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What Is A Neck Lift?

Are you sick of wearing turtlenecks and scarves all year to hide the loose flaps of skin on your neck? Dr. Pearce performs neck lift surgery in Austin, TX to correct the look of an aging neckline. This cosmetic surgery tightens the area under your chin and the entire neck to remove a "double chin" or "turkey neck." This lower facial surgery at Pearce Plastic Surgery can significantly improve your profile by removing loose skin and fat while incorporating a tightening method to result in a smoother, natural neckline.

How Is A Neck Lift performed?

A neck lift can be performed under general or local anesthesia. The procedure involves placing incisions around the ears and, if necessary, under the chin. Any isolated areas of fat will first be removed with liposuction. The neck muscles may then be tightened and repositioned to sharpen the neck's appearance. Sagging or hanging skin is carefully excised, and the remaining skin is tightened to achieve the desired shape and contour. Sutures are placed at the incision area beneath the chin to minimize visible scarring. A neck lift procedure can be combined with other treatments, like laser therapy or a peel, to enhance the skin's texture and create a radiant look.

Confident NeckLines

Get rid of your "turkey neck" appearance and attain the slim, defined neck you desire. If you are embarrassed about loose skin and wrinkles on your neck, don't hesitate to get in touch with Pearce Plastic Surgery in Austin, TX to learn more. A surgical neck lift by Dr. Pearce has changed the lives of so many men and women. We are excited to share this amazing cosmetic procedure with you.

Dr. Pearce is amazing! He takes his time, is very informative and makes you feel comfortable. His staff is also friendly and welcoming! I was nervous to get lip filler for the first time, but I’m very happy with my results thanks to Dr. Pearce :)

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Dr. Pearce was on call at Round Rock Medical Center at a very difficult moment for my family. My son experienced a very bad motorcycle accident on Sept. 12, 2022 and Dr. Pearce operated on him to repair the cosmetic results of severe head trauma. He has operated on my son 3 times, the last one being 2 days ago. He did miraculous work in restoring my son’s head shape and eye socket to normal. He worked for 6.5 hours in surgery this time to fix some abnormalities and my son looks great. We are so grateful to Dr. Pearce!

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After a major weight loss and a few uncomfortable consultations, I decided to look outside the San Antonio area to have a tummy tuck and an arm lift. Dr Pearce was my first consultant after expanding my search. When I walked in his office, I was greeted with the biggest smiles. After meeting Dr Pearce, I knew I found my surgeon!! I’m a year post op and feel amazing! Dr Pearce is a perfectionist!! I’ve recommended him to a couple people!

A.K. Google

10/10 recommend - I severed a tendon in a kitchen accident and I am on my way to 100% recovery! Excellent care

A.S. Google

Awesome doctor that is a perfectionist to ensure positive results. Best hair doctor in Austin.

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Who is a good candidate for a neck lift?

Good candidates for a neck lift are individuals who desire to enhance the definition of their neckline, are within 10 – 15 pounds of their ideal body weight, are in good physical health, and have no smoking habits.

What is the recovery for a neck lift like?

Following your neck lift, a dressing will be applied to your face and neck to support the tissues. Dr. Pearce recommends having someone stay with you to help you recover at home. A drain will be present in your neck, which is usually removed after 1 – 2 days. Expect some swelling and bruising over the next few days, which will gradually diminish. To aid the healing process, Dr. Pearce advises sleeping with the head of the bed elevated for 1 – 2 weeks and avoiding twisting or turning the neck. It's essential not to use ice packs under the neck as this could affect blood flow and lead to tissue damage. Sutures are typically removed about 5 – 7 days after the procedure.

When can I return to daily activities, like work and driving, after a neck lift?

Dr. Pearce advises patients to plan for about a week of downtime before going back to work or driving. It's essential to avoid driving or using heavy machinery if you're still on prescription pain medications. After one week, most patients can return to office work, but they might still experience swelling. For those with more strenuous jobs, it's best to return to light duty after one week and continue on light duty for approximately two more weeks.

When will I see the final results from my neck lift procedure?

It will take about six months for the final results from your neck lift procedure to become fully apparent. Although improvement starts within the first few weeks, the swelling takes six months to disappear completely.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.