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Neck Lift

Austin Neck Lift by Dr. Yula Indeyeva

Aging is an inevitable factor of life, manifesting in the neck by skin and muscle laxity. In most people, loose skin and fat are gradually deposited below the chin, leading to the unfavorable appearance of a “double-chin” or a “turkey gobbler” deformity. This hanging pouch of fat and skin obliterates the ideal angle of the chin-neck profile and contributes to the appearance of aging. Without intervention, sagging neck skin and double chins add years to a person’s appearance and diminish their self-confidence.

Neck lift surgery offers men and women a discreet yet effective way to shave years off their appearance while still looking natural. In Austin, Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Yula Indeyeva brings world-class expertise to her neck lift patients. By working closely with each individual to identify their unique concerns, Dr. Indeyeva creates comprehensive and personalized solutions that help each patient look and feel their absolute best.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits that a neck lift in Austin, TX, can provide for you, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Facial Plastic Surgery of Austin today!

Understanding Neck Lift Surgery

“Neck lift” is a collective term that refers to a series of surgical procedures used to improve the appearance of a person’s neck. The goal of the neck lift operation is to reduce the sagging and wrinkling caused by loose skin and to lift or reposition both the neck muscles and fatty tissues of the neck that tend to sag with advancing years or premature aging.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Neck Lift in Austin, TX?

Neck lift procedures are recommended for patients experiencing any of the following aging signs:

  • Sagging skin and heavy creases along the lower face
  • Jowls or sagging fatty pockets that hide jawline definition
  • Fatty deposits below the chin
  • Excess neck skin, creating the appearance of a turkey waddle
  • Muscle banding in the neck
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If you feel that you may benefit from a neck lift, your next step is to choose a specialist who has your best interest in mind.

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Dr. Yula Indeyeva is a highly trained, Double Board-Certified plastic surgeon in Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery) and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  She is a specialist in surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation methods for the face, head, and neck. With her mastery of everything from dermal fillers to Extended Deep Plane Facelift, Dr. Indeyeva loves guiding her patients along their journey towards a more confident, empowered, and beautiful self.

What Happens in a Neck Lift Procedure?

Each neck lift procedure will be slightly different, depending on each patient’s unique needs. That said, there are some general steps that a neck lift will usually follow:

Anesthesia and medications will be administered before the operation begins to ensure your safety.

This solution is performed through discreet incisions that should not be noticeable once complete healing is achieved.

Excess fat is first removed via liposuction. A small incision is made under the chin, and the excess fat is removed with a small tube called a cannula.

Loose tissues are then tightened, creating a strong foundation for the skin as well as restoring definition to the jawline and neck. Muscles are also susceptible to becoming loose as a result of the aging process. Muscle laxity can create the unfavorable appearance of neck banding or vertical lines that appear prominently across the neck. A neck lift tightens these weakened, saggy muscles by removing excess muscle tissue then suturing the remaining tissue together.

Dr. Indeyeva then re-drapes the skin, removes excess skin, and tightens the appearance of the lower face and neck.

Lastly, Dr. Indeyeva will perform a meticulous closure of your incisions to ensure the best cosmetic appearance. A compressive dressing will be applied to remain in place overnight.

Can a Neck Lift be Combined with Other Procedures?

Facelift and Neck Lift Combination

While the neck may be the first place to show signs of aging, it often isn’t the only area of concern. The development of wrinkles and creases, as well as volume loss and skin laxity elsewhere on the face, can also contribute to the appearance of aging. As a result, our Austin plastic surgeon often provides comprehensive deep structure neck lift and Extended Deep Plane Facelift combination. This multi-pronged approach to care offers individuals a more comprehensive solution that often yields more natural-looking results that last longer.

Neck Liposuction

Excess fat in the neck can be a result of aging or weight gain. Regardless of the reason, it can lead to an unfavorable appearance. Neck liposuction is an effective technique for removing the excess fat, including a double chin. This procedure is minimally invasive, so it can be performed with light sedation and a local anesthetic in the office. Some patients may choose to have deeper anesthesia in a surgery center for their comfort if desired. For those individuals with excess skin or muscle bands in the neck, submental lipectomy alone will not be sufficient. A neck lift or a facelift may be required along with neck liposuction to restore a tighter, more youthful appearance.

Why Choose Dr. Indeyeva for your Neck Lift

Dedicated to Quality Results, Patient Safety, and Personalized Care

Successful neck lift surgery starts with choosing the best Facial Plastic Surgeon. When patients visit Facial Plastic Surgery of Austin, they immediately learn that they’re in the hands of an expert who has the diverse skill set needed to deliver quality and exceptional results tailored to their individual concerns. Dr. Indeyeva is dedicated to providing care that considers not only your appearance but also your health and safety. She assures that she will be a part of your appearance-enhancing journey at every step of the way.

A Face and Neck Specialist

Dr. Indeyeva’s extensive surgical training provides her with the knowledge and intricate skills to deliver the most natural, beautiful results to her patients. She has devoted her entire training, experience, and practice towards becoming an expert in face and neck surgery. As one of the nation’s leading Facial Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Indeyeva is a sought-after speaker, regularly sharing her own techniques, protocols, and research with fellow surgeons at medical symposiums and national meetings. She further contributes to the continuous advancement of her field by serving on scientific advisory boards of several aesthetic companies providing a valuable expert voice to the nation’s aesthetic industry.

A Passion for Helping Others Through Aesthetics

Beyond her practical expertise, Dr. Indeyeva harbors a genuine passion for improving patients’ quality of life and confidence through aesthetics. As a rhinoplasty patient herself, she recognizes how transformative the impact of plastic surgery can be and is passionate about providing world-class care to all patients. Dr. Indeyeva cherishes the foundation of trust and camaraderie with her patients and loves following them along on their journey in a supportive, nurturing way.

What Can I Expect in My Neck Lift Consultation with Dr. Indeyeva?

When you come in for a consultation, you and Dr. Indeyeva will have an informative discussion about your concerns and goals. Dr. Indeyeva will then perform a thorough evaluation of your face and neck, make her recommendations, and discuss details of the recommended procedures.   

From here, you and Dr. Indeyeva will work as a team to decide the best course of action for your neck lift procedure. She will always listen to your input and keep your goals and safety at the forefront of her plan.

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Undergoing a neck lift can be a life-changing event that restores a renewed confidence in both men and women. At Facial Plastic Surgery of Austin, Dr. Indeyeva has made it her mission to empower people to feel their best and achieve their highest potential through world-class care.

To learn more about the benefits of a neck lift in Austin, TX, we encourage you to read through the following FAQs or schedule a consultation with Dr. Yula Indeyeva today. We look forward to meeting you!

Necklift in Austin— FAQs

A neck lift is a surgical procedure that reverses the signs of aging in the neck, including excess fatty tissue, muscle banding, and skin sagging. 

A neck lift is performed through several incisions—one under the chin and one behind each ear. Excess fat under the chin is removed, the platysma muscle is tightened and lifted, and excess skin is trimmed.

Patients should follow all detailed pre- and post-surgery instructions provided by Dr. Indeyeva. We recommend that all patients stop taking any blood thinners, anti-inflammatory medications, and supplements two weeks before their procedure. Neck lift patients are also asked to fast from midnight on the day before their procedure until after their surgery.

On the day of your neck lift surgery, you’ll need a friend or family member to bring you to the surgical facility several hours before the surgery. Dr. Indeyeva review the planned procedure and answer any last-minute questions you may have. Once it’s time for surgery, appropriate anesthesia will be administered, and Dr. Indeyeva will perform the procedure.

At Facial Plastic Surgery of Austin, we recognize that the prospect of surgery can be overwhelming. In addition to thoroughly educating our patients about the mechanics of the procedure and post-operative instructions, we work closely with each individual to create an environment where patients feel comfortable receiving care. We strongly recommend that you re-read the informational packet and post-op instructions provided by Dr. Indeyeva prior to your scheduled surgery.  We offer oral sedation and anesthesia to help patients feel relaxed before, during, and after their surgery. Most patients remember absolutely nothing about the surgery.

Most patients initially experience swelling, tightness, or soreness that will subside with time. We recommend that patients sleep with their head elevated for six weeks after the procedure and avoid strenuous activity, alcohol, smoking, and excessive sun exposure for at least two weeks following surgery. During your post-op appointment, Dr. Indeyeva will evaluate your healing and provide specific instructions for resuming normal activities.

Incisions are placed in hidden locations under the chin and behind the ears.

During the initial healing period, scars will be pink and somewhat swollen and lumpy. They usually become less conspicuous with time as they “mature.” In most cases, they eventually become imperceptible to the casual observer.

Yes. A “turkey-neck” deformity consists of vertical bands of loose skin and muscle, along with excess fat extending from the chin to the base of the neck. A neck lift is designed to address all 3 problems—excess fat, excess/droopy muscle, and excess/saggy skin.

Absolutely-Dr. Indeyeva has extensive experience with neck lifts and correcting a previous unsatisfactory result.

Neck lift results should theoretically last “forever,” as the patient always appears younger than had he/she not had surgery. Although surgery removes excess skin and fatty tissues, the aging process doesn’t stop, and the age-related changes will continue to accumulate at a rate unique to each person. On average, a neck lift can be expected to last 10-12 years before aging changes reaccumulate.

At the time of scheduling your consultation, you will receive a link to fill out several forms reviewing your past medical history as well as a questionnaire to help Dr. Indeyeva gain an understanding of your health and concerns. Upon checking in for your appointment, you will have your photos taken, which will serve as a helpful tool during your consultation and become part of your medical record. You will then meet with Dr. Indeyeva, who will perform a comprehensive facial evaluation and make her recommendations based on your specific concerns, anatomy, and aesthetic goals.  She will then review the procedure in detail, focusing on surgical incisions, pre/post-operative instructions, and expectations for recovery.  Once you and Dr. Indeyeva have discussed your options in detail and have formulated your surgical plan, you will meet with our patient care coordinator. They will help with scheduling and answering any administrative questions you may have.

Dr. Indeyeva has devoted her entire training, experience, and practice exclusively to aesthetic procedures of the face and neck. She has a deep knowledge of the intricate anatomy of the face and scientific/mathematic reasons behind age-related changes. She immensely treasures her relationship with patients and is committed to achieving the most natural, beautiful results possible. A large proportion of her patient base travels from various regions of the nation to see her for her meticulous surgical skill and incredible bedside manner, as evidenced by numerous online reviews.

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