Dr. Lapuerta performs neck lift surgery for patients throughout the Houston, Pearland, and Katy area who wish to achieve a tighter, more enhanced neck. Patients seeking a neck lift are often troubled by excess fat within their neck, or too much loose skin. Dr. Lapuerta typically divides this surgery into two procedures:. Platysmaplasty is used to alter the neck muscles, while cervicoplasty is the removal of excess skin. Liposuction may be used if existing fat pockets need to be removed. For weight loss patients, Dr. Lapuerta recommends that patients be at or near their goal weight.
Neck Lift Reviews
"I've been going to Dr. Lapuerta for about 5 years. He has the BEST Botox technique of any doctor I've gone to for that and there have been a LOT. Technique DOES make a huge difference in results and mine are always perfect! He also performed a neck lift on me and the results were really great! I'm going back to him for all of my needs going forward. On top of it all... he's just a VERY nice person and a pleasure to work with."- C.F. / Vitals / Jan 18, 2016
"I have been going to Dr. Lapuerta for over 5 years for Botox and the is THE BEST! I've been to many different doctors for Botox and his technique is far superior. It DOES make a big difference in your results and mine are always perfect! He also did a neck lift for me and the results were really good. I will only go to him going forward for all my related needs. On top of it all, he is just a really nice, compassionate person."- C.F. / Yelp / Jan 19, 2016
"Neck is still healing but love all other results! Filled in my marrionette line, lips... Love all the results. Already recommended Dr. L. to a friend of mine!"- C.T. / Office Visit / Aug 04, 2016
"the BEST Botox! and Surgeon! - I've been going to Dr. Lapuerta for about 5 years. He has the BEST Botox technique of any doctor I've gone to for that and there have been a LOT. Technique DOES make a huge difference in results and mine are always perfect! He also performed a neck lift on me and the results were really great! I'm going back to him for all of my needs going forward. On top of it all... he's just a VERY nice person and a pleasure to work with."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jan 18, 2016
"Dr. Lapuerta, Dr. B. Lapuerta, and Dawn were wonderful. Really made me feel comfortable."- KL / Office Visit / Mar 04, 2014
A neck lift will address several issues including the removal of excess fat, the trimming of hanging skin and the tightening of loose skin around the underlying neck muscles. An incision is made under the chin, and in some cases, behind or in front of the ears. If fat removal is part of this surgery, liposuction will be the first step. Next, the neck muscles (platysma) are pulled tight and the overlying skin is stretched and re-draped to achieve the desired definition. Sutures are placed deep within the neck wall and a drain may be inserted to control bleeding.
A neck lift is considered an outpatient procedure, performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. This surgery typically takes 2 hours to complete, but that will vary by surgical case. After surgery, there will be some bruising and swelling. Patients will feel tightness and a pulling sensation as the neck adjusts to its new position. Most patients are able to return to work within 7-10 days. It can take several months for the optimal results to appear and for the neck to look and feel natural.
The cost for a neck lift procedure will vary depending on the extent of the surgery and whether liposuction was used. If the surgery is combined with another cosmetic facial procedure, then the cost will increase. In general, most patients can expect to pay between $4,000-$6,000 for a complete neck lift.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $4,000 - $6,000
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Neck Lift FAQs
Non-Surgical Neck Lift?
Loose skin within the neck is a distinct flaw that can only be removed through surgery. Unfortunately, this is the only true way to redefine a person’s neck and add the necessary definition needed to improve the contour and profile.
A neck lift does require an incision under the chin and near the ears. However, these are placed inconspicuously (within the hairline on the ears and under the chin) so looking straight ahead you will not see them. We make every effort during surgery to minimize visible scarring as much as possible.
Individuals in their 20s and 30s may benefit from a neck lift, especially those who have experienced a massive weight loss or have a hereditary defect of the neck. Patients in their 60s and 70s often undergo a neck lift to cosmetically treat the visible signs of aging.
Neck or Chin?
Some patients will have issues with their neck, but these problems may actually be the result of a “weak chin.” Without the proper support of the chin bone, the neck isn’t able to have a defined contour. A chin implant (genioplasty or mentoplasty) may be recommended to reshape the chin and make it wider or more prominent. This can have a great impact on the neck for many patients. This surgery is considered a reconstructive procedure and requires the skill of an experienced surgeon. A neck lift may still be needed once the chin has been corrected.