neck lift

By removing extra skin, tightening the neck muscles, and minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and drooping skin, a neck lift, also known as neck tightening or neck contouring, can be a great solution to enhance the appearance of the neck.

Our skilled facial plastic surgeon Dr. Tyler McElwee is committed to helping patients in Houston and Webster, Texas, get the neck lift procedures that will give them the results they want. We also utilize different techniques and procedures, like platysmaplasty and cervicoplasty, to effectively remove excess skin and alter neck muscles.

Whether you are looking to reduce the signs of aging, improve your neck contour, or achieve a more youthful appearance, our team at Memorial Plastic Surgery is here to help you reach your goals.

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A neck lift benefits individuals within the age bracket of 40 to 60 years old since this age group experiences sagging skin and excess fat in the neck area.
Ideal candidates should also have good skin elasticity and are in good health. Certain medical factors, like blood clotting disorders or uncontrolled high blood pressure, can disqualify someone from being cleared for the procedure.

Request Your ConsultationYou can request a consultation online or if you have any questions please call the office 713-633-4411.


Choosing a skilled and experienced neck lift surgeon is critical to achieving the best possible results from your procedure. Memorial Plastic Surgery is home to top doctors with the necessary credentials and experience to effectively perform this procedure.


Because each patient has unique needs, we take a personalized approach to each neck lift procedure we perform. Your surgeon will personalize the procedure based on factors such as neck position, the amount of excess skin, and any underlying medical conditions that may affect a successful operation.


There are several types of neck lift procedures available, and our team of experts will work with you to determine which one is best for you. Regardless of your needs, financial capacities, or the clinic you visit, surgical and non-surgical neck lifts are available to ensure you get the best results possible.

Here are some of the neck lift procedures we offer at Memorial Plastic Surgery:

  • Traditional neck lift
    This procedure involves creating incisions behind the ears and under the chin to access the underlying muscles and tissue. The excess skin and fat are then removed, and the muscles are tightened before the incisions are closed.
  • Mini neck lift
    This procedure is less invasive than a traditional neck lift and involves smaller incisions. It is ideal for patients who experience mild to moderate sagging and can provide a more subtle improvement in the appearance of the neck.

Combining Neck Lift With Other Procedures

In some cases, it may be combined with other procedures such as a facelift, facial liposuction, brow lift, or submental liposuction. This can offer a more well-rounded approach to facial and neck rejuvenation. By opting to combine neck lifts and other cosmetic procedures, you can significantly enhance the way you look.


The cost of a neck lift in Houston or Webster can vary based on individual circumstances and the extent of the required surgery. Following your initial consultation, our surgeons will provide an accurate estimate of the overall cost. They will also take into account the following factors:

  • Anesthesia
  • Surgical Technique
  • Operating Room & Facility
  • Surgeon’s Fee

During the consultation, you will have a better understanding of the expected expenses, and your surgeon will discuss any available financing options to make the procedure more affordable.

Payment And Financing Options

To ensure costs are accessible to our patients, we provide a range of financing options. We collaborate with reputable financing companies, including CareCredit, Prosper Healthcare Lending, and Alphaeon Credit, and even accept cryptocurrency payments such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. These financing options offer flexible payment plans that enable patients to pay for their procedure over time, often with little to no interest charges.

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At Memorial Plastic Surgery, we understand that neck lift recovery is just as important as the surgery itself. After your procedure, you can expect some side effects like swelling and bruising around the treatment area. Taking the necessary precautions and post-care advice from your surgeon can also prevent any complications from arising.

One compelling way to assess the potential effectiveness of the procedure is by examining the before and after photos. These visual comparisons showcase the transformations achieved through this surgical intervention. The photos showcase the restoration of a more defined jawline, the elimination of neck bands or cords, and a smoother, more youthful appearance.

To ensure the best possible results, we advise patients to follow a few guidelines during their recovery period. Your surgeon will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for yourself after the surgery. This may include information on how to care for your incision site, what to eat, and when to resume normal activities. Here’s the chart for recovery post-op effects, daily activities, and their estimated duration.

Swelling, bruising, and discomfort 1 – 2 weeks
Numbness 1 – 4 weeks
Tightness 2 – 4 weeks
Scarring and sensitivity Several months to a year
Light walking 1 – 2 days
Desk work and driving 1 – 2 weeks
Exercise (light) 4 – 6 weeks
Exercise (moderate) 6 – 8 weeks
Exercise (strenuous) 8 – 10 weeks

Reviews from individuals who have undergone the procedure can provide valuable insights into the potential outcomes and patient experiences. Many individuals express satisfaction with their results, highlighting the transformative effects it has had on their overall appearance and self-confidence. The procedure is often praised for its ability to address concerns such as loose or sagging skin, neck bands, and a lack of definition in the jawline.


Is the neck lift procedure painful?

Neck lift surgery is painless due to general anesthesia, but you may experience mild to moderate discomfort and pain for several days after surgery.

The duration of a neck lift procedure varies based on factors such as techniques used, surgery extent, patient health, and surgeon experience. On average, it takes two to four hours, but the actual time can vary.

Neck lift surgery has potential risks like bleeding, infection, nerve damage, anesthesia complications, poor wound healing, scarring, and unsatisfactory results. Discussing the risks with your surgeon and following pre-and post-operative instructions can help minimize complications.


If you are considering a neck lift procedure, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced surgeons in Houston and Webster, TX. To schedule a consultation, simply call us or fill out the online form on our website. We look forward to helping you achieve a smoother, more youthful-looking neck with Memorial Plastic Surgery. Invest in yourself and elevate your confidence today!

Request Your ConsultationYou can request a consultation online or if you have any questions please call the office 713-633-4411.

*The content and images on this page are provided with the sole intention of educating potential patients on the procedure discussed above. Results vary per individual and are dependent on our doctor’s consultation prior to the procedure. We strongly recommend undergoing a formal consultation with a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon prior to scheduling and undergoing any surgical or non-surgical treatment.