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.
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"Botox done right! My husband and I tried Botox for the first time and Dr. Hanz was gentle and caring. He let us decide what we wanted and what we were comfortable with. There was no "you should get this, or you need this" - Dr. Hanz is the kind of doctor we all need. I will definitely be going back. Thanks Dr. Hanz!"- T.O. / Google / Dec 19, 2020
"After searching for the perfect doctor to give me my dream body for 3 years I finally found the doctor for me! I got liposuction and a Brazilian butt lift from Doctor Hanz and he absolutely exceeded my expectations. I could not be happier and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone! He did exactly what I asked for and then some. I was nervous about having a fake looking butt and he gave me the most perfect round athletic looking butt. I had a pooch and love handles for the longest time and they are completely gone! All the other doctors I met in the past didn't really seem like they cared, but Dr Hanz listened to me with patience and answered all of my questions thoroughly! I am so grateful I met him and chose him to give me the body I have been wanting for years. The procedure was not under anesthesia and I recovered so quickly. If I could give 100 stars I would!"- D.B. / Google / Oct 13, 2020
"I had lipo 360 with Dr. Hanz. I didn't experience any pain during thanks to the medications. After the procedure I was very sore, but I was back at work at 830a the next day. The soreness has lasted since, but has gotten better & hasn't restricted me from my day to day routine. I was able to shower 48 hours after my procedure so I was able to take the garment off. I knew I was going to be swollen, but even with the swelling I could see visible results. I cried happy tears because I couldn't believe it. The nurses & doctor have been more than amazing throughout this process by checking in & making sure I am doing well. I cannot wait to see my results week after week! **Update** It's been about 10 months since my first procedure. I had my 2nd procedure 2 weeks ago on a totally different area! Much easier recovery since it was just arms and not my entire midsection. Soreness, but nothing keeping me from my everyday routine. I was back at work the next day with this procedure as well. Fabulous procedure, amazing staff, & life-long results that have made me so much more confident."- H.H. / Google / Sep 30, 2020
"Several years ago, I worked as Director for a medical missions organization. This non-profit sent surgical teams to underdeveloped countries to perform highly specialized procedures. Since the cases were particularly complicated, only the most proficient of surgeons were allowed to operate. I was surprised that a doctor with as little experience as Dr. Hanz (at the time), was selected. The group of plastic surgeons appointed to choose the doctors for each trip, recognized Kevin's exceptional skills at an early stage of his career. Fast forward to now, Dr. Hanz is still way ahead of his peers. He has done all the basics for me and my husband, like skin cancer removal, botox and filler. I am now ready to have him do his magic on my 60 year old face! He is trustworthy."- R.M. / Google / Jun 03, 2020
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.