For most people, the neck is the first place that begins to exhibit the signs of aging. The skin becomes loose or starts to sag under the chin and jaw. In some cases, a “turkey neck” forms, hiding the definition of the jawline. And in many more cases, fat deposits underneath the chin grow and become the dreaded double chin. Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Warren Katz is an expert at removing double chins and eliminating turkey necks with the neck lift procedure.
Neck Lift Procedure Details
Neck lift surgery addresses the neck and undersurface of the chin. There are several techniques used to correct these problem areas in the neck, depending on the patient’s individual goals and desires. These include removing fat and skin from the neck as well as tightening the underlying neck muscles. Incisions are placed around the earlobe, in the hair and under the skin.
Neck Lift Recovery
Neck lift surgery takes two hours to perform on an outpatient basis under IV sedation. A bandage will be placed around your neck and face to minimize potential bruising and swelling. Dr. Katz will discuss your individual recovery and highlight important steps to take such as keeping your head elevated and avoiding the use of ice on your neck. You will be able to begin applying makeup within one week of surgery and a majority of Dr. Katz’s Dallas neck lift patients are able to return to work in one week as well. To learn more about the procedure or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Katz, contact our office today!