About the Neck Lift procedure with Dr. Vitenas:
Aging, weight loss, and genetics can take a serious toll on your neck. In fact, the neck tends to age faster than the face giving away an individual’s age in spite of their best skincare efforts. With age, the platysmal bands become flaccid, which is a major cause of sagging. Other potential causes include lipodystrophy, nasolabial jowls that extend to the neck due to laxity, and excess skin. However, there’s a solution. Dr. Vitenas of Houston, Texas, located near Pearland, Friendswood, and Clear Lake, offers various procedures to revitalize your neck and restore its youthful appearance.
Houston plastic surgeon, Dr. Vitenas, has been performing cosmetic surgery for over 20 years. He’s an expert at maintaining a natural aesthetic, while also providing incredible results. He evaluates the shape, contour, and proportion of the neck to find the procedure that is right for each individual patient. Tightening and rejuvenating the neck can be done via neck liposuction, cervical lipectomy, submentoplasty, and necklift surgery.
Liposuction sculpts and defines the contour of the neck. Younger patients with elastic skin or those with local deposits of fat, are perfect candidates for this cosmetic surgery. The procedure entails removing excess fat and sagging skin to firm the neck. Neck liposuction can be performed in conjunction with other procedures, such as a neck lift or face lift.
A cervical lipectomy removes accumulations of cervical fat in the neck through a tiny incision. This cosmetic surgery procedure can be combined with neck liposuction or platysmaplasty.
Submentoplasty is a neck tightening procedure that involves removing fat with liposuction and tightening the platysma muscle. The procedure relies on a combination of neck liposuction, cervical lipectomy, and platysmaplasty. It’s perfect for those who are just starting to experience signs of skin laxity.
A neck lift, or platysmaplasty, tightens the platysma muscle and skin. Excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is re-draped to provide a taut look. The platysma muscle is tightened to improve the appearance of the neck and throat.
Following a neck rejuvenation procedure you’ll likely experience some pain, bruising and swelling. However, procedures such as neck liposuction can take as little as 30 minutes and don’t entail a long recovery period. A submentoplasty and neck lift require general anesthesia and it can take seven to ten days to resume daily activities. Pain medication may be provided to alleviate discomfort. Bandages are removed the next day and then replaced with a fresh dressing, while stitches are removed a week after surgery. It may be necessary to avoid strenuous activity for up to a month. Dr. Vitenas will give you post-procedure information at his Texas office.
Q – What’s a Neck Rejuvenation Procedure?
Neck rejuvenation procedures involve tightening and contouring the neck. As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Vitenas thoroughly examines each patient in his Houston, Texas office, located near Pearland, Friendswood, and Clear Lake. He then suggests the patient’s options.
Q – Who is a Candidate for Neck Rejuvenation Procedures?
Any healthy man or woman who has worries about excess fat, sagging skin, and jowls in the neck area is a candidate. However, they must have realistic expectations and be able to clearly communicate their aesthetic goals to the doctor.
Q – What Should I Expect During my Consultation?
As a highly qualified plastic surgeon, the doctor will evaluate your medical history to ensure your safety. He’ll discuss your goals and expectations, answer your questions, and show you pre-op and post-op photos of patients who have undergone the same procedure. Using computer imaging, the doctor will provide you with a visual of your results. He’ll discuss risks, reasonable outcomes, price, procedure details, and financing options.
Q – Where are the Procedures Performed?
This depends on the procedure. Some procedures can be performed in the doctor’s office operating suite. Others are performed at the Day Surgery Center of Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.
Q – How much does a neck lift cost?
In general, the total cost of neck lift surgery includes the anesthesia fee, the facility fee and the surgeon’s fee. The price can range from $9,000 – $12,000 depending on the surgical technique and level of correction that is desired. For a more specific idea of the cost of the neck lift surgery feel free to upload your photos to our contact form.