Neck Lift

Sagging, drooping, and banding on the neck don’t have to be permanent features. A neck lift with Dr. Paul Vitenas can take years off your look, for a more youthful and attractive glow.
Neck Lift in Houston, TX

Restoring Your
Youthful Appearance

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 and is often referred to as a “Turkey Neck”.

Other potential causes include excess fat in the neck, nasolabial jowls that extend to the neck due to laxity, and excess skin. Dr. Vitenas is proud to offer a variety of procedures to revitalize your neck and restore its youthful appearance. If you’re ready to learn more, reach out and set up your consultation at our Houston office today.

Neck Lift Before & Afters

Each Patient is Unique and Individual Results May Vary

Each Patient is Unique and Individual Results May Vary

Dr. Vitenas will evaluate the shape, contour, and proportion of your neck to find the procedure that is right for you and your individual goals.

Expertise and Experience, Working for You

Dr. Paul Vitenas has been performing cosmetic surgery for three decades, earning a reputation for impressive results in the Houston area. He’s an expert at maintaining a natural aesthetic appearance while providing incredible results.

Dr. Vitenas will evaluate the shape, contour, and proportion of your neck to find the procedure that is right for you and your individual goals. During your consultation, Dr. Vitenas will call upon his extensive experience to guide you to the procedural choice that is right for you.


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 to firm the neck. Neck liposuction can be performed in conjunction with other procedures, such as a neck lift or facelift.


A cervical lipectomy removes accumulations of cervical fat in the neck through an incision under the chin. Through this incision fat located both above and below the platysma muscle can be addressed for a more comprehensive neck rejuvenation. 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.

“I would never consider using any plastic surgeon except Dr. Vitenas. He spends time explaining any procedure in detail. I love the results of his work because you look natural and so much younger. I had a neck lift and face lift almost ten years ago that still looks terrific. I get fillers about once a year on my face. Because I have autoimmune disorders, I can’t get Botox. I have heard that he is the best surgeon for breast implants. I have talked with some of his patients about it, too. He also has excellent online videos about procedures that I recommend watching. Dr. Vitenas will perform no procedure that is not in your best interest. His staff is also fantastic. Ten stars for Dr. Vitenas in my opinion!”

Dr. Vitenas was voted the Best Facial Plastic Surgeon in Houston for 2022 by Modern Luxury Magazine!

The Neck Lift Procedure

A neck lift, tightens the platysma muscle and skin. Excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is re-draped to provide a taut natural look. The platysma muscle is tightened to improve the appearance of the neck.

Your Recovery Experience

Following a neck rejuvenation procedure, you’ll likely experience some pain, bruising, and swelling. Procedures like neck liposuction, however, can take as little as 30 minutes and don’t entail a long recovery period.

A submentoplasty and neck lift requires general anesthesia and it can take seven to ten days to resume daily activities. Pain medication may be provided to alleviate discomfort. It may be necessary to avoid strenuous activity for up to a month.

When you visit Dr. Vitenas at his Houston office for your consultation, he’ll walk you through exactly what you can expect from your surgical experience, and will give you detailed instructions and a thorough timeline that explains your recovery experience as you get ready to enjoy your impressive results.

Neck LiftFAQ

Generally, yes. However, it’s important to know that tuberous breasts and other developmental issues might require more reconstruction than simply placing implants. Creating a natural-looking appearance from breast enhancement is a process that plastic surgeons customize for patients.

Any healthy patient who worries about excess fat, sagging skin, and jowls in the neck area is a candidate. However, you must have realistic expectations and be able to clearly communicate your aesthetic goals to Dr. Vitenas.

As a highly qualified plastic surgeon, Dr. Vitenas 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.

Dr. Vitenas performs the surgery for the neck lift at Houston Surgery Center, an outpatient facility conveniently located in the same building as Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery.

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 $10,000 to $17,000 depending on the surgical technique and level of correction that is desired. For a more specific idea of the surgical neck lift cost, feel free to upload your photos to our contact form.