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Neck Lift
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Neck Lifts by Dr. Robert Whitfield, MD, FACS

Dr. Whitfield is pleased to provide his Austin, TX patients with Neck Lift procedures, a process that will help reduce and eliminate that sagging and loose skin in the neck, ultimately helping you to restore a more youthful appearance.

Need A Lift?

There are few areas of our bodies that show such visible signs of aging as our jawline and neck. With the variety of factors that can cause our skin to begin to lose its elasticity, such as age, gravity, genes, or even stress, it can be difficult to keep up your youthful appearance.

Dr. Whitfield is proud to offer his patients in Austin a Neck Lift, a procedure that can help you to attain a firmer, smoother neck and jawline, helping to retain that young, tight, smooth skin that helps to frame our face.

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What Exactly Is A Neck Lift?

A neck lift (also known as a ‘lower rhytidectomy’ or ‘platysmaplasty’) procedure will help to restore elasticity to the jaw and neck by refining the neck muscles, and trimming neck fat, to help you achieve a tighter, more youthful appearance in the skin around your neck.

When you begin to see signs of age affecting the skin around your neck, you might see more wrinkling present than you used to, or a more pronounced double-chin, or heavier-looking jowl lines – a neck lift will help to alleviate these signs of aging.

Why Dr. Whitfield?

Dr. Whitfield, one of Texas’ Super Doctors (2017, 2018 superdoctors.com) and voted as one of the top doctors in Austin (Austin Monthly Magazine), found himself drawn to plastic surgery by the constant innovation. If you have any questions or concerns about the Neck Lift procedure, feel free to come in for a consultation today to see how Dr. Whitfield can exceed your expectations with the most personal care and attention.

Benefits Of Neck Lifts

A neck lift procedure is ideal for removing fat and tightening the skin around your chin, jowls, and jawline itself. It can also help to reduce or remove excess skin on the neck and helps to address ‘muscle banding’ that would otherwise create undesired contours on the neck. As the procedure will help to treat those excess fatty deposits under the chin, it will also eliminate the presence of a double chin.

What To Expect During The Procedure?

During an open neck lift procedure, the critical angle between the jaw and the beginning of the neck is reformed to help restore a youthful appearance to the profile, adding vitality to the jawline. Two incisions are made at the ear and hairline, with an extra incision being made under the chin to ease the removal of any excess fat deposits.

During a Neck Lift Austin plastic surgeon Dr. Whitfield will lift the neck skin so he can review and refine the underlying muscles, and adjust the neck tissue as needed. In some cases, liposuction will be utilized to help remove excess fat deposits in order to redefine and contour the neck in order to improve definition in this area. In cases where vertical bands of platysma muscle have lost their elasticity, an endoscopic neck lift may be the preferred technique – in this case, a small fiber-optic camera is inserted via tiny incisions on the neck, allowing the doctor to view the area for improvement on a monitor for a higher degree of accuracy and detail in reforming any imperfections in this area.

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Am I A Candidate?

The Neck Lift procedure is an ideal solution for anyone looking to rejuvenate their neck and jawline, and the best results will be seen in patients who have good skin elasticity but are lacking the definition they desire under the chin and along the jawline.

While Dr. Whitfield will be more than happy to discuss with you during a consultation how ideal this procedure would be for your needs, ideal candidates will have good bone structure, skin elasticity, excess skin on the neck and lower face, be in good health, have never smoked or have abstained from tobacco products for more than six months prior to surgery, and have healthy, realistic expectations.

What Does The Recovery Process Look Like?

While most patients will experience tenderness, bruising, and swelling in the neck post-surgery, the fact that the face and neck have higher blood flow than most areas in the body means that healing will often be quick and painless. Scars also tend to fade quicker in these areas. Neck drains may be necessary to help prevent fluid build-up and to expedite the recovery process.

While sutures will dissolve on their own in about a week, and most clients are able to return to work and normal activities within a few weeks after receiving a neck lift, it is highly recommended for patients to keep their head elevated to assist in minimizing discomfort and soreness for the first couple of weeks after surgery.

What Type Of Results Can I Expect?

While the majority of patients recover from a neck lift procedure in about two weeks, and it is recommended to avoid brisk walking and other aerobic exercises for a month after the operation, patients will begin to see results become visible immediately after the initial bruising and swelling subside. Not only that, but you will also see continuous improvement for the next few months as your body heals, revealing that youthful, contoured jawline and neck area.

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Sitting down for a talk with Dr. Whitfield is the first step on the path to the body you want. No matter your desired results, Dr. Whitfield’s years of experience and research into the latest developments in plastic surgery will help you along your journey. Contact us for a consultation today, and you’ll see why Dr. Robert Whitfield is widely regarded as a “Texas Super Doctor.”

2530 Walsh Tarlton Rd, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78746