Neck Lift

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Neck Lift San Antonio, TX

As you age or undergo significant weight loss, you lose the youthful contours in your face and neck due to various factors, including genetics, gravity, and environmental conditions. A neck lift can often help contour the jawline and enhance the overall appearance of the neck to create a more youthful and sculpted appearance to the neck.

There are a variety of treatment options for performing a neck lift depending on the amount of skin laxity present in the neck. Patients who have mild to moderate isolated skin laxity of the neck may be a good candidate for MyEllevate, which is a minimally invasive suture suspension system that treats the neck with minimal scaring. Patients who have more skin may need a full neck lift to remove the excess skin surgically. A surgical neck lift is a cosmetic procedure that is tailored to each individual that can improve visible signs of aging in your jawline and neck. It is often combined with facial fillers, RF micro-needling, or a facelift.

Neck lift surgery can remove excess skin and fat in your neck, creating more youthful contours. Nonsurgical and minimally invasive options include Botox, fillers, MyEllevate, and skin tightening treatments such as RF micro-needling (Vivace or Morpheus 8). You might want to consider a neck lift if your neck does not match the appearance of the upper portion of your face. We offer a wide variety of facial plastic surgery options that can address your aesthetic goals for your face and neck. Schedule your consultation to learn more about a neck lift in San Antonio.

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Our team will customize your neck lift procedure to address your needs. You may have excess fat under your chin and loose skin and tissue you want to elevate. There are surgical, minimally invasive, and nonsurgical options to enhance the overall appearance of the neck due to aging or weight loss. Many of our patients have transformed their lives and have lost a significant amount of weight through diet and exercise or with the help of semaglutide medications. The exact procedure depends on your desired results and the amount of loose skin that is present in your neck. You can combine other rejuvenation procedures with a neck lift to optimize your overall look, including facial fillers, brow lifts, fat transfers, eyelid surgery, or a full facelift.

Surgical Neck Lift

Our San Antonio team can use several surgical and nonsurgical methods for a neck lift. Your surgeon will review these options with you and make recommendations based on your anatomy, excess neck skin, adipose tissue of the neck, and goals. Jawline filler and RF microneedling are non-surgical options to improve the appearance of your neck. MyEllevate and liposuction are minimally invasive options to improve the appearance of the neck and jawline. Liposuction usually works well if you are younger and have good skin elasticity with some pockets of fat under the skin in your neck. Your surgeon will make a small incision behind each ear and under your chin. They use a thin tube called a cannula to suction fat around your jawline and beneath your chin. Liposuction can add definition to your neck, but it will not remove excess skin contributing to your neck’s appearance. Patients with mild to moderate skin laxity of the neck are often a good candidate to combine liposuction, Renuvion, and MyEllevate to minimally invasively contour the neck and jawline and address skin laxity to improve the overall appearance!

MyEllevate, a minimally invasive neck lift, is performed using a specially designed suture suspension system that releases the platysma bands of the neck and then uses a light-guided probe to suspend the neck in a trampoline-type effect to the neck. MyEllevate is combined with neck liposuction to sculpt and contour the jawline while lifting and improving skin laxity of the neck.

An anterior neck lift is a procedure where the surgeon makes a small incision under your chin. This incision allows them to view and treat the tissues that shape your neck. The platysmal bands are often plicated or released along with fat removal of the central neck. A mild amount of excess skin can be removed during this procedure. Your surgeon will close the skin over these tissues more pleasingly.

Another type of procedure is a surgical neck lift, which many people combine with a facelift. In a surgical neck lift, your surgeon will make one incision under your chin one along the base of the ear, and down along the hairline. This lets the surgeon work on the deep structural tissues of your neck and lower face and remove excess skin. This procedure allows your surgeon to address the platysma bands, excess adipose tissue, and excess skin of the neck.

Z-plasty of the neck is a unique option that may be an option for some of our patients. Many male patients who want to avoid the traditional scars of a typical neck lift opt for this option as they may not have hair to cover the incision behind the ear. The excess skin is excised, and then the incision is repositioned so that it blends with the natural lines of the neck. This method is a popular option for older patients. Your provider will discuss these options to find the best one for you.

Nonsurgical Neck Lift

You can also improve the appearance of your neck without having surgery. Nonsurgical techniques have a quicker recovery time and fewer risks.

Botox is a popular treatment for vertical neck bands and to relax muscles, reducing wrinkling in the neck and allowing the platysma bands to relax and thus enhancing the shape of the neck. Dermal fillers can restore volume in your jawline that can enhance the overall appearance of the neck! Kybella is a deoxycholic acid injection that reduces excess fat beneath your chin by breaking down fat cells. Radiofrequency micro-needling can rejuvenate your skin by stimulating collagen production and thus tightening the skin in the neck. Typically our team in San Antonio will do multiple nonsurgical treatments as the combination of adding structure, volume, and skin tightening can create a significant change in the appearance of the neck.


Your appearance is important and should be placed in the care of a highly skilled plastic surgeon. You have many options if you want to rejuvenate your neck’s appearance. Our experienced plastic surgeons are caring with our patients and meticulous in our approach. Call us to make an appointment to discuss your options for a neck lift in San Antonio. We look forward to creating a custom treatment plan for your needs.