplating a neck lift, it's generally because you have visibly loose skin on the neck. Neck skin that hangs is typically caused by aging and significant weight loss. Hanging neck skin produces an older, unbecoming look, which generally can only be cosmetically fixed with skin removal and tightening. Some may choose a neck lift because they don't feel like the appearance of their neck "matches" the appearance of their face. If your weight is stable and you are a nonsmoker and feel embarrassed by lines, wrinkles, and loose skin along the neck, a neck lift surgery may be a recommended answer.
How Does a Neck Lift Work?
During a neck lift procedure, IV sedation or general anesthesia is used. An incision is placed around your ears while another one might also be created under your chin. If pockets of fat exist, liposuction will be completed first. Next, any loose skin will be carefully removed and the remaining skin will be pulled tight. This technique is performed until the desired contour, shape, and smoothness you discussed with Dr. Hanz in your consultation has been attained. Even though sutures are placed at the incision area, scars should not be seen since they reside under your chin. Dr. Hanz or a member of his team will discuss your after-treatment care plan, and then you will be on your way home.
What Can I Expect After My Neck Lift?
After your neck lift treatment, you will likely experience some mild swelling and discoloration from bruising, but these will dissipate after some healing time has passed. You should rest and avoid exercise or strenuous movements and activities for 2 – 3 weeks following your neck lift. While recovering, button tops or loose-fitting clothing are ideal. You will want to make an effort to keep your head elevated above your heart, as this will help minimize swelling. You should see visible outcomes almost immediately. In fact, it has been said that the neck lift surgery can make one of the biggest enhancements to a person's profile, shaving years off their appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions about Neck Lifts
How much will my neck lift cost?
The cost of your neck surgery can be reviewed during your consultation with Dr. Hanz. Once your treatment plan has been created, he will estimate costs for the anesthesia, facility, and miscellaneous fees. To make your neck lift easy to afford, Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery takes several payment methods and we can tell you more about how to get low-interest medical financing.
What about nonsurgical options?
Neck lift surgery is the only option to remove loose skin, particularly if it droops or hangs. Although there are several nonsurgical skin tightening procedures that may produce mild improvements, neck lift surgery offers the most significant improvements to smooth and redefine the contours of your neck.
Will I have visible scars?
Neck lift surgery does include an incision under the chin and two more near the ears. However, these are made so they are as inconspicuous as possible. Dr. Hanz tries very hard during your surgery to avoid visible scarring. You will also be given scar care instructions that will help your incisions to heal thin and flat.
Can I combine a neck lift with other facial surgeries?
At your initial consultation, you can bring up that you may be thinking about another surgery, like a facelift or a chin implant, along with a neck lift. It is normal for two or more facial surgeries to be done together to achieve your best results. Be sure to be open and honest about your concerns and goals so Dr. Hanz can help you as much as possible.
Should I get a neck lift or liposuction?
Based on your concerns and goals, you may consider combining a neck lift with liposuction. A lift plus lipo can help if you have both loose skin and pockets of fat in your neck. Dr. Hanz will help you decide whether a lift, lipo, or a combination of both should be part of your treatment plan during your consultation.
Say goodbye to your "turkey neck" and get the firm and smooth neck you dream of. If you are embarrassed about loose skin and wrinkles on your neck, a surgical neck lift by Dr. Hanz can help you achieve your aesthetic goals and boost your confidence. At Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we look forward to sharing this amazing cosmetic surgery with you.